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China starts generating power from floating solar power plant

China's Three Gorges Group started producing power from a 150-megawatt floating solar plant in east China, the largest of its kind in the world, …

China

Producing Hydrogen From Methane In Cleaner, Cheaper Way

By<p>A ceramic membrane developed by a Spanish, Norwegian and American team of researchers makes it possible to produce compressed hydrogen from methane …

Energy

Brain networks that help babies learn to walk ID'd

Scientists have identified brain networks involved in a baby's learning to walk—a discovery that eventually may help predict whether infants are at …

Researchers discover spinal cord neurons that inhibit distracting input to focus on task at hand

We think of our brain as masterminding all of our actions, but a surprising amount of information related to movement gets processed by our spinal …

The mysterious case of the boy missing most of his visual cortex who can see anyway

(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers with Monash University recently gave a presentation at a neuroscience conference in Australia outlining their …

Many more bacteria have electrically conducting filaments

Microbiologists led by Derek Lovley at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who is internationally known for having discovered electrically …

Biology

Taurine lends hand to repair cells damaged in multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that develops when the body begins attacking the protective myelin sheaths on nerve cells. Without …

Gene Therapy Stops Bleeding in Hemophilia Patients - MIT Technology Review

The Download<p>What's up in emerging technology<p>Today<p>Gene Therapy Stops Bleeding in Hemophilia Patients<p>By infusing hemophilia sufferers with safe, …

Gene Therapy

New discovery boosts possibility of life on Jupiter’s moon

Europa has more water than Earth.<p>But the frozen moon of Jupiter is just one quarter its size.<p>Now astrophysicists have discovered Europa has something …

Planets

New gene therapy could regenerate brain tissue, fix neurological diseases

Blood-Brain Barrier<p>A new study has demonstrated the advantages of a gene therapy transplantation technique that seeks to repopulate the brain’s …

Medicine

Radical diet can reverse type 2 diabetes, new study shows

Low-calorie diet caused remission in 90% of trial patients who lost 15kg or more, even those who had been diabetic for six years, say researchers<p>A radical low-calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes, even six years into the disease, a new study has found.<p>The number of cases of type 2 diabetes is …

Diabetes

Boeing CEO: We're Going to Beat Elon Musk to Mars

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg made a bold claim about his company’s chances to put a human on Mars before Elon Musk, who has high-profile plans of his …

Exploration

Romanian state, obliged to go against magistrates guilty of judicial errors

The Romanian state could be obliged to start legal actions against magistrates who cause damages to the state due to faulty judgements issued in bad …

Corruption

Constanta mayor prosecuted for approving luxury apartment complex on Mamaia beach

Romania’s Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) has started prosecuting Constanta mayor Decebal Fagadau and former mayor Radu Mazare, together with other …

Corruption

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection |

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is …

Microbiome

Romania’s ruling party cancels protest against “parallel state” after King Michael’s death

The ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) has decided to cancel the protest scheduled for the end of this week after the sad news about the death of …

World Politics

Romania’s Govt. declares three days of national mourning for King Michael I

Romania’s Government will decide today three days of national mourning after the death of King Michael I. The mourning days will be December 14, 15, …

Royal Family

Former Romanian interior minister sentenced to 5 years in prison

Former Romanian interior minister Cristian David was sentenced to five years in prison, no parole, for influence peddling. The magistrates also …

Corruption

Romania’s ruling party to organize protest against “parallel state”

Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) will organize a protest against the so-called “parallel state”, PSD deputy secretary general Codrin …

Activism

Protesters regain Victoriei Square after Bucharest City Hall decides to move planned Christmas Fair

The Bucharest City Hall has decided to move to another location the Christmas Fair it was planning to organize in Victoriei Square. The announcement …

Travel

Two Hidden Cancer Causes: Diabetes and Obesity

Does a widening waistline put you at risk for cancer? Apparently so. According to a new study, nearly 6 percent of cancers are attributable at least in part to obesity and diabetes.<p>Researchers compared incidence data for 12 cancers in 175 countries in 2012 with body mass index and diabetes …

Diabetes

Prediction: You'll see a whole bunch of people wearing robots at work in 2018

Long a novelty, exoskeletons are finally ready for their big moment, and they will change the way people work in a number of industries<p>It's been a …

Robotics

Two scientists have developed a tool to make it easier to spot bad cancer research

Back in 1998, Australian oncologist Jennifer Byrne was among the first to clone a cancer gene that is associated with breast cancer and the type of leukemia most common in children. Two years ago, when Byrne came across mentions of the gene, called TPD52L2, in five papers from separate authors, …

Research

Researchers use nanoparticles to target, kill endometrial cancer

Tumor-targeting nanoparticles loaded with a drug that makes cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy's toxicity could be used to treat an …

Cancer

Want to Boost Memory by 20 Percent? Science Says Do This 1 Simple Activity

Time outside changes how active specific parts of the brain are, offering clearer, freer thought.<p>If you like to spend your break time with a quick jaunt around the corner to buy a coffee, nobody's judging. But according to science, you might be better off if you took time out of your day to get on …

The Brain

"Breakthrough" cancer test identifies which of 15 drugs most likely to eradicate tumors

Cancer Breakthrough<p>The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has approved a “breakthrough device” that has the potential to match …

Cancer

GM will put self-driving fleets in cities in 2019

General Motors Co. is ready to put large numbers of self-driving cars on city streets in 2019.<p>The automaker is ready to deploy fleets of self-driving …

Transportation

New imaging study reveals how saturated fatty acids damage cells

While doctors, nutritionists and researchers have known for a long time that saturated fats contribute to some of the leading causes of death in the …

Physicists Are Reinventing the Lens, and Imaging Will Never Be the Same - MIT Technology Review

Lenses are almost as old as civilization itself. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Babylonians all developed lenses made from polished quartz and …

Engineering

Killing cancer softly: New approach halts tumor growth

One of the reasons that cancer is so hard to beat is the way that it ropes our immune system into working against us. Treatment kills off some cancer …

Cancer