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Breast cancer cells swallow a 'free lunch' of dietary fat particles from the bloodstream
A research team at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center has previously shown that fatty particles from the bloodstream may boost the growth of breast cancer cells. (2019-12-12)
New insect virus provides a safer platform for flavivirus vaccines and tests
A research team has identified a new species of virus specific to insects that can be engineered to house genes from related viruses that cause diseases such as Zika and yellow fever. (2019-12-11)
Matthias Schott receives ERC Consolidator Grant for new approach to search for axions
Matthias Schott and his team are proposing a detailed research program using the LHC's ATLAS Experiment where they can undertake a targeted search for relatively heavy ALPs, which, once found, could solve the problem associated with the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon. (2019-12-10)
Tiny magnetic particles enable new material to bend, twist, and grab
A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and The Ohio State University has developed a soft polymer material, called magnetic shape memory polymer, that uses magnetic fields to transform into a variety of shapes. (2019-12-10)
Ben-Gurion University researchers develop new method to remove dust on solar panels
Particle removal increased from 41% on hydrophilic smooth Si wafers to 98% on superhydrophobic Si-based nanotextured surfaces. (2019-12-09)
Acoustic focusing to amass microplastics in water
Microplastics suspended in water can be gathered using acoustic forces in microchannels. (2019-12-09)
How planets may form after dust sticks together
Scientists may have figured out how dust particles can stick together to form planets, according to a Rutgers co-authored study that may also help to improve industrial processes. (2019-12-09)
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission explains Bennu's mysterious particle events
Shortly after NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu, an unexpected discovery by the mission's science team revealed that the asteroid could be active, or consistently discharging particles into space. (2019-12-05)
Scientists have found out why photons flying from other galaxies do not reach the Earth
In the Universe there are extragalactic objects such as blazars, which very intensively generate a powerful gamma-ray flux, part of photons from this stream reaches the Earth, as they say, directly, and part -- are converted along the way into electrons, then again converted into photons and only then get to us. (2019-12-04)
Solving the mystery of carbon on ocean floor
Little bits of black carbon littering the ocean floor, separate and distinct from the organic carbon believed to come from the ocean's surface. (2019-12-04)
Parker Solar Probe traces solar wind to its source on sun's surface: coronal holes
New data from the Parker Solar Probe, which got closer to the sun than any other spacecraft, allowed physicists to map the source of a major component of the solar wind that continually peppers Earth. (2019-12-04)
Sun's close-up reveals atmosphere hopping with highly energetic particles
On its first two flybys of the sun, the Princeton-led instrument IS?IS detected a surprising variety of activities by solar energetic particles -- the zippy electrons, protons and other ions that fly out in advance of the solar wind -- that can disrupt space travel and communications on Earth. (2019-12-04)
How a cellular shuttle helps HIV-1 spread in immune organs
New insight on how a type of cell facilitates the spread of HIV-1 has been published today in the open-access journal eLife. (2019-12-03)
Ecofriendly nano-fabrication achieved with biodegradable chitosan nanoparticles
The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) succeeded in creating glass with self-cleaning and antireflective functions through the biodegradable chitosan nanoparticle coating. (2019-11-28)
A new theory for how black holes and neutron stars shine bright
Columbia astrophysicists employed massive super-computer simulations to calculate the mechanisms that accelerate charged particles in extreme environments. (2019-11-27)
A missing link in haze formation
Hazy days don't just block the view; they mean the air contains particulate matter that can compromise human health. (2019-11-25)
Extremely energetic particles coupled with the violent death of a star for the first time
Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and DTU Space have determined the emission of extremely energetic light particles during the death of a very heavy star for the first time, using the telescope MAGIC. (2019-11-21)
'Self-cleaning' concrete could keep buildings looking new (video)
Building materials that clean themselves could save immense time and labor in homes and businesses, as well as reduce disease risk in settings such as hospitals. (2019-11-20)
First detection of gamma-ray burst afterglow in very-high-energy gamma light
