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For the first time, a team of researchers at the Max-Planck Institute (MPI) for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany, has succeeded in making an integrated circuit (IC) from just a monolayer of a semiconducting polymer via a bottom-up, self-assembly approach.
In the self-assembly process, the semiconducting polymer arranges itself into an ordered monolayer in a transistor. The transistors are binary switches used...
Regulating the lipid and physical asymmetry of a cell's membrane is critical to immune cell function, and researchers have now shown that by preventing loss of membrane asymmetry it's possible to control the immune response.
A cell's membrane is its natural barrier between the inside of a cell and the outside world -- composed of a double layer (bilayer) of lipids (such as fats,...20.02.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
An MRI breast imaging technique that requires no contrast agent, combined with sophisticated data analysis, could reduce the number of unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a new study appearing online in the journal Radiology.
Breast MRI currently is used to screen women at high risk of breast cancer and as a diagnostic adjunct to mammography. The examination relies on...20.02.2018 | Medical Engineering | Read more
Researchers at the Center for Quantum Nanoscience within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) have made a major breakthrough in controlling the quantum properties of single atoms. In an international collaboration with IBM Research in San Jose, USA, using advanced and novel techniques, QNS scientists identified which mechanisms destroy the quantum properties of individual atoms by manipulating the magnetic state of a single iron atom on a thin insulator. Using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope, which utilizes an atomically sharp metal tip, they were able to precisely image individual iron atoms and measure and control the time that the iron atom can maintain its quantum behavior.
Their findings, published in the journal Science Advances, show that the loss in quantum state superposition is mainly caused by nearby electrons that the...20.02.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a printing technique using cells and molecules normally found in natural tissues to create constructs that resemble biological structures.
These structures are embedded in an ink which is similar to their native environment and opens the possibility to make them behave as they would in the body.20.02.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have developed a new direct, precise test of Lithium-ion batteries’ internal temperatures and their electrodes potentials and found that the batteries can be safely charged up to five times faster than the current recommended charging limits.
The new technology works in-situ during a battery's normal operation without impeding its performance and it has been tested on standard commercially available...20.02.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
The thermoelectric effect is nothing new - it was discovered almost 200 years ago by Thomas J. Seebeck. If two different metals are brought together, then an electrical voltage can develop if one metal is warmer than the other. This effect allows residual heat to be partially converted into electrical energy. Residual heat is a by-product of almost all technological and natural processes, such as in power plants and every household appliance, and the human body as well. It is one of the largest underutilised energy sources in the world - and usually goes completely unused.
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Dumbo octopuses live at a depth of thousands of meters in the oceans. A rare spectacle now provides further insight into this extraordinary habitat: a US scientist filmed a dumbo octopus measuring just a few centimeters hatching from its egg. Based on these video recordings and MRI scans of the internal organs, researchers from the Delaware Museum of Natural History, the University of Bonn, the University Hospital Münster, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution were able to document a surprising similarity of the hatchling with adult animals. The find is now being presented in “Current Biology”.
The remotely operated vehicle surfaces again, and this time it has brought up a cold-water coral from a depth of almost 2,000 meters (ca. 6,600 feet). On board...20.02.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Researchers have unlocked the genetic code behind some of the brightest and most vibrant colours in nature. The paper, published in the journal PNAS, is the first study of the genetics of structural colour - as seen in butterfly wings and peacock feathers - and paves the way for genetic research in a variety of structurally coloured organisms.
The study is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and Dutch company Hoekmine BV and shows how genetics can change the colour, and appearance, of...20.02.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Many chemical processes run so fast that they are only roughly understood. To clarify these processes, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed a methodology with a resolution of quintillionths of a second. The new technology stands to help better understand processes like photosynthesis and develop faster computer chips.
An important intermediary step in many chemical processes is ionization. A typical example of this is photosynthesis. The reactions take only a few...20.02.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has used data mining and computational tools to discover a new phosphor material for white LEDs that is inexpensive and easy to make. Researchers built prototype white LED light bulbs using the new phosphor. The prototypes exhibited better color quality than many commercial LEDs currently on the market.
Researchers published the new phosphor on Feb. 19 in the journal Joule.
