Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 30, 2019
Compound controls biological clock with light
A chemical cage suppresses the activity of a biological clock regulator in the dark and releases it with light, showing potential for future treatments of circadian-clock-related diseases.

Solving the thermoelectric 'trade-off' conundrum with metallic carbon nanotubes
Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used aligned 'metallic' carbon nanotubes to create a device which converts heat to electrical energy (a thermoelectric device) with a higher power output than pure semiconducting carbon nanotubes in random networks.

World-first studies reveal occurrence of 'chew and spit' eating behaviour
A landmark study into the prevalence of the disordered eating behaviour known as 'chew and spit' has revealed concerning levels of such episodes among teenagers.
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