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Astronomy

Stars align for Hubble Space Telescope discovery

April 6, 2022
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Astronomer discovered a new star, which breaks the record for the farthest star ever observed

Engineering Science

Topological phenomena at high technologically relevant frequencies

April 6, 2022
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Study demonstrates topological control capabilities in an acoustic system, with implications for applications such as 5G communications and quantum information processing.

Biology

Monkeys often eat fruit containing alcohol, shedding light on our taste for booze

April 6, 2022
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The study sheds light on the theory that the human inclination to drink alcohol may have its roots in our ancient ancestors’ affinity to consume fermenting but nutritious fruit.

Biotechnology

New study unveils potential paths toward cure HIV

April 6, 2022
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Researchers are using new advances in CRISPR gene-editing technology to uncover new biology that could lead to longer-lasting treatments and new therapeutic strategies for HIV.

Astrophysics

Researchers discover source of super-fast ‘electron rain’

April 6, 2022
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The downpours, which can affect satellites and space travel, are caused by electromagnetic whistler waves

Astrophysics

Scientists observe mysterious death of a star emitting six rings

April 6, 2022
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The star is undergoing rapid evolution as it ends its life in a blaze of glory before shutting down its energy production.

Neuroscience

Overgrowth of key brain structure in babies who later develop autism

April 6, 2022
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Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to demonstrate that the amygdala grows too rapidly in infancy.

Biology

Hundreds of new mammal species waiting to be found

April 6, 2022
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At least hundreds of so-far unidentified species of mammals are hiding in plain sight around the world, a new study suggests.

Biomedical Science

A nanomaterial that may improve insulin’s effects on the nervous system

April 6, 2022
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Researchers have developed a compound consisting of insulin bound to a string of amino acids that includes an antioxidant group.

Plant Science

Molecular ‘blueprint’ illuminates how plants perceive light

April 6, 2022
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The study findings have many implications for agricultural and “green” bioengineering practices.

Environmental Science

Wildfire smoke exposure in early pregnancy affects infant monkey behavior

April 6, 2022
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Study finds that Infant monkeys conceived while their mothers were naturally exposed to wildfire smoke show behavioral changes compared to animals conceived days later

Plant Science

A perennial grass could mitigate climate change

April 6, 2022
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Researchers have found that growing one perennial grass could cut warming there by 1 degree Celsius

Chemical Engineering

New study discovers how bacteria swim

April 6, 2022
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The findings could help prevent the spread of disease and improve medical treatments

Chemical Engineering

New study solves mystery of how soft liquid droplets erode hard surfaces

April 6, 2022
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The discovery could help engineers design better, more erosion-resistant materials.

Biomedical Science

Porous nanoparticles for regenerative medicine

April 6, 2022
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Researchers develop nanoparticle that could leverage the body’s regenerative potential by directing stem cells to form bone tissue and could have implications for the treatment of bone regeneration.

Engineering Science

A health monitor for concrete buildings

March 28, 2022
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A compact probe to find the extent of corrosion in steel reinforcement bars in concrete structures

Astrophysics

Interaction between Coronal Mass Ejections (CME) plays a key role in their evolution

March 28, 2022
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Researchers observed two CMEs arising from a circular ribbon structure on the Sun and followed it with data from Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA).

Chemical Engineering

Platinum-based electro-catalyst could pave way for low-cost, durable fuel cells developed

March 28, 2022
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This electrocatalyst showed comparable properties to the commercially available electrocatalyst and could enhance the lifetime of the fuel cell stack performance.

Engineering Science

Medicines 3D-printed in seven seconds

March 28, 2022
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The findings improve the prospects of how 3D printers could be integrated into fast-paced clinical settings for on-demand production of personalised medicines.