Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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lithium-sulfur battery

Using Donut-Shaped Lithium Sulfide for Higher Performing Batteries

A KAIST research team developed a lithium-sulfur battery with a doughnut-shaped active material structure showing a record lifecycle of over 600 cycles. Having higher...
blood pressure

Hundreds of Genetic Markers Linked to Blood Pressure Uncovered

The research, carried out by a team at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London, used data from more than one million...
Fiber Optic Sensor

Fiber Optic Sensor Measures Tiny Magnetic Fields

Researchers have developed a light-based technique for measuring very weak magnetic fields, such as those produced when neurons fire in the brain. The inexpensive...
3D printingvideo

Creating 3-D-Printed “Motion Sculptures” from 2-D Videos

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has often credited his success to spending countless hours studying his opponent’s movements on film. This understanding of movement...
laser-based particle accelerators

Extremely Small and Fast: Laser Ignites Hot Plasma

When light pulses from an extremely powerful laser system are fired onto material samples, the electric field of the light rips the electrons off...
Kidney Disease

Diagnosing Kidney Disease: The Gift That Could Change Lives

Kidney specialist Professor Carol Pollock has been treating Vicki Hanson for more than 20 years. Now Vicki is expressing her gratitude with a donation...
smart mirror

Introducing the ‘Smart Mirror’

Lasers play roles in many manufacturing processes, from welding car parts to crafting engine components with 3D printers.* To control these tasks, manufacturers must...
pancreatic cancer

New Blood Test Detects Early Stage Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is currently very difficult to detect while it is still resectable. A new blood test developed by researchers at Lund University in...
quantum dots

Two Quantum Dots Are Better Than One: Using One Dot to Sense Changes in...

Quantum dots are nanometer-sized boxes that have attracted huge scientific interest for use in nanotechnology because their properties obey quantum mechanics and are requisites...
Sense of Smell

Fine-Tuned Sense of Smell Relies on Timing

If you can tell the difference between a merlot and a cabernet franc just by smell, it’s probably all in the timing. That’s because the...
Machine-learning system

Machine-Learning System Tackles Speech and Object Recognition, All at Once

MIT computer scientists have developed a system that learns to identify objects within an image, based on a spoken description of the image. Given...
heart attack

Antibodies May Cut Heart Attack Risk

The research, supported by the Imperial Biomedical Research Centreand conducted by scientists funded by the British Heart Foundation, studied 10,000 patients with high blood pressure. Of...
heart-targeting drug delivery

Effective Drug Delivery to Heart with Tannic Acid

Typical methods of drug delivery to the heart require surgical procedures involving incisions in the chest wall and bones. To efficiently treat cardiovascular and...
nanomotorsvideo

First-Ever Method for Controlling Nanomotors Is Developed by UT Engineers

In a breakthrough for nanotechnology, engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the first method for selecting and switching the mechanical...
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Pepper-Picking Robot Demonstrates Its Skills in Greenhouse Labour Automation

With the rising shortage of skilled workforce in agriculture, there’s a growing need for robotisation to perform labour-intensive and repetitive tasks in greenhouses. Enter...
Medium-Sized Drug Discovery

Fujitsu Technology to Solve Combinatorial Optimization Problems for Medium-Sized Drug Discovery

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed a large-scale problem segmentation technology, produced together with Fujitsu Advanced Technologies Limited, that utilizes the...
DNA replication

Detangling DNA Replication

DNA is a lengthy molecule — approximately 1,000-fold longer than the cell in which it resides — so it can’t be jammed in haphazardly. Rather,...
Engineered E. coli

Engineered E. coli Using Formic Acid and CO2 As a C1-Refinery Platform Strain

A research group at KAIST has developed an engineered E. coli strain that converts formic acid and CO2 to pyruvate and produces cellular energy...
magnetic cooling cycle

Keep Cool: Researchers Develop Magnetic Cooling Cycle

As a result of climate change, population growth and rising expectations regarding quality of life, energy requirements for cooling processes are growing much faster...
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Novel Drug May Offer New Hope for Parkinson’s Sufferers

Parkinson’s disease affects between 7 and 10 million people worldwide. Symptoms like loss of motor control, mood disorders, cognitive impairment and problems with speech...
Aspirin

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Found to Have No Effect on Healthy Life Span in Older...

