Apple supports World AIDS Day with App Store, Apple Pay takeovers – CNET

In 2017, the money raised from Apple customers equates to 144 million days of medication that prevents the transmission of HIV from mothers to their unborn babies.

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American Airlines glitch let all pilots take vacay for holidays – CNET

Hundreds of flights are in jeopardy, but the airline is offering incentives to pilots and relying on “reserve” crews to avoid cancellations.

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Nanotech, gene editing used to edit cholesterol gene-US study

U.S. and Russian researchers have used nanotechnology plus the powerful CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool to turn off a key cholesterol-related gene in mouse liver cells, an advance that could lead to new ways to correct genes that cause high cholesterol and other liver diseases. “We've shown you can make a nanoparticle that can be used to permanently and specifically edit the DNA in the liver of an adult animal,” said study author Daniel Anderson, an associate professor in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Designing a golden nanopill

UT Dallas researcher uses supercomputers to explore optical properties of plasmonic nanovesicles for drug delivery and investigations of molecules in the brain IMAGE: Cross-plane view of near-field electrical enhancement in plasmonic vesicles. Shown are 10 nm gold nanoparticles around 75 nm vesicle core.

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Designing a golden nanopill

Researchers have investigated the optical properties of complex plasmonic vesicles, which can navigate the bloodstream, and, when hit with a quick pulse of laser light, change shape to release their contents. The researchers used supercomputers to gain insights into the how plasmonic nanoparticles can be optimally designed and activated.

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Breakthrough process for directly converting methane to methanol

The direct oxidation of methane — found in natural gas — into methanol at low temperatures has long been a holy grail. Now, researchers have found a breakthrough way to accomplish the feat using a heterogeneous catalyst and cheap molecular oxygen, according to a new article.

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Microscopy: A space-time sensor for light-matter interactions

Physicists have developed an attosecond electron microscope that allows them to visualize the dispersion of light in time and space, and observe the motions of electrons in atoms.

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Craters on Graphene: Electrons Impact – Newswise (press release)

Craters on Graphene: Electrons ImpactNewswise (press release)Scientists predicted that circular graphene junctions could trap electrons for short periods of time, resulting in the formation of graphene quantum dots. The researchers made these quantum dots by a novel scanning tunneling microscopy technique that …

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Apple’s Heart Study app can identify irregular heart rhythms – CNET

The app uses Apple Watch’s sensor to calculate heart rate and rhythm, and can notify users who might be experiencing atrial fibrillation.

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Tesla scores Semi truck orders from DHL, Titanium and others – Roadshow

Companies with large fleets, including Ontario’s Titanium Transportation, continue to plunk down deposits for Elon Musk’s electric heavy-duty truck.

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