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  • Scientists from MSU have created test strips for sugar without enzymes

    Scientists from Moscow state University have created a new sensor for determining the concentration of sugars that does not use enzyme test strips. Instead, the device are polymeric materials with molecular memory. Upon contact with the analyzed substances, the conductivity of the polymer changes, which are recorded by the device.

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  • Revealed an unexpected influence of LSD on the brain

    Scientists from the University of Basel in Switzerland revealed a previously unknown effect of diethylamide of d-lysergic acid (LSD) on the human brain. It turned out that the substance reduces the activity of the amygdala, affecting the forming process are important for the survival of human emotions — fear.

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  • The computer learned how to play StarCraft like a Pro

    A group of Chinese researchers of Alibaba Group in collaboration with scientists at University College London have created an artificial intelligence capable of self-learning to play StarCraft. For a basis it takes tactics that professional players use, the study said.

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  • A Chinese woman received a spinal injury because of addiction to the smartphone

    China's 14-year-old resident of Qingdao city received a severe neck injury due to everyday use of the smartphone. According to the doctor, the girl is no longer able to straighten his neck because of spinal deformity. He argues that this is not the first such case and with the same problem were asked by the parents of the other child.

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  • The cause of the UK was a disaster

    Scientists from Imperial College London found the cause of the island of great Britain, 160 thousand years ago. According to their conclusion, it resulted from a catastrophic flood of the lake, fed by the ice sheet. The water broke through the ridge and flooded the downstream valley on the site of the modern channel.

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  • Half-Life 2 moved to virtual reality

    A group of enthusiasts has published a video demonstrating the modification for Half-Life 2, which adds support for virtual reality helmets. Players will be able to pass the iconic shooter helmets Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The authors of the mod said that soon Half-Life 2: VR will appear in Steam.

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  • The number of tree species in the world

    The international Council of Botanical gardens for plant protection (UK) have determined the approximate number of species of trees on Earth — 60 thousand. Most of these plants (8715 units) grows in Brazil, in the Arctic region of North America (less than 1.4 thousand units).

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  • NASA showed the animation of the destruction of Cassini in Saturn

    NASA unveiled an animation of the Grand Finale — the last phase of the Cassini mission. In the course of the same station will carry 22 span the space between the gas giant and its inner ring. These maneuvers will start on April 26 and may result in damage and premature end of the mission.

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  • Found a simple way to reverse aging

    Scientists from the Institute of Science and Technology in the Korean city of Daegu found the substance that can reverse the aging process. This compound is KU-60019, which restores the function of lysosomes — organelle that cleans the cell from damaged mitochondria and other components.

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  • Lists the dangers of early use of antibiotics

    Scientists from Canada, Belgium and Israel have described the most common in adulthood, the consequences that can result from the use of antibiotics at an early age. A study published in the journal Nature Communications, and briefly about it reports the McMaster University (Canada).

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  • Created a self-healing glass for smartphones

    Group of chemists from the University of California, riverside have created a self-healing material that can conduct electricity. This allows you to use it as a display for smartphones. The study's lead author Chao Wang (Wang Chao) that the material is perfectly manifests itself in the tests on the stability.

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  • Named effects of unlimited use of natural resources

    British and American scientists have assessed the consequences for the Earth from rampant use of fossil fuels. If the pace of industrial carbon dioxide emissions will remain the same as now, by the end of the XXI century the contents of this gas in the atmosphere will reach a record for the last 50 million years values.

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  • Windows 10 was four times more popular than Mac

    Senior Vice President of marketing at Apple's Phil Schiller told how many people use Mac computers. According to Schiller, only in the world has about 100 million active Mac users. Of these, 80% have laptops, while the remaining 20 percent of the desktop computers.

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  • The precipitation showed in the video

    Vimeo channel Beauty of Science published a video that shows how kristallizuetsya liquid solutions to form a precipitate. The movie, named Precipitation3, are part of the project Envisioning Chemistry educational resource, the aim of which is to demonstrate the beauty of chemical reactions.

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  • Underground found constantly mutating organisms

    Scientists from the University of California found that a number of previously unknown microorganisms are able to force yourself to constantly mutate. This is provided by a genetic mechanism, which is called generating a variety of retroelements (eng. diversity-generating retroelements, DGRs).

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  • The new iPhone will receive a housing made of "liquid metal"

    Bureau of patents and trademarks U.S. has published a document which reveals Apple's plans to use "liquid metal" (Liquidmetal) to create the iPhone. "Liquid metal" is a special alloy of zirconium, titanium, Nickel, copper and other metals and its structure is more reminiscent of glass.

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  • In amber found in the blood of a human ancestor

    American paleoentomology George Poinar (George Poinar) from the University of Oregon, found the first fossilized blood cells by the age of 20-30 million years. Red blood cells, according to researchers, belonged to the ancestor of man — an ancient Primate, but got inside the tick, which the scholar took from amber.

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  • Apple to bring MagSafe notebook

    Apple has filed a patent that describes the accessory for charging the MacBook magnetic MagSafe connector. According to the document, the new MacBook ports with USB Type-C will create a special adapter for a magnetic connector. The symbol shows the MagSafe first generation.

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