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Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving "magnetic reconnection"--the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion--in the Earth's magnetotail, the magnetic environment that trails behind the planet.
Magnetic reconnection has remained a bit of a mystery to scientists. They know it exists and have documented the effects that the energy explosions can...
Improved drug delivery method is aimed at making chemotherapy easier to help treat people with various tumors
Purdue University researchers have developed a technology aimed at making it easier to deliver cancer treatment to the right "address" in the body while also...16.11.2018 | Health and Medicine | Read more
The digestive system of our body is already activated before we take the first bite. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne show how sensing food activates neurons in the brain which prime the liver for digestion.
In order to process ingested food efficiently, the body begins digestion as soon as it perceives the food. In the so-called cephalic phase, the production of...16.11.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Biotechnologists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have developed a system to accurately measure muscle weakness caused by structural changes in muscle tissue. The new method allows muscle function to be assessed using imaging without the need for sophisticated biomechanical recordings, and could in future even make taking tissue samples for diagnosing myopathy superfluous.
The muscle is a highly ordered and hierarchically structured organ. This is reflected not only in the parallel bundling of muscle fibres, but also in the...16.11.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
High above our heads, in near-Earth space, at times everything appears calm. But it's not always so. Sometimes the sparse particles and energy there provide a formidable show: a single mighty explosion, just a fraction of a second long, can lead to millions of electrons flying away at supersonic speeds.
Some fly out into space, while others are funneled along magnetic field lines into Earth's upper atmosphere where they create auroras, or wreak havoc on power...16.11.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Gut hormone secretin can do more than previously believed
The long known gut hormone secretin has a newly discovered, additional function: It activates thermogenesis in brown fat, which triggers saturation.16.11.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
The crater measures more than 31 km in diameter, corresponding to an area bigger than Paris, and placing it among the 25 largest impact craters on Earth
First example of ferroelectrically tunable skyrmions brings new hope for next-generation magnetic memory devices
We are reaching the limits of silicon capabilities in terms of data storage density and speed of memory devices. One of the potential next-generation data...15.11.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Our stellar neighbourhood expands
Astronomers from the Observatory of the University of Hamburg were involved in the discovery of a new planet. As part of an international research team led by...15.11.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have succeeded in constructing protein nanotubes from tiny scaffolds made by cross-linking of engineered protein crystals. The achievement could accelerate the development of artificial enzymes, nano-sized carriers and delivery systems for a host of biomedical and biotechnological applications.
An innovative way for assembly of proteins into well-ordered nanotubes has been developed by a group led by Takafumi Ueno at Tokyo Tech's Department of...15.11.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
For the first time astronomers have detected gravitational waves from a merged, hyper-massive neutron star. The scientists, Maurice van Putten of Sejong University in South Korea, and Massimo della Valle of the Osservatorio Astronomico de Capodimonte in Italy, publish their results in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters.
Gravitational waves were predicted by Albert Einstein in his General Theory of Relativity in 1915. The waves are disturbances in space time generated by...15.11.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
A 15-minute scan could help diagnose brain damage in babies up to two years earlier than current methods.
In a study of over 200 babies at seven hospitals across the UK and the USA, researchers found the brain scan, called magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy,...15.11.2018 | Medical Engineering | Read more
Simple, scalable wireless system uses the RFID tags on billions of products to sense contamination
MIT Media Lab researchers have developed a wireless system that leverages the cheap RFID tags already on hundreds of billions of products to sense potential...15.11.2018 | Information Technology | Read more
An antibiotic called thanatin attacks the way the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is built. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now found out that this happens through a previously unknown mechanism. Thanatin, produced naturally by the spined soldier bug, can therefore be used to develop new classes of antibiotics.
The global emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria is posing a growing threat to human health and medicine. “Despite huge efforts from academic researchers...15.11.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major cause of global warming. Researchers use complex computer models to calculate the global circulation of this greenhouse gas. The oceans have a major influence on climate regulation. New research now helps to calculate this influence more precisely. These new findings are the result of a research project by scientists from Jacobs University and the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen in collaboration with colleagues from the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, the Marum Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen and the University of Gothenburg.
Oceans contain about 50 times more carbon than the atmosphere, and about 20 times more carbon than land. Algae and organic particles in the upper, sunlit water...15.11.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Automation solutions developed in the „Autoglare“ project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
Automation is a key strategy for combating production bottlenecks in the aircraft manufacturing industry. The newly developed end effectors are designed for...15.11.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Rice scientists combine graphene foam, epoxy into tough, conductive composite
Rice University scientists have built a better epoxy for electronic applications.14.11.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide. In microgel form, it reduces bacteria and virus ability to infect by at least 99 percent.
Hao Meng's doctoral project focused on biocompatibility testing and pulling a sticky amino acid out of mussels. Glue-like catechol shows promise for smart...14.11.2018 | Health and Medicine | Read more
In collaboration with fellow researchers, chemists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a process that, according to initial calculations, can facilitate economically removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The latest World Climate Report (IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ° C) acknowledges the global relevance of the process.
There is an acute need for action if global warming is to be mitigated to a reasonable extent. In this context, the current World Climate Report winks at a...14.11.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
National Institutes of Health scientists and their collaborators found that hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated acute liver failure (ALF)--a rare condition that can turn fatal within days without liver transplantation--results from an uncommon encounter between a highly mutated HBV variant and an unusual immune response in the patient's liver that is mainly sustained by antibody-producing B cells.
By applying state-of-the-art technologies, the researchers discovered important new mechanisms about the disease by examining liver samples taken from four...14.11.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
An international team of drought scientists show that while many dams and reservoirs are built, or expanded, to alleviate droughts and water shortages, they can paradoxically contribute to make them worse. The study is published in Nature Sustainability.
Building dams and reservoirs is one of the most common approaches to cope with drought and water shortage. The aim is straightforward: reservoirs can store...14.11.2018 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Technique enables direct imaging of neural tissue; could lead to earlier detection of diseases affecting eye tissue
By combining two imaging modalities--adaptive optics and angiography--investigators at the National Eye Institute (NEI) can see live neurons, epithelial cells,...14.11.2018 | Medical Engineering | Read more
Materials scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have achieved a new record in the performance of organic non-fullerene based single-junction solar cells. Using a series of complex optimisations, they achieved certified power conversion efficiency of 12.25 percent on a surface area measuring one square centimetre. This standardised surface area is the preliminary stage for prototype manufacture. The results achieved in conjunction with partners from the South China University of Technology (SCUT) have now been published in the renowned journal ‘Nature Energy’.
Organic photovoltaic systems have undergone rapid development during the last few years. In most cases, organic solar cells consist of two layers of...14.11.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
An international collaboration uses laser-generated stars to determine the Earth's magnetic field in the sodium layer of the atmosphere
The mesosphere, at heights between 85 and 100 kilometers above the Earth's surface, contains a layer of atomic sodium. Astronomers use laser beams to create...14.11.2018 | Earth Sciences | Read more
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