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polymer nanofibers

New Materials: Growing Polymer Pelts

Polymer pelts made of the finest of fibers are suitable for many different applications, from coatings that adhere well and are easy to remove...
pressure-sensitive adhesives

Turning Wood Scraps into Tape

The ScienceScientists have developed a novel process that converts lignin—a substance that paper manufacturers typically burn or throw away—into high-performance pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs). How?...
nuclear waste

Opening Access to Explore the Synthetic Chemistry of Neptunium

The ScienceLeftovers from nuclear reactors contain the element neptunium. To safely store the waste, scientists need to know more about how to control neptunium’s...
Artificial Intelligence supercomputer

Leading-Edge AI Computing System Now at Home with Brookhaven Lab’s Computational...

The Computational Science Initiative (CSI) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory now hosts one of the newest computing systems aimed at...
Heavy Elements

Very Heavy Elements Deliver More Electrons

The ScienceActinides, a series of 15 radioactive elements, are vital to medicine, energy, and national defense. Scientists examined two exceedingly rare actinides, berkelium and...
Tiny crustacean

Tiny Crustacean Had a Heart More Than 400 Million Years Ago

The fossil is a new species of ostracod, a relative of crabs and shrimps, and is just a few millimetres long.Exceptional preservationThis particular fossil...
Parkinson’s diseasevideo

Singing May Reduce Stress, Improve Motor Function for People with Parkinson’s...

Singing may provide benefits beyond improving respiratory and swallow control in people with Parkinson’s disease, according to new data from Iowa State University researchers.The...
MicroED

Structure-ID Technique Could Shift Chemistry to Warp Speed

Work that previously could have taken chemists months can now be done in minutes.Using a technique called microcrystal electron diffraction, or MicroED, scientists need...
Wild orangutan

Wild Orangutan Mothers Speak up to Defend Kids

A team of scientists, led by the University of St Andrews, has shown that wild orangutan mothers utilise a unique vocal phenomenon to warn their...
quantum science

Quantum Science Turns Social

In a future characterized by algorithms with ever increasing computational power, it becomes essential to understand the difference between human and machine intelligence. This...
Nanotubes

Nanotubes Built from Protein Crystals: Breakthrough in Biomolecular Engineering

Researchers at Tokyo Tech have succeeded in constructing protein nanotubes from tiny scaffolds made by cross-linking of engineered protein crystals. The achievement could accelerate...
quantum information

A Two-Atom Quantum Duet

Researchers at the Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) achieved a major breakthrough in shielding the quantum properties of single...
Nonlinear Optics

Physicists Discover New Way of Resonance Tuning for Nonlinear Optics

A research team from ITMO University and the Australian National University has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking...
catalysts

Replicating Surfaces, in Extreme Detail

Yale researchers have developed a procedure that can replicate surface structures at the atomic scale - a breakthrough that could lead to better catalysts,...
machine learning

Machine Learning Tool Can Predict Viral Reservoirs in the Animal Kingdom

Many deadly and newly emerging viruses like Ebola and Zika circulate in wild animal and insect communities long before spreading to humans and causing...
wearable bioreactor

Regeneration Science Takes a Leap Forward

Researchers led by Tufts University biologists and engineers have found that delivering progesterone to an amputation injury site can induce the regeneration of limbs...
Phthalates

UCSC Chemists Develop Safe Alternatives to Phthalates Used in Plastics

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed safer alternatives to the phthalate plasticizers used to enhance the suppleness, flexibility, and longevity of plastics.The problem...
batteries

Extending the Life of Low-Cost, Compact, Lightweight Batteries

Metal-air batteries are one of the lightest and most compact types of batteries available, but they can have a major limitation: When not in...
biorefineries

Diverse Biofeedstocks Have High Ethanol Yields and Offer Biorefineries Flexibility

The ScienceBiorefineries are picky eaters. They only consume one or two types of plant matter. Researchers processed and experimentally measured ethanol production from five...
graphene

Graphene on the Way to Superconductivity

Pure carbon is made up of materials as diverse as diamond, graphite or graphene. In graphene, the carbon atoms form a two-dimensional net with hexagonal...