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Animal photoreceptors capture light with photopigments. Researchers from the University of Göttingen have now discovered that these photopigments fulfill an...
Climate models need to take into account the interaction between methane, the Arctic Ocean and ice
On the seafloor of the shallow coastal regions north of Siberia, microorganisms produce methane when they break down plant remains. If this greenhouse gas...16.03.2018 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Our health, safety, and well-being depend on how well we know the chemicals that surround us, and the development of new laser sources will now make it possible to identify chemicals with greater sensitivity
Chemical compounds all carry distinctive absorption "fingerprints" within the mid-infrared spectral region of 2 to 12 microns. This offers an opportunity to...16.03.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Precise methods of DNA 'packing' may affect gene expression
Scientists discovered another key to how DNA forms loops and wraps inside the cell nucleus -- a precise method of "packing" that may affect gene expression.16.03.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI developed a distributed superchannel aggregation scheme to demonstrate ultra-wideband single-photodiode reception based on inherently polarization-aligned Kramers-Kronig (KK) carrier generation at the receiver. For optimized conditions, a record net capacity of 400 Gb/s was achieved using a distributedly aggregated superchannel of 3×33 GBd 32QAM sub-carriers.
The need to establish and implement high capacity, simplified and cost-effective direct-detection (DD) schemes for short reach systems, such as data center...16.03.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Designing scramjets with extremely high-speed propulsion just got easier: Numerical simulations show the effects of shockwaves on fluid vortices and detail the complex wave forms and chemical reactions in shocked fuel.
In a jet engine, the flow of air is slowed down to increase the temperature and pressure for combustion -- burning fuel with the right ratio of fuel and air to...16.03.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Long-term collaboration results of researchers from the Lobachevsky University of Nizhny Novgorod, the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Chalmers University of Technology
To achieve breakthrough research results in various fields of modern science, it is vital to develop successful interdisciplinary collaborations. Long-term...16.03.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
DarkSide-50 experiment reveals liquid argon is key technology
University of Houston scientists are helping to develop a technology that could hold the key to unraveling one of the great mysteries of science: what...16.03.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Like an island nation, the nucleus of a cell has a transportation problem. Evolution has enclosed it with a double membrane, the nuclear envelope, which protects DNA but also cuts it off from the rest of the cell. Nature's solution is a massive--by molecular standards--cylindrical configuration known as the nuclear pore complex, through which imports and exports travel, connecting the bulk of the cell with its headquarters.
In research described March 14 in Nature, scientists at Rockefeller University and their colleagues have delineated the architecture of the nuclear pore...16.03.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Compact sensor would be useful for biomedical, chemical and food safety applications
Researchers have developed a new flexible sensor with high sensitivity that is designed to perform variety of chemical and biological analyses in very small...16.03.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Controlling nano surface roughness of porous silicon
A research team from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Waseda University have successfully produced high-quality thin film monocrystalline silicon...16.03.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
Gene therapy of haematopoietic stem cells aims at a life-long therapeutically effective correction of these cells in humans with particular genetic disorders. This therapeutic approach has proved to be effective in clinical trials while the risk of leukaemia development as a side-effect of the therapy must be kept as low as possible. In an international research network, researchers of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut have developed a method using "jumping genes" (transposons) to transfer genes efficiently and to anchor them in the genome of the modified cells. Molecular Therapy reports on the results.
In gene therapy of certain congenital disorders, the therapeutic gene is transferred into the target cells using particular transport vehicles, also known as...16.03.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Many tame domesticated animals have a different appearance compared to their relatives in the wild, for example white patches in their fur or shorter snouts. UZH researchers have now for the first time shown that wild house mice develop the same visible changes – without selection, as a result of exposure to humans alone.
Dogs, cows, sheep, horses, pigs, and birds – over the past 15,000 years, our ancestors domesticated dozens of wild animals to keep them as farm animals or...16.03.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Researchers at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute made an important step toward deeper understanding of how malaria blood stage parasites turn the switch to become transmissible to other humans. This knowledge is fundamental for future research aiming to interrupt malaria transmission. The results will be published on Friday 16 March 2018 in the multidisciplinary journal Science.
