A new glue, potentially also for you

A new bonding method enabling instant and effective adhesion of hydrogels has potential to broadly advance new biomaterials solutions for multiple unmet clinical needs. Hydrogels are versatile biomaterials conquering an…

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A new design for quantum computers

Creating a quantum computer powerful enough to tackle problems we cannot solve with current computers remains a big challenge for quantum physicists. A well-functioning quantum simulator – a specific type…

Methane emissions from wetlands

…increase significantly over high latitudes. Berkeley Lab scientists show decadal increases in wetland methane emissions in Arctic and Boreal ecosystems. Wetlands are Earth’s largest natural source of methane, a potent…

New inhalable in lung cancer research

… is a big step forward. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers and has one of the lowest survival rates in the world. Cytokines, which are small…

Conditions for spontaneous excitation of “chorus emission”

… wave of space plasma. Exploring common plasma phenomena in laboratory and space through experiments in the RT-1 artificial magnetosphere. A dipole magnetic field, created by a ring current, is…

Beyond peak season

Bacteria in the Arctic seabed are active all year round. Despite the pronounced seasonality in their habitat, the bacterial community in Arctic sediments is taxonomically and functionally very stable. The…

Researchers optimize genetic tests

… for diverse populations to tackle health disparities. Improved genetic tests more accurately assess disease risk regardless of genetic ancestry. To prevent an emerging genomic technology from contributing to health…

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Physics and Astronomy

A new design for quantum computers

Creating a quantum computer powerful enough to tackle problems we cannot solve with current computers remains a big challenge for quantum physicists. A well-functioning quantum simulator – a specific type…

Conditions for spontaneous excitation of “chorus emission”

… wave of space plasma. Exploring common plasma phenomena in laboratory and space through experiments in the RT-1 artificial magnetosphere. A dipole magnetic field, created by a ring current, is…

Under pressure – space exploration in our time

Advancing space exploration through diverse collaborations and ethical policies. In the past decade, humanity has seen the birth and expansion of a commercial space sector with new, private players, addressing…

Life Sciences and Chemistry

Researchers optimize genetic tests

… for diverse populations to tackle health disparities. Improved genetic tests more accurately assess disease risk regardless of genetic ancestry. To prevent an emerging genomic technology from contributing to health…

Noble Metals Have Had Their Day

Catalyzing Fine Chemicals in Future Using Iron & Co. At the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis in Rostock, Dr Johannes Fessler has developed new methods for the synthesis of drug precursors…

Towards more efficient catalysts

Researchers expand ways to improve the selectivity of catalytic reactions. Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Harvard Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology,…

Materials Sciences

Innovative coating prevents limescale formation

Hot water tanks, washing machines, kettles: limescale forms in every domestic appliance that comes into contact with (hot) water – especially in areas where the water is hard, meaning high…

New way to roll atomically thin nanosheets into scrolls

Janus nanosheets bring unprecedented control to preparation of nanoscrolls. Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have come up with a new way of rolling atomically thin sheets of atoms into “nanoscrolls.”…

Developing thermal radiation controllable epsilon-near-zero material

…that can withstand extreme environments. Unlike conventional refractory conductimaterials, it not oxidizeand maintains performance at temperatures up to 1,000°C in air. Expected to be used in a wide range of…

Information Technology

Security vulnerabilities of browser extensions in the Chrome Web Store

Millions of users use browser extensions on a daily basis, for example, to block advertisements on websites. But is the use of extensions from third-party providers at all secure? CISPA…

1,000 atomic qubits and rising

A new record for atom-based quantum computers. Making quantum systems more scalable is one of the key requirements for the further development of quantum computers because the advantages they offer…

A “quantum leap” at room temperature

In the realm of quantum mechanics, the ability to observe and control quantum phenomena at room temperature has long been elusive, especially on a large or “macroscopic” scale. Traditionally, such…

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