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How a molecular signal helps plant cells decide when to make oil
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists identify new details of how a sugar-signaling molecule helps regulate oil production in plant cells. The work could point to new ways to... 2 hours
This Super-Strong Magnet Literally Blew the Doors Off a Tokyo Laboratory
LIVE SCIENCE There's a magnet in a secure room in Tokyo. The last time its designers switched it on, it blew open the heavy doors designed to keep... 4 hours
How a molecular signal helps plant cells decide when to make oil
PHYS.ORG A study at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory identifies new details of how a sugar-signaling molecule helps regulate oil production in... 9 hours
Ready-to-use recipe for turning plant waste into gasoline
SCIENCE DAILY Bioscience engineers already knew how to make gasoline in the laboratory from plant waste such as sawdust. Now researchers have developed a roadmap, as it were, for industrial cellulose gasoline. 11 hours
Breakthrough in blending metals
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a way to create innovative materials by blending metals with precision control. Their approach, based on a concept called atom hybridization, opens up an unexplored area of chemistry that could lead to the development of advanced functional... 11 hours
Perovskite/CIGS tandem cell with record efficiency of 24.6 percent
PHYS.ORG Today at the EU PVSEC conference, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies, presents a thin-film tandem solar cell consisting of a top perovskite... 11 hours
Screen-printed, large-area nPERT solar cells surpass 23 percent efficiency
PHYS.ORG At today's EU PVSEC conference, imec—the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technology and partner in EnergyVille—announced that its latest generation of large-area monofacial screen-printed rear-emitter... 12 hours
Ancora Heart announces positive data of study evaluating AccuCinch Ventricular Repair System
NEWS MEDICAL Ancora Heart, Inc., a company developing a novel therapy to address heart failure, today announced positive clinical data from the company's recently expanded U.S.... 12 hours
Engineers add sense of touch to prosthetic hand
PHYS.ORG Engineers at Johns Hopkins University have created an electronic skin, which when added to a prosthetic hand allows the user to feel objects as if through their own hand, including feeling pain... 12 hours
Vanteres announces new evidence demonstrating role of LPC-DHA in fetal brain development
NEWS MEDICAL Vanteres, an innovative biotech company leveraging its biomedical research expertise to develop actively transported lysophospholipids, announces new evidence that demonstrates the critical role of... 13 hours
Neither smooth nor rough: Novel bio-inspired surfaces make insects slip
PHYS.ORG Insects are able to climb almost any type of surface using their specialised adhesive organs. So far, most technical solutions to control insect pests involve toxic or sticky... 13 hours
Custom circuits for living cells
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A team of Caltech researchers has developed a biological toolkit of proteins that can be assembled together in different ways, like Legos, to program new behaviors in cells. As a proof-of-concept, they designed and constructed a circuit that... 13 hours
New virtual diabetes clinic may help manage condition of people with Type 2 diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia is taking an innovative approach to helping its consumers who have been diagnosed... 13 hours
Medical News Today: What does your 'microbiome cloud' say about you?
