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Nov 09, 2018
Radio telescope measures dust grains that could seed new planets
Radio observations map the sizes of dust grains in a protoplanetary disk surrounding a star
Nov 09, 2018
New insulating state found in stretched graphene
Quantum simulations reveal that graphene undergoes an unexpected and potentially useful change in state when stretched
Nov 02, 2018
Highly energetic neutrino traced back to a blazar
Detection of an energetic neutrino, along with gamma-ray observations, suggests that a distant black hole is a source of high-energy cosmic rays
Oct 26, 2018
First nonlinear spectroscopy of copper using x-rays
Two-photon absorption spectroscopy with high-energy x-rays is a useful new tool for studying transition metal compounds
Oct 19, 2018
Anomalous Hall effect tested in defect-free thin-film magnetic semiconductor
An improved understanding of why electrons take a curved path through magnetic materials could aid the design of the electronic devices of tomorrow
Oct 12, 2018
Gene Fam60a found to play a key role in the developing embryo
Healthy development of an embryo is found to depend on a protein that regulates the DNA of stem cells
Oct 05, 2018
Open sandwich catalyst creates chiral silane molecules
New catalyst creates chiral silicon−carbon molecules in only left- or right-handed forms, opening up industrial applications
Oct 05, 2018
X-ray telescope reveals the Milky Way’s halo of hot gas is fed by supernovae
Satellite x-ray observations reveal that supernovae feed the gas cloud that surrounds our galaxy
Sep 28, 2018
Gut microbes become tiny industrial chemical factories
Researchers have developed an environmentally friendly way to make maleic acid, an industrially important chemical, from feedstock using genetically modified gut bacteria
Sep 21, 2018
Signaling relays offer an efficient alternative for coordinating embryonic development
Recordings of developing fly embryos reveal a surprising ‘switch’-based signaling mechanism governs tissue formation
Sep 21, 2018
Ultrathin organic photodetectors put wearable diagnostics at one’s fingertips
A polymer that maintains its light-sensing capabilities while wrapped around a fingertip could be used in low-cost diagnostic devices that are comfortable to wear
Sep 14, 2018
Quantum behavior of magnetic excitations revealed in antiferromagnet
Scientists use theory and experiment to explore the balance between wave and particle characteristics of magnetic excitations
Sep 07, 2018
Sugar chain complexes affect cancer cell binding
A strategy for examining the effects of sugar chain clusters on different cell types could lead to more targeted delivery of drugs
Sep 07, 2018
100 genes linked to inflammatory bowel disease by post-GWAS method
A new technique for analyzing the genetics of diseases has enabled scientists to get closer to finding the genes responsible for inflammatory bowel disease
Aug 24, 2018
Protostars in a molecular cloud exhibit large diversity in organic compounds
A survey of a molecular cloud has found that the organic chemical makeup of protostars varies considerably
Aug 17, 2018
Ultrashort, intense laser pulses produced in the mid-infrared
Scientists have generated extremely short, high-power laser pulses at long wavelengths
Aug 03, 2018
Electrons in iron-based superconductors can pair up in two different ways
Evidence that electrons form pairs in two distinct ways in iron-based superconductors will help theorists unravel the mechanism of unconventional superconductivity
Jul 27, 2018
Carbon nanotubes on holey silicon make bright source of single photons
Carbon nanotubes coated onto a holey silicon substrate emit a superabundance of single particles of light
Jul 20, 2018
Using spin current to convert mechanical vibrations into electricity
A nanodevice that generates an electrical current from a spin current, which in turn is generated by mechanical oscillations, demonstrates the versatility of electron spin to convert between energy forms
Jul 20, 2018
Mechanism identified that stabilizes chromosome pairs during meiosis
Modification with a protein called SUMO helps maintain proper chromosomal organization in newly produced egg cells