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New record: 3D-printed optical-electronic integration
In this work, researchers demonstrate an electrically modulated microlaser module on a 3D-integrated microsystem composed of a dye-doped polymeric microcavity and an underneath microscale electrical heating circuit. (2019-06-13)
Can break junction techniques still offer quantitative information at single-molecule level
A conductance histogram is plotted to find the most probable conductance. (2019-06-13)
Polycomb protein EED plays a starring role in hippocampal development
A team led by Professor Liu Changmei from the State Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Reproductive Biology, Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has shown that the PcG protein EED is essential for the proper formation of the DG. (2019-06-13)
Salmonella resistant to antibiotics of last resort found in US
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from a human patient in the US The find is the first evidence that the gene mcr-3.1 has made its way into the US from Asia. (2019-06-13)
A new paradigm of material identification based on graph theory
Automatic deduplication for big materials database is achieved for the first time. (2019-06-13)
Baby pterodactyls could fly from birth
A breakthrough discovery has found that pterodactyls, extinct flying reptiles also known as pterosaurs, had a remarkable ability -- they could fly from birth. (2019-06-12)
Scientists develop a chemocatalytic approach for one-pot reaction of cellulosic ethanol
Scientists at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a chemocatalytic approach to convert cellulose into ethanol in a one-pot process by using a multifunctional Mo/Pt/WOx catalyst. (2019-06-12)
Ancient pots from Chinese tombs reveal early use of cannabis as a drug
Chemical analysis of several wooden braziers recently excavated from tombs in western China provides some of earliest evidence for ritual cannabis smoking, researchers report. (2019-06-12)
The origins of cannabis smoking: Marijuana use in the first millennium BC
A chemical residue study of incense burners from ancient burials at high elevations in the Pamir Mountains of western China has revealed psychoactive cannabinoids. (2019-06-12)
'Green Revolution' in RNAi tools and therapeutics
A team from Nanjing University in China reported that the small silencing RNA sequences against HBsAg generated in edible lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) can specifically bind and inhibit gene expression in p21-HBsAg knock-in transgenic mice and improve liver injury at a relatively low level when compared to synthetic siRNAs. (2019-06-10)
A polar-bear-inspired material for heat insulation
For engineers, polar bear hair is a dream template for synthetic materials that might lock in heat just as well as the natural version. (2019-06-06)
USA lags behind EU, Brazil and China in banning harmful pesticides
Many pesticides that have been banned or are being phased out in the EU, Brazil and China, are still widely used in the USA, according to a study published in the open access journal Environmental Health. (2019-06-06)
Feathers came first, then birds
New research, led by the University of Bristol, suggests that feathers arose 100 million years before birds -- changing how we look at dinosaurs, birds, and pterosaurs, the flying reptiles. (2019-06-03)
Germline gene therapy pioneer, teenage son make case for safe treatment
An internationally known embryologist and his son make the case for using gene-editing tools to prevent inherited disease, in an editorial published today in the journal Nature Medicine. (2019-06-03)
Breaking the symmetry in the quantum realm
For the first time, researchers have observed a break in a single quantum system. (2019-05-31)
Electric-field-controlled superconductor-ferromagnetic insulator transition
Xianhui Chen's group at University of Science and Technology of China observed an electric-field controlled reversible transition from superconductor to ferromagnetic insulator in (Li,Fe)OHFeSe thin flake using the latest SIC-FET gating technique. (2019-05-28)
Microaerobic Fe(II) oxidation could drive microbial carbon assimilation in paddy soil
Carbon assimilation process is important to maintain the production and ecological function of paddy field. (2019-05-27)
How to interact between mantle and crustal components in the subduction zone?
