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Black Hole ‘Donuts’ are Actually ‘Fountains’
30-November-2018

Based on computer simulations and new observations from ALMA, researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active supermassive black holes are not simple donut shapes. Instead, gas expelled from the center interacts with infalling gas to create a dynamic circulation pattern, similar to a water fountain in a city park.

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Contact: Hitoshi Yamaoka Institution: National Astronomial Observatory of Japan
 
Drinking water sucked from the dusty desert air
26-November-2018

An inexpensive hydrogel-based material efficiently captures moisture even from low-humidity air and then releases it on demand.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
 
Biodiesel by-product helps fuel come clean
26-November-2018

A compound made from the glycerol by-product of biodiesel production could promote cleaner burning in vehicle engines.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
 
Beware of evening stress
27-November-2018

Stressful events in the evening release less of the body’s stress hormones than those that happen in the morning, suggesting possible vulnerability to stress in the evening.

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Contact: Katrina-Kay Sepulveda Alaimo Institution: Hokkaido University
 
Surface science concepts are up for revision
26-November-2018

Immersion could become the ultimate test for assessing the wetting properties of coating-free microtextured surfaces.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
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