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terahertz radiation

Physicists Conduct Study of Terahertz Radiation in Liquids

Terahertz electromagnetic radiation can easily pass through most materials except metals and water. Today, it is widely used in security systems used to detect...
corneal transplants

Eye Discovery to Pave Way for More Successful Corneal Transplants

A team of eye specialists at the University of Nottingham has made another novel discovery that could help to improve the success of corneal...
heart functionvideo

Blood Flow in the Heart Revealed in a Flash

Researchers at Linköping University have for the first time been able to use information from computer tomography images to simulate the heart function of...
supercomputingvideo

Swimming in Schools Saves Energy

The schooling behaviour of fish fascinates engineers as much as biologists. Fish in schools swim in a flow environment full of mechanical energy generated...
Hunger Peptide

Your Brain Is Multitasking, Using a Hunger Peptide That Tells You...

USC study shows the brain’s plumbing system serves double duty, flushing waste and channeling a hunger molecule that tells you when you should eat.“People...
Atmospheric Whistles

Fusion Scientists Find Inspiration in Atmospheric Whistles

The ScienceThe challenge of fusion energy is often equated to capturing—and holding—lightning in a bottle. The analogy is apt. Lightning and a fusion energy...
aluminium batteries

A Step Towards Cheap Aluminium Batteries

Scientists from Maksym Kovalenko’s research group, which is based at both ETH Zurich and in Empa’s Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics, are researching and...
batteries

New Materials for Sustainable, Low-Cost Batteries

The energy transition depends on technologies that allow the inexpensive temporary storage of electricity from renewable sources. A promising new candidate is aluminium batteries,...
nanofluids

A Stopwatch for Nanofluids: NIST Files Provisional Patent for Measuring Nanoliter...

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has filed a provisional patent application for a microflow measurement system, about the size of a...
video

Soap Opera

A pool of red dye is suspended in a coaster-sized maze filled with milk. Then liquid soap is dropped in, causing the dye to...
earthquakes

Pressure Points for Human-Induced Earthquakes

Observations of induced earthquakes inspired KAUST researchers to develop a physics-based rupture model to determine the conditions most likely to cause large earthquakes. Potentially...
heart attack

Localized Cooling of the Heart Limits Damage Caused by a Heart...

The innovative new procedure was co-developed with scientists of the university in Eindhoven and the company LifeTec Group, a university spin-off. A sports collision“We have...
electronic pills

Electronic Pills of the Future

For centuries, medicine has been taking the same approach to treatments: when we feel ill, we go to the doctor, who then prescribes us...
fur seal

Veterinary Surgeons Perform First-Known Brain Surgery to Treat Hydrocephalus in Fur...

A neurosurgical team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has successfully performed what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind brain surgery...
earthquake

Modeling the Effects of Wastewater Injection

In work that offers insight into the magnitude of the hazards posed by earthquake faults in general, seismologists have developed a model to determine...
hydrocephalus

Two Surgical Approaches Equal in Treating Infection-Caused Hydrocephalus

Implanting a shunt or endoscopically reducing intracranial pressure and reducing fluid production are equally effective in treating infants with hydrocephalus caused by brain infections,...
nanotubesvideo

Nanotubes Go with the Flow to Penetrate Brain Tissue

Rice University researchers have invented a device that uses fast-moving fluids to insert flexible, conductive carbon nanotube fibers into the brain, where they can...
birdsvideo

Birds Learn from Each Other’s ‘Disgust’, Enabling Insects to Evolve Bright...

We suspect our findings apply over a wide range of predators and prey. Social information may have evolutionary consequences right across ecological communitiesRose ThorogoodMany...
Huntington’s disease

Drug Lowers Deadly Huntington’s Disease Protein

The first drug targeting the cause of Huntington’s disease was safe and well-tolerated in its first human trial led by UCL scientists. It successfully...
Electromagnetic Water Cloak

Electromagnetic Water Cloak Eliminates Drag and Wake

Researchers have developed a water cloaking concept based on electromagnetic forces that could eliminate an object’s wake, greatly reducing its drag while simultaneously helping...