Nickel for thought: Compound shows potential for high-temperature superconductivity

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has identified a nickel oxide compound as an unconventional but promising candidate material for high-temperature superconductivity. The team successfully synthesized single crystals of a metallic trilayer nickelate compound, a feat the researchers believe to be a first. “It’s poised for superconductivity in a way not found ...

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The Best Camera for Real Estate Photos?

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Q: I have been doing some research looking for the best P&S digital camera with wide angle range for shooting interior photos for my real estate business. It will be in low light situations, but would like to be able to incorporate as much of a room in one shot without having to sync photos together. Want to stay in ...

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On the road to creating an electrodeless spacecraft propulsion engine

Researchers from Tohoku University have been trying to find out how the plasma flow is influenced by its environment via laboratory experiments. And in doing so, have made headway on research towards creating an electrodeless plasma thruster used to propel spacecraft. The universe is made up of plasma — a gas so hot that its particles are electrically charged. This ...

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

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Between 1 and 10 June 2017, the national IHR focal point of Saudi Arabia reported 35 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including three fatal cases and one death among previously reported cases (case number 5 in the Disease Outbreak News published on 6 June 2017). Details of the cases Detailed information concerning the cases reported ...

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How to Make Text Larger on Your Phone, Tablet and Computer

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Whether you’re suffering from eyestrain or increasing age-related farsightedness, there are times when being able to increase the size of the text on your phone, tablet or laptop makes all the difference. Fortunately, it’s easy to enlarge text without increasing the size of your screen. Here’s how you can make your smartphone, tablet and laptop more readable. How to make ...

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4 Portable Air Conditioners to Keep You Cool

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When you’ve spent all day outside in the heat, the last thing you want is to come home to an inferno. Portable room air conditioners that don’t require installation in a window or through a wall can be a great way to keep cool in sweltering temperatures when central air conditioning isn’t an option. They’re helpful for apartment dwellers whose ...

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Key to muscle regeneration discovered

Saint Louis University researchers report in Molecular Metabolism new findings that the nuclear receptor REV-ERB appears to play a key role in muscle regeneration, suggesting the receptor may be a good target for new drugs to treat a variety of muscle disorders and injuries. Colin Flaveny, Ph.D. assistant professor of pharmacology and physiology and Thomas Burris, Ph.D., chair of pharmacology ...

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Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Democratic Republic of the Congo

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In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), two separate circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2s (cVDPV2s) have been confirmed. The first cVDPV2 strain has been isolated from two acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases from two districts in Haut-Lomami province, with onset of paralysis on 20 February and 8 March 2017. The second cVDPV2 strain has been isolated from Maniema province, ...

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