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New technique could prevent biofilms on catheters and medical implants

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Biofilms — mats of bacteria similar to the plaque that grows on teeth — frequently coat the surfaces of catheters, and of various medical implants and prostheses, where they can threaten lives or lead to failure of the implants. Antibiotics are impotent against biofilms. Now scientists show that coating implants with ’tissue plasminogen activator’ can […]

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Crazy Mountain Brewing Company Releases Select Craft Beers in 12-Ounce Bottles with New Look

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Edwards, Colo. – Crazy Mountain Brewing Company announces the release of select craft beer styles into 12-ounce glass bottles. The Colorado-based craft beer company provides high-quality handcrafted brews and released the first six bottled beer styles into the marketplace early this fall. Headquartered in the Vail Valley with a second facility in Denver, Crazy Mountain […]

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NASA spots the ‘Great Pumpkin’: Halloween asteroid a treat for radar astronomers

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NASA scientists are tracking the upcoming Halloween flyby of asteroid 2015 TB145 with several optical observatories and the radar capabilities of the agency’s Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California. The asteroid will fly past Earth at a safe distance slightly farther than the moon’s orbit on Oct. 31 at 10:01 a.m. PDT (1:01 p.m. EDT). […]

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Saturn’s geyser moon shines in close flyby views

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting its latest images of Saturn’s icy, geologically active moon Enceladus, acquired during the dramatic Oct. 28 flyby in which the probe passed about 30 miles (49 kilometers) above the moon’s south polar region. The spacecraft will continue transmitting its data from the encounter for the next several days.

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Chemical complexity promises improved structural alloys for next-gen nuclear energy

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Researchers are investigating ways to design structural materials that develop fewer, smaller flaws under irradiation. Radiation can harm spacecraft, nuclear power plants and high-energy accelerators. Nuclear reactions produce energetic particles — ions and neutrons — that can damage materials as their energy disperses, causing the formation of flaws that evolve over time. Advanced structural materials […]