|'Dancing' holes in droplets submerged in water-ethanol mixtures|
Added: 14.08.2018 18:21 | 3 views | 0 comments
Researchers have observed the formation of holes that move by themselves in droplets of ionic liquids (IL) sitting inside water-ethanol mixtures. This curious, complex phenomenon is driven by an interplay between how ionic liquids dissolve, and how the boundary around the droplet fluctuates. Self-driven motion is a key feature of active matter, materials that use ambient energy to self-propel, with potential applications to drug delivery and nano-machine propulsion.
|Drug repurposing study sheds light on heart disease risk|
Added: 14.08.2018 15:43 | 10 views | 0 comments
A team led by researchers has developed a computational technique to reveal the unknown side effects -- both good and bad -- of hundreds of drugs. That knowledge could help pharmacologists discover new indications for drugs already on the market and repurpose them for other disorders. Using their unique method, the researchers discovered that two drugs commonly prescribed for non-coronary disorders may affect heart disease risk.
|Police investigating man who smacked a hippo at LA Zoo|
Added: 14.08.2018 15:27 | 14 views | 0 comments
Maybe you've heard of cow tipping but how about hippo spanking?
|Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwest|
Added: 14.08.2018 15:19 | 9 views | 0 comments
Somewhere in the American Southwest or northern Mexico, there are probably the ruins of a scarlet macaw breeding operation dating to between 900 and 1200 C.E., according to a team of archaeologists who sequenced the mitochondrial DNA of bird remains found in the Chaco Canyon and Mimbres areas of New Mexico.
|Flipping the switch on supramolecular electronics|
Added: 14.08.2018 15:14 | 3 views | 0 comments
Engineers have successfully combined photoswitchable molecular lattices with layered materials to create new high-performance devices that show macroscopic responses to light.
|[Ticker] Juncker sends condolences over Genoa bridge collapse|
Added: 14.08.2018 15:11 | 6 views | 0 comments
A motorway bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa killed at least 22 people on Tuesday, according to Italy's deputy infrastructure minister Edoardo Rixi, who added that the death toll was "likely to rise". European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker issued a statement of sympathy and condolences, while French president Emmanuel Macron said France was "ready to offer all necessary support".
|Icahn ends Cigna-Express Scripts campaign, shares bounce|
Added: 14.08.2018 13:17 | 7 views | 0 comments
Shares of Express Scripts are moving higher before the opening bell after activist investor Carl Icahn ended a short-lived fight to scuttle Cigna's takeover of the pharmacy benefit manager.
|The Health 202: Health-care competition in Charlottesville a dramatic example of Obamacare's resilience|
Added: 14.08.2018 13:17 | 13 views | 0 comments
The law's not actually dead.
|Flip your fridge, washing machine or dryer door for easier access|
Added: 14.08.2018 13:00 | 8 views | 0 comments
Many models of refrigerators, washers and dryers are made so that the door can be opened from either side. The process is simple.