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Superconductivity of Bismuth Crystals

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Bulk superconductivity in pure bismuth single crystals at ambient pressure observed

The Underground Map of the Elements – now with Nh, Mc, Ts & Og

Tweet Follow @mark_lorch What with the names of the four latest elements being confirmed I thought it time I updated the original Underground Map of the Elements. So here it is resplendent with nihomium, moscovium, organesson and tennessine! Enjoy

Chemicals Evaluated for Potential Risk in USA

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) names first ten chemicals for review under new TSCA legislation

Why Ice is Always Wet

Physicists solve a 170-year-old puzzle of quasi-liquid layers of crystals

New aspect of atom mimicry for nanotechnology applications

(Tokyo Institute of Technology) Tokyo Tech researchers show dendrimers that mimic the electron valency of atoms can also mimic polymerisation yielding controlled one and two-dimensional arrays of nanocontainers.

Cement made from steel production byproduct can lead to a huge CO2 reduction

(Eindhoven University of Technology) Steel production generates some hundred million tons of steel slag worldwide each year. Professor of building materials, Jos Brouwers, will be working with industrial partners to investigate whether he can make cement out of it. If he succeeds, more CO2 emissions can be cut than is yearly produced by all the traffic in the Netherlands.

Researchers find link between antidepressant use and congenital anomalies or stillbirths

(Swansea University) Academics at Swansea University have carried out a dose-response analysis which suggests that pregnant women who take a specific type of antidepressant in early pregnancy have a small but significantly greater risk...Show More Summary

Faster, noninvasive method to determine the severity of a heart failure

(Eindhoven University of Technology) Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven have developed a method that is very quick, noninvasive, cost-effective and can be performed at the hospital bedside. Moreover, this method appears to have a predictive value for whether or not a double pacemaker will be successful.

High-precision magnetic field sensing

(ETH Zurich) Scientists have developed a highly sensitive sensor to detect tiny changes in strong magnetic fields. The sensor may find widespread use in medicine and other areas.

Student's award-winning graphene battery could slash electric-car charging times

(University of Sussex) A student engineer from the University of Sussex in the UK has won a car industry award for designing a new battery that could revolutionize electric vehicles.

Where giant galaxies are born

(Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)) An international team of scientists, with IAC participation, has discovered that the biggest galaxies in the universe develop in cosmic clouds of cold gas. This finding, which was made possible using radio telescopes in Australian and the USA, is being published today in the journal Science.

More than 100,000 people challenge Einstein in a unique worldwide quantum physics experiment

(ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences) On Nov. 30, more than 100,000 people participated in the BIG Bell Test, a global experiment to test the laws of quantum physics. Participants were able to complete more than half a million levels...Show More Summary

New evidence on the formation of the solar system

(Monash University) International research involving a Monash University scientist is using new computer models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar system.

New computational method to create drugs more efficiently

Researchers of the University of Barcelona have developed a more efficient computational method to identify new drugs. The study, published in the scientific journal Nature Chemistry, proposes a new way of facing the discovery of molecules with biological activity.

Fast, efficient sperm tails inspire nanobiotechnology

Just like workers in a factory, enzymes can create a final product more efficiently if they are stuck together in one place and pass the raw material from enzyme to enzyme, assembly line-style. That's according to scientists at Cornell's Baker Institute for Animal Health, the first team to recreate a 10-step biological pathway with all the enzymes tethered to nanoparticles.

Research reveals potential for 50-fold increase in catalyst mass activity

One of the stumbling blocks that has held back more widespread adaptation of certain forms of green energy has been the higher cost associated with first converting to them.

Fibrous Allrounder

A fibrous electrode based on molybdenum disulfide is used for efficient energy harvesting and storage

UChicago startup turns renewable energy into natural gas

(University of Chicago) One of the biggest challenges to wider adoption of wind and solar power is how to store the excess energy they often produce.A technology developed at the University of Chicago, and now being commercialized by a University startup, is addressing the intermittent nature of these renewable sources. Show More Summary

Dabigatran superior to warfarin when anticoagulation is resumed after bleeding

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) In the first analysis of how to treat patients on anticoagulants who suffer a major bleeding event, a clinical practice that routinely gives doctors pause, while also evaluating...Show More Summary

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