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Sunday, October 26, 2014

ScienceDaily: Strange Science News

ScienceDaily: Strange Science News


Nation's 'personality' influences its environmental stewardship, shows new study

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 04:36 PM PDT

Countries with higher levels of compassion and openness score better when it comes to environmental sustainability, says research. "We used to think that personality only mattered for individual outcomes," says the author, "but we're finding that population differences in personality characteristics have many large-scale consequences."

In orbit or on Earth, implantable device will be commanded to release therapeutic drugs remotely

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 04:33 PM PDT

Scientists are developing an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs at a rate guided by remote control. The device's effectiveness will be tested aboard the International Space Station and on Earth's surface.

Bodies at sea: Ocean oxygen levels may impact scavenger response

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 12:50 PM PDT

An ocean's oxygen levels may play a role in the impact of marine predators on bodies when they are immersed in the sea, according to researchers, who deployed a trio of pig carcasses into Saanich Inlet off Vancouver Island and studied them using an underwater camera via the internet.

Electronics industry offered two ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 01:40 PM PDT

The idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes once seemed a little fantastic. Now the day isn't far off when your cell phone may depend on it. Two recent articles demonstrate complementary approaches to 3-D imaging of nanoscale polymer patterns for use in semiconductor lithography.

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