Subduction process drives the differential evolution of the earth and realizes material cycle and energy exchange. (2019-05-24)
Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions
Since 2013, annual emissions of a banned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) have increased by around 7,000 tonnes from eastern China, according to new research published in Nature today by an international team of scientists from the UK, South Korea, Japan, USA, Australia and Switzerland. (2019-05-22)
River valleys helped shape current genetic landscape of Han Chinese
The Han Chinese are the world's largest ethnic group, making up 91.6% of modern-day China. (2019-05-21)
The science and technology of FAST
The Five hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), located in a radio quiet zone, with the targets (e.g., radio pulsars and neutron stars, galactic and extragalactic 21-cm HI emission). (2019-05-17)
Mapping global impervious surface area and green space within urban environments
What the spatial pattern of global urban surface area that human depends on is the important issue, which is widely concerned at present. (2019-05-16)
China unlikely to curb fentanyl exports in short-term
China has pledged to crack down on the illicit export of the synthetic opioid fentanyl to the US, but a new analysis finds that may be difficult given the way that China regulates its larger drug and chemical industries. (2019-05-15)
New research finds unprecedented weakening of Asian summer monsoon
Rainfall from the Asian summer monsoon has been decreasing over the past 80 years, a decline unprecedented in the last 448 years, according to a new study in the AGU journal Geophysical Research Letters. (2019-05-15)
Washable, wearable battery-like devices could be woven directly into clothes
Washable, wearable 'batteries': based on cheap, safe and environmentally-friendly inks and woven directly into fabrics, have been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge. (2019-05-15)
New technique prepares 2D perovskite single crystals for highest photodetectivity
A research group led by Professor Liu Shengzhong from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dr. (2019-05-15)
Physicists discover new type of spin waves
Advances in IT technologies are hampered by the ever increasing demand for energy and by fundamental limits on miniaturization. (2019-05-13)
Underwater power generation
Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. (2019-05-13)
Two types of mid-latitude wave trains lead to extreme heat in South Korea and southern-central Japan
South Korea and southern-central Japan are frequently affected by extreme heat, and the extreme heat in these two regions tend to occur simultaneously. (2019-05-10)
Location and brand affect people's trust in cloud services
People's stereotypes regarding different locations around the world influence whether they feel secure in storing their data in cloud service centers in those locations, according to researchers at Penn State, who also found that stereotypes regarding brand authority influence people's trust in cloud services. (2019-05-10)
Diabetes linked to numerous cancers in large Chinese study
A new Journal of Diabetes study from China, which has the highest number of people with diabetes among all countries, found that type 2 diabetes was linked with an elevated risk of 11 types of cancer in men and 13 types of cancer in women. (2019-05-09)
Obesity in early pregnancy linked to pregnancy complications
In a prospective study published in Obesity of 18,481 pregnant women in China who had never given birth before, obesity in early pregnancy was linked to higher risks of spontaneous abortion, preterm birth, and large birth weight in newborns. (2019-05-09)
Grading conservation: Which reserves defend forests?
Lands that shelter forests have value often readily tallied by developers, but until now it's been more difficult to prove the success of protecting those forested lands in pursuit of sustainability. (2019-05-08)
Diving deep into water and energy trade-offs
Sometimes people don't see the impacts of sustainability decisions beyond a balance ledger. (2019-05-01)
Middle Pleistocene human skull reveals variation and continuity in early Asian humans
A team of scientists led by LIU Wu and WU Xiujie from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported the first ever Middle Pleistocene human skull found in southeastern China, revealing the variation and continuity in early Asian humans. (2019-04-30)
First human germline gene editing was deeply flawed science, Chinese experts argue
The first reported instance of germline gene editing in humans was bad science as well as bad ethics, according to a commentary publishing April 30 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Haoyi Wang of the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Hui Yang of the Institutes of Neuroscience, CAS, both well-known experts in gene editing. (2019-04-30)
Brain mapping: New technique reveals how information is processed
Scientists have discovered a new method for quickly and efficiently mapping the vast network of connections among neurons in the brain. (2019-04-30)
Stretchable interlaced-nanowire film for ultraviolet photodetectors with high response speed
Recently, one research group from the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, presented an interesting SnO2-CdS NW interlaced structure to fabricate stretchable UV photodetectors with high response speed in Science China Materials. (2019-04-28)
Scientists trace the key factor of tiny onion-like BN to superhard nt-cBN
How to obtain superhard nt-cBN from onion-like precursor? Recently, Prof. (2019-04-28)
Carbon nanotube nanoreactors to stabilize metastable structures
Some metastable structures have been predicted to have high potential applications due to their unique properties. (2019-04-27)
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