Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 05, 2020
USTC obtained high-level control of spin qubit lifetime based on silicon quantum dots
This work was published in Physics Review Letter on June 23th, 2020, and was selected as Editors' Suggestion.

Pet dogs may improve social-emotional development in young children
Young children from dog-owning households have better social and emotional wellbeing than children from households who do not own a dog, suggests research published in the journal Pediatric Research.

A safe and powerful safeguard for your whole body against deadly radiation
IBS scientists have reported a highly effective and safe nanocrystal to combat dangers doses of radiation by growing manganese oxide (Mn3O4) nanocrystals on top of the Cerium oxide (CeO2) nanocrystals.

'Biologically relevant' levels of a fertility hormone are detected in human hair samples
The prospect of a non-invasive test of ovarian reserve is a little closer following results from a study showing that measurement of a fertility hormone can be accurately taken from a sample of human hair.

Discovery of new disease-susceptibility gene for steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome
An international research collaboration, including Professor IIJIMA Kazumoto et al.

Asthma and allergies more common in teens who stay up late
Teenagers who prefer to stay up late and wake later in the morning are more likely to suffer with asthma and allergies compared to those who sleep and wake earlier, according to a study published in ERJ Open Research.

New guidelines for children and adolescents with T2D
A team of paediatric specialists, including an expert from the University of Adelaide, has produced new guidelines regarding assessment and management of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in Australian and New Zealand children and adolescents.

Red-light LEDs for next-generation displays
Novel red LEDs are more temperature stable than those made using the conventional semiconductor of choice.

The latest findings on the MOSAiC floe
The New Siberian Islands were the birthplace of the MOSAiC floe: the sea ice in which the research vessel Polarstern is now drifting through the Arctic was formed off the coast of the archipelago, which separates the East Siberian Sea and the Laptev Sea to the north of Siberia, in December 2018.

A different slant of light
Giant clams manipulate light to assist their symbiotic partner.

York study: European ancestry plays role in 'killer' honey bees' aggressiveness
What causes African hybrid honey bees (AHB) or killer bees to be highly defensive and aggressive?
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