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superinsulating windowsvideo

‘Super Window’ Could Save $10 Billion Annually in Energy Costs

About $20 billion worth of energy leaks out of windows in the United States each winter – and that’s with double-paned insulating windows installed...
quantum cascade laser

From a Quantum Laboratory to the Stratosphere

Lorenzo Bosco, doctoral student with Jérôme Faist, a professor at the Institute for Quantum Electronics, is taking an unusual flight: he travels to the...
polyethylene terephthalate

Research Enhances Enzyme That Degrades Plastic

Between 4.8 billion and 12.7 billion kilograms of plastic are dumped in the oceans every year, and if this trend continues, the volume will...
MIRO measuring device

Nine in One Swoop

Atmospheric pollutants put a strain on the environment and harbor health hazards for humans. The Empa spin-off MIRO Analytical Technologies developed a technology to...
depression

A New Molecular Target Identified in Depression

The discovery of a new mechanism involved in depression – and a way to target it with a drug as effective as classical antidepressants...
Atmospheric Whistles

Fusion Scientists Find Inspiration in Atmospheric Whistles

The Science The challenge of fusion energy is often equated to capturing—and holding—lightning in a bottle. The analogy is apt. Lightning and a fusion energy...
Lithium-sulfur battery

Multi-Modal Operando X-Ray Study Yields New Insights on Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries are a relatively new variety of battery being studied and developed by researchers around the world. Because they have very high...
Fingerprints Cancer Cells

GLUT5 Fluorescent Probe Fingerprints Cancer Cells

This is not just another tool to image cancer. The probe is a two-for-one: detect cancer and distinguish one type from another. Together, they...
plant cells

A Jigsaw Puzzle of Plant Cells

Plant cells are under tremendous pressure. To prevent themselves from bursting, plants had to come up with something unique: According to scientists from the...
heart cells

​Researchers from MIPT Study a Nanoscaffold for Heart Cells

The study was conducted at MIPT’s Laboratory of Biophysics of Excitable Systems in collaboration with the researchers from the Shumakov Federal Research Center of Transplantology...
embryonic stem cells

Efficient Technique Discovered for Isolating Embryonic Stem Cells in Cows

For more than 35 years, scientists have tried to isolate embryonic stem cells in cows without much success. Under the right conditions, embryonic stem...
milk sugar

Tomorrow’s Alcohol Can Be Made from Surplus Milk Sugar

Dairies' production of cheese generates considerable amounts of the by-product whey. While large cheese producers are able to extract more value from the whey...
Intense laser

Intense Laser Experiments Provide First Evidence That Light Can Stop Electrons

Whenever light hits an object, some of the light scatters back from the surface of the object. However, if the object is moving extremely...
Encephalitis Virus

Pavel Plevka’s Team From CEITEC MU Discovered How an Antibody Neutralizes...

The Czech Republic belongs among the countries with the highest presence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in Europe. This virus causes an infection that can...
silicon quantum

Quantum Race Accelerates Development of Silicon Quantum Chip

The worldwide race to create more, better and reliable quantum processors is progressing fast, as a team of TU Delft scientists led by Professor...
crops

Root Discovery May Lead to Crops That Need Less Fertilizer

Bean plants that suppress secondary root growth in favor of boosting primary root growth forage greater soil volume to acquire phosphorus, according to Penn...
global temperaturevideo

Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet's long-term warming trend,...
cancers, depression

Flawed Research Methods Exaggerate the Prevalence of Depression

An over-reliance on self-report screening questionnaires, wherein patients essentially define their own condition, in place of diagnostic interviews conducted by a health care professional,...
climate change

Using Data Mining to Make Sense of Climate Change

Big data and data mining have provided several breakthroughs in fields such as health informatics, smart cities and marketing. The same techniques, however, have...
Cell Diseasevideo

A Shortcut to Modeling Sickle Cell Disease

Research team’s multiscale scheme captures blood disorder’s key molecular details Each year, 500,000 babies are born with a genetic disorder called sickle cell disease, a...