In a large clinical trial to determine the risks and benefits of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events, aspirin...
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Near-Infrared Laser Systems for Monitoring Forest Dynamics from Space Pass Final Tests

All systems are go for launch in November of NASA’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) mission, which will use high-resolution laser ranging to study...
Central Nervous System

Protecting the Body’s Joints Via the Central Nervous System

From soccer players making aggressive change-of-direction cuts on the pitch to daily tasks like walking up stairs, muscle activation is a part of everyday...
water molecules

Water Plays Unexpected Role in Forming Minerals

The Science Large crystals growing in water often form from tiny nanocrystals continually attaching together. During attachment, these tiny particles snap to the surface, like...
medulloblastoma

Protein Analysis Uncovers New Medulloblastoma Subtypes

Two patients with the same kind of tumor can have very different experiences. One patient’s cancer may progress quickly while the other grows slowly....
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Breakthrough Method Turns Open Wounds into Healthy Skin

There’s good news on the horizon for victims of burns and other severe injuries. Elderly patients with bedsores or chronic diseases such as diabetes...
video

Kidney Stones Have Distinct Geological Histories

A geologist, a microscopist and a doctor walk into a lab and, with their colleagues from across the nation, make a discovery that overturns...
Organic farming

Organic Farming Methods Favour Pollinators

Pollinating insects are endangered globally, with a particularly steep decline over the last 40 years. An extensive 3-year study from Lund University in Sweden...
Acute Leukemia

Findings Could Improve Treatment for Challenging Acute Leukemia in Children

Researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have made important discoveries that could lead...
syngas catalyst

Methane to Syngas Catalyst: Two for the Price of One

Hokkaido University researchers have created an improved catalyst for the conversion of methane gas into syngas, a precursor for liquid fuels and fundamental chemicals. Syngas,...
point-of-care diagnostic device

New Test Kit Invented by NUS Researchers Enables Quick, Accurate, and Inexpensive Screening of...

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a portable, easy-to-use device for quick and accurate screening of...
Heart Pump

Building a Safer Heart Pump

Blood pumps are increasingly a bridge-to-transplant for patients with end-stage heart disease or heart failure, but blood clots and strokes can put patients in...
graphene mid-infrared detector

Device Uses Graphene to Convert Light to Electrical Signals

A team of researchers has developed a device that uses the material graphene to detect mid-infrared light and efficiently convert it to electrical signal...
aortic valve disease

Research Reveals Link Between High Blood Pressure and Risk of Aortic Valve Disease

New research has found that long-term exposure to high blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of aortic valve disease, with significant implications...
superconductor synapse

Modified Superconductor Synapse Reveals Exotic Electron Behavior

Electrons tend to avoid one another as they go about their business carrying current. But certain devices, cooled to near zero temperature, can coax...
Huntington’s disease

Blood and Brain Fluid Change First in Huntington’s Disease

A simple blood test can detect the earliest changes caused by Huntington’s disease, even before scans can pick up any signs in the brain,...
Compact Fiber Laser

Compact Fiber Laser May Enable Wearable Tech and Better Endoscopes

By creating a new twist on fiber optic sensors, researchers in China have developed a smart, flexible photoacoustic imaging technique that may have potential...
global climate

Dust, Rain and the Poles

Every year, the global climate transports billions of tons of dust around the world. These aerosols play a key role in many of Earth’s...
Thin-film solar cells

Patented Nanostructure for Solar Cells: Rough Optics, Smooth Surface

Thin-film solar cells made of crystalline silicon are inexpensive and achieve efficiencies of a good 14 percent. However, they could do even better if...
gene therapy virusvideo

UF Health Researchers, Collaborators Get Unprecedented View of Gene Therapy Virus

