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At super high temps, 'white graphene' stops rust - Futurity

Atomically thin sheets of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) have the handy benefit of protecting what’s …

Time to reconsider 'good' and 'bad' cholesterol? - Futurity

A massive gene study has uncovered 157 changes in DNA that alter cholesterol levels, which …

Cholesterol

Einstein May Have Had An Unusually Well-Connected Brain

A new study compares Einstein's corpus callosum with those of mere mortals.<p>More than half a century after his death, we're still searching for the secrets of Albert Einstein's genius. Almost immediately after he died in 1955, the famed physicist's brain was removed from his head, dissected and …

Backyard astronomers team up with pros to study triple asteroid

A study of triple asteroid (87) Sylvia gave astronomers a way to probe the past history of our solar system, plus learn more about asteroids’ …

Astronomy

Babies learn to anticipate touch in the womb, new study reveals

You're no doubt familiar with the image of a baby sucking his thumb, but unborn babies in the later stages of development do it too. In fact, new research reveals that fetuses actually open their mouths in anticipation of a good thumb suck, which may point to better ways of tracking fetal …

Gunk-Proof Everything

This coating can keep you grime-free. And it lasts at least a year, to boot.<p>Anyone who's worn waterproof boots knows that although they shed moisture, they're magnets for grime. Most water-repelling treatments still allow for surface friction, so particles of mud, soot, oil, or wine stick right …

Do power naps really work?

Power naps have long been considered an ideal way to boost productivity, with David Cameron even confessing to taking them, but do they work?<p>According to medical professionals people in the UK are struggling to get enough sleep which is leaving them tired during the working day.<p>Sleep disorder …

Ghost Marbles - Sick Science! #160

The National Ignition Facility Just Got Way Closer To Fusion Power

In a major first, an experiment in the California lab got more energy out of its fuel than went into the fuel. We're one step closer to ignition, when the reaction becomes self-sustaining.<p>Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California …

Nuclear Energy

UltraHaptics uses the magic of sound waves to create touch feedback in mid-air

UltraHaptics is creating a new way to touch and feel devices — by removing touch from the equation entirely.<p>The system, created by researchers at the University of Bristol, creates a series of high-frequency sound waves that exert force on whatever they’re pointed at — including the human …