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plant diseases

Molecule Used as a Mucolytic Fights Bacterial Diseases in Agricultural Crops

Growers of oranges in São Paulo’s northeast and olives in Italy face a common challenge. A bacterium known as Xylella fastidiosa, which causes several plant...
quantum physics

SUSU Scientists Study Light to Create Technologies of the Future

Scientists of the Faculty of Physics of the SUSU Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics predict new optical effects in light beams which in perspective will...
plasma wave

Electrons Ride Plasma Wave

There is a good chance that soon a new door will open to physicists, offering them new insights into the mysteries of the universe....
X-ray laser

First Published Results from New X-Ray Laser

With the publication of the first experimental measurements performed at the facility, the European X-ray Free-Electron Laser (EuXFEL) has passed another critical milestone since...
Preclinical Data for ARQ 531

ArQule Announces Publication of Preclinical Data for ARQ 531, a Reversible...

ArQule, Inc. today announced the publication of preclinical study data for ARQ 531, the Company’s rationally-designed, reversible inhibitor of both wild type and C481S-mutant...
global warmingvideo

Blocking Sunlight to Cool Earth Won’t Reduce Crop Damage from Global...

Injecting particles into the atmosphere to cool the planet and counter the warming effects of climate change would do nothing to offset the crop...
Molecular Movievideo

Scientists Make the First Molecular Movie of One of Nature’s Most...

Scientists have made the first molecular movie of the instant when light hits a sensor that's widely used in nature for probing the environment...
earth system

Better Be Safe Than Sorry: Economic Optimization Risks Tipping of Important...

“We find that the concept of optimization of economic welfare might in some cases be neither sustainable nor safe for governing modern environmental change,”...
quantum bits

Quantum Transfer at the Push of a Button

In the new quantum information technologies, fragile quantum states have to be transferred between distant quantum bits. Researchers at ETH have now realized such...
micronutrients

Transporting Micronutrients More Efficiently

A team of researchers led by Navreet Bhullar from the Institute of Molecular Plant Biology at ETH Zurich has genetically modified one of the...
Oriental latrine blowflyvideo

Blowfly Uses Saliva to Keep Cool

On warm days the Oriental latrine blowfly (Chrysomya megacephala) keeps cool by moving a droplet of saliva repeatedly in and out of its buccal...
metallic glass

Artificial Intelligence Accelerates Discovery of Metallic Glass

If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms...
demixing behaviour

Physicists at FAU Demonstrate Demixing Behaviour of Rotating Particles

Physicists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf have demonstrated that demixing occurs in systems made up of macroscopic particles rotating in opposite directions...
Photonic Hook

Scientists Invent Method of Catching Bacteria with ‘Photonic Hook’

An international team of physicists has discovered a new type of curved light beams, dubbed a “photonic hook”. Photonic hooks are unique, as their...
plant cells

A Jigsaw Puzzle of Plant Cells

Plant cells are under tremendous pressure. To prevent themselves from bursting, plants had to come up with something unique: According to scientists from the...
multiple sclerosis

Potential New Approach to the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

A prospective new method of treating patients with multiple sclerosis has been proposed by researchers of the Mainz University Medical Center working in cooperation...
Promising Technologies

Flights Show Promising Technologies from Industry and Academic Partnerships

Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) completed a series of parabolic flights, testing payloads from academic and commercial organizations in November 2017. The technologies ranged from...
high-salt diet

Hold the Salt: Gut Reaction May Impair the Brains of Mice

We are often warned of the dangers of high levels of salt in our diet, yet the risks of salt consumption and the effects...
tiny crystals

UT Dallas Scientists Study the Powers of Tiny Crystals

When it comes to the way scientists react to their discoveries, “That’s interesting” falls somewhere between “Eureka!” and “Uh-oh.” “Interesting” is just what Dr. Jeremiah...
brainvideo

Recording a Thought’s Fleeting Trip Through the Brain

UC Berkeley neuroscientists have tracked the progress of a thought through the brain, showing clearly how the prefrontal cortex at the front of the...