An international team of researchers observe a gamma-ray burst, an extremely energetic flash following a cosmological cataclysm, emitting very-high-energy gamma-rays long after the initial explosion. (2019-11-20)
Simultaneous measurement of biophysical properties and position of single cells in a microdevice
SUTD researchers developed an N-shaped electrode-based microfluidic impedance cytometry device for the simultaneous measurement of the lateral position and physical properties of single cells and particles in continuous flows. (2019-11-19)
A remote control for everything small
Special light beams can be used to manipulate molecules or small biological particles. (2019-11-19)
Pollution from Athabasca oil sands affects weather processes
Scientists have been looking at pollution affecting the air, land and water around the Athabaska Oil Sands for some time. (2019-11-18)
Rubber in the environment
The tread on the tyre is worn out, new tyres are needed. (2019-11-14)
Protective microparticles shield and deliver micronutrients to people
A team of scientists has created a new microparticle-based platform that can preserve, protect and deliver micronutrients such as iron to rodents and human volunteers. (2019-11-13)
New particle analysis technique paves way for better air pollution monitoring
A new technique for continuously monitoring both the size and optical properties of individual airborne particles could offer a better way to monitor air pollution. (2019-11-11)
Air pollution in India is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease
The CHAI Project explores the association between exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) and carotid intima-media thickness, a marker of atherosclerosis. (2019-11-08)
New X-ray technology could revolutionize how doctors identify abnormalities
Using ground-breaking technology, researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and University of Baltimore (UMB) are testing a new method of X-ray imaging that uses color to identify microfractures in bones. (2019-11-07)
Satellite tracking shows how ships affect clouds and climate
By matching the movement of ships to the changes in clouds caused by their emissions, researchers have shown how strongly the two are connected. (2019-11-05)
Nanoparticle orientation offers a way to enhance drug delivery
MIT engineers have shown that they can enhance the performance of drug-delivery nanoparticles by controlling an inherent trait of chemical structures, known as chirality -- the 'handedness' of the structure. (2019-11-05)
Persistent drizzle at sub-zero temps in Antarctica
When the temperature drops below freezing, snow and ice are expected to follow. (2019-11-05)
Adhesive which debonds in magnetic field could reduce landfill waste
Researchers at the University of Sussex have developed a glue which can unstick when placed in a magnetic field, meaning products otherwise destined for landfill, could now be dismantled and recycled at the end of their life. (2019-11-04)
Harmful emissions from traffic, trucks, SUVs: New national air pollution report
Almost one third of Canadians live near a major road -- and this means they go about their everyday lives exposed to a complex mixture of vehicle air pollutants. (2019-10-30)
Traffic exhaust at residential address increases the risk of stroke
High levels of traffic exhaust at one's residence increases the risk of stroke even in low-pollution environments, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and other universities in Sweden. (2019-10-30)
One avocado a day helps lower 'bad' cholesterol for heart healthy benefits
New research from Penn State suggests that eating one avocado a day may help keep 'bad cholesterol' at bay. (2019-10-28)
Crystallization clarified, researchers report
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have made it possible to observe and simulate the self-assembly of crystalline materials at a much higher resolution than before. (2019-10-28)
Super-strong magnetic supercrystals can assemble themselves
Materials scientists who work with nano-sized components have developed ways of working with their vanishingly small materials. (2019-10-25)
Micromotors push around single cells and particles
A new type of micromotor -- powered by ultrasound and steered by magnets -- can move around individual cells and microscopic particles in crowded environments without damaging them. (2019-10-25)
Placing another piece in the dark matter puzzle
A team led by Prof Dmitry Budker has continued their search for dark matter within the framework of the 'Cosmic Axion Spin Precession Experiment' (or 'CASPEr' for short). (2019-10-25)
Microscale rockets can travel through cellular landscapes with precision
A new study shows how micro-scale 'rockets,' powered by acoustic waves and an on-board bubble motor, can be maneuvered through 3D landscapes of cells and particles using magnets. (2019-10-25)
RUDN scientists proved a theorem that would help calculate water movement in porous rock
Mathematicians from RUDN University have proved the unique continuation theorem for a one dimensional solution to a fractional order diffusion problem. (2019-10-23)
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