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October 21, 2020

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Researchers have unraveled potential mechanisms behind the healing power of extracellular vesicles and demonstrated their capacity to not only revive cells after a heart ...
Researchers have proposed a novel method for finding dark matter, the cosmos' mystery material that has eluded detection ...
The same team who re-engineered the plastic-eating enzyme PETase have now created an enzyme 'cocktail' which can digest plastic up to six ...
SPARC is planned to be the first experimental device ever to achieve a 'burning plasma' -- a self-sustaining fusion reaction in which different isotopes of the element ...
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Lily the Barn Owl Reveals How Birds Fly in Gusty Winds

Scientists have discovered how birds are able to fly in gusty conditions - findings that could inform the development of bio-inspired small-scale ...

A New Material for Separating CO2 from Industrial Waste Gases, Natural Gas, or Biogas

With a new material, the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) can be specifically separated from industrial waste gases, natural gas, or biogas, and thereby made available for recycling. The ...

Colorful Perovskites: Thermochromic Window Technologies

Scientists report a breakthrough in developing a next-generation thermochromic window that not only reduces the need for air conditioning but simultaneously generates ...

Targeting the Shell of the Ebola Virus

As the world grapples with COVID-19, the Ebola virus is again raging. Researchers are using supercomputers to simulate the inner workings of Ebola (as well as COVID-19), looking at how molecules ...

COVID-19: Distancing and Masks -- Good but Not Enough

Decades-old data is being used to describe the propagation of tiny droplets. Now a fluid dynamics team has developed new models: Masks and distancing are good, but not enough. Even with a mask, ...

New Tool Pulls Elusive COVID-19 Marker from Human Blood

Researchers have created a surface that repels every other element of human blood except an elusive cytokine critical to understanding the progress of COVID-19 in individual ...

Highly Selective Membranes

Membranes with microscopic pores are useful for water filtration. The effect of pore size on water filtration is well-understood, as is the role of ions, charged atoms, that interact with the ...

High Levels of Microplastics Released from Infant Feeding Bottles During Formula Prep

New research shows that high levels of microplastics (MPs) are released from infant-feeding bottles (IFBs) during formula preparation. The research also indicates a strong relationship between heat ...

CRISPR Meets Pac-Man: New DNA Cut-and-Paste Tool Enables Bigger Gene Edits

Gene editing for the development of new treatments, and for studying disease as well as normal function in humans and other organisms, may advance more quickly with a new tool for cutting larger ...

Radiative Cooler That Cools Down Even Under Sunlight

Now that autumn is upon us, there is a large temperature gap between day and night. This is due to the temperature inversion caused by radiative cooling on the Earth's surface. Heat from the sun ...

Glimpse Deep Into Earth's Crust Finds Heat Source That May Stabilize Continents

Rocks from the Rio Grande continental rift have provided a rare snapshot of active geology deep inside Earth's crust, revealing new evidence for how continents remain stable over billions of ...

A Trillion Turns of Light Nets Terahertz Polarized Bytes

Nanophotonics researchers have demonstrated a novel technique for modulating light at terahertz frequencies with plasmonic ...

CRISPR-Induced Immune Diversification in Host-Virus Populations

Just like humans, microbes have equipped themselves with tools to recognize and defend themselves against viral invaders. In a continual evolutionary battle between virus and host, CRISPR-Cas act as ...

With Deep Learning Algorithms, Standard CT Technology Produces Spectral Images

Engineers have demonstrated how a deep learning algorithm can be applied to a conventional computerized tomography (CT) scan in order to produce images that would typically require a higher level of ...

An Ultrasonic Projector for Medicine

A chip-based technology that modulates intensive sound pressure profiles with high resolution opens up new possibilities for ultrasound ...

A First-of-Its-Kind Catalyst Mimics Natural Processes to Break Down Plastics

A team of scientists has developed a first-of-its-kind catalyst that is able to process polyolefin plastics, types of polymers widely used in things like plastic grocery bags, milk jugs, shampoo ...

Tough Love: Intense Glare Helps Next-Gen Solar Tech Through Awkward Phase

Researchers have shown that high-intensity light will reverse light-induced phase segregation in mixed-halide perovskites, enabling bandgap control and maximizing efficiency for potential ...

Hand-Held Device Reads Levels of Cancer Biomarker

Researchers have created the prototype for a hand-held device to measure a biomarker for cancer, paving the way for home-based cancer monitoring and to improve access to diagnostic ...

A Renewable Solution to Keep Cool in a Warming World

Month-after-month, year-after-year, the world continues to experience record high temperatures. In response to this and exacerbated by a growing global population, it is expected that ...

High Pressure Is Key for Better Optical Fibers

Signal loss along optical communication networks could be cut in half if silica glass fibers are manufactured under high ...

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