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    • Ultrathin, highly elastic skin display developed February 17, 2018
      A new ultrathin, elastic display that fits snugly on the skin can show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram recorded by a breathable, on-skin electrode sensor. Combined with a wireless communication module, this integrated biomedical sensor system — called ‘skin electronics’ — can transmit biometric data to the cloud.

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    • To sleep, perchance to forget February 17, 2018
      People and other animals sicken and die if they are deprived of sleep, but why is sleep so essential? Psychiatrists proposed the ‘synaptic homeostasis hypothesis’ (SHY) in 2003. This hypothesis holds that sleep is the price we pay for brains that are plastic and able to keep learning new things. A few years ago, they started research that could show direct evidence for their theory. The result offers visual proof of SHY.

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    • Asteroid 'time capsules' may help explain how life started on Earth February 17, 2018
      In popular culture, asteroids play the role of apocalyptic threat, get blamed for wiping out the dinosaurs — and offer an extraterrestrial source for mineral mining. But for one researcher, asteroids play an entirely different role: that of time capsules showing what molecules originally existed in our solar system. Having that information gives scientists the starting point they need to reconstruct the complex pathway that got life started on Earth.

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    • Illegal global trade of pangolins February 17, 2018
      Animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins – one of the world’s most endangered animals – out of Central Africa, a new study has found.

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    • Unprecedented study of Picasso's bronzes uncovers new details February 17, 2018
      Scientists have completed the first major material survey and study of the Musee national Picasso-Paris’ Pablo Picasso bronzes using portable instruments. They used the instruments and a database of alloy ‘fingerprints’ to non-invasively analyze a group of 39 bronzes and 11 painted sheet metal sculptures, revealing new details about the modern master’s art.

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    • Research team uncovers hidden details in Picasso Blue Period painting February 17, 2018
      Scientists have used multiple modes of light to uncover details hidden beneath the visible surface of Pablo Picasso’s painting ‘La Miséreuse accroupie’, a major work from the artist’s Blue Period. The researchers found images connected to other works by Picasso as well as a landscape — likely by another Barcelona painter — underneath Picasso’s painting.

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