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Turkey plans to deploy air and naval forces to Qatar

Turkey plans to deploy air and naval forces to Qatar in addition to ground troops that are already stationed in the country, a Turkish diplomat has said. Fikret Ozer, Turkish ambassador to Qatar, however, declined to state...

US puts Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh on terror blacklist

The United States on Wednesday put the head of Palestinian movement Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, on its terror blacklist and slapped sanctions on him — a move sure to raise tensions, after Washington recognized Jerusalem...

L’esplicito avvertimento di Israele a Hezbollah e Iran

La dichiarazione di Lieberman “conosciamo le persone coinvolte nella produzione di missili” contiene un chiaro messaggio: gli iraniani che armano il Libano sono nel mirino di Israele Il fronte nord è apparentemente calmo, senza incidenti...

Botulinum-type toxins jump to a new kind of bacteria

Enterococci are hardy microbes that thrive in the gastrointestinal tracts of nearly all land animals, including our own, and generally cause no harm. But their ruggedness has lately made them leading causes of multi-drug-resistant infections,...

Certain bacteria produce tiny gold nuggets by digesting toxic metals

High concentrations of heavy metals, like copper and gold, are toxic for most living creatures. This is not the case for the bacterium C. metallidurans, which has found a way to extract valuable trace elements from...

Tiny hygrobots need no batteries—they are powered by water

A team of researchers at Seoul National University has developed a series of small robots that move without need for an engine or batteries. Instead, as the researchers explain in their paper published in the...

Changing the color of 3-D printed objects

3-D printing has come a long way since the first "rapid prototyping" patent was rejected in 1980. We've evolved from basic designs to a wide range of highly-customizable objects. Still, there's a big issue: once objects...

Researchers propose novel solution to better secure voice over internet communication

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have developed a novel method to better protect crypto phones from eavesdropping and other forms of man-in-the-middle attacks. Crypto phones consist of smartphone apps, mobile devices, personal...

Eye and heart complications are tightly linked in type 1 diabetes

In people with type 1 diabetes, high levels of blood glucose eventually can harm blood vessels in the eye, kidney, heart and other organs—but the damage may be inflicted by different biological mechanisms in...

New explanation for why airways close in asthma holds promise for future class of...

Houston Methodist researchers have a new explanation for what causes the lungs' airways to close during asthma attacks that could change the lives of the 300 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma. The discovery...