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New Protocol Identifies Fascinating Quantum States Apr. 10, 2020 — Topological materials attract great interest

New Protocol Identifies Fascinating Quantum States

Topological materials attract great interest and may provide the basis for a new era in materials development. Physicists now present a new measuring method that allows to identify and characterize … read more

Ear’s Inner Secrets Revealed With New Technology

What does it actually look like deep inside our ears? This has been very difficult to study as the inner ear is protected by the hardest bone in the body. But with the help of synchrotron X-rays, it … read more

How Silver Ions Kill Bacteria

The antimicrobial properties of silver have been known for centuries. Now scientists are seeking to better understand how the noble metal kills bacteria to help combat antiobiotic-resistant … read more

Global Trial Fast Tracks Testing of Hydroxychloroquine, Other COVID-19 Therapies

A novel ‘learning while doing’ clinical trial approach called REMAP helps doctors find the optimal trade-off between quickly adopting new therapies during a pandemic, such as the … read more

New Isomer Separation Method a Boon for Research on Protein Oxidation

Oxidation of the sulfur atom in methionine is an important biomolecular reaction that can have a wide range of biological consequences depending on the context and the protein involved. Chemists have … read more

Optical Imaging Technology May Help Surgeons Better Treat Cancer, Brain Diseases

Researchers created technology that uses optical imaging to better help surgeons map out tumors in the body and help them understand how certain diseases affect activity in the … read more

To Make or to Break: Novel Reversible Technique Produces Acyl Fluoride Using Rare Metal

Acyl fluorides are organic compounds that contain a fluorine atom in their structure. These compounds have recently gained much attention in transition-metal catalysis due to their stability and … read more

3D-Printed Corals Could Improve Bioenergy and Help Coral Reefs

Researchers have designed bionic 3D-printed corals that could help energy production and coral reef … read more

Dinosaur egg concept (stock image). | Credit: (c) Esa Riutta / stock.adobe.com

Scientists have reconstructed the skulls of some of the world’s oldest known dinosaur embryos in 3D, using powerful and non-destructive synchrotron techniques. They found that the skulls develop … read more

Social Media Can Forecast Economic Impact of Disasters Including COVID-19 Pandemic

Social media should be used to chart the economic impact and recovery of businesses in countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research. Scientists describe a ‘real … read more

STEM Students Learn as Well Online as in Classrooms

Students learned just as much in online STEM college courses as they did in traditional classroom settings, and at a fraction of the cost, according to a first-of-its-kind … read more

Common Buckeye Butterfly, Junonia coenia (stock image). | Credit: (c) Tom / stock.adobe.com

A unique butterfly breeding experiment gave researchers an opportunity to study the physical and genetic changes underlying the evolution of structural color, responsible for butterflies’ … read more

Origins of Earth’s Magnetic Field Remain a Mystery

The existence of a magnetic field beyond 3.5 billion years ago is still up for … read more

New Info on Interstellar Magnetic Field in Solar Neighborhood

An international research team has mapped the interstellar magnetic field structure and interstellar matter distribution in the solar … read more

Harnessing the Power of Electricity-Producing Bacteria for Programmable ‘Biohybrids’

Someday, microbial cyborgs — bacteria combined with electronic devices — could be useful in fuel cells, biosensors and bioreactors. But first, scientists need to develop materials that not only … read more

New ‘Refrigerator’ Super-Cools Molecules to Nanokelvin Temperatures

Physicists have found a way to cool molecules of sodium lithium down to 200 billionths of a Kelvin, just a hair above absolute zero. They did so by applying a technique called collisional cooling, in … read more

Revolutionary Light-Emitting Silicon

Emitting light from silicon has been the ‘Holy Grail’ in the microelectronics industry for decades. Solving this puzzle would revolutionize computing, as chips will become faster than ever. … read more

Magnetic Monopoles Detected in Kagome Spin Ice Systems

Magnetic monopoles are actually impossible. At low temperatures, however, certain crystals can contain so-called quasi-particles that behave like magnetic monopoles. Now an international cooperation … read more

Simulations Show Extreme Opinions Can Lead to Polarized Groups

Researchers use a theoretical model to examine what effect extreme views have on making the entire system more polarized. The group’s network-based model extends a popular approach for studying … read more

First-Ever Photo Proof of Powerful Jet Emerging from Colliding Galaxies

Researchers have reported the first detection of a relativistic on-axis jet emerging from two colliding galaxies — the first photographic proof that merging galaxies can produce jets of fast-moving … read more

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