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health-survival paradox

Study Reveals Why Older Women Are Less Healthy Than Older Men

Scientists have long wondered why older women are less healthy than older men, given that men at any given age are more...
spintronics

Reflecting Antiferromagnetic Arrangements

A team led by Rutgers University and including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has demonstrated an x-ray imaging...
Liquid crystals

New Material That Thickens as It’s Pulled

Scientists have discovered the first synthetic material that becomes thicker – at the molecular level – as it is stretched. Leeds researchers have discovered a...
optical chip

Sculpting Light for New Technologies

Many technologies, including biomedical imaging systems, rely on lasers to produce light that has properties tailored to a particular application. Optical systems make it...
forest soil ecosystem

Hidden Giants in Forest Soils

Characterizing the diversity of microbial cells in a handful of soil is so complex it was considered impossible. To date, only a small fraction...
Enzymes

The Light Switch Which Activates Enzymes

Whether animals, plants, fungi, bacteria or people: enzymes containing iron are at work in almost all living organisms. In the human liver, such an...
cooling without power

A New Way to Provide Cooling Without Power

MIT researchers have devised a new way of providing cooling on a hot sunny day, using inexpensive materials and requiring no fossil fuel-generated power....
silicon dioxide

Crystal Surprise

By compressing the rare mineral coesite an international team of scientists has discovered unexpected forms of silica with unusual crystal structures. The findings could...
tiny lasers

Tiny Lasers Light up Immune Cells

A team of researchers from the School of Physics at the University of St Andrews has developed tiny lasers that could revolutionise our understanding and...
thermal transistor

How Can We Design Electronic Devices That Don’t Overheat?

You’ve felt the heat before — the smartphone that warms while running a navigation app or the laptop that gets too hot for your lap. The...
Antarctic ice

Cause of Long, Potentially Damaging Channels on Antarctic Ice Shelves Found

Glaciers in Antarctica are remote and difficult to study, which means much about their behaviour is unknown. These knowledge gaps mean scientists cannot be...
electromechanical devices

Creating Better Devices: The Etch Stops Here

A team of multi-disciplinary scientists and engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered a new, more precise, method to create nanoscale-size...
developmental disorders

Study: Attention Requires Balance in the Brain

The ability to focus attention is a fundamental challenge that the brain must solve and one that is essential to navigating our daily lives....
Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Machine Learning Identifies Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Tuberculosis-Causing Bacteria

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed an approach that uses machine learning to identify and predict which genes make infectious...
mental transformation

Study Reveals How the Brain Overcomes Its Own Limitations

Imagine trying to write your name so that it can be read in a mirror. Your brain has all of the visual information you...
integrated quantum chipvideo

Tests Show Integrated Quantum Chip Operations Possible

Two fundamental quantum techniques have been combined by a UNSW team in a integrated silicon chip for the first time, confirming the promise of...
Quantum Dots

Novel Quantum Dots Enhance Cell Imaging

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mayo Clinic have engineered a new type of molecular probe that can...
machine-learning

AI and NMR Spectroscopy Determine Atoms Configuration in Record Time

Many drugs today are produced as powdered solids. But to fully understand how the active ingredients will behave once inside the body, scientists need...
Nanocrystals

Nanocrystals Arrange to Improve Electronics

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers are working to make better electronic devices by delving into the way nanocrystals are arranged inside of them.Nanocrystals...
3D bioprinting

3D Bioprinting Technique Could Create Artificial Blood Vessels, Organ Tissue

CU Boulder engineers have developed a 3D printing technique that allows for localized control of an object’s firmness, opening up new biomedical avenues that...