Research Highlights

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Mar 16, 2018
Domain walls allow dissipationless chiral edge conduction of electrons
Chiral edge states could offer a way to store and manipulate information in low-power electronic devices
Mar 16, 2018
Water-saver protein could boost crop drought resistance
Observations of the three-part water-saving effects of a protein offer hope for improved drought resistance in crops
Mar 16, 2018
The limit on the radii of neutron stars tightened
The observation of gravitational waves and light from a merging neutron-star binary system has allowed scientists to tighten constraints on the radius of a neutron star
Mar 09, 2018
Strengthening cancerous cell junctions with RhoA-stimulating drugs
Creating stronger seals between tissue surface cells could prevent cancers from spreading
Mar 09, 2018
X-ray and light measurements reveal a new low-mass x-ray binary
In a newly discovered low-mass binary system that emits x-rays, a neutron star is feeding on its companion
Mar 02, 2018
Groups of cells switch between uniform and variable growth during plant development
Dynamic changes in the variability of cell growth are crucial for the consistent development of plant organs
Mar 02, 2018
Method for predicting Dirac points developed, helping next-generation electronics research
Identifying the origins of ‘Dirac points’ could help to tailor two-dimensional materials for next-generation electronic devices
Mar 02, 2018
Axion insulator exhibits giant magnetoresistance at low magnetic fields
The resistance of a new design of quantum material varies greatly with magnetic field, making it useful for novel devices
Feb 23, 2018
Chiral magnets show bulk diode effect due to spin fluctuations
Materials with left- and right-handed responses to current exhibit an intriguing diode effect
Feb 16, 2018
Food allergies could be treated by inhibitors that prevent histamine release
Inhibitors that block a key component of the inflammatory response could put a damper on dietary allergies
Feb 09, 2018
A light touch for enzyme analysis
Femtosecond x-ray crystallography captures key moments of an essential biochemical process triggered by light
Feb 02, 2018
Supercomputer predicts good solar cell materials
RIKEN’s K computer simulated more than 11,000 compounds to find promising materials for a new type of solar cell
Jan 26, 2018
New players directing cell migration
Proteins that are a part of a complex that regulates contact between cells also play a role in cell migration
Jan 12, 2018
Quantum information finds its edge
Electronic states at the edge of topological insulators are promising as carriers of quantum information
Dec 28, 2017
Probing water molecules at cell membrane interfaces
Ultrafast laser pulses offer insights into the role water plays in transport through biological membranes
Dec 22, 2017
Washable solar cells
A new stretchy and washable organic solar cell has opened up the possibility of textile-integrated solar power
Dec 22, 2017
Making an unconventional computer using conventional technology
By exploiting imperfections in electronic devices, scientists are using existing manufacturing techniques to make the building blocks of quantum computers
Dec 15, 2017
Helping the body clock keep its cool
Two parallel temperature-responsive mechanisms ensure that circadian rhythms are not skewed by changes in temperature
Dec 15, 2017
How bacteria avoid poisoning themselves
Scientists have found how bacteria rid themselves of a toxic metabolic by-product—a finding that could aid the development of antimicrobial drugs
Dec 08, 2017
Solar cells with a quantum shift
A quantum-mechanical way of generating photocurrents may help solar devices overcome existing inefficiencies