Designated Driver records success in transatlantic teleoperation

Designated Driver, the teleoperation startup, has successfully conducted an experiment where a vehicle located in West Sussex, England, was remotely operated from its headquarters in Portland, Oregon. In a first,…

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New study suggests e-cigarettes might stress neural stem cells

A study conducted by a team at the University of California, Riverside, concludes that electronic cigarettes trigger a stress response in neural stem cells, crucial cells in the brain. Stem…

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Perstorp introduces new renewable plasticizer Pevalen Pro

Perstorp has announced the launch of Pevalen Pro, a renewable polyol ester (non-phthalate) plasticizer. The new product will increase the appeal of flexible PVC as an alternative to plastic, owing…

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New study explains why cancer cells self-destruct

Cancer cells can reproduce in a tumor’s low-energy environment, destroying their own mitochondria. A team of researchers at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has explained this phenomenon, which can…

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Royal DSM introduces aqueous coating resin NeoCryl

Royal DSM, the global science-based company, has recently launched NeoCryl XK-117, a water-based coating resin. NeoCryl XK-117 is an affordable alternative to solvent-based coating systems with potential application in construction…

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Raytheon Company announces merger with United Technologies

Raytheon Company has announced a merger with United Technologies, the leading aerospace company that includes Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney. The pair have inked an agreement that entails an…

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Researchers fascinated by Beryllium’s reaction under high pressure

An international team of scientists from the University of Bayreuth has made an unusual discovery relating to the behavior of the compound beryllium. The team has found that under a…

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New treatment involving Herceptin found to treat breast cancer

A recent study conducted by a team of researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research, London,  along with The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, has found that chemotherapy on a…

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San Francisco might soon become the first city to ban e-cigarettes

San Francisco has given its final nod to prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes in the city with the unanimous approval of an ordinance by the Board of Supervisors. If the…

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Simple diagnosis threshold might help early detection of COPD

Recent research has discovered a simple measurement for diagnosing clinically significant airflow obstruction, which is a vital characteristic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study indicates that a 70…

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