Researchers from University of Florida Health and the Salk Institute have obtained an unprecedented view of a gene-delivery virus, paving the way for further...
Integrated Photonics

Sound Offers New Directions in Integrated Photonics

Yale scientists have demonstrated a new method to control the behavior of light on a silicon chip — specifically, its direction — by using...
indoor air quality

Improving Indoor Air Quality to Increase Health and Well-Being

From homes, schools and offices to hospitals, sporting venues and buildings of worship, nearly 90 percent of the average American’s time is spent indoors. Because a person is...
artificial intelligence tool

Artificial Intelligence Tool Accurately Identifies Cancer Type & Genetic Changes in Each Patient’s Lung...

A new computer program can analyze images of patients’ lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a...
scaffolding protein

X-Rays Reveal L-Shape of Scaffolding Protein

An investigation at DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III has revealed a surprising shape of an important scaffolding protein for biological cells. The scaffolding...
Wave Energy Converters

A Control System to Improve the Efficiency of Wave Energy Converters

Interest in wave energy has been growing in recent years, and electric generators specially designed to generate electricity from this renewable energy source are...
immune system

‘ImmunoX’ Initiative a Radical Collaboration Across UCSF

UC San Francisco is launching the Bakar ImmunoX Initiative, an innovative research program that will promote collaborative, cutting-edge research and data sharing to catalyze discoveries...
Point-of-care sensors

Point-Of-Care Sensors to Detect Manganese from Single Drop of Blood

A three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago to develop portable,...
lignin particles

Using Lignin to Replace Fossil Materials

Plastic is everywhere. Massive barges of plastic waste float in our seas. A plastic bag and other plastic waste have even been found in...
video

U of S and Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Conduct Joint Research: “Do Brains Play the...

A USask research team led by psychologists Janeen Loehr and Jennifer Nicol has been working with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra (SSO) over the last...
Mitochondria

Mitochondria Come Together to Kill Cancer Cells

Targeting a pathway that controls the movement of mitochondria, the powerhouses of all cells, could reduce cancer invasiveness and resistance to radiotherapy. A team of...
Vertebrate Genomes

International Vertebrate Genomes Project Releases New Genomes

The international Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) is officially launched and releases 15 new reference genomes representing all five vertebrate classes – mammals, birds, reptiles,...
lithium-ion batteries

UC San Diego Receives Award from Energy Department for Battery Research in Advanced Vehicle...

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $2.5 million to a team led by the University of California San Diego for battery research in...
antibiotic-resistant bacterial biofilms

New ‘Trap’ to Analyse, in Real Time, How Cells Communicate

Using multiple laser beams and Raman spectroscopy experts at the Universities of Nottingham and Glasgow have designed and built a new instrument which could help...
perovskites

Light Provides Spin

Physicists at FAU have proven that incoming light causes the electrons in warm perovskites to rotate thus influencing the direction of the flow of...
pancreatic cancer

Novel Drug Inspired by a Marine Natural Product Offers New Approach to Treat Pancreatic...

A novel drug candidate based on a marine natural product discovered 20 years ago could be the basis for a new approach to treating...
Flexible Robotic Scope

New Flexible Robotic Scope Enables Physicians to Remove Large Colorectal Lesions Without Surgery

Each year, an estimated 140,000 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, a malignancy that often develops from a benign polyp into...
Sleeping sickness

A Very Special Protein Synthesis Machinery

Sleeping sickness-causing parasites contain an unusual protein synthesis machinery. A team of researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Berne resolved its very...
retinal cells

Eyes Have a Natural Version of Night Vision

To see under starlight and moonlight, the retina of the eye changes both the software and hardware of its light-sensing cells to create a...
cystic fibrosis

New Means to Fight ‘Un-Killable’ Bacteria in Healthcare Settings

Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have identified new means of fighting drug-tolerant bacteria, a growing global threat...
Diabetes

