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Transparent, electrically conductive network of encapsulated silver nanowires

A transparent electrode with high electrical conductivity has been developed for solar cells and other optoelectronic components -- that uses minimal amounts of material. It consists of a random network of silver nanowires that is coated with aluminium-doped zinc oxide. Show More Summary

Parents inclined to misjudge child happiness based on personal feelings

Parents' estimations of their children's happiness differ significantly from the child's own assessment of their feelings, according to a new study. Research showed parents of 10 and 11-year-olds consistently overestimated their child's happiness, while those with 15 and 16-year-olds were inclined to underestimate.

RNA-binding protein influences key mediator of cellular inflammation, stress responses

RNA-binding proteins such as RC3H1 regulate the degradation of the mRNA molecules and thus prevent the production of specific proteins. Researchers have now shown that ROQUIN binds several thousand mRNA molecules. They demonstrated that ROQUIN also influences the gene regulator NF-kappaB, a key mediator of cellular inflammation and stress responses.

Shaping the hilly landscapes of a semi-conductor nanoworld

Nanoscale worlds sometimes resemble macroscale roller-coaster style hills, placed at the tip of a series of hexagons. Surprisingly, these nanohills stem from the self-organization of particles -- the very particles that have been eroded and subsequently redeposited following the bombardment of semi-conductors with ion beams. Show More Summary

Predicting emerging structures and bulk properties of new materials

Researchers have discovered a way to tweak design recipes for a special class of materials. The discovery has significant technological implications in manufacturing new functional materials, they say.

Gold-diamond nanodevice for hyperlocalized cancer therapy

Precise targeting biological molecules, such as cancer cells, for treatment is a challenge, due to their sheer size. Now, scientists have proposed an advanced solution that can potentially be applied to thermal cancer therapy. An improved...Show More Summary

Protein machines make fluctuating flows unconsciously

Protein machines, regardless of their specific functions, can collectively induce fluctuating hydrodynamic flows and substantially enhance the diffusive motions of particles in the cell, an international research group has demonstra...

Watching a tumor grow in real-time

Researchers have gained new insight into the phases of breast cancer growth. The ability to visualize and characterize the composition of a tumor in detail during its development can provide valuable insights in order to target appropriate therapeutics.

Scientists warn an entire eco-system is under threat from climate change

Birds, bugs and blanket bogs -- scientists warn an entire eco-system is under threat from climate change.

Solid state physics: Quantum matter stuck in unrest

Using ultracold atoms trapped in light crystals, scientists have observed a novel state of matter that never thermalizes.

Waking up HIV

Highly active anti-retroviral therapy has helped millions survive the human immunodeficiency virus. Unfortunately, HIV has a built-in survival mechanism, creating reservoirs of latent, inactive virus that are invisible to both HAART and the immune system. Show More Summary

How bees naturally vaccinate their babies

When it comes to vaccinating their babies, bees don't have a choice -- they naturally immunize their offspring against specific diseases found in their environments. And now for the first time, scientists have discovered how they doShow More Summary

The Long, Winding Road to an Ebola Treatment

Erika Check Hayden traveled to Sierra Leone to report on the front lines of the fight against Ebola. The post The Long, Winding Road to an Ebola Treatment appeared first on WIRED.

Follow Friday: The Secrets of How Cities Work

The people and media outlets covering the science of how cities work. The post Follow Friday: The Secrets of How Cities Work appeared first on WIRED.

At Last: An Ebola Vaccine That Might Actually Work

An international coalition of researchers might have an effective Ebola vaccine. The post At Last: An Ebola Vaccine That Might Actually Work appeared first on WIRED.

Welcome to Booze Science, Our Drunkest Video Series Ever

A new video series takes a look at the science behind cocktails---in the bar and at home. The post Welcome to Booze Science, Our Drunkest Video Series Ever appeared first on WIRED.

Google Street View Cars Now Sniff Pollution Instead of Wi-Fi

Google has partnered with an environmental testing startup to measure air quality within a city. The post Google Street View Cars Now Sniff Pollution Instead of Wi-Fi appeared first on WIRED.

Worried Scientists: Stop Salamander Imports Now

US scientists have been keeping a worried eye on a fast-spreading fungus overseas that proves devastating to salamanders, and yesterday in Science they issued a plea to the federal government: Stop the imports of salamanders immediately. The stakes are about much more than pet store sales, explains LiveScience : North America...

Space Station's New Experiment: Aging Whisky

Just imagine what Don Draper could do in the ad pitch: Renowned Japanese whisky maker Suntory is sending up booze to age for at least a year on the International Space Station, reports the Wall Street Journal. The idea is to see what effect zero gravity has on the process,...

Models need to include ocean upwelling-downwelling responses to improve hurricane forecasts

From the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE Study offers new insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport Researchers study currents that fuel hurricanes and transport pollutants to coastalShow More Summary

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