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Biotechnology

A blueprint for nature’s ‘high-end machinery’

May 4, 2022
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The finding could help fight recalcitrant bacteria and lead to new treatment candidates for Alzheimer’s disease

Psychology

Research finds the risk of psychotic-like experiences can start in childhood

May 4, 2022
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Data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, researchers have found these risk factors can be observed in pre-adolescent children.

Material Science

Researchers develop plasma-based disinfectant

April 27, 2022
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Plasma-based green disinfectants can limit spread of infectious diseases like COVID 19

Engineering Science

Using bacteria to build settlements on Mars

April 27, 2022
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Researchers develop a sustainable method for making bricks out of Martian soil, using bacteria and urea.

Environmental Science

Warming climate and agriculture halve insect populations in some areas

April 27, 2022
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Climate change and intensive agricultural land use have already been responsible for a 49% reduction in the number of insects in the most impacted parts of the world

Engineering Science

Cheaper hydrogen fuel cell could mean better green energy options

April 27, 2022
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Researchers develop hydrogen fuel cell that uses iron instead of rare and costly platinum, enabling greater use of the technology.

Engineering Science

Cheaper solar cells from newly developed material

April 27, 2022
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New metal-containing materials called ferrocenes could help make cheaper and easier solar cell devices

Artificial Intelligence

Neural network can read tree heights from satellite images

April 27, 2022
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Researchers creates the first high-​resolution global vegetation height map for 2020 from satellite images. using an artificial neural network

Astronomy

Europa bodes well for search for extra-terrestrial life

April 27, 2022
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Ice-penetrating radar data from Greenland suggests that shallow water pockets may be common within Europa’s ice shell, increasing the potential habitability of the Jovian moon’s ice shell.

Manufacturing Technology

Making 3D printing truly 3D

April 27, 2022
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Researchers eliminate need for 2D layering and the need for support structures because the resin it creates is self-supporting.

Neuroscience

Preclinical study illuminates origin of epileptic seizures

April 27, 2022
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New evidence from a zebrafish model of epilepsy may help resolve a debate into how seizures originate

Engineering Science

3D microscope technology could make biopsies a thing of the past

April 27, 2022
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A high-speed 3D microscope designed engineers, can see real-time cellular detail in living tissues to guide surgery, speed up tissue analyses, and improve treatments.

Manufacturing Technology

Researchers develop innovative 3D-printing technology for glass microstructures

April 27, 2022
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The new technique is faster and produces objects with higher optical quality, design flexibility and strength

Neuroscience

Unexpected protein could play role in common brain disorder

April 27, 2022
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Scientists report that amyloid fibrils found in people with frontotemporal degeneration contain the little-known protein TMEM106B

Biotechnology

Newly developed technology enables single cell sorting by function

April 27, 2022
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Advance has implications for drug development and biological research

Neuroscience

How do our eyes stay focused on what we reach for?

April 27, 2022
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A team of researchers sheds additional light on the machinations that ensure we don’t look away from where we are reaching.

Physics

Lasers trigger magnetism in atomically thin quantum materials

April 27, 2022
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Researchers have discovered that light — in the form of a laser — can trigger a form of magnetism in a normally nonmagnetic material.

Biology

Brains and brawn helped crows and ravens take over the world

April 27, 2022
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Study shows that big bodies and big brains played an important role in helping crows and ravens survive in the new climates they occupied.

Biotechnology

Researchers successfully use mRNA to activate genes

April 27, 2022
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Using mRNA-encoded activators to regulate genes in cells inside the body offers promise of a treatment for a host of conditions

Food/Nutrition

The livestock–childhood gut health link

April 27, 2022
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Recently published review paper provided a close look at the connections between smallholder animal livestock production, child gut health, and EED.