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February 20, 2019

Feb. 19, 2019 — Glowing urine may replace the biopsy needle: In detecting organ transplant rejection, a new nanoparticle has proven much faster and more thorough in the lab than a biopsy. When T cells mount their ... read more

Feb. 19, 2019 — Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of our star) is so inexplicably ... read more

Feb. 19, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new way to deliver treatment for cartilage ... read more

Indecision Under Pressure

Feb. 19, 2019 — When compressed, a material typically becomes a better conductor of heat. Not so for the unusual material cubic boron arsenide, which when under pressure shows its conductivity first improves and ... read more

New Technology Captures Movement of Quantum Particles With Unprecedented Resolution

Feb. 19, 2019 — A new study explores the activity of quantum particles in 2D materials within an unprecedented small time frame and at an extraordinarily high spatial resolution. These are highly sought-after ... read more

Feb. 19, 2019 — Scientists discover a method to turn stubby gold nanorods into gold nanowires of impressive length. The metal wires could be valuable for sensing, diagnostic, imaging and therapeutic ... read more

Feb. 19, 2019 — A group of researchers has recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behavior of these ... read more

Using Crystals to Unpick How Viruses Work

Feb. 19, 2019 — Researchers have used X-ray crystallography and computer simulation to get a closer look at how viruses bind cells and cause ... read more

Feb. 19, 2019 — A novel system uses RFID tags to help robots home in on moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater collaboration and precision by robots working on ... read more

Lobster's Underbelly Is as Tough as Industrial Rubber

Feb. 19, 2019 — Flip a lobster on its back, and you'll see that the underside of its tail is split in segments connected by a translucent membrane that appears rather vulnerable when compared with the ... read more

The Global Impact of Coal Power

Feb. 19, 2019 — With data and modelling from almost 8,000 coal power plants, researchers present the most comprehensive global picture to date of climate and human health impacts from coal power ... read more

Light-Based Production of Drug-Discovery Molecules

Feb. 18, 2019 — Chemists have developed a light-based chemical method for cheap and simple production of chemical molecules used in drug discovery, such as muscle relaxants and ... read more

Gearing Up for 5G: A Miniature, Low-Cost Transceiver for Fast, Reliable Communications

Feb. 18, 2019 — Researchers have designed a 28 GHz transceiver that integrates beamforming with dual-polarized multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) technology. Measuring just 3 mm by 4 mm, this tiny transceiver ... read more

Weak Spots for Mission to Mars Revealed

Feb. 17, 2019 — Researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and head off problems that could make or break the Mission to ... read more

Altered Data Sets Can Still Provide Statistical Integrity and Preserve Privacy

Feb. 17, 2019 — Synthetic networks may increase the availability of some data while still protecting individual or institutional privacy, according to a ... read more

Engineered Metasurfaces Reflect Waves in Unusual Directions

Feb. 16, 2019 — Researchers have developed new metasurfaces for the arbitrary manipulation of reflected waves, essentially breaking classical reflection law to engineer it at ... read more

How Do We Conserve and Restore Computer-Based Art in a Changing Technological Environment?

Feb. 16, 2019 — Just as conservators have developed methods to protect traditional artworks, computer scientists have now created means to safeguard computer- or time-based art by following the same preservation ... read more

Feb. 16, 2019 — A multidisciplinary team has diagnosed the strange paint disease causing Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings to deteriorate. The micron-sized protrusions are metal soaps, resulting from a chemical ... read more

Feb. 15, 2019 — Scientists have developed dozens of new graphene-based prototypes. These technologies aim to turn mobile phones into life saving ... read more

Lithium-Air Batteries Can Store Energy for Cars, Houses and Industry

Feb. 15, 2019 — Growth in the offer of renewable energy sources will mean increased demand for devices optimal for energy ... read more

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