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Engineering Science

Water from air even in the hot sun

May 6, 2021
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Unlike other radiative vapor condensers which can only operate at night, the new design works in direct sunlight and requires no energy input

Electronics Engineering

Communicating with plants using electrical signals

May 6, 2021
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Researchers developed a device that can deliver electrical signals to and from plants, opening the door to new technologies that make use of plants

Biomedical Science

Electromagnetic fields to control breast cancer metastasis

May 6, 2021
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Might be a useful tool in fighting cancers that are highly metastatic, which means they are likely to spread to other parts of the body, the authors said.

Biomedical Science

Reading minds with ultrasound

May 6, 2021
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The new technology is a major step in creating less invasive, yet still highly capable, BMIs.

Bioengineering

Strong material from bacteria

May 6, 2021
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USC researchers harness the power of living organisms to make materials that are strong, tolerant and resilient

Astrophysics

Laser-driven experiments provide insights into the formation of the universe

April 28, 2021
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Researchers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics are the first to experimentally measure the mechanism responsible for generating astrophysical magnetic fields.

Oceanic Science

Ocean bacteria release carbon into the atmosphere

April 28, 2021
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Researchers have discovered that deep-sea bacteria dissolve carbon-containing rocks, releasing excess carbon into the ocean and atmosphere

Veterinary Science

Dogs can sniff out coronavirus with impressive accuracy

April 28, 2021
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In a proof-of-concept study led by the School of Veterinary Medicine, dogs identified positive samples with 96% accuracy

Regenerative Biology

How chronic stress leads to hair loss

April 28, 2021
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Harvard University researchers have identified the biological mechanism by which chronic stress impairs hair follicle stem cells

Neurobiology

Isolation alters visual areas of brain in social wasps

April 28, 2021
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A new study finds that a solitary lifestyle has profound effects on the brains of a social insect: paper wasps