MNT An innovative study takes the first in-depth look at the chemicals, creatures, and particles that enter our personal space every single day: our exposome. 14 hours
Breakthrough in blending metals—precise control of multimetallic one-nanometer cluster formation achieved
PHYS.ORG Researchers in Japan have found a way to create innovative materials by blending metals with precision control. Their approach, based on a concept called atom hybridization,... 14 hours
Micronic introduces better alternative to traditional cryo tubes
NEWS MEDICAL Micronic expands their range of ‘Hybrid’ tubes by introducing two innovative tubes that provide a better alternative to traditional cryo tubes. The so called 2.00 ml and 3.00 ml tubes with external... 14 hours
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SPACE NEWS Faced with growing competition from startups entering the field, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is looking to... 15 hours
Oxford VR raises £3.2m to boost innovation in VR for mental health problems
NEWS MEDICAL Oxford VR, a spinout company from the University of Oxford, has raised £3.2m with investors including Oxford Sciences Innovation, University of Oxford,... 15 hours
Recent study helps predict probability of pregnant mothers to have child with autism
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute--led by Juergen Hahn, professor and head of biomedical engineering--are continuing to make remarkable progress with their research... 19 hours
New robot picks a peck of peppers and more
SCIENCE DAILY SWEEPER is designed to operate in a single stem row cropping system, with non-clustered fruits and little leaf occlusion. The team spearheaded efforts to improve the robot's ability to detect... 23 hours
Spray-on antennas could unlock potential of smart, connected technology
SCIENCE DAILY Engineering researchers report a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realize cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how... 2 days
Decision aids for parents of children with minor head injuries help communicate with physicians
NEWS MEDICAL A series of illustrations and charts designed as decision aids for parents of children with minor head injuries helped them... 3 days
Innovation Fund Denmark supports research project that aims to fight Clostridium difficile diarrhea
NEWS MEDICAL One man's trash is another man's treasure, as the saying goes. If things go to plan, feces from registered and thoroughly tested... 3 days
A behavioral intervention for cancer patients that works
SCIENCE DAILY This is a story about something rare in health psychology: a treatment that has gone from scientific discovery, through development and testing, to dissemination and successful implementation nationwide. In a new study,... 3 days
Origami opens up smart options for architecture on the Moon and Mars
PHYS.ORG Origami and high-performance textiles are transforming architecture plans for smart human habitats and research stations on the Moon and Mars. Initial field tests of... 3 days
Space-related start-up technology companies create synergistic innovation
PHYS.ORG Researchers have developed innovative business models underlying the successful launch of space-related start-up technology companies in Costa Rica. A fascinating article describes how the company DIT (design, innovation, technology) Space identified key market sectors... 3 days
Major breakthrough in controlling the 3D structure of molecules
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have made a major breakthrough in chemical synthesis that now makes it possible to quickly and reliably modify the 3D structure of molecules used in drug discovery. The new... 3 days
Samsung's foldable phone could soon be a reality
PHYS.ORG We rarely see a truly remarkable new technology more than once a decade. After years of undelivered promises, such a technology looks finally set to enter the market: the flexible computer screen. 3 days
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Gathers First Data
SCI-NEWS.COM One month after its successful launch, Parker Solar Probe — a NASA’s robotic spacecraft designed to explore the Sun’s atmosphere — has... 4 days
Scientists find new ways to use biorefinery chemicals
PHYS.ORG Researchers of the Synthetic Organic Chemistry group at Aalto University have established an innovative system using enzymes for the valorisation of biogenic furans, leading to organic structures that are found for example... 4 days
Accelerated architecture of America's fastest supercomputer boosts QCD simulations
PHYS.ORG In pursuit of numerical predictions for exotic particles, researchers are simulating atom-building quark and gluon particles over 70 times faster on Summit, the world's most powerful scientific supercomputer, than on... 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH A typical desk globe is designed to be a geometric sphere and to rotate smoothly when you spin... 4 days
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ESA As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be... 4 days
Straight up? DIY colonoscopy among weird science at Tokyo show
PHYS.ORG A gadget to "translate" dog barks for humans, a "babypod" that plays music inside the mother's vagina for unborn babies and the world's first self-colonoscopy method were among... 4 days
TINY cancer detection device shows promise as point-of-care detector of KSHV
NEWS MEDICAL Its name is an acronym used to convey its size, but researchers at Cornell Engineering and Weill Cornell Medicine are hoping their hand-held cancer detection device's... 4 days
NASA telescope discovers two new planets five months after launch
REUTERS A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets... 4 days
Innovative approach for developing vaccine against most prevalent human malaria parasite
NEWS MEDICAL A novel study indicates promising avenues in an innovative approach for developing a vaccine against Plasmodium vivax, the most prevalent human malaria parasite outside sub-Saharan Africa. 4 days
Engineers develop first method for controlling nanomotors
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed the world's first method for controlling the motion of nanomotors with simple visible light as the stimulus. 4 days
Dream Chaser Space Plane Set to Land as Matchbox Sky Busters Toy
SPACE.COM A commercial space plane designed to carry astronauts and cargo into Earth orbit will soon touch down in stores as a popular toy. Sierra... 4 days
Programmable protein circuits in living cells
Science Magazine Synthetic protein-level circuits could enable engineering of powerful new cellular behaviors. Rational protein circuit design would be facilitated by a composable protein-protein regulation system in which individual protein components can regulate one another to create a... 4 days
Cellular checkpoint control using programmable sequential logic
Science Magazine Biological processes that require orderly progression, such as growth and differentiation, proceed via regulatory checkpoints where the cell waits for signals before continuing to the next state. Implementing such control would allow genetic engineers... 4 days
Self-assembly of lattices with high structural complexity from a geometrically simple molecule
Science Magazine Here we report an anomalous porous molecular crystal built of C–H···N-bonded double-layered roof-floor components and wall components of a segregatively interdigitated architecture. This complicated... 4 days
How to teach kids where food comes from – get them gardening
PHYS.ORG Survey the shelves of most supermarkets and you'll no doubt be confronted with row upon row of food designed to appeal to children. Be... 4 days
Why do so many people fall for fake profiles online?
