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Tiny pump means pain relief for big cats

Veterinarians from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo and the University of Tennessee have found a solution to the challenge of providing effective pain relief to some of their most difficult patients: big cats.


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Carbon nanoballs as data storage units

Small, smaller, "nano" data storage! Interest is growing in the use of metallofullerenes - carbon `cages` with embedded metallic compounds - as materials for miniature data storage devices. Researchers at Empa have discovered that metallofullerenes are capable of forming ordered supramolecular structures with different orientations. By specifically manipulating these orientations it might be...

Fixing the Cyber Security Problem

(PhysOrg.com) -- Our flawed approach to cyber security needs a dramatic overhaul -- and courts should lead the way to reform, argues Edward Imwinkelried, a professor of law at the University of California, Davis, and one of the nation's leading experts on scientific evidence.

Premium info for car drivers

(PhysOrg.com) -- What will the weather be like over the next few hours on the A3 between Nuremberg and Würzburg in Germany? Could fog be a problem? A new system will enable automakers to offer their customers additional services - such as weather information or details of vacant parking spaces.

Researchers find gene that contributes to two common neurological movement disorders

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida and their collaborators worldwide have discovered that a single gene promotes development of essential tremor in some patients and Parkinson's disease in others. These are two common but distinct neurological disorders. Notably, patients with essential tremor shake when they move, and Parkinson's disease patients shake when they are at rest.

Graffiti-free historic buildings: New polymer coating to help

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many a historic landmark is defaced with graffiti, but the spray paint can only be removed - if at all - using caustic solutions which risk damaging the underlying surface. A new breathable coating provides efficient, all-round protection against attacks by taggers.

PET/CT scans may help detect recurring prostate cancer earlier

A new study published in the September issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that positron emission tomography (PET)/computer tomography (CT) scans with the imaging agent choline could detect recurring prostate cancer sooner than conventional imaging technologies in some patients who have had their prostates surgically removed. In addition, the journal also includes a paper that provides...

Researchers Develop New Glue from Corn

After the oil is extracted from corn germ meal, the corn germ is typically fed to poultry and other livestock animals. But a new, value-added use could be on tap for this `leftover,` thanks to studies by an Agricultural Research Service scientist in Peoria, Ill.