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New device could help answer fundamental questions about quantum physics
Researchers have developed a new device that can measure and control a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with unprecedented sensitivity. (2018-12-13)
When heat ceases to be a mystery, spintronics becomes more real
The development of spintronics depends on materials that guarantee control over the flow of magnetically polarized currents. (2018-12-13)
Recent advances and challenges of the drugs acting on monoamine transporters
The human monoamine transporters (hMATs) primary including hSERT, hNET and hDAT are important targets for the treatment of depression and other behavioral disorders with more than the availability of 30 approved drugs.This paper is to review the recent progress in the binding mode and inhibitory mechanism of hMATs inhibitors with the central or allosteric binding sites, for the benefit of future hMATs inhibitor design and discovery. (2018-12-13)
SFU scientists automated electrolyte composition analysis for aluminium production
A team from Siberian Federal University (SFU) suggested a new method for automatic composition analysis of electrolyte samples from electrolysis baths. (2018-12-12)
UMN researchers give new insight to muscular dystrophy patients
New research by University of Minnesota scientists has revealed the three dimensional structure of the DUX4 protein, which is responsible for the disease, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). (2018-12-12)
Silica paradox
An international team of physicists and materials scientists from NUST MISIS, Bayerisches Geoinstitut (Germany), Linköping University (Sweden), and California Institute of Technology (USA) has discovered 'impossible' modifications of silica coesite-IV and coesite-V - i.e., materials that had not been supposed to exist. (2018-12-11)
Researchers image atomic structure of important immune regulator
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital provides a biophysical and structural assessment of a critical immune regulating protein called human T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing protein-3 (hTIM-3). (2018-12-10)
Iron-rich lamellae in the semiconductor
There is often a pronounced symmetry when you look at the lattice of crystals: the atoms are uniformly arranged. (2018-12-07)
A new 'spin' on kagome lattices
The kagome ferromagnet Fe3Sn2 exhibits an electronic state that couples unusually strongly to an applied magnetic field that can be rotated to point in any direction of a 3-dimensional space, revealing that magnetization drives -- in quantum scale -- a 'giant' energy shift within the material, an international team of researchers has found. (2018-12-07)
Scientists enter unexplored territory in superconductivity search
Scientists mapping out the quantum characteristics of superconductors -- materials that conduct electricity with no energy loss -- have entered a new regime. (2018-12-06)
A 3D imaging technique unlocks properties of perovskite crystals
A team of materials scientists from Penn State, Cornell and Argonne National Laboratory have, for the first time, visualized the 3D atomic and electron density structure of the most complex perovskite crystal structure system decoded to date. (2018-12-06)
Putting the brakes on tumor stealth
New research undertaken at Monash University has shed new light on how some cancers are able to escape our immune system. (2018-12-06)
Seeing the light: Researchers offer solution for efficiency problem of artificial photosynthesis
Hydrogen-powered electronics, travel, and more may be a step closer thanks to the work of a collaborative team of scientists in Japan. (2018-12-05)
Paving the way for more efficient hydrogen cars
Hydrogen-powered vehicles emit only water vapor from their tailpipes, offering a cleaner alternative to fossil-fuel-based transportation. (2018-12-05)
COSINE-100 experiment investigates dark matter mystery
Yale scientists are part of a new international experiment that challenges previous claims about the detection of non-luminous dark matter. (2018-12-05)
Newly identified T cells could play a role in cancer and other diseases
Researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the La Jolla Institute for Immunology have identified a new type of T cell called a phospholipid-reactive T cell that is able to recognize phospholipids, the molecules that help form cells' outer membranes. (2018-12-05)
A bit of a stretch... material that thickens as it's pulled
While examining the capabilities of Liquid Crystal Elastomers, scientists have discovered the first synthetic material that becomes thicker -- at the molecular level -- as it is stretched. (2018-12-04)
Microscopic 'sunflowers' for better solar panels
Scientists from Harvard's Wyss Institute have harnessed magnetic fields to control the molecular structure of liquid crystal elastomers and create microscopic three-dimensional polymer shapes that can be programmed to move in any direction in three-dimensional space in response to multiple types of stimuli, including light and heat. (2018-12-04)
Discovery may lead to safer drugs to save more women in childbirth
While several developing countries rely on misoprostol to treat women bleeding during or after childbirth, the drug has risky side effects. (2018-12-03)
Capturing the surprising flexibility of crystal surfaces
