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2D materials, lithium-ion batteries, obesity, lupus, surfactants, Sterilization, skin on chip, Magnetic Skyrmions, cyber-security, wound infections, human genetics, immune system, eczema, solar cells, Antimicrobials, joint disorder, genetics, cancer

Less Is More to Produce Top-Notch 2D Materials

Molybdenum trioxide (MoO3) has potential as an important two-dimensional (2D) material, but its bulk manufacture has lagged behind that of others in its class....
spanking

Spanking Linked to Increase in Children’s Behavior Problems

Children who have been spanked by their parents by age 5 show an increase in behavior problems at age 6 and age 8 relative...
2D materials, lithium-ion batteries, obesity, lupus, surfactants, Sterilization, skin on chip, Magnetic Skyrmions, cyber-security, wound infections, human genetics, immune system, eczema, solar cells, Antimicrobials, joint disorder, genetics, cancer

Simulating Surfactants

The properties of surfactants, substances that lower the surface tension of a liquid, can be fine-tuned by tweaking their molecular structure, according to a...
Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease: A Looming Pandemic

New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson’s disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions.  In a commentary appearing today in the...
robot

Trinity Engineers Unveil Ireland’s First Prototype Robot for Assisted Care

Robotics engineers from Trinity today unveiled the first prototype robot designed to work in assisted care facilities and help the elderly and people living with...
chronic disease, heart failure

Heart’s Pumping Function Is Not an Indicator of Heart Failure Survival...

Findings Contrary to popular practice, a measure of the heart’s pumping function known as “left ventricular ejection fraction” is not associated with the long-term outcomes...
crops

One Step Closer to Crops with Twice the Yield

Led by Mark Aarts and Jeremy Harbinson, a team of scientists has shown that thale cress (a common model plant) has various genes involved...
human cognitive

Probability Calculations – Even Babies Can Master It

One of the most important features of the human mind is its ability to make generalisations based on sparse data. Our brain accomplishes this...
blood clottingvideo

First Microscopic Video of Blood Clot Contraction Reveals How Platelets Naturally...

The first view of the physical mechanism of how a blood clot contracts at the level of individual platelets is giving researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania a new look at a natural...
bio robot

A New Bio-Robot

Isaac Newton is said to have had his “Eureka!” moment when an apple fell on his head. Philipp Spycher had the idea that inspired...
drought

Aquifer Research Leads to Effective, Cost Efficient Water Acquisition and Aids...

It’s no secret to anyone that Texas is hot and that with heat comes drought. Across the more than 269,000 square miles that make...
vaccines

Bacterial Population Struggles Can Affect the Potential of Vaccines

The study, published this month in Nature Ecology & Evolution, provides a clearer picture of the complex population structures of bacteria and how different...
autism

Study Determines Brain Activity Is Inherited; Findings May Inform Treatment Options...

Every person has a distinct pattern of functional brain connectivity known as a connectotype, or brain fingerprint. A new study conducted at OHSU in...
Technisvideo

The Floor You Walk on Is Now Smart

Thanks to technology developed by startup Technis, the floors you walk on will soon be able to track exactly where you go and how...
anti-venom

Snake Victims to Get Right Anti-Venom

The grass crunches under your hiking boots as you make your way across the arid terrain on an African safari. A faint hissing sound...
invisible ink

【Shine】The Invisible Ink that can be Made Visible, then Invisible, and...

A team from Shanghai Jiao Tong University has developed an ink that can be made visible and invisible repeatedly. The university announced on Thursday that...
greenhousevideo

Solar Greenhouses Generate Electricity and Grow Crops at the Same Time,...

The first crops of tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional greenhouses, signaling that "smart"...
vertical farming

Room for Growth: Princeton’s Vertical Farming Project Harvests Knowledge for a...

Paul Gauthier knew it was wrong. A plant physiologist, he realized that once the water leaves the tank, it will depressurize and release more...
graphene

Wrinkles give Heat a Jolt in Pillared Graphene

Pillared graphene would transfer heat better if the theoretical material had a few asymmetric junctions that caused wrinkles, according to Rice University engineers. Rice materials...
obesity

New Tool to Tackle Childhood Obesity

It is hoped the free menu planning tool for early childhood education and care providers will help to address current statistics that show, one...