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July 16, 2020

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The first images from Solar Orbiter, a new Sun-observing mission by ESA and NASA, have revealed omnipresent miniature solar flares, dubbed 'campfires', near the surface of ...
New research suggest the universe is about 13.8 billion years old, according to researchers using observations from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) ...
Scientists have developed a new method to find black holes in the outer solar system, and along with it, determine ...
A new analysis of white dwarf stars supports their role as a key source of carbon in galaxies. Every carbon atom in the universe was created by stars, but astrophysicists ...
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Credit-Card Sized Tool Provides New Insights Into How Cancer Cells Invade Host Tissues

Researchers have developed a credit-card sized tool for growing cancer cells outside the human body, which they believe will enhance their understanding of breast cancer metastasis. The device ...

Bacteria With a Metal Diet Discovered in Dirty Glassware

Newfound bacteria that oxidize manganese help explain the geochemistry of ...

In One Hour, Surface Coating Inactivates Virus That Causes COVID-19

Researchers have developed a surface coating that, when painted on common objects, inactivates SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes ...

Tech to Help Autonomous Vehicles Better Scan for Nearby Fast-Moving Objects

Researchers have built a way that lidar could achieve higher-resolution detection of nearby fast-moving objects through mechanical control and modulation of light on a silicon ...

Scientists Build High-Performing Hybrid Solar Energy Converter

Scientists have developed a hybrid solar energy converter that generates electricity and steam with high efficiency and low ...

Designing DNA from Scratch: Engineering the Functions of Micrometer-Sized DNA Droplets

Scientists have constructed ''DNA droplets'' comprising designed DNA nanostructures. The droplets exhibit dynamic functions such as fusion, fission, Janus-shape formation, and ...

Sun and Rain Transform Asphalt Binder Into Potentially Toxic Compounds

Chemists show that asphalt binder, when exposed to sun and water, leaches thousands of potentially toxic compounds into the ...

Coumarin Compounds from Oak Barrels Could Contribute to Bitter Taste in Wine and Spirits

Wine and spirits are complex mixtures of flavor and aroma compounds, some of which arise during aging in wooden barrels. Among other compounds, oak wood releases coumarins, but how they affect ...

New Material Mimics Strength, Toughness of Mother of Pearl

In the summer, many people enjoy walks along the beach looking for seashells. Among the most prized are those that contain iridescent mother of pearl (also known as nacre) inside. But many ...

New Promising Treatment Uses Smart Nanoparticles to Target Lung Cancer

A new and promising approach for treatment of lung cancer has been developed. The treatment combines a novel surgical approach with smart nanoparticles to specifically target lung ...

Low-Cost Catalyst Helps Turn Seawater Into Fuel at Scale

The Navy's quest to power its ships by converting seawater into fuel is one step nearer fruition. Chemical engineers have demonstrated that a potassium-promoted molybdenum carbide catalyst ...

Monitoring Groundwater Changes More Precisely

A new method could help to track groundwater changes better than before. Researchers have compared gravity field data from the GRACE and GRACE-Follow On satellite missions with other measuring ...

Higher-Order Topology Found in 2D Crystal

The research team took a new approach by using the Josephson junctions to spatially resolve the supercurrent flow and to show that WTe2 does indeed appear to have hinge states and be a higher-order ...

Move Over, Siri! Researchers Develop Improv-Based Chatbot

Computer scientists have incorporated improv dialogues into chatbots to produce more grounded and engaging ...

A Nanomaterial Path Forward for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

From mRNA vaccines entering clinical trials, to peptide-based vaccines and using molecular farming to scale vaccine production, the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing new and emerging nanotechnologies into ...

New Organic Material Unlocks Faster and More Flexible Electronic Devices

Mobile phones and other electronic devices made from an organic material that is thin, bendable and more powerful are now a step ...

Renewable Energy Transition Makes Dollars and Sense

Ne research has disproved the claim that the transition to renewable electricity systems will harm the global ...

Twisting Magnetic Fields for Extreme Plasma Compression

A new spin on the magnetic compression of plasmas could improve materials science, nuclear fusion research, X-ray generation and laboratory ...

New Lithium Battery Charges Faster, Reduces Risk of Device Explosions

Cell phone batteries often heat up and, at times, can burst into flames. In most cases, the culprit behind such incidents can be traced back to lithium batteries. Despite providing long-lasting ...

Quantum Body Scanner? What Happens When Vector Vortex Beams Meet Scattering Media

Propagate light through any kind of medium -- be it free space or biological tissue -- and light will scatter. Robustness to scattering is a common requirement for communications and for imaging ...

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