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The future of fuel is ... microalgae?

The future of fuel is ... microalgae?
January 24, 2017


There are currently more than seven billion people living on Earth, and scientists expect that figure to surpass 11 billion by the year 2100. With that figure comes the reality of needing to feed and provide energy for all of those people, while preserving a clean planet for them to live on.

The Shape of an IV Tube Matters More Than You Might Think

The shape of an IV tube matters more than you might think
January 12, 2017

When delivering IV medicine or precisely timing a chemical reaction, controlling the speed at which a chemical enters the system is of paramount importance. Now new research from UNC Chapel Hill shows that controlling those chemicals is more about the shape of the injecting tube than the chemicals themselves.

Could comet clusters, or something other-worldly, explain this cosmic flicker?

Could comet clusters, or something other-worldly, explain this cosmic flicker?

January 10, 2017 

With more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, there are plenty of celestial objects for scientists to survey. Every once in a while, astronomers see something puzzling, prompting explanations that may seem even more out there: planetary collisions, comet clusters or even aliens.

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