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Pushing the boundaries of 3D microscopy

11 min ago from Science Daily

Two newly developed methods will help researchers to study the 3D structure of complex surfaces and of individual neurons better than ever before. Technologists report new imaging protocols that will...

Molecules 'spin flip' from magnetic to non-magnetic forms dynamically

11 min ago from Science Daily

Solar cells, quantum computing and photodynamic cancer therapy. These all involve molecules switching between magnetic and nonmagnetic forms. Previously this process, called a "spin flip," was thought to occur slowly...

Large Hadron Collider's proposed replacement at CERN is really huge

A proposed 100-km particle accelerator under Geneva has joined an international quest to develop the successor to the Large Hadron Collider to help unlock humankind's knowledge of matter.

'Avengers' icons Tom Holland, Chris Evans to star in Netflix drama

52 min ago from UPI

"Avengers" co-stars Tom Holland and Chris Evans have signed on to co-star in Netflix's film adaptation of the 2011 novel "The Devil All the Time."

New scale for electronegativity rewrites the chemistry textbook

1 hour ago from Physorg

Electronegativity is one of the most well-known models for explaining why chemical reactions occur. Now, Martin Rahm from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has redefined the concept with a new,...

New study quantifies deep reaction behind 'superdeep' diamonds

2 hours ago from Physorg

Whether they are found in an engagement ring or an antique necklace, diamonds usually generate quick reactions from their recipients. Now, new research shows deep inside the Earth, fast reactions...

Found: A precise method for determining how waves and particles affect fusion reactions

3 hours ago from Physorg

Like surfers catching ocean waves, particles within the hot, electrically charged state of matter known as plasma can ride waves that oscillate through the plasma during experiments to investigate the...

Researchers find 2-D transition metal carbides react with water, opening a door to their unknown chemistry

3 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers at Missouri S&T have discovered that two-dimensional (2-D) titanium carbide materials, or MXenes, can react with water with no other oxidizers involved. Their finding may lead to new insights...

Applying physics to energy-efficient building design

3 hours ago from Physorg

Developing a perfectly energy-efficient building is relatively easy to do—if you don't give the building's occupants any control over their environment. Since nobody wants that kind of building, Professor Christoph...

Physicists show quantum materials can be tuned for superconductivity

3 hours ago from Physorg

Some iron-based superconductors could benefit from a tuneup, according to two studies by Rice University physicists and collaborators.

Zirconium isotope a master at neutron capture

4 hours ago from Physorg

The probability that a nucleus will absorb a neutron is important to many areas of nuclear science, including the production of elements in the cosmos, reactor performance, nuclear medicine and...

Yoshio Okamoto awarded 2019 Japan Prize for the discovery of asymmetric polymerization

15 hours ago from C&EN

Polymers developed in his lab revolutionized the separation of chiral compounds in drug discovery

Researchers discover molecules 'spin flip' from magnetic to non-magnetic forms dynamically

16 hours ago from Physorg

An unexpected discovery in Professor Arthur Suits' chemistry lab could have implications for manufacturing more efficient solar cells and improving photodynamic therapies for treating cancer, and it may contribute to...

Physicists Want to Build an Even More Powerful Atom Smasher at CERN

17 hours ago from Live Science

The search for the universe's hidden particles continues

Feathers: Better than Velcro?

17 hours ago from Science Daily

The structures zipping together the barbs in bird feathers could provide a model for new adhesives and new aerospace materials, according to a new study. Researchers 3D printed models of...

Physicists replicate earliest days of the universe in super-chilled helium

17 hours ago from UPI

Scientists have for the first time triggered quantum structures long-predicted by cosmologists.

Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles due to increased fire risk

17 hours ago from Physorg

Despite a government shutdown, Hyundai and Kia are moving ahead with a recall of about 168,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem...

Ultra ultrasound to transform new tech

18 hours ago from Science Daily

A new, more sensitive method to measure ultrasound may revolutionize everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles. Researchers have combined modern nanofabrication and nanophotonics techniques to build the ultra precise...

How manganese produces a parkinsonian syndrome

18 hours ago from Science Daily

Using X-ray fluorescence at synchrotrons DESY and ESRF, researchers have demonstrated the consequences of a mutation responsible for a hereditary parkinsonian syndrome: accumulated manganese in the cells appears to disturb...

Ammonia by phosphorus catalysis

18 hours ago from Science Daily

More than 100 years after the introduction of the Haber-Bosch process, scientists continue to search for alternative ammonia production routes that are less energy demanding. Scientists have now discovered that...

'Ambidextrous' robots could dramatically speed e-commerce

18 hours ago from Science Daily

Engineers present a novel, 'ambidextrous' approach to grasping a diverse range of object shapes without training.

Engineered light to improve health, food

19 hours ago from Science Daily

intentionally controlled light can help regulate human health and productivity by eliciting various hormonal responses. Tailored LED wavelengths and intensities also can efficiently stimulate plant growth, alter their shapes and...

Fiery sighting: A new physics of eruptions that damage fusion experiments

19 hours ago from Science Daily

Sudden bursts of heat that can damage the inner walls of tokamak fusion experiments are a hurdle that operators of the facilities must overcome. Such bursts, called 'edge localized modes...

Scientists discover novel process to convert visible light into infrared light

19 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed a novel chemical process to convert infrared energy into visible light, allowing innocuous radiation to penetrate living tissue and other materials without the damage caused by high-intensity...

Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer wept while filming 'Broad City' finale

20 hours ago from UPI

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer spent hours crying while shooting the final episode of the Comedy Central series "Broad City."

Scientists discover novel process to convert visible light into infrared light

20 hours ago from Physorg

Columbia University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from Harvard, have succeeded in developing a chemical process to convert infrared energy into visible light, allowing innocuous radiation to penetrate living tissue...

3-D printed lattices mimic crystalline materials for extra strength

20 hours ago from C&EN

Lessons from metallurgy help to create strong, lightweight structures

Final winter Detroit auto show a shadow of its former self

20 hours ago from Physorg

As row upon row of automakers' latest models gleam in the bright lights of the Detroit auto show, the exhibitors ready to greet industry insiders and journalists are looking down—into...