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Using an ultra fast-scanning atomic force microscope, a team of researchers from the University of Basel has filmed “living” nuclear pore complexes at work for the first time. Nuclear pores are molecular machines that control the traffic entering or exiting the cell nucleus. In their article published in Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers explain how the passage of unwanted molecules is prevented by rapidly moving molecular “tentacles” inside the pore.
Using high-speed AFM, Roderick Lim, Argovia Professor at the Biozentrum and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute of the University of Basel, has not only directly...
Scientists from the Light-Matter Interactions Unit, led by Professor Síle Nic Chormaic at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), have developed a new technique to fabricate glass microlasers and tune them using compressed air. The new technique, published in Scientific Reports, could pave the way for the simple serial production of glass microlasers and could be used in a wide range of applications, such as optical communications, chemical or biosensing.
Microlasers are tiny optical devices a few tens of micrometres in diameter that are able to create intense light with only one colour or wavelength. OIST...04.05.2016 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Researchers make ultra-low-cost, easy to fabricate 'lasing capsules' with an inkjet printer
Since lasers were invented more than 50 years ago, they have transformed a diverse swath of technology -- from CD players to surgical instruments.04.05.2016 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
"Vortex" is a common phenomenon in nature from tornado to turbulence, for example turbulence is a vortex buildup process (Figure 1). Investigators have realized that turbulence is not a purely stochastic process, but a process with coherent vortical structures which play a decisive role in fluid dynamics and energy transport. Therefore, accurate visualization of vortices from huge amount of data obtained by experiments and numerical simulations becomes a key issue to solve the turbulence which is a century-long scientific problem. A new vortex identification method called method, which has been published in Science China: Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, would be greatly helpful to advance turbulence related researches.
The paper titled as "new omega vortex identification method" has been published on volume (59)2016 by Science China: Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy. The...04.05.2016 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Eindhoven researchers calculate the aerodynamic benefits cyclists gain from motorcycles
Research at TU Eindhoven, KU Leuven and the University of Liege has shown how a motorcyclist riding right behind a racing cyclist can reduce the air resistance...04.05.2016 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have challenged understanding of a key element in fusion plasmas. At issue has been an accurate prediction of the size of the "bootstrap current" -- a self-generating electric current -- and an understanding of what carries the current at the edge of plasmas in doughnut-shaped facilities called tokamaks. This bootstrap-generated current combines with the current in the core of the plasma to produce a magnetic field to hold the hot gas together during experiments, and can produce stability at the edge of the plasma.
The recent work, published in the April issue of the journal Physics of Plasmas, focuses on the region at the edge in which the temperature and density drop...04.05.2016 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Earlier this year scientists presented evidence for Planet Nine, a Neptune-mass planet in an elliptical orbit 10 times farther from our Sun than Pluto. Since then theorists have puzzled over how this planet could end up in such a distant orbit.
New research by astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) examines a number of scenarios and finds that most of them have low...04.05.2016 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
With documented public water problems in Flint, Mich., and Hoosick Falls, N.Y., caused by corrosion, understanding how copper is affected at the atomic level is critical to avoiding problems in future pipes. Corrosion-related damage costs more than three percent of the United States' Gross Domestic Product (about $503.1 billion, going by 2013 numbers).
Using state-of-the-art in situ microscopy techniques, scientists at Binghamton University were able to watch the oxidation of copper -- the primary building...04.05.2016 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Aging takes its toll on the brain, and the cells of the hippocampus--a brain region with circuitry crucial to learning and memory--are particularly vulnerable to changes that can lead to Alzheimer's disease or cognitive decline. With the hope of counteracting the changes that can lead to these two conditions, researchers at Rockefeller University and their colleagues have begun examining the effects of a drug known to affect this circuitry.
HZI researchers examine the way in which epithelial cells react to the flu virus in the lungs
Every year, we see new flu epidemics all over the world, which vary greatly in terms of their magnitude. Once it has entered the body, the influenza virus...04.05.2016 | Life Sciences | Read more
A new way to study large-scale forest response to climate change
Just as a person's skin indicates if s/he has a healthy diet, colored satellite images of forests in the Smithsonian's Forest Global Earth Observatory...04.05.2016 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Researchers have shown how controlling cholesterol metabolism in pancreatic cancer cells reduces metastasis, pointing to a potential new treatment using drugs previously developed for atherosclerosis.
"We show for the first time that if you control the cholesterol metabolism you could reduce pancreatic cancer spread to other organs," said Ji-Xin Cheng, a...04.05.2016 | Health and Medicine | Read more
MPQ scientists take an important step towards a logical quantum gate for photons.
