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University of Connecticut researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.
Repairing major load-bearing bones such as those in the leg can be a long and uncomfortable process.
Researchers capture nanoscale images of magnetic domains with laser as ultrashort flash
Just like flash photography can “freeze” and capture the motion of a child running in a dimly lit room, lasers can freeze motion as fast as electrons orbiting...20.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in the quarry from 20 April. In cooperation with industry partners, the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, the NTB Interstaatliche Hochschule für Technik Buchs and Empa have developed the environmentally friendly truck.
The world's largest electric vehicle with an empty weight of 58 tons and a payload of 65 tons has been christened "Lynx" on April 20 in the presence of...20.04.2018 | Interdisciplinary Research | Read more
An expanding cloud of atoms could offer insight into unanswered cosmological questions
Researchers playing with a cloud of ultracold atoms uncovered behavior that bears a striking resemblance to the universe in microcosm. Their work, which forges...20.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Physicists at the University of Warwick have today, Thursday 19th April 2018, published new research in the fournal Science today 19th April 2018 (via the Journal's First Release pages) that could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells by physically deforming each of the crystals in the semiconductors used by photovoltaic cells.
The paper entitled the "Flexo-Photovoltaic Effect" was written by Professor Marin Alexe, Ming-Min Yang, and Dong Jik Kim who are all based in the University of...20.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
All electronic devices in our daily lives - computers, smartphones etc. - consist of billions of transistors, the key building block invented in Bell Labs in the late 1940s. The transistor started out being as big as 1cm, but thanks to advancement of technology, it has reached an amazing size of 14 nanometers, that is, 1000 times smaller than the diameter of a hair. At the same time, there has also been a race to further shrink devices that control and guide light. Light can function as an ultra-fast communication channel, for example between different sections of a computer chip, but it can also be used for ultra-sensitive sensors or novel on-chip nanoscale lasers.
New techniques have been on the rise searching for ways to confine light into extremely tiny spaces, millions of times smaller than current ones. Researchers...20.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Determining the presence of cancer, as well as its type and malignancy, is a stressful process for patients that can take up to two weeks to get a diagnosis. With a new bit of technology--a sugar-transporting biosensor--researchers at Michigan Technological University hope to reduce that timeframe down to minutes.
A collaborative team of chemists and engineers from Michigan Tech lays the groundwork for this vision in two new papers. In the Royal Society of Chemistry's...20.04.2018 | Health and Medicine | Read more
Technology tested by Cedars-Sinai Provides a new way to understand obesity and potentially evaluate therapies for it
Scientists have re-created brain neurons of obese patients using "disease in a dish" technology, offering a new method to study the brain's role in obesity and...20.04.2018 | Health and Medicine | Read more
New research from the Geological Society of America's Journal Geology
As Curiosity rover marches across Mars, the red planet's watery past comes into clearer focus.20.04.2018 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Wearable cameras such as Snap Spectacles promise to share videos of live concerts or surgeries instantaneously with the world. But because these cameras must use smaller batteries to stay lightweight and functional, these devices can't perform high-definition video streaming.
Now, engineers at the University of Washington have developed a new HD video streaming method that doesn't need to be plugged in. Their prototype skips the...20.04.2018 | Information Technology | Read more
Diffusion is the process that lets the color spread through tea, but there is way more to it than that: The motility of molecules can reveal a lot about their tasks in the living organism. Scientists are therefore using so-called "FRAP" assays to investigate diffusion kinetics, a method established more than 40 years ago. The interdisciplinary team around Dr. Patrick Müller at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory in Tübingen, Germany, had a new take on this kind of experiment. In the journal Nature Communications they call attention to the limitations of pre-existing analysis tools for FRAP assays – and offer a flexible and accurate alternative: their open-access software "PyFRAP".
In FRAP assays (FRAP: Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching), the time that fluorescent molecules need to replenish a bleached-out area is measured,...20.04.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Cannibalism, the eating of conspecifics, has a rational background in the animal kingdom. It may serve as a source of energy-rich nutrition or to increase reproductive success. Some species do not even spare their own brood. Researchers from the Vetmeduni Vienna have now been able to show the trigger of this peculiarity in African cichlids. When their eggs were taken away for a prolonged period, the females of a cichlid fish species ate both their own eggs and foreign eggs. They quickly switched between parental duties and ensuring their own energy supply. The study was published in Animal Behavior.
