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Mar 24, 2017
Solving the case of the missing x-rays
A fierce wind obscures x-rays emitted from a disk of matter around a black hole
Mar 24, 2017
Plugging leaks in printable logic
Self-assembling thin films make it possible to produce flexible electronic devices using a single plastic transistor
Mar 17, 2017
How plants shoot back
Leaves, buds and other parts of a plant shoot regenerate after wounding, thanks to a key molecular pathway
Mar 10, 2017
Switching sites for robust reproduction
The SARS virus uses an unusual protein processing strategy in infected cells, which may offer a vulnerability that can be exploited by new drugs
Mar 10, 2017
Probing the stability of photosynthesis
Exploring ways to mimic photosynthesis could lead to sustainable fuels for the future
Mar 03, 2017
Weyl fermions, on the other hand
Analogs of undiscovered elementary particles are predicted to exhibit an unusual effect in exotic materials
Feb 24, 2017
Non-dividing and conquered
A method for targeted insertion of DNA into non-dividing cells helped partially restore vision to blind rats
Feb 24, 2017
Getting to the root of nitrite toxicity
A key gene helps plants disarm a toxic nitrogen compound they take up from the soil
Feb 17, 2017
Putting highly charged ions on the right path
Design breakthrough enables steady, reproducible transmission of ion beams that can shoot a nanoscale area on material surfaces
Feb 10, 2017
Unraveling the complexity of cellular reactions
A mathematical model that captures the structure of chemical reaction networks in biological systems could advance the study of cellular functions
Feb 03, 2017
Magnetic bubbles pop up
Skyrmionic bubbles, a potential data carrier in low-energy computing systems, can be controlled using temperature or a magnetic field
Jan 27, 2017
A both/and approach to creating polymers
A dual-mechanism way of forming polymers promises to lead to new polymers with unique structures
Jan 20, 2017
Lighting up drug discovery
A simple molecular tag offers a new way to study potential drug targets
Jan 20, 2017
New system for exploring superconductivity
An organic transistor could be an ideal system for exploring the mysterious origin of high-temperature superconductivity
Jan 13, 2017
Precise gene editing in mosses
Gene-editing technology could reveal how some mosses can flourish in extreme environments
Jan 06, 2017
Sturdy skyrmions stack up
A new form of low-power computing that uses miniscule magnetic whirlpools to store and process data is a step closer to becoming a reality
Dec 16, 2016
A step toward unlocking the nitrogen reservoir in the sky
A titanium-based multi-metal complex turns inert nitrogen gas in the air into a reactive species that can be used to synthesize organic compounds
Dec 16, 2016
Exotic quantum technology realized using normal silicon
Quantum circuits based on industry-standard silicon offer a route to scalable quantum computers
Dec 09, 2016
Mouse study throws doubt on hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease
Many previous studies on the mouse modeling of Alzheimer’s disease may have been confounded by inadequate genetic engineering used in experiments
Dec 02, 2016
Photonic water shows nanosheets’ true colors
Aqueous suspensions of nanosheets that can be tuned to reflect over a wide range of wavelengths could lead to smarter optical filters and sensors