EU to propose shorter glyphosate license renewal: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states will meet next week in an effort to agree a far shorter license renewal for herbicide glyphosate before the current one expires, which would require ...

Mon 30 May 16 from Reuters

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'Weak' Materials Offer Strong Possibilities for Electronics

New fundamental research by University of Texas at Dallas physicists may accelerate the drive toward more advanced electronics and more powerful computers. The scientists are investigating ...

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Wearable electrical circuit has the need for 5G speed

Today's fitness trackers cram an impressive amount of functionality into some small packages, but if current wearables research is any indication they could come to look pretty clunky ...

11 hours ago from Gizmag

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Schrödinger's cat lives and dies in two boxes at once

Physicists create a double cat state in two entangled microwave cavities

Fri 27 May 16 from Physics World

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This is what it sounds like when protons collide

When you think about it, the particles being slammed into each other at the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN facility in Switzerland are kind of like people in a mosh pit at a rock ...

Fri 27 May 16 from Gizmag

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Researchers use strain to engineer first high-performance, two-way oxide catalyst

Catalysts make chemical reactions more likely to occur. In most cases, a catalyst that's good at driving chemical reactions in one direction is bad at driving reactions in the opposite direction. ...

Mon 30 May 16 from

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Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses

Researchers can build complex, nanometer-scale structures of almost any shape and form, using strands of DNA. But these particles must be designed by hand, in a complex and laborious process.

Fri 27 May 16 from

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Beating the limits of the light microscope, one photon at a time

The world's most advanced light microscopes allow us to see single molecules, proteins, viruses and other very small biological structures. But even the best microscopes have their limits.

Thu 26 May 16 from

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Engineers discover a new gatekeeper for light

Imagine a device that is selectively transparent to various wavelengths of light at one moment, and opaque to them the next, following a minute adjustment.

Thu 26 May 16 from

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Possible case for fifth force of nature

A team of physicists at the University of California has uploaded a paper to the arXiv preprint server in which they suggest that work done by a team in Hungary last year might have revealed ...

Thu 26 May 16 from

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