The world's most powerful acoustic tractor beam could pave the way for levitating humans

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Acoustic tractor beams use the power of sound to hold particles in mid-air, and unlike magnetic levitation, they can grab most solids or liquids even small insects. For the first time engineers have shown it is possible to stably trap objects larger than the wavelength of sound in an acoustic tractor beam. This More...

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By PunditX On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Promising malaria vaccine tested

[unable to retrieve full-text content] An international research team has conducted successful phase II clinical tests of a new anti-malaria medication. The treatment led to a cure in 83 cases. All Top News — More...

By PunditX On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Piecework at the nano assembly line

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Scientists have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular machines to move a hundred thousand times faster than with the biochemical More...

By PunditX On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Why animals diversified on Earth: Cancer research provides clues

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Can tumors teach us about animal evolution on Earth? Researchers believe so and now present a novel hypothesis of why animal diversity increased dramatically on Earth about More...

By PunditX On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Temporary 'bathtub drains' in the ocean concentrate flotsam

[unable to retrieve full-text content] An experiment using hundreds of plastic drifters in the Gulf of Mexico shows that rather than simply spread out, as current calculations would predict, many of them clumped More...

By PunditX On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Long-term warming trend continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 More...

By PunditX On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Warming Arctic climate constrains life in cold-adapted mammals

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A new study has uncovered previously unknown effects of rain-on-snow events, winter precipitation and ice tidal surges on the muskoxen. All Top News — ScienceDaily  More...

By PunditX On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Secrets of longevity protein revealed in new study

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Named after the Greek goddess who spun the thread of life, Klotho proteins play an important role in the regulation of longevity and metabolism. In a recent study, researchers More...

By PunditX On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Small but fast: A miniaturized origami-inspired robot combines micrometer precision with high speed

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The milliDelta robot integrates a new microfabrication technique with high-performance composite materials that can incorporate flexural joints and bending actuators, the milliDelta More...

By PunditX On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Self-healing fungi concrete could provide sustainable solution to crumbling infrastructure

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A new self-healing fungi concrete could help repair cracks in aging concrete permanently, and help save America’s crumbling infrastructure. All Top News — ScienceDaily  More...