Images taken using an atomic force microscope have allowed researchers to observe, for the first time, the flexible and dynamic changes that occur on the surfaces of 'porous coordination polymer' crystals when guest molecules are introduced. (2018-12-03)
Physicists shed X-ray light on melting polymers
Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Lomonosov Moscow State University have combined thermal analysis and X-ray scattering -- two techniques for studying crystal structure -- in one experimental setup to investigate semicrystalline polymers. (2018-12-03)
Borophene advances as 2D materials platform
Physicists synthesized 2D atom-thin sheets of boron with large crystal domains, which are needed to make next-gen electronics. (2018-12-03)
Crystal clear: Understanding magnetism changes caused by crystal lattice expansion
An international team including researchers from Osaka University demonstrated helimagnetic behavior in a cubic perovskite material by expanding the lattice through barium doping. (2018-12-03)
A new light on significantly faster computer memory devices
A team of scientists from ASU's School of Molecular Sciences and Germany have published in Science Advances online today an explanation of how a particular phase-change memory (PCM) material can work one thousand times faster than current flash computer memory, while being significantly more durable with respect to the number of daily read-writes. (2018-11-30)
What happens when materials take tiny hits
A team of researchers at MIT has just accomplished the first detailed high-speed imaging and analysis of the microparticle impact process, and used that data to predict when the particles will bounce away, stick, or knock material off the surface and weaken it. (2018-11-29)
A water treatment breakthrough, inspired by a sea creature
Inspired by Actinia, a sea organism that ensnares its prey with its tentacles, a team of researchers has developed a method for efficiently treating water. (2018-11-26)
Building better batteries by borrowing from biology
Using knowledge of biological ion channels, Osaka University researchers developed a new crystalline material containing potassium that may one day replace the lithium-based technology currently used in rechargeable batteries. (2018-11-21)
Impaired cellular force transmission a cause for valvular heart disease
About three per cent of the world's population is affected by valvular heart diseases. (2018-11-20)
How a crystal is solvated in water
How a molecule from a solid crystal structure is solvated in a liquid solvent has been observed at a molecular level for the first time by chemists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. (2018-11-20)
NRL demonstrates new non-mechanical laser steering technology
Steerable electro-evanescent optical refractor (SEEOR) chips take laser light in the mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) as an input and steers the beam at the output in two dimensions without the need for mechanical devices. (2018-11-19)
New materials: Growing polymer pelts
Polymer pelts made of the finest of fibers are suitable for many different applications, from coatings that adhere well and are easy to remove to highly sensitive biological detectors. (2018-11-16)
Nanofiber carpet could lead to new sticky or insulating surfaces
Inspired by the extraordinary characteristics of polar bear fur, lotus leaves and gecko feet, engineering researchers have developed a new way to make arrays of nanofibers that could bring us coatings that are sticky, repellant, insulating or light emitting, among other possibilities. (2018-11-15)
Nanotubes built from protein crystals: Breakthrough in biomolecular engineering
Researchers at Tokyo Tech have succeeded in constructing protein nanotubes from tiny scaffolds made by cross-linking of engineered protein crystals. (2018-11-14)
New anisotropic conductive film for ultra-fine pitch assembly applications
Researchers have moved to one step closer to realizing ultra-fine resolution for displays with a novel thermoplastic anchoring polymer layer structure. (2018-11-13)
Detecting light in a different dimension
Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)--a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory--have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity. (2018-11-13)
Optimization of alloy materials: Diffusion processes in nano particles decoded
Research team at TU Graz discovers atomic-level processes which can provide new approaches to improving material properties. (2018-11-13)
Scientists bring polymers into atomic-scale focus
A Berkeley Lab-led research has adapted a powerful electron-based imaging technique to obtain a first-of-its-kind image of atomic-scale structure in a synthetic polymer. (2018-11-12)
Mutations, CRISPR, and the biology behind movement disorders
Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) in Japan have discovered how mutations related to a group of movement disorders produce their effects. (2018-11-12)
From beaker to solved 3-D structure in minutes
A new method for learning the structures of small molecules, such as hormones, is 'like science fiction.' (2018-11-12)
Intense tests reveal elusive, complex form of common element
Scientists have used high pressure and high temperature experiments to recreate an unusually complex form of nitrogen in the lab for the first time. (2018-11-09)
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