Why whisky tastes better with a wee drop of water

For many people, adding anything to a single malt whisky is close to sacrilege, but it's generally acknowledged that adding a drop or two of water to lesser blends enhances the flavor. ...

19 hours ago from Gizmag

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New bioimaging technique is fast and economical

A new approach to optical imaging makes it possible to quickly and economically monitor multiple molecular interactions in a large area of living tissueŚsuch as an organ or a small animal; technology ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Discovery could lead to new catalyst design to reduce nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust

Researchers have discovered a new reaction mechanism that could be used to improve catalyst designs for pollution control systems to further reduce emissions of smog-causing nitrogen oxides ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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A quick and easy way to shut down instabilities in fusion devices

Scientists have discovered a remarkably simple way to suppress a common instability that can halt fusion reactions and damage the walls of reactors built to create a "star in a jar." The findings, ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Migrating birds use a magnetic map to travel long distances

Birds have an impressive ability to navigate. They can fly long distances, to places that they may never have visited before, sometimes returning home after months away.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Slippery liquid surfaces confuse mussels

It all began with a bet at a conference in Italy in 2013. Nicolas Vogel, Ph.D., then a postdoctoral fellow in Joanna Aizenberg's lab at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Ulcer-fighting Robots Swim Through Stomachs to Deliver a Cure

Tiny robots powered by bubbles have successfully treated an infection in mice. The achievement is another step forward in a field that has long shown promise, and is only now beginning to deliver. ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Discover Magazine

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Watching quasicrystals form

Scientists have for the first time seen quasicrystals forming in nanoparticles.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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What Happened to Monday is a familiar gimmick in a sci-fi story weĺve seen before

In the BBC America series Orphan Black, audiences got a little spoiled. Week after week, Tatiana Maslany would play lead character Sarah Manning and an assortment of clones. It was ...

18 hours ago from The Verge

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Breakthrough ink discovery could transform the production of new laser and optoelectronic devices

A breakthrough 'recipe' for inkjet printing, which could enable high-volume manufacturing of next-generation laser and optoelectronic technologies, has been uncovered by Cambridge researchers.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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