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satellite

European Satellite Confirms General Relativity with Unprecedented Precision

The first results of the ‘Microscope’ satellite mission were announced this week by a group of researchers led by the French space agency CNES...
diabetes

Telemedicine Simplifies Gestational Diabetes Treatment

When 32-year-old Dana Shaw was diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during her pregnancy with her first child, she was happy to learn she...
visual system axons

How Developing Visual System Axons Stay in the Correct Layer

Scientists at Tokyo Tech have made an important discovery concerning the development of layer-specific axonal connections in the developing visual system of Drosophila flies....
placenta

How Stem Cells Form the Placenta

Trophoblasts are cells that form the outer layer of a blastocyst*, which attaches itself to the wall of the uterus. In humans, trophoblasts are...
optoelectronics

Scientists Sug­gested Using Ti­ta­ni­um Nit­ri­de In­ste­ad of Gold in Op­to­e­lec­tro­nics

An international team of scientists from Russia, Sweden and the USA suggested replacing gold and silver, which are used in optoelectronic devices, with an...
genes

Risk-Free Gene Reactivation

Chemical modification of DNA subunits contribute to the regulation of gene expression. LMU researchers have now deciphered a new pathway can reactivate genes that...
chronic pain

Study Seeks to Reduce Opioid Use for Chronic Pain

Kristin Archer, PhD, DPT, associate professor and vice chair of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, will serve as principal investigator at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)...
transplant

Combining Machine and Nanoparticles for Better Transplant Outcomes

By combining the use of drug-carrying nanoparticles with an organ-preserving machine, Yale researchers have developed a procedure that could help improve long-term outcomes for...
hot spring

First Forms of Life on Earth Unveiled in Hot Spring

Terrestrial geothermal systems are like buried treasure when it comes to finding out the origins of life on Earth. In these underground hot springs, some...
artificial intelligence

Stanford-Led Artificial Intelligence Index Tracks Emerging Field

Since the term “artificial intelligence” (AI) was first used in print in 1956, the one-time science fiction fantasy has progressed to the very real...
renewable energy

A Hybrid Renewable Energy Solution

Grid operators need to do more than simply distribute the electricity generated by wind farms and photovoltaic plants. They also have to ensure a...
acne

Sweaty Relief from Acne

The team was also nominated to compete for the Best Applied Design prize. This was an excellent achievement in a tough competition for the...
supercomputervideo

Siting Sierra: Lawrence Livermore’s Newest and Fastest Supercomputer Is Taking Shape

Work is moving fast and furious in the Livermore Computing Complex at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where siting and installation for Sierra, the...
thermal energy

A New Way to Store Thermal Energy

In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in...
enzyme

Neutrons Probe Oxygen-Generating Enzyme for a Greener Approach to Clean Water

A new study sheds light on a unique enzyme that could provide an eco-friendly treatment for chlorite-contaminated water supplies and improve water quality worldwide. An...
video

Berkeley Startup to Train Robots like Puppets

Robots today must be programmed by writing computer code, but imagine donning a VR headset and virtually guiding a robot through a task, like...
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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...
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...
golden potato

“Golden” Potato Delivers Bounty of Vitamins A and E

An experimental “golden” potato could hold the power to prevent disease and death in developing countries where residents rely heavily upon the starchy food...
climate change

Statistical Tool Reveals Climate Change Impacts on Plants

Early flowering, early fruiting: Anecdotal evidence of climate change is popping up as quickly as spring crocuses, but is it coincidence or confirmation that...