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On the way to an intelligent laboratory, physicists from Innsbruck and Vienna present an artificial agent that autonomously designs quantum experiments. In initial experiments, the system has independently (re)discovered experimental techniques that are nowadays standard in modern quantum optical laboratories. This shows how machines could play a more creative role in research in the future.
We carry smartphones in our pockets, the streets are dotted with semi-autonomous cars, but in the research laboratory experiments are still being designed by...
Inspired by biology, a PNNL-led team of scientists has created new tiny tubes that could help with water purification and tissue engineering studies
Materials scientists, led by a team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, designed a tiny tube that rolls up and zips closed.19.01.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Cancer metastasis, the migration of cells from a primary tumor to form distant tumors in the body, can be triggered by a chronic leakage of DNA within tumor cells, according to a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers.
How metastasis occurs has been one of the central mysteries of cancer biology. The findings, published Jan. 17 in Nature, appear to have partly solved this...19.01.2018 | Health and Medicine | Read more
Dust is everywhere -- not just in your attic or under your bed, but also in outer space
Dust is everywhere--not just in your attic or under your bed, but also in outer space. To astronomers, dust can be a nuisance by blocking the light of distant...19.01.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Technique could lead to new classes of materials that can bend light, such as for those used in cloaking devices
Northwestern University researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind technique for creating entirely new classes of optical materials and devices that could...19.01.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
When two maize inbred lines are crossed with each other, an interesting effect occurs: The hybrid offspring have a significantly higher yield than either of the two parent plants. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now investigated a number of genetically distinct hybrids. They showed that the offspring had many more active genes than the original parents. These results may help in the cultivation of even higher-yielding maize varieties.
Plant breeders have long known that crossbreeding of different inbred lines has a positive effect on the yield. However, the causes of this so-called...19.01.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
The proteins PCH1 and PCHL help plants adapt to their surroundings
Plants react sensitively to changes in their surroundings and possess the ability to adapt to them. They use the photoreceptor protein phytochrome B to see...19.01.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
The construction of a polymer from a chain of boron atoms is currently more science fiction than science – this is the dream of Würzburg Chemistry Professor Holger Braunschweig, who has just received a 1.5 million Euro grant to make boron polymers a reality.
Plastic bags from polyethylene, packaging from polystyrene, frying pans with Teflon coatings: everyday life is awash with polymers. Chemically, polymers are...18.01.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Columbia biomedical engineers design a new, biomaterials-based system that takes a soft approach to improving cell manufacturing and may bring new hope to cancer patients for T-cell therapy
T cells play a key role in the body's immune response against pathogens. As a new class of therapeutic approaches, T cells are being harnessed to fight cancer,...18.01.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Tübingen University geoscientists find traces of early oxygen-producing bacteria in 3 billion year old sediments in South Africa’s Pongola Basin
In the Earth’s early history, several billion years ago, only traces of oxygen existed in the atmosphere and the oceans. Today’s air-breathing organisms could...18.01.2018 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Careful computational analysis of 40 years of stock prices explains important anomaly
One of the key principles in asset pricing -- how we value everything from stocks and bonds to real estate -- is that investments with high risk should, on...18.01.2018 | Business and Finance | Read more
A University of Illinois and Mayo collaboration has demonstrated a novel gene expression analysis technique that can accurately measure levels of RNA quickly and directly from a cancerous tissue sample while preserving the spatial information across the tissue --something that conventional methods cannot do. The team's gene expression technique is described in a paper published in the online edition of Nature Communications.
According to Illinois Bioengineering Professor Rashid Bashir, existing gene expression methods have limitations. "They are cumbersome and slow, taking hours or...18.01.2018 | Medical Engineering | Read more
Sunlight creates chemical reactions, researchers discover. Next step is to find out what they are and how they affect us.
In an attempt to better understand the urban environment and its components, scientists have discovered that sunlight causes chemical reactions in the dust...18.01.2018 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation | Read more
Immediate conservation activities could secure habitats in South America’s largest tropical dry forest
A new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology shows that agricultural expansion and intensification lead to major biodiversity losses in the Gran...17.01.2018 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation | Read more
The thinnest materials that can be produced today have the thickness of a single atom. These materials – known as two-dimensional materials – exhibit properties that are very different compared with their bulk three-dimensional counterparts. Until recently, 2D materials were produced and manipulated as films on the surface of some suitable 3D substrate. Working in collaboration with a team from the Leibniz Institute for New Materials, a group of physicists at Saarland University, led by Professor Uwe Hartmann, has for the first time succeeded in characterizing the mechanical properties of free-standing single-atom-thick membranes of graphene.
The measurements were performed using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM).
The researchers have published their results in the specialist journal Nanoscale.
In Switzerland, 5,500 operations to combat morbid obesity are conducted every year. Gastric bypasses and sleeve gastrectomy operations perform similarly: patients lose two-thirds of their excess weight in the long term, as researchers from the University of Basel at the St. Claraspital report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). When it comes to gastric acid reflux, the bypass clearly shows better results.
Morbid obesity and associated diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer are widespread in the western world. Surgical interventions are...17.01.2018 | Health and Medicine | Read more
Lab studies show promise for a clinical trial aimed at improving current immune therapies
System, which enables these deadly skin cancers to grow and spread.17.01.2018 | Health and Medicine | Read more
Six novel chromosomal regions identified by scientists leading a large, prospective study of children at risk for type 1 diabetes will enable the discovery of more genes that cause the disease and more targets for treating or even preventing it.
The TEDDY study's international research team has identified the new gene regions in young people who have already developed type 1 diabetes or who have...17.01.2018 | Health and Medicine | Read more
While testing genes to treat glaucoma by reducing pressure inside the eye, University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists stumbled onto a problem: They had trouble getting efficient gene delivery to the cells that act like drains to control fluid pressure in the eye.
Genes can't work until they enter a cell.17.01.2018 | Health and Medicine | Read more
According to a recent ruling by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel must be blended into the U.S. gasoline supply in 2018. Although this figure is down slightly from last year, the industry is still growing at a modest pace. However, until now, producers have had to rely on incomplete information and unrealistic, small-scale studies in guiding their decisions about which feedstocks to grow, and where. A new multi-institution report provides practical agronomic data for five cellulosic feedstocks, which could improve adoption and increase production across the country.
"Early yield estimates were based on data from small research plots, but they weren't realistic. Our main goal with this project was to determine whether these...17.01.2018 | Agricultural and Forestry Science | Read more
Rice University study shows 2-D layers of boron nitride could aid strength, toughness and thermal conductivity of ceramics
A little hBN in ceramics could give them outstanding properties, according to a Rice University scientist.16.01.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
By exploiting the properties of neutrons to probe electrons in a metal, a team of researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has gained new insight into the behavior of correlated electron systems, which are materials that have useful properties such as magnetism or superconductivity.
The research, to be published in Science, shows how well scientists can predict the properties and functionality of materials, allowing us to explore their...16.01.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
The Solar Cells Laboratory of the Calibration and Test Center (CalTeC) at the Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISFH) is now on the list of “designated test centres” that confirm solar cell efficiency world-records for the “Solar cell efficiency tables”. These efficiency tables are one of the most important references for the technological development of solar cells.
The Solar Cells Laboratory of the Calibration and Test Center (CalTeC) at the Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISFH) has been added to the list of...16.01.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
Arranging fibers just like nature does it
Nature has produced exquisite composite materials--wood, bone, teeth, and shells, for example--that combine light weight and density with desirable mechanical...16.01.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
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