Sunday, April 21, 2019
magnets

Lasers Make Magnets Behave like Fluids

For years, researchers have pursued a strange phenomenon: When you hit an ultra-thin magnet with a laser, it abruptly de-magnetizes. Imagine the magnet...
antibiotics

Bacteria Bide Their Time When Antibiotics Attack

If an antibiotic doesn’t kill all the bacteria that infects a patient, the surviving bugs may be particularly adept at timing their...
earthquake

Fibre Optics as an Earthquake Sensor

ETH experts in earth sciences and engineering geology have tested out a new method on the Rhone glacier that will allow detailed...

Robotic technology

Robotic Technology for Very High Precision

Whilst robot-assisted surgery is far from being the standard in today’s hospitals, it is increasingly considered a sign of quality in modern...

microplastic fibres

Natural Fibres Really Better for the Environment Than Microplastic Fibres

Researchers from the University of Nottingham have found a much higher percentage of ‘natural’ fibres than microplastic fibres in freshwater and atmospheric...
fire-retardant sensors

Scientists Create Fire-Retardant Sensors for Safety Gear in Harsh Environments

Imagine a device that could stand up to even the most intense fires so that it could automatically signal others when a...
tinnitus

New Trial to Investigate How Tinnitus Can Affect Concentration

Hearing experts are calling for volunteers to take part in new research to investigate how tinnitus – often referred to as ringing...
HIV/AIDS

AIDS-Immunocompromised Populations See More Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

Populations with a high prevalence of AIDS-immunocompromised people are more likely to see the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, according to a...
carbon dioxide

Oceans Are Buffering the World from Full Impact of Human-Produced CO2

The world’s oceans are helping to combat global warming. An international team of scientists, including University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Professor of Oceanography Christopher Sabine at the School of Ocean...
video

Breeding Baby Corals for Warmer Seas

A unique collection of baby corals has just begun to grow under the waves of the Coral Sea. Hoping...
Termitesvideo

X-Rays Reveal Secrets of Termites’ Self-Cooling, Self-Draining Skyscrapers

Many species of termite, whose societies are built on hierarchies of kings, queens, workers, and soldiers, live in towering nests that are...
hearing aids

New Computer Model Ensures Faster Development of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are becoming ever smaller. The smallest models are positioned completely inside the ear and are so small that they can...
depression

Website Puts Fears About Depression Genes into Perspective

A new interactive website launched by UNSW mental health researchers allows people with a family history of major depressive or bipolar disorder...

Smarter Charging Is Key to Electromobility

Smarter charging
For electric vehicles to be implemented on a large ​scale, smart solutions for charging are required. Currently, development of digital systems is...

Solar Evaporator Offers a Fresh Route to Fresh Water

Solar evaporator
About a billion people around the world lack access to safe drinking water. Desalinating salty water into drinkable water can help to...

Untangling Methane Sources

Methane
With natural gas booming across the Front Range, drilling rigs may operate within feet from cattle farms. That shared land use can...