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Thermosensitive liposomes release encapsulated drugs when heated with focused ultrasound. (Courtesy: Kullervo Hynynen) Improving the delivery of chemotherapy drugs to solid tumours while minimizing harmful side effects is key to optimizing cancer treatments. One promising approach lies in the use of thermosensitive liposomes (TSLs) that release encapsulated drugs upon heating, such as doxorubicin-loaded TSL (TSL-Dox),
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A hydrogen fuel-cell plane that’s capable of carrying passengers completed its maiden flight this week, in another step forward for low and zero-emission flight.   ZeroAvia’s six-seater Piper M-class aircraft — which has been retrofitted with the device that combines hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity — undertook a taxi, take-off, full pattern circuit and landing on
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Camp Ashland is set to be rebuilt after successive waves of destructive floods damaged it, with a project worth $35 Million being granted recently for this purpose. It will be the Camp’s centerpiece project under the $62 Million flood reconstruction project for the Camp.  Resiliency Through Disasters The Camp experienced several waves of disasters, including two devastating floods
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Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here Protesters call for an end to COVID-19-based restrictions in Sacramento, California.Credit: Stanton Sharpe/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Several ongoing coronavirus-vaccine trials — from Moderna, Pfizer and the University of Oxford–AstraZeneca — could announce game-changing results next month. Here are
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WASHINGTON — Italy is the latest country to sign an agreement to cooperate with NASA on the Artemis human lunar exploration program, although the details of Italy’s participation have yet to be worked out. In a Sept. 25 ceremony held by videoconference, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Riccardo Fraccaro, undersecretary to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe
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A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Istanbul on Thursday afternoon, 4:38 pm local time. The quake caused locals of the most populous city to panic momentarily. The quake hit the Marmara Sea, off the coastal town of Marmara Ereğlisi at a depth of 6.8 kilometers. No damage or casualties have been reported.  The earthquakes of the recent
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Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos. Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent a stern warning to all employees Friday, pointing them to a new settlement between the company and shareholders who alleged it did not respond appropriately
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Firefighters and volunteers in the Pantanal, Brazil, have been scrambling to rescue jaguars from extreme fires.Credit: Andre Penner/AP/Shutterstock When Luciana Leite arrived in the Pantanal on 2 September, she thought she would be celebrating her wedding anniversary. Instead, the biologist and her husband spent their eight-day planned holiday aiding volunteers and firefighters struggling to extinguish
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WASHINGTON — NASA has delayed the launch of a mission to Saturn’s moon Titan by a year, citing budget challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic. In a Sept. 25 statement, NASA said the Dragonfly mission, which had been scheduled to launch in 2026, will instead launch in 2027. The change in launch date will not
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Katie Farmer, incoming CEO of BNSF Railway, told CNBC on Friday that her industry has clearly been impacted economically by the coronavirus pandemic, but there’s optimism on the horizon. “We have seen the economy start to pick up relative to rail loadings,” Farmer told “Squawk Box.” While BNSF, owned by Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway, anticipates a rebound,
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Protestors call for an end to COVID-19-based restrictions in Sacramento, California.Credit: Stanton Sharpe/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Several ongoing coronavirus-vaccine trials could announce game-changing results next month. But as anticipation grows, concerns are growing about whether the vaccines will clear safety trials, what they will achieve if they do and the risk that the approval process will be
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WASHINGTON — The British government, seeking a replacement for the Galileo satellite navigation system, said it will consider alternatives to an original plan to develop its own satellite constellation. In a Sept. 24 statement, the British government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said an ongoing study to examine the feasibility of a U.K.