Research Reveals Link Between Immunity, Diabetes

When it comes to diet-induced obesity, your immune system is not always your friend. Adipose (fatty) tissue is infiltrated by white blood cells that have...
wearable soft exosuitvideo

Multi-Joint, Personalized Soft Exosuit Breaks New Ground

In the future, smart textile-based soft robotic exosuits could be worn by soldiers, fire fighters and rescue workers to help them traverse difficult terrain...
understanding emotionsvideo

Understanding Emotions in the Brain Could Lead to the Discovery of New Molecules

Lauri Nummenmaa presents several studies in succession, concluding each one with a joke. The audience invariably laughs, making the speaker smile with satisfaction. If he...
NW-transfer technology

KAIST Perfectly Transfers Nanowires onto a Flexible Substrate

Boasting excellent physical and chemical properties, nanowires (NWs) are suitable for fabricating flexible electronics; therefore, technology to transfer well-aligned wires plays a crucial role...
Watery Earth

Watery Earth Mystery Solved by Dust

Scientists at the University of St Andrews may have helped solve the mystery of why there is so much water on planet Earth. An international team...
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New Devices Based on Rust Could Reduce Excess Heat in Computers

Scientists have succeeded in observing the first long-distance transfer of information in a magnetic group of materials known as antiferromagnets. These materials make it...
optical rocket

‘Optical Rocket’ Created with Intense Laser Light

Physics professor Donald Umstadter, who led the research, said the new application might aptly be called an “optical rocket” because of the tremendous amount...
nanoworld

Measuring the Nanoworld

By exploiting a phenomenon known as Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET), it is possible to monitor the motions of single molecules in living cells...
environmental cleanup

Designer Enzyme Conquers Sulfite Reduction, a Bottleneck in Environmental Cleanup

Researchers have cleared one hurdle toward environmental cleanup of certain contaminants with a newly designed synthetic enzyme that reduces the compound sulfite to sulfide...
diseases in newborns

New Approach Improves Detection of Diseases at Birth

The combination of a new sequencing technique and machine learning can speed up the diagnosis of diseases in newborns and reduce false-positive results, Yale...
microneedle patch

Microneedles Used to Treat Allergies, Could Possibly Lead to a Vaccine

Allergies are increasing worldwide. One common way to combat allergies is by getting weekly allergy shots. But these shots can be painful, and a...
photocathodes

Graphene Helps Protect Photocathodes for Physics Experiments

Transforming light into electricity is no mean feat. Some devices, like solar cells, use a closed circuit to generate an electric current from incoming...
ageing in cells

Disrupting Genetic Processes Reverses Ageing in Human Cells

A study led by the University of Exeter Medical School has found that certain genes and pathways that regulate splicing factors – a group...
quantum computers

Quantum Behavior of Magnetic Excitations Revealed in Antiferromagnet

The unusual magnetic properties of an antiferromagnetic material, studied by RIKEN scientists, could guide the development of components for quantum computers and precision measurement...
photodectectors

Shells Absorb Light from All Directions

Improving the sensitivity of light sensors or the efficiency of solar cells requires fine-tuning of light capturing. KAUST researchers have used complex geometry to...
2D hydrogels

UTA Researcher Creates Hydrogels Capable of Complex Movement

Living organisms expand and contract soft tissues to achieve complex, 3D movements and functions, but replicating those movements with man-made materials has proven challenging. A...
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Climate Change May Drive 10% of Amphibian Species in Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest to Extinction

Global warming could lead to the extinction of up to 10% of frog and toad species endemic to Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest biome within about...
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Tapping into River and Estuary Resources Using Novel Turbine Technology

Hydrokinetic energy has large resource potential. Despite this, it’s still largely untapped with only 5 % exploited up to now. Europe has many small...
artificial intelligence

KAIST Reveals Mathematical Principle Behind AI’s ‘Black Box’

A KAIST research team identified the geometrical structure of artificial intelligence (AI) and discovered the mathematical principles of highly performing artificial neural networks, which...
Neural networks

