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dolphins

Banned Toxins Passed from Mother to Young in European Dolphins

Dolphins in the northern Adriatic contain high levels of PCBs – highly toxic chemicals banned in the 1970s and 1980s – and...
plant diversity

Why Do Some Plants Live Fast and Die Young?

An international team led by researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered why some plants “live fast and die young” whilst...
superconductors

Atoms Stand in for Electrons in System for Probing High-Temperature Superconductors

High-temperature superconductors have the potential to transform everything from electricity transmission and power generation to transportation. The materials, in...
Nanowire Memristor

Nanowire Memristor: A Nanometric Device to Reproduce the Synapses of the...

Emulating and understanding the human brain is one of the most important challenges for modern technology: on the one hand, the ability...
electron avalanches

Drawn into a Whirlpool: A New Way to Stop Dangerous Fast...

The Science As the density, temperature, and currents in the hot ionized gas, known as plasma, inside experimental fusion...
electrocatalysts

How to Convert Climate-Changing Carbon Dioxide Into Plastics and Other Products

Rutgers scientists have developed catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide – the main cause of global warming – into plastics, fabrics, resins...
Catalyst

Capturing a Snapshot of a Complex Catalyst

A hummingbird flapping its wings may seem impossibly fast to capture on camera. But that's nothing compared to how fast chemical reactions...
magnetic fields

The Biermann Battery Effect: Spontaneous Generation of Magnetic Fields and Their...

The Science When hot, ionized gases known as plasmas in the interstellar media collide, the electron density and temperature...
metamaterials

Lab Develops Metamaterials That Change Mechanical Properties Under Magnetic Fields

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have introduced a new class of metamaterials that can nearly instantly respond and stiffen 3D-printed structures...
bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum

Discovering a New Compound

Almost 20 years ago, the University of Delaware’s Tom Hanson started studying the bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum (Cba. tepidum), an organism that only lives in...
Ultra-Compact Accelerators

Ultra-Compact Accelerators for Science and Medical Research

Developing innovative, compact particle accelerators for applications in science and medical research is the aim of the new “Accelerator Technology HElmholtz iNfrAstructure” (ATHENA) research...
Actiniais

A Water Treatment Breakthrough, Inspired by a Sea Creature

Inspired by Actinia, a sea organism that ensnares its prey with its tentacles, a team of researchers has developed a method for efficiently treating water. The...
Nitrogen

Review Examines the Science and Needs of Nitrogen-Based Transformations

The Science Nitrogen is vital to crops such as corn, wheat, rice, and sugar cane, along with many others. This nutrient often comes from ammonia...
chemputer, Sugar Supplement, repowering, heart diseases, Coral Bleaching, nanoscale, kidney transplant

‘Chemputer’ Promises App-Controlled Revolution for Drug Production

A radical new method of producing drug molecules, which uses downloadable blueprints to easily and reliably synthesise organic chemicals via a programmable ‘chemputer’, could...
collaborative problem solving

Solving 21st-Century Problems Requires Skills That Few Are Trained In, Scientists...

From companies trying to resolve data security risks to coastal communities preparing for rising sea levels, solving modern problems requires teamwork that draws on...
methane emissions

Global Methane Emissions May Be Underestimated

Global methane emissions may have been underestimated, judging by recent changes in scientists’ understanding of how methane behaves on Earth, in conjunction with the...
influenza virus infections

Tethered Antibodies Present a Potential New Approach to Prevent Influenza Virus...

As co-leaders of an international collaboration, scientists at Scripps Research have discovered that tethering four antibodies together may be an effective strategy for neutralizing...
prostate cancer

True Love and Science Inspire a Cancer-Fighting Algorithm

What do you do when you want to dedicate your life to fighting cancer, but a life change means you can’t afford medical school?...
microelectromechanical systems, photonic chips, Semiconductor, Fingerprinting

New Device Widens Light Beams by 400 Times, Broadening Possibilities in...

By using light waves instead of electric current to transmit data, photonic chips—circuits for light—have advanced fundamental research in many areas from timekeeping to...
Arthritis Treatment

Potential Arthritis Treatment Prevents Cartilage Breakdown

Osteoarthritis, a disease that causes severe joint pain, affects more than 20 million people in the United States. Some drug treatments can help alleviate...