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ants and robotsvideo

More Workers Working Might Not Get More Work Done, Ants (and...

For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done. Just as too...
Healing Stem Cells

This Matrix Delivers Healing Stem Cells to Injured Elderly Muscles

A car accident leaves an aging patient with severe muscle injuries that won’t heal. Treatment with muscle stem cells from a donor might restore...
Quantum Chaos

Physicists Fight Laser Chaos with Quantum Chaos to Improve Laser Performance

High-powered semiconductor lasers are used in materials processing, biomedical imaging and industrial research, but the emitted light they produce is affected by instabilities, making...
Metal Detector

A Molecular Switch Metal Detector

An international team, led by researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), has designed a family of molecules able to bind to the metal...
biofilms

Chips, Light and Coding Moves the Front Line in Beating Bacteria

The never-ending fight against bacteria has taken a turn in humanity’s favor with the announcement of a tool that could give the upper hand...
wearable and implantable device

New Soft Bioelectronic Mesh Tested on Human Wrist and Pulsating Pig’s...

A research team at the Center for Nanoparticle Research, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), has succeeded in developing a wearable and implantable device, that measures...
Foam fracturing

Foam Could Offer Greener Option for Petroleum Drillers

Now, Princeton researchers led by Howard Stone, the Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, have experimentally tested a...
radium isotopes

New Approach Yields High-Purity Radium for Medical Applications

The Science Producing radium isotopes to treat cancer could get easier. Researchers developed a method to recover medical radium isotopes. The process begins with the...
Marine Mammals

​Marine Mammals Lack Functional Gene to Defend Against Popular Pesticide

As marine mammals evolved to make water their primary habitat, they lost the ability to make a protein that defends humans and other land-dwelling...
kidney cancer

Kidney Cancer’s Developmental Source Revealed

In the first experiment of its kind, scientists have revealed the precise identity of cancer cells of the most common childhood and adult kidney...
hydrogel structure fabrication

Skoltech and MIT Develop Simple Hydrogel Modification Method, Paving the Way...

Scientists from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have proposed a novel method for the...
Virtual Brain Cell

Upgrade for Virtual Brain Cell

There are no crystal balls in science. For researchers, making predictions about the outcome of an experiment requires close observation of available data. But...
alkaline water electrolysis

Study Reveals New Catalyst That Bolsters Water Electrolysis in Alkaline Conditions

Scientists from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), the University of Texas at Austin (UTA), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)...
HIV

Researchers Uncover Potential New Drug Targets in the Fight Against HIV

Johns Hopkins scientists report they have identified two potential new drug targets for the treatment of HIV. The finding is from results of a...
superconductor

Lining Up the Surprising Behaviors of a Superconductor with One of...

What happens when really powerful magnets—capable of producing magnetic fields nearly two million times stronger than Earth’s—are applied to materials that have a “super”...
Nanofibres

​NTU and Harvard Scientists Discover Fat-Blocking Effect of Nanofibres

Tiny balls of nano-sized cellulose fibres added to food reduced fat absorption by up to half in laboratory and animal experiments, report scientists from Nanyang...
gastric ulcer

Anti-Ulcer Benefits of Honey Investigated

Induced stomach ulcer (gastric ulcer) was smaller and less invasive in rats that regularly consumed a type of honey produced by a stingless bee...
batteries charge faster

New Materials Could Make Batteries Charge Faster

UK researchers have identified a group of materials that could be used to make batteries that are both high-powered and fast-charging. The research could be...
nuclear energy

Looking Inside a Nuclear Fuel Pin to Improve Nuclear Energy

The search for safe and environmentally friendly renewable energy sources is one of the biggest challenges currently facing humanity. One environmentally friendly and virtually...
machine learning

Particle Physicists Team up with AI to Solve Toughest Science Problems

Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator at the European particle physics lab CERN, produce about a million gigabytes...