The Next Phase: Using Neural Networks to Identify Gas-Phase Molecules

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have begun to use neural networks to identify the structural signatures of molecular...
Protein Transport

Pile-Ups in Protein Transport

Anyone who has ever tried to find a way through a crowded pedestrian zone has – literally – run into the problem: While some...
environmental pollution

Trees Reveal the Evolution of Environmental Pollution

While walking or driving along tree-lined streets in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, you will pass many a tipuana tree (Tipuana tipu). Also known...
Gravity Theory

Gravity Theory Saved from Death

An international group of astronomers, including physicists at the University of St Andrews, has revived a previously debunked theory of gravity, arguing that motions within...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease

100 Genes Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Post-GWAS Method

By conducting a genetic analysis on 350 people, RIKEN geneticists have narrowed down the search for gene variants that give rise to inflammatory bowel...
spin current

When 80 Microns Is Enough

Physicists have managed to send and control a spin current across longer distances than ever before – and in a material that was previously...
electrogenic bacteria

Gut Bacteria’s Shocking Secret: They Produce Electricity

While bacteria that produce electricity have been found in exotic environments like mines and the bottoms of lakes, scientists have missed a source closer...
brain cells

Vicious Circle Leads to Loss of Brain Cells in Old Age

The so-called CB1 receptor is responsible for the intoxicating effect of cannabis. However, it appears to act also as a kind of “sensor” with...
brain, cholesterol, noise-cancelling circuit

Brain Has Natural Noise-Cancelling Circuit

To ensure that a mouse hears the sounds of an approaching cat better than it hears the sounds its own footsteps make, the mouse’s...
Labile iron

Novel Activity of Iron in All Human Cells Is Discovered

Scientists have long considered the labile iron pool a solely pro-oxidative cellular iron source. Labile iron is generally associated with the production of the...
photodetectors

A Trick of the Light

Particle physicists are on the hunt for light. Not just any light, but a characteristic signal produced by the interaction of certain particles —...
cancer cells

Sugar Chain Complexes Affect Cancer Cell Binding

RIKEN researchers have uncovered important differences in how strongly sugar chain clusters bind to different tumor cells1. This discovery could be used to design drug-delivery...
Tiny camera lens

Tiny Camera Lens May Help Link Quantum Computers to Network

An international team of researchers led by ANU has invented a tiny camera lens, which may lead to a device that links quantum computers to...
cold virus

Fighting the Cold Virus and Other Threats, Body Makes Trade-Off, Says Study

A Yale research team has revealed how cells in different parts of the human airway vary in their response to the common cold virus....
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Shrinking Semiconductor Lasers to the Nanoscale

A tiny laser comprising an array of nanoscale semiconductor cylinders (see image) has been made by an all-A*STAR team1. This is the first time...
dementiavideo

Research Links Heart and Brain Health

Recent research is showing that what’s good for our hearts, might be good for our brains as well. Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou...
Prescribing antibiotics

Prescribing Antibiotics for Children with Cough in General Practice Does Not Reduce Hospitalisation Risk

The team, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, analysed data from a study of 8,320 children (aged three months to 15 years) who...
flying robotvideo

Novel Flying Robot Mimics Rapid Insect Flight

A novel insect-inspired flying robot, developed by TU Delft researchers from the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab), has been presented in Science (14 September...
Cellular Energy

Unearthing the Secrets of Cellular Energy

Everything the body does—your brain thinking, your heart beating, your cells growing—requires energy. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that disruptions in energy production...
quantum physics

SUSU Scientists Study Light to Create Technologies of the Future

Scientists of the Faculty of Physics of the SUSU Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics predict new optical effects in light beams which in perspective will...
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Another Step Closer to Tunable Liquids

Using electrical fields to modify the properties of liquids in contact with a surface can be used in several applications, such as electrophoresis, where...
Quantum computers

UT Researchers Develop Interesting Building Blocks for Quantum Computers

Researchers at the MESA+ research institute of the University of Twente, working together with colleagues in Delft and Eindhoven, have successfully developed nanowires allowing...