Scientists from all over the world are working on concepts for future quantum computers and their experimental realization. Commonly, a typical quantum...03.05.2016 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
A study performed at IRB Barcelona offers an explanation as to why the genetic code, the dictionary used by organisms to translate genes into protein, stopped growing 3,000 million years ago.
Nature is constantly evolving--its limits determined only by variations that threaten the viability of species. Research into the origin and expansion of the...03.05.2016 | Life Sciences | Read more
Researchers at Tohoku University are developing a method to improve the aggressive intensity of cavitation without the need to increase the input power.
Cavitation - the formation, growth and subsequent collapse of microbubbles - produces high, localized energy which can be used in chemical processes for...03.05.2016 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
One thing is obvious: moth's eyes and snake's skin are entirely different. Researchers at Kiel University have taken a closer look, however, and have now brought the supposed 'apples and oranges' to a common denominator. They have opened up a completely new, comparative view of biological surfaces using a newly developed method, and have thus come closer to the solution of how these surfaces work. Dr. Alexander Kovalev, Dr. Alexander Filippov and Professor Stanislav Gorb from the Zoological Institute at Kiel University have published their findings in the current edition of the scientific journal "Applied Physics A“.
One surface demonstrates reduced light reflection, the other is water repellent and resistant to abrasion. Surfaces in the animal world are evolved to adapt to...03.05.2016 | Life Sciences | Read more
An international team of researchers monitors the steps of a chemical reaction mediated by a metallic surface
To be able to follow and directly visualize how the structure of molecules changes when they undergo complex chemical transformations has been a long-standing...03.05.2016 | Life Sciences | Read more
A clean, climate-friendly energy source that is virtually inexhaustible: This is the promise artificial photosynthesis holds. Chemists from the University of Würzburg have now got one step closer to reaching this goal. The scientists present their work in the journal Nature Chemistry.
Nature shows how to do it: Photosynthesis is a process used by plants to create energy-rich organic compounds, usually in the form of carbohydrates, and oxygen...03.05.2016 | Life Sciences | Read more
Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have developed a new method that has enabled them to image magnetic fields on the nanometer scale at temperatures close to absolute zero for the first time. They used spins in special diamonds as quantum sensors in a new kind of microscope to generate images of magnetic fields in superconductors with unrivalled precision. In this way the researchers were able to perform measurements that permit new insights in solid state physics, as they report in “Nature Nanotechnology”.
Researchers in the group led by the Georg-H. Endress Professor Patrick Maletinsky have been conducting research into so-called nitrogen-vacancy centers (NV...03.05.2016 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Land water, including groundwater extraction, contributes far less to sea level rise than previously thought, according to a new study.
Groundwater extraction and other land water contribute about three times less to sea level rise than previous estimates, according to a new study published in...03.05.2016 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Predictions from quantum physics have been confirmed by countless experiments, but no one has yet detected the quantum physical effect of entanglement directly with the naked eye. This should now be possible thanks to an experiment proposed by a team around a theoretical physicist at the University of Basel. The experiment might pave the way for new applications in quantum physics.
Quantum physics is more than 100 years old, but even today is still sometimes met with wonderment. This applies, for example, to entanglement, a quantum...03.05.2016 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
With car engines, when heating homes and in industrial processes, part of the energy used is emitted as heat to the surroundings. Thermoelectric generators, however, are able to exploit this energy reservoir, which has previously been largely untapped. Across 24 pages, the new BINE Themeninfo brochure entitled "Thermoelectrics: power from waste heat" (I/2016) presents the technical principles, ongoing research projects and promising application areas.
Thermoelectric generators can utilise the smallest temperature differences03.05.2016 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
Researchers from Hong Kong and the U.S. have developed a new statistical and mapping method that could help identify drug targets for treating leukaemia.
In chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML), too many stem cells in the bone marrow are transformed into a type of white blood cell called granulocytes, making less...02.05.2016 | Life Sciences | Read more
The fabrication of a prototype tissue having functional properties close to the natural ones is crucial for effective transplantation. Tissue engineering scaffolds are typically used as supports which allow cells to form tissue-like structures essentially required for the correct functioning of the cells under the conditions close to the three-dimensional tissue.
Scientists of Bionanotechnology Lab, Kazan Federal University, combined three biopolymers, chitosan and agarose (polysaccharides), and a protein gelatine, as...02.05.2016 | Materials Sciences | Read more
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