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It's all in the swirl: minimizing ammonia fuel emissions
9-October-2018

New simulations indicate that swirling ammonia in combustion chambers can help reduce harmful emissions – insight that may help on-going efforts to develop ammonia as a carbon-free fuel source.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Technology
 
Becoming promiscuous to ensure reproduction
9-October-2018

Females of a socially monogamous passerine, the Japanese great tit (Parus minor), become more promiscuous after hatchings fail in the first breeding attempt — apparently attempting to ensure successful reproduction.

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Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
Thin films for more efficient solar cells
8-October-2018

Tantalum nitride as thin layers improve the extraction of electrons from silicon solar cells.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Technology
 
PolyU develops eNightLog System for caring of the Elderly with Dementia
8-October-2018

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed eNightLog, a multi-function nighttime monitoring system for the elderly with dementia, to track their respiration and activities in bed for preventing fall or wandering away.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Category: Technology
 
HKBU study: Sunscreen chemicals harm fish embryos and could pose risk to humans
4-October-2018

A study by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has detected an extensive amount of sunscreen chemicals in seawater that could pose a risk to human health.

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Contact: Hong Kong Baptist University Institution: Hong Kong Baptist University Category: Science
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