PHYS.ORG The first step in conducting online propaganda efforts and misinformation campaigns is almost always a fake social media profile. Phony profiles for nonexistent people worm their way into... 4 days
Most preschool math, literacy apps not designed to help children learn, study finds
PHYS.ORG Most literacy and math educational apps for preschoolers are not designed to help youngsters actually learn, according to a new study from... 4 days
The Dambusters raid took place 75 years ago – here's how they made a bomb bounce
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Sir Barnes Wallis was a genius engineer who designed a very special bomb during World War... 4 days
Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control
SCIENCE DAILY Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down ice-sheet collapse and limit sea-level rise, according to a new study.... 4 days
'Penis bones' – an evolutionary puzzle explained using innovative 3-D scanning
PHYS.ORG For ferrets, sex is a prolonged affair. In total, the act of mating might last up to three hours. Fortunately for the males of the species,... 4 days
Quick and not-so-dirty: A rapid nano-filter for clean water
PHYS.ORG Australian researchers have designed a rapid nano-filter that can clean dirty water over 100 times faster than current technology. 4 days
Paraffin-infused porous graphene film (PIPGF) with programmable wettability
PHYS.ORG In materials science, the surface wettability of a biomaterial can be measured using the surface water contact angle as an important characterization of its hydrophilicity or hydrophobicity. The technique has attracted remarkable... 5 days
Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK
PHYS.ORG Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to... 5 days
MILabs' VECTor6 system wins Commercial Innovation Award at WMIC 2018
NEWS MEDICAL MILabs is pleased to announce that its new VECTor6 with Broadband Photon Tomography technique has received the Commercial Innovation Award at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) in... 5 days
Public launch of products and application solutions from Porvair Laboratory Division
NEWS MEDICAL Porvair has chosen Lab Innovations 2018 to bring together, for the first time on a single exhibition stand (G16), all the latest products and application solutions... 5 days
Restoring cells to an uninfected state once a virus is destroyed
PHYS.ORG New research, pioneered by a first year Ph.D. student and researchers at the University of St Andrews' School of Biology, has identified an important new component... 5 days
Scientists ID three causes of Earth's spin axis drift
PHYS.ORG A typical desk globe is designed to be a geometric sphere and to rotate smoothly when you spin it. Our actual planet is far less perfect—in both shape and in... 5 days
Lighting it up: A new non-toxic, cheap, and stable blue photoluminescent material
PHYS.ORG Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have designed a novel photoluminescent material that is cheap to fabricate, does not use toxic starting materials, and... 5 days
Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control
PHYS.ORG Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down the collapse of ice sheets and limit sea-level rise, according to... 5 days
Chemists produce and test novel solid oxide electrolysis cell
PHYS.ORG Researchers of the Institute of Chemical Engineering of Ural Federal University and the Institute of High-temperature Electrochemistry (Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences have developed new electrochemical cells... 5 days
Interfacial engineering core@shell nanoparticles for active and selective direct H2O2 generation
PHYS.ORG A class of supported Pd@NiO-x core@shell catalysts have been constructed for direct H2O2 generation. The optimized Pd@NiO-3/TiO2 exhibited high activity, superior selectivity, low degradation activity and... 5 days
When a chemical tag makes the difference in cell fate and gene expression
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, have uncovered the role of special chemical 'tags' in controlling vital genes... 5 days
ALSAM Foundation invests additional $2 million for drug discovery and development projects
NEWS MEDICAL The ALSAM Foundation recently invested an additional $2 million to continue the Therapeutic Innovation Grants Program at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and... 5 days
First U.S. patient treated with innovative gene therapy at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
NEWS MEDICAL A Puerto Rican patient with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP) is hoping to save his vision after an innovative gene therapy procedure at... 5 days
Searching for new bridge forms that can span further
SCIENCE DAILY Newly identified bridge forms could enable significantly longer bridge spans to be achieved in the future, potentially making a crossing over the Strait of Gibraltar, from the Iberian Peninsula to... 5 days