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Sound into light: the new device converts ultrasound directly into light. (Courtesy: Shutterstock/FusionMS) The first ultrasound imaging device that converts acoustic signals directly into light has been created by Hyeonggeun Yu and colleagues at North Carolina State University in the US.  The device was fabricated by depositing an organic LED onto a piezoelectric crystal and
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Week in Review Stories discussed this week (7:40). Features Facebook faces up to climate misinformation (18:20)  The social media company’s CSO, Ed Palmieri, briefs us on the Climate Science Information Center, a separate, dedicated space on Facebook that connects its community with factual resources from the world’s leading climate organizations and actionable steps people can
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A new five-year pilot, carbon market program, is organized to provide conservation funding for land trusts to alleviate climate change. This is a project of the Land Trust Alliance. The climate Trust and Finite Carbon serve as project partners. Project Objectives This program is intended to allow small land trusts with forest lands to join the carbon market voluntarily. They will
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The 18th Space Control Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base is now providing “more meaningful” data on approximately 25,000 space objects. WASHINGTON — U.S. Space Command starting Sept. 24 is providing more precise data about the location and potential interaction between objects in space, which could help predict collisions involving space junk, officials told SpaceNews.  The
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An exotic species of sparkling beetle, the Agrilus planipennis or the emerald ash borer, is wreaking havoc and killing North America’s ash trees. This metallic green exotic beetle was first found in North America in Michigan two decades ago. Since then, this Asian beetle pest has decimated ash trees in tens of millions and then invaded 35 other states
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Credit: Getty Making course material accessible to students whose first language is not English can make the course better for everyone. In 2016, I was teaching an undergraduate chemistry class at Central Washington University in Ellensburg and, after grading the first exam, noticed that some international students were failing the course. They sat together in
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It has been encouraging to see company and government commitments to cutting greenhouse gas emissions coming thick and fast in recent months, even despite the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes announcements from corporate giants Facebook, Uber and Amazon. America’s Pledge has just revealed that U.S. businesses, states and cities accelerated their action on climate in 2020.
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Ruddy turnstones (Arenaria interpres) drawn by Justine Hirten.Credit: Justine Lee Hirten Whether in papers, posters or public display, science often benefits from good illustration and graphic design. A grasp of visual communication and a talent for showing information are important skills, but most scientists never receive any formal training in them. Nature sought advice from
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By: Hannah Pell On September 20th, 2019 — one year ago today as I write this — the infamous Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant was permanently shut down. TMI Unit-2 has been shuttered since the partial meltdown in 1979, an event described as the “most serious accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant
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WASHINGTON — Several NASA astrophysics missions in various stages of development are likely facing delays because of the coronavirus pandemic, an agency official said. At a Sept. 21 meeting of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee, Paul Hertz, director of NASA’s astrophysics division, said the agency anticipated a number of missions, big and small, will
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WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine urged Senate appropriators to provide full funding of Artemis as some members questioned the agency’s emphasis on its lunar exploration program. Bridenstine, testifying before the commerce, justice and science subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee Sept. 23, said that NASA needed the full $3.2 billion it requested in its
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We have decided to craft this brief manifesto to challenge the status quo, accelerate innovation, solve wicked water problems and achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” The pandemic has strengthened our resolve to do better. Our observations and point of view for
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Echelon Prime bike Echelon Amazon is distancing itself from the $500 “EX-Prime” bike launched by exercise equipment maker Echelon Fitness, after the product was incorrectly marketed as a collaboration between the two companies. Echelon on Tuesday announced the so-called “Prime bike,” calling it “Amazon’s first-ever connected fitness product” that was “developed in collaboration with Amazon.”
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Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Monday improvements to be unveiled at the electric-car maker’s “Battery Day” event would not reach “serious high-volume production” until 2022, knocking its shares lower. Many analysts and industry officials expected Musk to unveil battery improvements at the widely-anticipated event, extending the automaker’s lead over General Motors, Volkswagen
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What qualifies as a penis in many members of the animal kingdom? In this article, the various kinds of “penises” and their functions in and out of mating are discussed. What Makes a Penis? For vertebrates, including humans, a penis is relatively easy to pinpoint. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many invertebrates.  We may define a
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