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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...
Broadband fiber-optics

Tech Breakthrough to Allow 100-Times-Faster Internet

Groundbreaking new technology allows super-fast internet by harnessing twisted light beams to carry more data and process it faster. Broadband fiber-optics carry information on pulses...
Spectrometers

Inexpensive Chip-Based Device May Transform Spectrometry

Spectrometers — devices that distinguish different wavelengths of light and are used to determine the chemical composition of everything from laboratory materials to distant...
Epigenetic Memory

Study Documents Paternal Transmission of Epigenetic Memory via Sperm

Studies of human populations and animal models suggest that a father's experiences such as diet or environmental stress can influence the health and development...
Nerve-On-A-Chip

Nerve-On-A-Chip Platform Makes Neuroprosthetics More Effective

Neuroprosthetics – implants containing multi-contact electrodes that can substitute certain nerve functionalities – have the potential to work wonders. They may be able to...
gene transcription

Regulating Gene Transcription Using Light

Researchers led by Mustafa Khammash have developed a new method that uses blue light to control the transcription of DNA into RNA in single...
Leukemia

Delving Where Few Others Have Gone, Leukemia Researchers Open New Path

A Wilmot Cancer Institute study uncovers how a single gene could be at fault in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), one of the deadliest cancers. The breakthrough...
Multicellular Tissue

How Communication Among Cells Affects Development of Multicellular Tissue

By providing new information about the role of communication among cells, the research could lead to a better understanding of how multicellular organoids form...
RNA sequencing

Machine Learning Provides New Insights Into Cellular Biology

In a new interdisciplinary study, a team of engineers led by The University of Texas at Austin have used machine learning technology in tandem...
climate change

Does Climate Vary More from Century to Century When It Is...

Century-scale climate variability was enhanced when the Earth was warmer during the Last Interglacial period (129-116 thousand years ago) compared to the current interglacial...