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Researchers Find Novel Technique to Study Living Cells

The team, whose principal investigators include Gregory Frolenkov of the UK Department of Physiology, developed “hopping probe ion conductance microscopy,” in…

Hubble Has a Winner!

The public has voted on where they want to aim their favorite space observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope.And the winner is-drum roll please–a pair of…

UIC Center Funds 7 Projects with Potential for Human Therapies

The center's pilot grant program looks for UIC projects that involve human subjects or facilitate human subject investigations and have clear, near-term…

Economist Recommends Regulation Changes to Financial Sector

A professor at UNH’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Goldberg presented his analysis and recommendations at the “Emerging from the Financial…

Human vaccine against bird flu a reality with new discovery

The discovery, published today in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals how boosting T cell immunity could better protect…

Discovery provides hope for sufferers of disfiguring bone disease

Bones in the skulls and face of sufferers fuse together prematurely causing a range of distressing developmental problems. Some of the affected children also…

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Physics and Astronomy

Getting more out of light

Tiny crystals, known as quantum dots, have enabled an international team to achieve a quantum efficiency exceeding 100 percent in the photocurrent generated in a hybrid inorganic-organic semiconductor. Perovskites are…

Machine learning reveals hidden components of X-ray pulses

Neural networks determine the amplitude and phase of X-ray pulses, enabling new, high-resolution quantum studies. The Science Ultrafast pulses from X-ray lasers reveal how atoms move at timescales of a…

A Molecule of Light and Matter

Using light, atoms can be made to attract each other. A team from Vienna and Innsbruck was able to measure this binding state of light and matter for the first…

Life Sciences and Chemistry

Robot helps reveal how ants pass on knowledge

Scientists have developed a small robot to understand how ants teach one another. The team built the robot to mimic the behaviour of rock ants that use one-to-one tuition, in…

Future medical applications in drug design

Research team studies role morphogens play in tissue patterning in heart development. Morphogens are molecules that travel from biological cell to cell to pattern tissues in the embryo. These molecules…

Scientists identify novel molecular biomarkers in cells

Studying a deadly type of breast cancer called triple negative, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have identified key molecular differences between cancer cells that cling to an initial tumor…

Materials Sciences

Can scratches on car surfaces disappear when exposed to sunlight?

A new self-healing coating material. Fast, localized, and low-energy-consumption self-healing material… Expected applications: automotive coating materials. [ACS Appl. Polym. Mater.] Published as supplementary cover of the May 2022 issue. A…

A simple, cheap material for carbon capture, perhaps from tailpipes

Porous material from melamine efficiently captures CO2 from flue gases; could be scaled down. Using an inexpensive polymer called melamine — the main component of Formica — chemists have created…

3D print of the first high-performance nanostructured alloy

… that’s both ultrastrong and ductile. Components could have aerospace, medical, energy and automotive applications. A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Georgia Institute of…

Information Technology

AI pilot can navigate crowded airspace

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University believe they have developed the first AI pilot that enables autonomous aircraft to navigate a crowded airspace. The artificial intelligence can safely…

New chip-based beam steering device

… lays groundwork for smaller, cheaper lidar. Technology could benefit lidar applications from autonomous driving to virtual reality. Researchers have developed a new chip-based beam steering technology that provides a…

Optimizing SWAP networks for quantum computing

Experiment demonstrates how software-optimized circuits execute less error-prone quantum algorithms. A research partnership at the Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Chicago-based Super.tech (acquired…