Lighting it up: A new non-toxic, cheap, and stable blue photoluminescent material
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have designed a novel photoluminescent material that is cheap to fabricate, does not use toxic starting materials, and is very stable, enhancing our... 5 days
Crystal structure of rhodopsin in complex with a mini-Go sheds light on the principles of G protein selectivity
Science Magazine Selective coupling of G protein (heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide–binding protein)–coupled receptors (GPCRs) to... 5 days
Engineers develop first method for controlling nanomotors
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In a breakthrough for nanotechnology, engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the first method for selecting and switching the mechanical motion of nanomotors among multiple modes with simple visible light... 5 days
Back to the future: Sony to release 'classic' PlayStation
PHYS.ORG Sony announced Wednesday it plans to launch a miniature games console designed like the original PlayStation pre-loaded with 20 vintage games as it joins the retro gaming craze just in... 5 days
Edmunds highlights newest safety and technology trends
PHYS.ORG Historically, the latest innovations in vehicle technology debut on high-end luxury vehicles. Developing new features is an expensive endeavor, and usually only wealthy shoppers are willing to pay for them. Features such as a... 5 days
Researchers push the boundaries of optical microscopy
PHYS.ORG The field of optical microscopy research has developed rapidly in recent years. Thanks to the invention of a technique called super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, it has recently become possible to view even the smaller parts... 5 days
Body support device helps people learn to walk again after a stroke, trauma
PHYS.ORG A Purdue University researcher with a passion to use engineering technology to improve health care has created a weight support system to... 6 days
Space telescope to test Einstein's theories about gravity
PHYS.ORG A new space telescope designed to peer into some of the farthest regions of the universe could finally answer one of the most puzzling questions surrounding Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. 6 days
Novel technology will massively boost optical data transfer throughput using existing equipment
PHYS.ORG Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has developed an ultra-high capacity wavelength-division multiplexing system that considerably expands the transmission capacity of optical fibers in optical networks connecting... 6 days
High-quality housing for aseptic liquid pharmaceutical and healthcare filtration applications
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO The 76B Series single cartridge housing from Amazon Filters is a high-quality product specifically designed for aseptic liquid pharmaceutical and healthcare filtration applications. 6 days
Innovative system makes hospitals, clinics accessible for people with visual impairments
NEWS MEDICAL RightHear, developer of an innovative solution for accessibility and orientation of blind and visually impaired persons, today announced a dedicated version of the system for hospitals... 6 days
Engineered E. coli using formic acid and CO2 as a C1-refinery platform strain
PHYS.ORG A research group at KAIST has developed an engineered E. coli strain that converts formic acid and CO2 to pyruvate and produces... 6 days
Transparent loudspeakers and mics that let your skin play music
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers affiliated with UNIST has presented an innovative wearable technology that turns the user's skin into a loudspeaker. This breakthrough was led by Professor... 6 days
Nucleation a boon to sustainable nanomanufacturing
PHYS.ORG Calcium carbonate is found nearly everywhere, in sidewalk cement, wall paint, antacid tablets and deep underground. Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have used a unique set of state-of-the-art imaging techniques to discover how calcium... 6 days
Three research projects from UNIST selected as the 2018 Basic Research Projects
NEWS MEDICAL Three research projects proposed by UNIST researchers in the first half of this year have been selected as the 2018 Basic Research Projects in... 6 days
Extremely small and fast: Laser ignites hot plasma
SCIENCE DAILY When light pulses from an extremely powerful laser system are fired onto material samples, the electric field of the light rips the electrons off the atomic nuclei. A plasma is created. The... 6 days
New test kit for quick, accurate and low-cost screening of diseases
SCIENCE DAILY A multidisciplinary team of researchers has developed a portable, easy-to-use device for quick and accurate screening of diseases. This versatile technology platform called enVision (enzyme-assisted nanocomplexes... 6 days
The BFR in Images: SpaceX's Giant Spaceship for Mars Colony & Beyond
