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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

Ion Channel Mechanics Yield Insights Into Optogenetics Experiments

July 6, 2015 — Optogenetics techniques, which allow scientists to map and control nerve cells using light stimulation, are being used to study neural circuits in the brain with unprecedented precision. This ... read more

July 6, 2015 — A satellite experiment to study cosmic rays and the solar wind that was devised by school students is now successfully collecting data in space. LUCID, the Langton Ultimate Cosmic ray Intensity ... read more

Does That 'Green' Plasticizer Make My PVC Flexible Enough for You?

July 6, 2015 — A study of an eco-friendly solvent helping to make PVC plastic more flexible reveals the molecular-level interaction of hydrogen bonds between the two ingredients. What gives plastic objects their ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale molecules show a wave-like nature rather than ... read more

July 3, 2015 — An international team has been developing a new experimental technique - the decay-pion spectroscopy of electro-produced hypernuclei since 2011. They have now used this new technique to successfully ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Exciting new technologies, which allow users to change the shape of displays with their hands, promise to revolutionize the way we interact with smartphones, laptops and computers. Imagine pulling ... read more

July 3, 2015 — If you suffer from chronic muscle pain a doctor will likely recommend for you to apply heat to the injury.  But how do you effectively wrap that heat around a joint? Now scientists have come up ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Lithium ion batteries are a huge technological advancement from lead acid batteries which have existed since the late 1850's.  Thanks to their low weight, high energy density and slower loss of ... read more

'Invisible' Protein Structure Explains the Power of Enzymes

July 3, 2015 — A research group has managed to capture and describe a protein structure that, until now, has been impossible to study. The discovery lays the base for developing designed enzymes as catalysts to new ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new technique allowing the bioprinting at ambient temperatures of a strong paste similar to 'play dough' capable of incorporating protein-releasing microspheres. ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Scientists have shown that the road from abstract theory to practical applications needn't always be very long. Their mechanical implementation of a quantum mechanical phenomenon could soon be ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Why is the seahorse's tail square? An international team of researchers has found the answer and it could lead to building better robots and medical devices. In a nutshell, a tail made of ... read more

New Technology Using Silver May Hold Key to Electronics Advances

July 2, 2015 — Engineers have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in microelectronics, ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Physicists have found a way of using everyday technology found in kitchen microwaves and mobile telephones to bring quantum technology ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers team, that have ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have identified a system that could store quantum information for longer times, which is critical for the future of quantum ... read more

July 2, 2015 — The chemical industry consumes millions of tons of packing materials as catalytic support media or adsorbents in fixed-bed reactors and heat storage systems. Researchers have developed a means of ... read more

Cooperative Driving Will Become Common: Data Exchange Between Vehicles and Road Network

July 2, 2015 — The just-completed international Celtic Plus CoMoSeF project involved the development of data exchange between vehicles and infrastructure. The resulting communication system provides drivers with ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have identified a class of materials that displays clear evidence for stable skyrmions at room temperature and above, paving the way for the development of useful spintronics ... read more

Nanospiked Bacteria Are the Brightest Hard X-Ray Emitters

July 2, 2015 — In a scientific breakthrough, researchers have fashioned bacteria to emit intense, hard X-ray radiation. They show that irradiating a glass slide coated with nanoparticle doped bacteria, turns the ... read more

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