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temperature sensor

Researchers Engineer Ultra-Sensitive Temperature Sensor

Can a “thermometer” consist of a thin film or tiny (micrometer or even nanometer scale) particles, operate in real time and in very well-defined...
biolarvicides

Researchers Identify Bacteria Capable of Killing Aedes Aegypti Larvae

Researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Botucatu, Brazil, have identified six species of bacteria with the potential to be used as biolarvicides...
internet of thing

Device Connects Non-Automated Machines to the Internet

The Brazilian firm DEV Tecnologia is only four years old, yet it already stands out in an increasingly important sector: the Internet of Things...
citrus canker

Research Details Functioning of Key Protein for Development of Citrus Canker

Researchers at the National Bioscience Laboratory (LNBio), in Brazil, have revealed details of the structure and function of a key protein for the development...
graphene

Study Resolves Controversy About Electron Structure of Defects in Graphene

A study conducted at the University of São Paulo’s Physics Institute (IF-USP) has resolved a longstanding controversy dogging the international community of researchers dedicated...
oligodendrocyte proteomics

Novel Methodology Increases Resolution in Oligodendrocyte Proteomics

One of the key challenges of proteomics, the study of all proteins expressed by a cell or organism, is managing to distinguish between molecules...
Smartphone app

Smartphone App Uses Computer Vision to Identify Animals

In July 2017, the Center for Animal Disease Control in the city of Vinhedo, São Paulo State, Brazil, began a census of animals reached...
steel alloy

Novel Technique Expands Industrial Use of Advanced High-Strength Steel Alloys

The automotive industry’s demand for high-performance alloys known as advanced high-strength (AHS) steels has increased in recent years owing to increasingly tough passenger safety,...
fish

New Species of Fish Displays Striking Color Difference Between Males and...

A new species of freshwater fish in the family Characidae, called Hyphessobrycon myrmex, seized the attention of researchers at the University of São Paulo’s...
quantum

Quantum Effects Explain Changes in Nanometric Circuit Electron Flows

Transistors capable of functioning with an electrical current consisting of the passage of a single electron at each point in time are on the...
niobium boride

Research Dispels Misconception of Superconductivity in Niobium Compound

For over 65 years, niobium boride (NbB) has been considered a classic example of a superconducting material. This assumption, recorded in manuals on the...
sepsis

Sepsis Kills Most in Icus, with 55.7% Mortality Rate

Brazil has an extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in intensive care units (ICUs), surpassing even mortality due to stroke and heart attack...
medical products

The Pharmacological Potential of Natural Products

Almost half and half: this is how medical drugs are divided in terms of the sources of their active principles. Of the total available...
memory devices

Mechanism to Delay Information Loss in Quantum Memory Devices

Information conservation is perhaps one of the main challenges in the development of quantum computing. In the early 1960s, IBM physicist Rolf Landauer (1927-1999)...
pregnancy

Exposure to Air Pollution Before or During Pregnancy Alters Structure of...

Exposure of pregnant women to air pollution influences fetal development. The problems this exposure can cause range from low birth weight to a heightened...
pregnancy

Discovery May Combat Harmful Effects of Malaria in Pregnancy

Infection during pregnancy by the parasite that causes malaria can not only increase the risk of a miscarriage or premature birth but also impair...
climate change

Brazilian Ethanol Can Replace 13.7% of World’s Crude Oil Consumption

Expansion of sugarcane cultivation in Brazil for ethanol production in areas not under environmental protection or reserved for food production could potentially replace up...
bisphenol A

Bisphenol Can Deregulate Thyroid Hormones Even at Low Doses

The idea that one of the key concepts in toxicology, that the dose makes the poison, may not apply to endocrine disruptors has been...
big bang

Before the Big Bang

“I believe the Big Bang never happened,” said Juliano César Silva Neves, a physicist at the University of Campinas’s Mathematics, Statistics & Scientific Computation...
nanoparticles

Researchers Investigate How Nanoparticles Can Eliminate Bacteria More Efficiently

Nanoparticle-based drugs have been considered an important contribution to personalized medicine for more than two decades. Potentially deliverable directly to tumors, infections and inflammations...