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Feeding plants to this algae could fuel your car
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and partner institutions provided today the first published report of algae using raw plants as a carbon energy source.... full story »

Computer Assisted Design (CAD) for RNA: Researchers Develop CAD-Type Tools for Engineering RNA Control Systems
The computer assisted design (CAD) tools that made it possible to fabricate integrated circuits with millions of transistors may soon be coming to the biological sciences. ... full story »

They Call It 'Guppy Love': Biologists Solve an Evolution Mystery
Guppies in the wild have evolved over at least half-a-million years -- long enough for the males' coloration to have changed dramatically. Yet a characteristic orange patch on male guppies has remained remarkably stable... full story »

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One black hole or two? Dust clouds can explain puzzling features of active galactic nuclei
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), believe clouds of dust, rather than twin black holes, can explain the features found in active galactic nuclei (AGNs).... full story »

Measuring each point of a beam of light
If you want to get the greatest benefit from a beam of light-whether to detect a distant planet or to remedy an aberration in the human eye-you need to be able to measure it.... full story »

Success of blood test for autism affirmed
One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum.... full story »

Possible Subsurface Lake near Martian South Pole
A new paper published in Science this week suggests that liquid water may be sitting under a layer of ice at Mars' south pole.... full story »

Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness
Researchers at Caltech have developed an implantable pressure sensor that can reside in the human eye while wirelessly sending data about the eye's health to the medical professionals.... full story »

New photodetector could improve night vision, thermal sensing and medical imaging
Using graphene, engineers have invented a new type of photodetector that can work with more types of light than its current state-of-the-art counterparts.... full story »

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