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December 11, 2018

Perovskite Solar Cells: Cheaper Production and High Efficiency

Dec. 11, 2018 — A team of chemists and physicists is offering a novel approach for the selective layer formation in perovskite solar cells. The molecule assembles itself into a monolayer, which can cover a variety ... read more

52 Million Tree Stories More Accessible to Science

Dec. 11, 2018 — The world's primary archive of tree ring data, which holds more than 52 million cost-free records spanning 8,000 years of history, has gotten a makeover by scientists from four countries ... read more

New Light-Based Technology Reveals How Cells Communicate in Human Disease

Dec. 11, 2018 — Scientists have developed a new technique that uses light to understand how cells communicate in human ... read more

Online Game Trains Players How to Sort Waste Correctly

Dec. 11, 2018 — A simple online game can teach people to more accurately sort waste -- with lasting results, a new study has found. Study participants who played the game received immediate feedback on their sorting ... read more

Bioenergy Crops Could Be as Bad for Biodiversity as Climate Change

Dec. 10, 2018 — A large scale expansion in bioenergy crop production could be just as detrimental to biodiversity as climate change itself, according to new ... read more

Sprayable Gel Could Help the Body Fight Off Cancer After Surgery

Dec. 10, 2018 — A research team has developed a spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help lower the risk of cancer recurrence after ... read more

Physicist Creates Tiny Sensors to Assist in Cancer Detection

Dec. 10, 2018 — A physicist hopes to improve cancer detection with a new and novel class of ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — A special laser system has been developed, using two slightly different frequency combs. This allows for chemical analysis on tiny spaces -- it is a millimeter-format chemistry lab. With this new ... read more

Predicting Leaky Heart Valves With 3D Printing

Dec. 10, 2018 — Researchers have created a novel 3D printing workflow that allows cardiologists to evaluate how different valve sizes will interact with each patient's unique anatomy, before the medical ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere -- the protective bubble of particles and ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — What happens when lava and water meet? Explosive experiments with humanmade lava are helping to answer this important question. This long-term, ongoing study aims to shed light on the basic physics ... read more

Proteins for Making Tough Rubber

Dec. 10, 2018 — Inspired by nature, scientists have produced a synthetic analogue to vulcanized natural rubber. Their material is just as tough and durable as the original. They reveal the secret to their success: ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — Materials scientists have found that oscillating loads at certain frequencies can lead to several-fold increases in the strength of composites with an interface that is modified by a molecular layer ... read more

Using Machine Learning to Design Peptides

Dec. 10, 2018 — Scientists have developed a way of finding optimal peptide sequences: using a machine-learning algorithm as a collaborator. The algorithm analyzes experimental data and offers suggestions on the next ... read more

Dec. 7, 2018 — NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" ... read more

Dec. 7, 2018 — New images from NASA's Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. With a reach of nearly 6 feet (2 meters), the arm will be used to pick up science instruments from ... read more

Dec. 7, 2018 — On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of the asteroid. It ... read more

A New 'Spin' on Kagome Lattices

Dec. 7, 2018 — The kagome ferromagnet Fe3Sn2 exhibits an electronic state that couples unusually strongly to an applied magnetic field that can be rotated to point in any direction of a 3-dimensional space, ... read more

Dec. 7, 2018 — Researchers have used nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy to probe the hydrogen bonds that modulate the chemical reactivity of enzymes, catalysts and biomimetic complexes. The technique could ... read more

Magnetic Reconnection in Space: Experiment and Satellite Sightings

Dec. 7, 2018 — New research describes striking similarity of laboratory research findings with observations of the four-satellite Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission that studies magnetic reconnection in ... read more

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