Tuesday, September 27, 2016
witchweed

Toward the Elucidation of Germination-inducing Mechanism in Witchweed

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have revealed the underlying structure of a KAI2 protein in parasitic witchweed that predisposes the protein to bind...
photoreceptors

NIH Grants IU $1.9 Million to Advance Blindness Prevention Through Basic...

A $1.9 million grant to Indiana University from the National Institutes of Health's National Eye Institute will advance basic research on the eye with...
greenland ice

Greenland Ice Is Melting 7 Percent Faster than Previously Thought

The same hotspot in Earth’s mantle that feeds Iceland’s active volcanoes has been playing a trick on the scientists who are trying to measure...
solar cellvideo

Crystalline Fault Lines Provide Pathway for Solar Cell Current

A team of scientists studying solar cells made from cadmium telluride, a promising alternative to silicon, has discovered that microscopic "fault lines" within and...

EQ-Radiovideo

Detecting Emotions with Wireless Signals

As many a relationship book can tell you, understanding someone else’s emotions can be a difficult task. Facial expressions aren’t always reliable: A smile...

microbial

MIT Researchers Prove Fast Microbial Evolutionary Bursts Exist

There are more than a dozen species of finch that evolved on the Galapagos Islands, each identified by beak shape and size. Some have...
greenland ice

Greenland Ice Is Melting 7 Percent Faster than Previously Thought

The same hotspot in Earth’s mantle that feeds Iceland’s active volcanoes has been playing a trick on the scientists who are trying to measure...
vaccines, thermal energy

A Sweet Solution to the Thermal Energy Storage Problem

As scientists and researchers continue to seek new ways to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and decrease the amount of CO2 put into the...
memory

Cache Management Improved Once Again

A year ago, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory unveiled a fundamentally new way of managing memory on computer chips, one...
dietary zinc

Study Shows Excess Dietary Zinc Worsens C. Diff Infection

Too much dietary zinc increases susceptibility to infection by Clostridium difficile — “C. diff” — the most common cause of hospital-acquired infections.The findings, reported...
ancient animals

Birds of a Feather: Research May Help to Discover the True Colour of Extinct...

An international team of scientists led by The University of Manchester has used state-of-the-art X-ray methods to analyse the chemistry of feathers of birds,...
cancer metastasis

Gene Therapy Technique May Help Prevent Cancer Metastasis

The spread of malignant cells around the body, known as metastasis, is the leading cause of mortality in women with breast cancer.Now, a new...
brain circuit

Newly Discovered Neural Connections May Be Linked to Emotional Decision-Making

MIT neuroscientists have discovered connections deep within the brain that appear to form a communication pathway between areas that control emotion, decision-making, and movement....
Enzyme

UMD-Led Team Cracks 60-Year Code Through Discovery of Enzyme that Optimizes Plant Life

A UMD-led team of researchers has answered a question that scientists have been pondering for 60 years: Exactly how do plants turn off the...

Are Planets Setting the Sun’s Pace?

magnetic field
The Sun’s activity is determined by the Sun’s magnetic field. Two combined effects are responsible for the latter: The omega effect is caused by...

Next-Generation Thermoelectrics

Thermoelectrics
Imagine charging your cellphone anywhere without having to plug in. Or barely breaking a sweat outside in the middle of summer. How about using...

Research Explores Thermoelectric Screen Printing

Thermoelectric
What if you could easily print a thin layer of material – for use anywhere – that would allow you to create flexible energy...