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Quantum dot imaging advances
16-April-2019

Luminescing nanosized crystals are showing promise for peering deeply into body tissues, but first they need to be made safe.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science Category: Technology
 
World’s science academies gather in Korea to elect new chairs, welcome new members, and stand up for sustainable development
15-April-2019

New IAP Chairs include Dr. Cherry Murray, Member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Engineering and Dr. Peggy Hamburg, Foreign Secretary of The US National Academy of Medicine.

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Contact: Peter McGrath Institution: TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world Category: Science
 
Characterization of “hidden” dioxins from informal e-waste processing
12-April-2019

The composition of mixed brominated/chlorinated dibenzofurans (PXDFs) and diphenyl ethers in soils from an e-waste site in Ghana suggests a formation of PXDFs through condensation of the flame retardant PBDEs and subsequent bromine-to-chlorine exchange. PXDFs were substantial contributors of toxic equivalents among dioxins from e-waste burning.

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Contact: Ehime University Institution: Ehime University Category: Science
 
Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole
11-April-2019

Japanese researchers contribute to paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of distant galaxy Messier 87.

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Contact: Hitoshi Yamaoka Institution: National Astronomial Observatory of Japan Category: Science
 
Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science
11-April-2019

Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean.

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Contact: Tyler Tannert Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
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