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What happens when materials collide? Observing fracture in stressed materials

(Osaka University) International team led by Osaka University researchers reports the first direct observations of a material's dynamic fracture at the atomic scale, from X-ray diffraction measurements of tantalum.

Shining rings: A new material emits white light when exposed to electricity

(Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University) Scientists at Nagoya University have developed a new way to make stimuli-responsive materials in a predictable manner. They used this method to design a new material,...Show More Summary

NUS engineers achieve significant breakthrough in spin wave-based information processing technology

(National University of Singapore) A research team led by Professor Adekunle Adeyeye from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering, has recently achieved a significant breakthrough in spin wave information processing technology. Show More Summary

Immune cells the missing ingredient in new bladder cancer treatment

(University of British Columbia) New research offers a possible explanation for why a new type of cancer treatment hasn't been working as expected against bladder cancer.

US study of dapivirine ring in lactating women finds little drug gets into breast milk

(Microbicide Trials Network) The antiretroviral drug dapivirine contained in a vaginal ring for HIV prevention, is absorbed in very low concentrations into breastmilk, according to a US study of the dapivirine ring in women who were no longer nursing their babies but still producing milk. Show More Summary

Georgia State's Inlighta Biosciences gets $2 million grant to develop enhanced MRI contrast agents

(Georgia State University) A local start-up, life sciences company founded by Dr. Jenny Yang, Regents' Professor of Biochemistry at Georgia State University, has received a $2 million federal grant to develop improved magnetic resonance...Show More Summary

Autonomous vehicles, wearables, workplace safety among topics to be presented at HFES 2017

(Human Factors and Ergonomics Society) More than 130 concurrent sessions will cover a variety of topics representing the wide-reaching impact of HF/E research and practice in areas affecting human performance and safety at home, work, and leisure. Show More Summary

Optimization for self-production may explain mysterious features of the ribosome

(Harvard Medical School) New study explains previously mysterious characteristics of ribosomes, the protein production factories of the cell. Researchers mathematically demonstrate that ribosomes are precisely structured to build themselves as quickly as possible to support efficient cell growth.

Name that scotch

(Wiley) Vodka tastes different from brandy, and connoisseurs can distinguish among different brands of whiskeys. The flavors of spirits result from a complex bouquet of volatile compounds. New colorimetric sensor arrays on disposable...Show More Summary

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

(Vanderbilt University) A new electrochemical energy harvesting device developed at Vanderbilt University can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.

Energy-efficient accelerator was 50 years in the making

(Cornell University) With the introduction of CBETA, the Cornell-Brookhaven ERL Test Accelerator, Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists are following up on the concept of energy-recovering particle accelerators first introduced by physicist Maury Tigner at Cornell more than 50 years ago.

Pharmacology: Probing the pores in membrane vesicles

(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen) Ion channels in the membrane vesicles that mediate intracellular protein transport play a crucial role in cell physiology. A method developed by an Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich team now allows them to be studied with greater specificity than ever before.

On the path to vitamin A in rice

(University of Freiburg) Biochemists from the University of Freiburg have elucidated the structure of an enzyme that supplies carotenoid.

Flashes of light on the dark matter

(Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati) A web that passes through infinite intergalactic spaces, a dense cosmic forest illuminated by very distant lights and a huge enigma to solve. These are the picturesque ingredients of...Show More Summary

The way of change is important!

(Bentham Science Publishers) However, a new research mind has to emerge in our minds from recent research article 'The Relationship Between Green Building and Regional Economy: A Case Study in Guangdong, China,' published in The Open Civil Engineering Journal.

Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources

(University of Edinburgh) Studies of naturally carbonated mineral water have given scientists insight on how to locate hot water springs -- potential sources of sustainable geothermal energy.

Scientists uncover biogeochemical controls on occurrence and distribution of PACs in coals

(University of Science and Technology of China) Scientists got a breakthrough in polycyclic aromatic compounds in the process of coal formation.

New 3-D scanning service for applications in the naval sector

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) Tecnalia has set up a new 3-D Laser Scanning Service for applications in the naval sector; it allows companies in the sector to obtain mass measurements of large-sized volumes with great accuracy and resolution.

Study reveals most impactful neuroscience research

(Frontiers) A study of the 100 most-cited neuroscience articles has revealed that 78 of these papers cover five topics, including neurological disorders, the prefrontal cortex, brain connectivity, brain mapping and methodology studies. The study allows scientists, policy-makers and investors to quickly identify the most-cited articles and impactful research in neuroscience.

Most precise measurement of the proton's mass

(RIKEN) By means of precision measurements on a single proton, scientists have been able to improve the precision of the measurement of the mass of the proton by a factor of three and also corrected the existing value, finding it is significantly lighter than previously believed.

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