Malaria parasites multiply asexually in the human bloodstream, thereby causing chronic infection and all the complications associated with this devastating...16.03.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Ion channels in interneurons are tuned for rapid and energy efficient signalling │Publication in Neuron
Theory and reality don’t always match completely. One contradiction, about how a type of neurons generates signals, was now resolved by researchers at the...16.03.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
A comprehensive resource reveals dynamics of 70 DNA repair proteins - a powerful platform for basic research and anticancer drug evaluation.
Throughout life, DNA is constantly being damaged by environmental and intrinsic factors and must be promptly repaired to prevent mutations, genomic...16.03.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Researchers have produced a "human scale" demonstration of a new phase of matter called quadrupole topological insulators that was recently predicted using theoretical physics. These are the first experimental findings to validate this theory.
The researchers report their findings in the journal Nature.
The team's work with QTIs was born out of the decade-old understanding of the properties of a class of materials called topological insulators. "TIs are...15.03.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
These nanostructures could open new prospects for the development of innovative devices thanks to quantum effects and unique magnetic properties
Tiny and very promising for possible applications in the field of nanoelectronics: they are the graphene nanoflakes studied by a SISSA's team and protagonists...15.03.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
With the increased significance of lithium-ion batteries, the pressure on the availabiltity of relevant ressources rises -- publication in Nature Reviews Materials
Lithium and cobalt are fundamental components of present lithium-ion batteries. Analysis by researchers at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) of the Karlsruhe...15.03.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Technology reliant on thin film materials has become ubiquitous in our everyday life. Control of the electronic properties of materials at the nanometer level is reflected in advances of computers, solar energy and batteries. The electronic behavior of thin films is heavily influenced by the contact with their surroundings, as exemplified by the recent discovery of 2D superconductivity at a thin film interface. However, information about how such entwined states come into existence is limited by the lack of tools capable of visualizing such buried interfaces.
The recent work of Dr. Kenneth Beyerlein, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Structure and Dynamics (MPSD) in Hamburg, provides a new approach to...15.03.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Seeking for low-dimensional boron allotropes has attracted considerable interest in the past decades and tremendous theoretical works predict the existence of monolayer boron. As boron has only three valence electrons, the electron deficiency makes a honeycomb lattice of boron energetically unstable. Instead, a triangular lattice with periodic holes was predicted to be more stable. In 2015, Prof. Wu has led a research team at Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and successfully synthesized 2D borophene sheet on silver surface, which is exhibiting the predicted triangular lattice with different arrangements of hexagonal holes.
An intriguing question is whether it is possible to prepare a borophene monolayer with a pure honeycomb lattice. Honeycomb borophene will naturally host Dirac...15.03.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Any resident of the Great Plains can attest to the massive scale of wind farms that increasingly dot the countryside. In the Midwest and elsewhere, wind energy accounts for an ever-bigger slice of U.S. energy production: In the past decade, $143 billion was invested into new wind projects, according to the American Wind Energy Association.
However, the boom in wind energy faces a hurdle -- how to effectively and cheaply store energy generated by turbines when the wind is blowing, but energy...15.03.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
Around 50% of people are infected with the gastric bacterium H. pylori, which can lead to gastric cancer. It usually persists life-long, despite a strong inflammatory defence reaction in the gastric mucosa. Persistence in the midst of acute inflammation is a highly unusual feat for a pathogen and the mechanism has so far remained elusive. Now researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin have shown that by extracting cholesterol from host cell membranes H. pylori prevents assembly of interferon receptors. Without this signalling pathway, the adaptive immune system cannot be summoned to infected cells, generating a “micro-niche” where the bacteria can survive.
While gastritis and gastric ulcer disease used to be put down to stress and dietary factors, it was discovered in the 1980s that the actual culprit is...15.03.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Record-setting efficiency for generation of neutrons
Nuclear fusion, the process that powers our sun, happens when nuclear reactions between light elements produce heavier ones. It's also happening - at a smaller...15.03.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
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