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From windows to Mars: Scientists debut super-insulating gel

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 02:35 PM PDT

A new gel could increase energy efficiency in skyscrapers and help scientists to build habitats on Mars.


A record number of Americans watched the 2017 solar eclipse — and sought science afterward

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 02:35 PM PDT

The 2017 total solar eclipse spurred a flurry of interest about solar eclipses, according to the final report of a survey led by the University of Michigan.


Specialized delivery methods to help treat cancer, other disorders

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 02:35 PM PDT

More than 100 years ago, German Nobel laureate Paul Ehrlich popularized the ‘magic bullet’ concept — a method that clinicians might one day use to target invading microbes without harming other parts of the body. Although chemotherapies have been highly useful as targeted treatments for cancer, unwanted side effects still plague patients. Now, researchers have demonstrated that specialized nucleic acid-based nanostructures could be used to target cancer cells while bypassing normal cells.


Mathematicians solve age-old spaghetti mystery

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 01:05 PM PDT

It’s nearly impossible to break a dry spaghetti noodle into only two pieces. A new MIT study shows how and why it can be done.


Collaborate, but only intermittently, says new study

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 01:05 PM PDT

Technologies and organizations should be redesigned to intermittently isolate people from each other’s work for best collective performance in solving complex problems.




Creation and selective functionalization of virus-like polymer particles

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 01:05 PM PDT

Researchers have collaborated with others to develop a simple way to create and functionalize virus-like polymer particles that have various nanostructures.


New technology can detect hundreds of proteins in a single sample

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 01:05 PM PDT

New technology shows potential to streamline the analysis of proteins, offering a quick, high volume and cost-effective tool to hospitals and research labs alike.


Thermal switch discovered in engineered squid-based biomaterials

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 10:33 AM PDT

Tuning materials for optimal optical and electrical properties is becoming commonplace. Now, researchers and manufacturers may be able to tune materials for thermal conductivity by using a squid-inspired protein made of multiple DNA repeats.


Why zebrafish (almost) always have stripes

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 10:33 AM PDT

A mathematical model helps explain the key role that one pigment cells plays in making sure that each stripe on a zebrafish ends up exactly where it belongs.


The behavior of water: Scientists find new properties of H2O

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 09:52 AM PDT

A team of scientists has uncovered new molecular properties of water — a discovery of a phenomenon that had previously gone unnoticed.




Terahertz technology creates new insight into how semiconductor lasers work

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 09:52 AM PDT

Pioneering engineers working with terahertz frequency technology have been researching how individual frequencies are selected when a laser is turned on, and how quickly the selection is made.


Algorithm provides early warning system for tracking groundwater contamination

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 09:52 AM PDT

Scientists have developed a low-cost method for real-time monitoring of pollutants using commonly available sensors.


Wearable devices and mobile health technology: One step towards better health

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 09:07 AM PDT

With increasing efforts being made to address the current global obesity epidemic, wearable devices and mobile health (‘mHealth’) technology have emerged as promising tools for promoting physical activity. However, current literature seems to indicate that these new technologies may serve best as part of a larger overall health plan, rather than working alone to encourage weight loss.


In neutron stars, protons may do the heavy lifting

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 08:36 AM PDT

A new study suggests that the positively charged particles may have an outsize influence on the properties of neutron stars and other neutron-rich objects.


New soft bioelectronic mesh tested on human wrist and pulsating pig’s heart

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 08:34 AM PDT

Scientists have succeeded in developing a wearable and implantable device, that measures electrophysiological signals and applies electrical and thermal stimulations. It provides information on muscle and cardiac dysfunctions, and thus could be implemented for pain relief, rehabilitation, and prosthetic motor control. Being the first soft implant able to record the cardiac activity in multiple points of a swine heart, it is expected that this prototype will contribute to the research and production of future bioelectronics.




Historic space weather could clarify what’s next

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 08:33 AM PDT

Scientists have discovered an underlying repeatable pattern in how space weather activity


‘Building up’ stretchable electronics to be as multipurpose as your smartphone

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 08:33 AM PDT

By stacking and connecting layers of stretchable circuits on top of one another, engineers have developed an approach to build soft, pliable ‘3D stretchable electronics’ that can pack a lot of functions while staying thin and small in size.


Artificial intelligence platform screens for acute neurological illnesses

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 08:33 AM PDT

An artificial intelligence platform designed to identify a broad range of acute neurological illnesses, such as stroke, hemorrhage, and hydrocephalus, was shown to identify disease in CT scans in 1.2 seconds, faster than human diagnosis.


Earth mini-moons: Potential for exciting scientific and commercial opportunities

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 07:42 AM PDT

The detection of ‘mini-moons’ — small asteroids temporarily captured in orbit around Earth — will vastly improve our scientific understanding of asteroids and the Earth-moon system. Small and fast-moving, they have evaded detection by existing technology, with only one confirmed mini-moon discovery to date. The advent of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope could verify their existence and track their paths around our planet, presenting exciting scientific and commercial opportunities.


Flexible drug delivery microdevice to advance precision medicine

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 07:03 AM PDT

A research team has developed a flexible drug delivery device with controlled release for personalized medicine, blazing the path toward theragnosis. They fabricated a device on a rigid substrate and transferred an active drug delivery layer to the flexible substrate via inorganic laser lift off. The fabricated device shows mechanical flexibility while maintaining the capability of precise administration of exact dosages at desired times.




Converting carbon dioxide into methane or ethane selectively

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 07:02 AM PDT

Researchers have developed high-efficiency photocatalysts that convert carbon dioxide into methane or ethane with graphene-covered reduced titanium dioxide. The finding is expected to be utilized in the carbon dioxide reduction and recycling industries.


Toward a universal quantum computer

Posted: 13 Aug 2018 05:27 AM PDT

Researchers have demonstrated holonomic quantum gates under zero-magnetic field at room temperature, which will enable the realization of fast and fault-tolerant universal quantum computers.

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