(CNRS) For the first time ever, using mass spectrometry, French researchers have successfully read several bytes of data recorded on a molecular scale using synthetic polymers. Their work sets a new benchmark for the amount of data -- stored as a sequence of molecular units (monomers) -- that may be read using this routine method. Show More Summary
New high-pressure polymorph of silver fluoride
(Helmholtz Association) Central predictions by GSI scientists on the formation of heavy elements such as gold and platinum in the universe have now been observed astrophysically. For the first time gravitational waves of merging neutron stars were detected. Show More Summary
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Researchers have identified a region of the genome that regulates vitamin D activation in the kidneys, opening the door for more sophisticated treatments of diseases, including bone and immune disorders, involving vitamin D. Show More Summary
(University of Texas at Arlington) Andrew Makeev, professor in the University of Texas at Arlington's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received a $900,000 grant from the Army Research Lab to address the Army's need for better structural diagnostics and life assessment in composite aircraft parts.
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) The NIH has awarded $6.5 million to Berkeley Lab to integrate existing synchrotron structural biology resources to better serve researchers. The grant will establish a center based at the Lab's...Show More Summary
(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) Jin Montclare, a professor at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering is participating in a US government program to thwart chemical weapons by improving upon compounds known to neutralize them. Montclare...Show More Summary
Super thin photovoltaic devices underpin solar technology and gains in the efficiency of their production are therefore keenly sought. KAUST researchers have combined and rearranged different semiconductors to create so-called lateral...Show More Summary
(University of Maryland) On August 17, 2017, scientists made the first direct observation of a merger between two neutron stars -- the dense, collapsed cores that remain after large stars die in a supernova explosion. The merger is the...Show More Summary
(Rice University) Rice University's Laurence Yeung has made a career of searching for some of Earth's rarest molecules and the stories they tell about the planet's past, present and future. To aid his search, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation has awarded Yeung a 2017 Packard Fellowship for Science Engineering.
(Northwestern University) Four Northwestern University astronomers are part of an international research collaboration that is the first to detect the spectacular collision of two neutron stars using both gravitational waves and light. Show More Summary
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Alerted by the first-ever gravitational waves caused by two neutron stars merging, UCSB astronomers detect the resulting optical flash
(ESA/Hubble Information Centre) The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed for the first time the source of a gravitational wave, created by the merger of two neutron stars. This merger created a kilonova -- an object predicted by theory decades ago -- that ejects heavy elements such as gold and platinum into space. Show More Summary
(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) The side-by-side deposition of atomically flat semiconductor sheets enhances solar cell conversion efficiency.
(Rice University) To make long, strong and conductive carbon nanotube fibers, it's best to start with long nanotubes, according to scientists at Rice University.
(George Washington University) Three astrophysicists from the George Washington University are part of a global group of scientists who collaborated on identification and study of the first confirmed observation of two merging neutron stars, a so-called kilonova.
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Today's announcement by LIGO confirms a longstanding prediction made almost thirty years ago by a team headed by Prof. Tsvi Piran at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Published in Nature in 1989...Show More Summary
(Naval Research Laboratory) NRL Radio Astrophysics and Sensing Section astronomers join an international collaboration of researchers with the Caltech-led GROWTH project, resulting in the first ever observation of the radio counterpart to a gravitational wave event.
(CNRS) Researchers representing the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration, of which the CNRS is a member, as well as 70 observatories, will reveal the latest discoveries from gravitational wave research.
(University of Warwick) Gold's origin in the Universe has finally been confirmed, after a gravitational wave source was seen and heard for the first time ever by an international collaboration of researchers, with astronomers at the University of Warwick playing a leading role.