Wednesday, October 18, 2017
topological phases

Missing Link Between New Topological Phases of Matter Discovered

The HZB researchers studied crystalline semiconductor films made of a lead, tin, and selenium alloy (PbSnSe) that were doped additionally with tiny amounts of...
climate, Skin Disease, Form of Light, clean energy, batteries, Ascaris roundworm, inflammation, motor neurone disease, breast cancer

New Link Between Volcanic Eruptions, Nile Flooding and Revolt in Ancient...

Major revolts in ancient Egypt’s famous Ptolemaic era may have been triggered by volcanic eruptions that resulted in the suppression of the Nile summer...
smartwatchesvideo

Future Smartwatches could Sense Hand Movement Using Ultrasound Imaging

The research team led by Professor Mike Fraser, Asier Marzo and Jess McIntosh from the Bristol Interaction Group (BIG) at the University of Bristol, together with...
Vitamin B6

Neutrons Observe Vitamin B6-dependent Enzyme Activity Useful for Drug Development

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have performed neutron structural analysis of a vitamin B6-dependent protein, potentially opening avenues for...

Ceramic Pump

Ceramic Pump Moves Molten Metal at a Record 1,400 Degrees Celsius

The new pump could facilitate high efficiency, low-cost thermal storage, providing a new way to store renewable energy generated by wind and solar power,...

climate changevideo

Climate Change could Bring much Earlier Water Runoff in Sierra Nevada by Century’s End

California has taken a wild weather ride over the past two years: A historic drought finally came to an end, and the winter of...
plant metabolism

New Technique Tracks Plant Photosynthesis from Space

University of Sydney and NASA researchers have developed a revolutionary new technique to image plant photosynthesis using satellite-based remote-sensing, with potential applications in climate...
Brain Region

UCLA Study Shows Cell Diversity of a Key Brain Region

UCLA researchers have shown for the first time a comprehensive picture of cell diversity in the amygdala, a vital brain region involved in the...
space

Irish Students Gear up to Make Airwaves in Space!

Oscor Romeo Four India Sierra Sierra (OR4ISS) - do you copy? Students from Tallaght Community School will make history this year, as they have...
human genome

Scientists Demonstrate Path to Linking the Genome to Healthy Tissues and Disease

Since scientists first decoded a draft of the human genome more than 15 years ago, many questions have lingered, two of which have been...
Epidural analgesia

Research Rebuts Idea That Epidurals Prolong Labor

Epidural analgesia — a mix of anesthetics and narcotics delivered by a catheter placed close to the nerves of the spine — is the...
hepatitis c

How Hepatitis C wages Guerrilla Warfare

HEPATITIS: The Hepatitis C (HCV) virus is a sly enemy to have in one’s body. Not only does it manage to make itself invisible...
nanodisks

Rice U. Study: Vibrating Nanoparticles Interact

Like a tuning fork struck with a mallet, tiny gold nanodisks can be made to vibrate at resonant frequencies when struck by light. In...
microparticles

Study Shows How Rough Microparticles Can Cause Big Problems

New research from North Carolina State University, MIT and the University of Michigan finds that the surface texture of microparticles in a liquid suspension...

A Stanford Battery Based on Sodium may Offer more Cost-Effective Storage...

battery
As a warming world moves from fossil fuels toward renewable solar and wind energy, industrial forecasts predict an insatiable need for battery farms to...

Queensland, China Collaborate on Game-changer Research

battery
University of Queensland research projects to develop better batteries for renewable energy and a way of predicting crop yields from space have been funded...

Flying Taxicabs?

air taxi
CWRU researcher working with  NASA, other partners to build small, battery-powered aircraft in next several years Need to catch a fast ride from Cleveland to...