LIVE SCIENCE On Sept. 29, 2017, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s latest Mars-colonization architecture, which centers on a rocket-spaceship combo dubbed the... 6 days
Engineered E. coli using formic acid and CO2 as a C1-refinery platform strain
SCIENCE DAILY A research group has developed an engineered E. coli strain that converts formic acid and CO2 to pyruvate and produces cellular energy... 6 days
Cosmetically smoothing over visible facial scars
SCIENCE DAILY A novel cosmetic product, designed to fill small to moderate facial scars, has shown promise in covering such deformities in a small group of patients. Participants were generally more satisfied with their appearance after the treatment... 6 days
Transparent loudspeakers and MICs that let your skin play music
SCIENCE DAILY An international team of researchers has presented an innovative wearable technology that will turn your skin into a loudspeaker. 6 days
1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests
PHYS.ORG After announcing that he'll take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billionaire said he plans to... 6 days
PAREXEL partners with Datavant to enhance clinical study design and generate real-world evidence
NEWS MEDICAL PAREXEL International Corporation, a leading innovator of global biopharmaceutical services, and Datavant, Inc., a healthcare technology company focused on enabling the secure... 6 days
A control system to improve the efficiency of wave energy converters
PHYS.ORG Interest in wave energy has been growing in recent years, and electric generators specially designed to generate electricity from this renewable energy source are being developed.... 7 days
Designing smarter cities using computer game thinking
PHYS.ORG Dr. Willem-Jan Renger, head of the Innovation Studio at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, is driving citizen engagement in smart city planning using methods generally seen in computer game creation, as part of... 7 days
3-D electron microscopy uncovers the complex guts of desalination membranes
PHYS.ORG Careful sample preparation, electron tomography and quantitative analysis of 3-D models provides unique insights into the inner structure of reverse osmosis membranes widely used for salt water desalination... 7 days
The BFR in Images: SpaceX's Giant Spaceship for Mars Colony & Beyond
SPACE.COM On Sept. 29, 2017, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s latest Mars-colonization architecture, which centers on a rocket-spaceship combo dubbed the... 7 days
3D electron microscopy uncovers the complex guts of desalination membranes
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The BFR: SpaceX's Mars-Colonization Architecture in Images
LIVE SCIENCE On Sept. 29, 2017, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s latest Mars-colonization architecture, which centers on a rocket-spaceship combo dubbed the BFR (Big F***ing Rocket). See how it works in images. 1 week
After 150 years, a breakthrough in understanding the conversion of carbon dioxide to electrofuels
SCIENCE DAILY Using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, engineers have observed how carbon dioxide is activated at the electrode-electrolyte interface. Their finding shifts the... 1 week
After 150 years, a breakthrough in understanding the conversion of CO2 to electrofuels
PHYS.ORG Using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Columbia Engineers are first to observe how CO2 is activated at the electrode-electrolyte interface; their finding shifts the... 1 week
New light on the controversial question of species abundance and population density
PHYS.ORG Inspired by the negative results in the recently published largest-scale analysis of the relation between population density and positions in geographic ranges and environmental... 1 week
One big reason why women drop out of doctoral STEM programs
PHYS.ORG Many women in doctoral degree programs in fields like engineering and physics are in a class of their own—and that's not a good thing. 1 week
Protein for deeper insights into the brain
PHYS.ORG To be able to examine the function of individual cells or structures in intact tissue, these need to be visible. This may sound trivial, but it is not. To achieve this, researchers implant fluorescent... 1 week
Predicting flood risk better
PHYS.ORG Engineers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a new statistical model that predicts how likely extreme flood events are in Germany. In contrast to earlier models, they distinguish between several types of floods with different causes, such as heavy rain, snow... 1 week
Wheat genome blueprint accelerates innovation
PHYS.ORG "The wheat blueprint will enable us to decipher the genetic basis of important traits in wheat, such as genes responsible for resistance to fungal diseases and pests. That is the disruptive part. What took years to do before... 1 week
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