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magnetic fields

The Biermann Battery Effect: Spontaneous Generation of Magnetic Fields and Their...

The ScienceWhen hot, ionized gases known as plasmas in the interstellar media collide, the electron density and temperature...
Immunotherapy

Scientific Breakthrough: Promising New Target for Immunotherapy

Following the 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine, global attention is now more than ever turned toward the promise of immunotherapy in oncology. An international...
quantum computer

Berkeley Computer Theorists Show Path to Verifying That Quantum Beats Classical

Quantum supremacy is the term that describes a quantum computer’s ability to solve a computational task that would be prohibitively difficult for any classical...
unnoticed infections

Unseen Infections Harming World’s Children, New Research Reveals

Children around the world are suffering from unnoticed infections that are stunting their growth and mental development, new research from an international coalition of...
Strontium-hardystonite-Gahnite

Can Skippy Disrupt the Sports Injury Repair Market?

The University of Sydney and three industry partners plan to disrupt the billion-dollar ligament-replacement market with new and uniquely Australian materials.The announcement comes in...
plasma

Simulations of Magnetically Confined Plasmas Reveal a Self-Regulating Stabilizing Mechanism

The ScienceThe hot ionized gas called a plasma is confined in a bagel-shaped tokamak by a strong magnetic field, part of which is generated...
Superconducting Crystals

Scientists Pinpoint Energy Flowing Through Vibrations in Superconducting Crystals

Manipulating the flow of energy through superconductors could radically transform technology, perhaps leading to applications such as ultra-fast, highly efficient quantum computers. But these...
Fluorescent dye

Fluorescent Dye Could Enable Sharper Biological Imaging

Fluorescence imaging is widely used for visualizing biological tissues such as the back of the eye, where signs of macular degeneration can be detected....
graphene

Light May Unlock a New Quantum Dance for Electrons in Graphene

A team of researchers has devised a simple way to tune a hallmark quantum effect in graphene—the material formed from a single layer of...
graphene

Graphene Flexes Its Muscle

The ScienceGas pressure was applied to a crumpled graphene membrane to cause it to bulge and stiffen. The result? The gas pressure revealed that...
immune system

Fast Food Makes the Immune System More Aggressive in the Long...

The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent...
nanotube fibersvideo

Nanotube Fibers in a Jiffy

The terms “handmade” and “high tech” are not commonly found in the same sentence, but they both apply to a Rice University method to...
human musclevideo

Engineers Grow Functioning Human Muscle from Skin Cells

Biomedical engineers have grown the first functioning human skeletal muscle from induced pluripotent stem cells.The advance builds on work published in 2015 when researchers...
Mud Crabsvideo

‘Hide or Get Eaten,’ Urine Chemicals Tell Mud Crabs

Psssst, mud crabs, time to hide because blue crabs are coming to eat you! That’s the warning the prey get from the predators’ urine...
spinvideo

Surprising Result Shocks Scientists Studying Spin

Imagine playing a game of billiards, putting a bit of counter-clockwise spin on the cue ball and watching it deflect to the right as...
nanofiber

Ultrafine Fibers Have Exceptional Strength

Researchers at MIT have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibers — whose diameter is measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter...
solar window

Tweaking Quantum Dots Powers-Up Double-Pane Solar Windows

Using two types of “designer” quantum dots, researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation...
Ultrasonic Therapyvideo

A Safer Route to Ultrasonic Therapy

Researchers at Duke University have discovered a way to enhance the effectiveness and safety of sonogenetics or ultrasonic modulation, emerging techniques that use sound...
hairloss

Study Shows Increased Risk of Uterine Fibroids in African-American Women With...

In a study of medical records gathered on hundreds of thousands of African-American women, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have evidence that women with...
ecological hypothesis

A Classic Darwinian Ecological Hypothesis Holds up—with a Twist

A long-held hypothesis about the factors that govern species ranges largely holds true, but may be the result of a previously underappreciated ecological mechanism,...