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Superconducting Crystal

Physicists Find Strange State of Matter in Superconducting Crystal

New research published this week shows a rare state of matter in which electrons in a superconducting crystal organize collectively. The findings lay the...
quantum memory

Can “Large Stars’ Anti-Aging Research” Help Future Memory Devices?

Inevitably, large stars at the end of their life collapse under the gigantic force of gravity, turning into black holes. We could cunningly ask...
Nanomaterial

Nanomaterial Wrap for Improved Tissue Imaging

Researchers at Tokai University describe in Advanced Materials how wrapping biological tissue in a nanosheet of a particular organic material results in high-quality microscopy...
hairs

Our Hairy Insides

Our bodies are lined on the inside with soft, microscopic carpets of hair, from the grassy extensions on our tastebuds, to fuzzy beds of...
Tumor Syndromes

Study Provides Insight into Link Between Two Rare Tumor Syndromes

Findings UCLA researchers have discovered that timing is everything when it comes to preventing a specific gene mutation in mice from developing rare and fast-growing...
leukemia

CRI Scientists Discover Vitamin C Regulates Stem Cell Function and Suppresses...

Not much is known about stem cell metabolism, but a new study from the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has found...
silk

Silk Could Improve Sensitivity, Flexibility of Wearable Body Sensors

From smart socks to workout clothes that measure exertion, wearable body sensors are becoming the latest “must-have” technology. Now scientists report they are on...
Plutonium

A New Oxidation State for Plutonium

The Science Associated with nuclear power and national security, plutonium (Pu) has some of the most complicated chemistry on the periodic table. For the first...
plasma

Extreme-Scale Code Models Extremely Hot Plasma to Explain Spontaneous Transition

The Science Running the world’s largest magnetic fusion experiment known as ITER, currently under construction in France, which aims to prove the feasibility of fusion...
metal-organic framework

Creating a Molecular Super Sponge, from the Ground Up

The Science Mother Nature does it every day, but building complex materials from the bottom-up using only simple building blocks is incredibly difficult in the...
bacteria

Bacteria Stab Amoebae with Daggers

Bacteria have to watch out for amoeba. Hungry amoebae hunt them: they catch them with their pseudopodia and then absorb and digest them. However, some...
membranes

A Traffic Cop for Molecules

The Science Whether making a plastic coating or fuel, saving energy reduces costs. A vital target for cost savings is separating chemicals that are slightly...
virus’s genomevideo

Researchers Create Molecular Movie of Virus Preparing to Infect Healthy Cells

A research team has created for the first time a movie with nanoscale resolution of the three-dimensional changes a virus undergoes as it prepares...
mitochondria

A Map of the Cell’s Power Station

Mitochondria are the cell's power stations; they transform the energy stored in nutrients so that cells can use it. If this function is disturbed,...
brain development

Scientists Give Star Treatment to Lesser-known Cells Crucial for Brain Development

After decades of relative neglect, star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes are finally getting their due. To gather insight into a critical aspect of brain...
cancers

Scientists Develop Blood Test That Spots Tumor-Derived DNA in People With...

In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed...
Supercomputer

Launching a Supercomputer: How to Set Up Some of the World’s...

As you walk out of an electronics store clutching the cardboard box with your new computer, you dream of all of the cool things...
sensory neurons

NIH Study Uncovers Specialized Mouse Neurons That Play a Unique Role...

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have identified a class of sensory neurons (nerve cells that electrically send and receive messages between the...
neurological disease

Scientists Use Magnetic Fields to Remotely Stimulate Brain — and Control...

Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing control of...
quadrocopters

Unmanned Flying Wing Successfully Tested

Small quadrocopters deliver packages door to door, air taxis carry their passengers through the city: In the future Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be...