Phosphors, which are substances that emit light, are one of the key ingredients to make white LEDs. They are crystalline powders that absorb energy from blue...20.02.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
A single molecule can behave as the smallest electronic component of an electronic system. With this premise in mind, researchers in the field of molecular electronics have endeavoured in the last years to develop new approaches that bring closer the long-awaited objective of using molecules as electronic logic components.
And one of the most recent steps forward is appearing today on peer-reviewed journal Science Advances, as a result of a new collaboration between physicists...19.02.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Materials scientists from Jena (Germany) create innovative nanomaterial from natural substances
Be it in spider silk, wood, the spaces between body cells, in tendons, or as a natural sealant for small wounds: protein fibres are found virtually everywhere...19.02.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
A critically important intercellular communication system is found to encode and transmit more messages than previously thought.
Multicellular organisms like ourselves depend on a constant flow of information between cells, coordinating their activities in order to proliferate and...19.02.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
At Mobile World Congress 2018, Fraunhofer HHI presents the latest developments in Virtual Reality (VR) video streaming and wireless communications at Fraunhofer Booth G31, Hall 7.
5G: mobile networks of the next Generation19.02.2018 | Trade Fair News | Read more
Device displays electrocardiogram recorded by skin sensor, holds promise for home healthcare applications
A new ultrathin, elastic display that fits snugly on the skin can show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram recorded by a breathable, on-skin electrode...19.02.2018 | Information Technology | Read more
How do fish end up in isolated bodies of water when they can’t swim there themselves? For centuries, researchers have assumed that water birds transfer fish eggs into these waters – however, a systematic literature review by researchers at the University of Basel has shown that there is no evidence of this to date.
Small lakes with a surface area of less than 100 m2 represent the majority of global freshwater ecosystems. Many of these lakes are found in remote, often...19.02.2018 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation | Read more
Researchers at UC San Francisco uncover the architecture of the spindle pole body in yeast.
Cell division is an intricately choreographed ballet of proteins and molecules that divide the cell. During mitosis, microtubule-organizing centers (MTOCs)...19.02.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
They have probably succeeded in creating a topological superconductor
With their insensitivity to decoherence what are known as Majorana particles could become stable building blocks of a quantum computer. The problem is that...19.02.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson's disease.
The international team, led by the University of Cambridge, found that calcium can mediate the interaction between small membranous structures inside nerve...19.02.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
When to model nature in engineering and when perhaps not to: AAAS annual meeting presentation
Bees? Great. Ants? Hit or miss. Slime mold amoebas? Fail. Though nature offers excellent design inspirations in some information technology systems, in other...19.02.2018 | Information Technology | Read more
Fraunhofer HHI has put into operation, after several years of development, a volumetric video studio. Since that time, three professional commissioned productions have already been carried out in this studio. The studio, serves primarily as an experimental laboratory with the purpose to further develop the basic technology of “3D Human Body Reconstruction (3D HBR)” – an innovative procedure that enables a realistic authentic 3D image of moving persons in virtual worlds. The commercial use of the developed technology is therefore to be taken over, in the short term, by VoluCap GmbH (Volumetric Capture Studio Babelsberg GmbH) in Potsdam-Babelsberg.
The necessity to relocate the commercial production to a company is due in particular to the rapid market development of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented...19.02.2018 | Information Technology | Read more
Plant cultivation and breeding was the foundation of humans’ sedentary lifestyle. But how did the human influence affect plants and their chemical constitution? Researchers from China, USA, Bulgaria and Germany, among them is Alisdair Fernie of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI-MP) in Potsdam, Germany, asked themselves this question and chose tomato for their detailed analyses. The aim of their work was to gain new insights into breeding and their consequences. The researchers analysed the metabolic constitution and the genetic background of the fruits. They published an overview about the human influence on the chemical composition of a crop for the first time.
Tomatoes and their wild relatives19.02.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
As we are approaching the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, a wide array of its signaling pathways has been defined. However, the initial step in insulin action, i.e. the engagement with its cell-surface receptor and the resulting conformational change, which propagates across the plasma membrane to the intracellular module, remains poorly understood. Addressing this problem, researchers from the Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden of the Helmholtz Zentrum München at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus of TU Dresden together with colleagues from Rockefeller University New York succeeded for the first time in the visualization of the insulin receptor activation.
Insulin exerts multiple effects on cellular metabolism and growth. The biological actions of insulin are mediated by a cell-surface receptor, called insulin...19.02.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
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