In the eyes of the human beholder, the consumption of one's own offspring is not a particularly nice act, and it is also often viewed as maladaptive, that is,...20.04.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Customised carbon surfaces can be used in areas such as medical science and water purification.
Researchers at Aalto University and Cambridge University have made a significant breakthrough in computational science by combining atomic-level modelling and...19.04.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
An international research team including scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and ITMO University has proposed a way to increase the efficiency of wireless power transfer over long distances and tested it with numerical simulations and experiments. To achieve this, they beamed power between two antennas, one of which was excited with a back-propagating signal of specific amplitude and phase. The study is detailed in a paper published in Physical Review Letters and briefly reported in the American Physical Society journal Physics.
"The notion of a coherent absorber was introduced in a paper published back in 2010. The authors showed that wave interference can be used to control the...19.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
YNU and NTT researchers observed petahertz electron oscillation using chromium doped sapphire solid-state material
Collaborative research team of Prof. Jun Takeda and Associate Prof. Ikufumi Katayama in the laboratory of Yokohama National University (YNU) and Nippon...19.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Light causes crystal lattice to swell, opening new possibilities for artificial muscles, tiny electronics
Grow Monsters. Expandable water toys. Whatever you call them, they're plastic-like figurines that swell when placed in water.19.04.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Study published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces is the outcome of an international effort that included teams from Dresden and Berlin in Germany, and the US.
Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the University of Virginia...19.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
“Measuring and evaluating noise directly on the machine!” Following that goal Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg, Germany, will demonstrate the prototype of a new cognitive system for the predictive maintenance of production facilities at the Hannover Messe from April 23 – 27, 2018, Hall 2, Booth C22. Intelligent battery-powered acoustic sensors process audio signals from machines and systems on the spot. From the information that is forwarded wirelessly to an evaluation unit, it is possible to draw conclusions about the condition of the production facilities and to avoid possible damage. Industrial customers benefit from a cost-effective "Industrie 4.0" solution that minimizes downtime.
Axial piston pumps convert mechanical into hydraulic energy. On construction or agricultural machinery, they help to lift heavy loads or are part of industrial...19.04.2018 | Trade Fair News | Read more
A Dutch-Texan team found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding: the 100- and 500-year floodplains. Harvey, one of the costliest storms in US history, hit southeast Texas on 25 August 2017 causing unprecedented flooding and killing dozens. Researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and Rice University in Texas published their results today in the European Geosciences Union journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences.
“It was surprising to me that so many fatalities occurred outside the flood zones,” says Sebastiaan Jonkman, a professor at Delft’s Hydraulic Engineering...19.04.2018 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Polymer light-emitting diodes (PLEDs) are attractive for use in large–area displays and lighting panels, but their limited stability impedes commercialization. Scientists of the Max Planck Institut for Polymer Research (MPIP) in Mainz have discovered the reasons for instability.
Monitor screens and smartphones that can be rolled and folded up are applications that could become possible in the future thanks to the development of polymer...19.04.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
A new study in fat cells has revealed a molecular mechanism that controls how lifestyle choices and the external environment affect gene expression. This mechanism includes potential targets for next-generation drug discovery efforts to treat metabolic diseases including diabetes and obesity.
Researchers tracked how the epigenome changes after long-term exposure to cold temperatures, and how those changes cause energy-storing white fat cells to...19.04.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
The Hard X-ray Nanoprobe at Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II now offers a combination of world-leading spatial resolution and multimodal imaging
By channeling the intensity of x-rays, synchrotron light sources can reveal the atomic structures of countless materials. Researchers from around the world...18.04.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
The pull-up, an exercise dreaded by most, answers a basic question: are your muscles strong enough to lift your own body weight?
Some Illinois researchers working on artificial muscles are seeing results even the fittest individuals would envy, designing muscles capable of lifting up to...18.04.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Researchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University together with their international colleagues have discovered a method to modify and use the one-atom thin conductor of current and heat, graphene without destroying it. Thanks to the novel method, the researchers were able to synthesize on single-layer graphene a well-structured polymer with a strong covalent bond, which they called 'polymer carpets'. The entire structure is highly stable; it is less prone to degradation over time that makes the study promising for the development of flexible organic electronics. Also, if a layer of molybdenum disulfide is added over the 'nanocarpet', the resulting structure generates current under exposure to light. The study results were published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C.
Graphene is simultaneously the most durable, light and an electrically conductive carbon material. It can be used for manufacturing solar batteries, smartphone...18.04.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
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