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Aug 30, 2019
Supernova remnants used to probe how star explosion took shape
The evolution of an exploding star begins more haphazardly than previously thought
Aug 30, 2019
Topological superconductivity studied in thin films
A composite material reveals the relationship between superconductivity and exotic electronic states that could be useful in quantum computers
Aug 30, 2019
Doubling down on boron to make complex organic molecules
A newly discovered reaction delivers dual boron functionality to produce molecules with many potential applications
Aug 30, 2019
Spin-to-electric charge conversion at an interface enables detection of spiraling light
The interface between a metal and an oxide creates the right conditions for optically controlling electrons
Aug 30, 2019
Searching for the Majorana quasiparticle in a vortex core
A potential host of the Majorana quasiparticle—a component of quantum computers of the future—has been observed
Aug 09, 2019
Making chiral structures from achiral building blocks
Triangular molecules on a silver surface can form different chiral structures depending on how densely they are placed on the surface
Aug 09, 2019
How phosphorylation of eIF2 reduces protein synthesis
A study of molecular structure reveals how a small chemical change can make a big difference to function in a cell’s response to stress
Aug 02, 2019
Pre- and postsynaptic sites regulate synaptic strength differently
The differential regulation of neuronal signal strength in pre- and postsynaptic cells contributes to information processing in the brain
Aug 02, 2019
Quantum interferometry demonstrated in silicon at more practical temperatures
A silicon-based transistor that displays quantum interference effects at useful temperatures paves the way for highly sensitive sensors
Jul 26, 2019
A new model for exploring cell polarity
A method for inducing polarization in cells will allow scientists to explore the real-time processes that occur during cell polarization
Jul 19, 2019
Spin fluctuations simpler than currents, researchers argue
A theoretical study shows that spintronic equations are vastly simplified by looking at spin density fluctuations rather spin currents
Jul 12, 2019
Using the RIKEN click reaction to weaponize antibodies against cancer
A simple reaction can be used to prime an antibody with a radioactive element that enables it to destroy cancer cells
Jul 05, 2019
Analyzing chromatin structure in more detail than ever before
The ability to explore the genome on a sub-nucleosome level promises to lead to new discoveries about how chromatin structure is linked to epigenetics
Jul 05, 2019
Neural processes involved in social value conversion in the human brain discovered
The three neural processes by which the brain incorporates benefit to others into decision making have been uncovered
Jun 21, 2019
New method allows the spin of a quantum dot to be measured without changing it
Accurate quantum computing is closer to reality, thanks to quantum non-demolition measurements
Jun 21, 2019
Now polymers can self-heal, even when wet
New spontaneously self-healing polymers don’t mind a bit of wetness, and they may be useful in everything from dentistry to liquid crystal display (LCD) screens
Jun 07, 2019
Manganese water-splitting catalyst shows promise for future hydrogen economy
The discovery of an Earth-abundant catalyst promises to make the production of hydrogen fuel more feasible
May 31, 2019
Crystals could make data storage more energy efficient
Crystals with special magnetic and electrical properties could help reduce the power consumed by memory storage devices
May 24, 2019
Superconductor films convert heat into electricity
Films of a superconductor show excellent thermoelectric properties at very low film thicknesses
May 17, 2019
Imaging of Golgi apparatus in yeast shows protein processing via conveyor belts
A powerful microscopy technique reveals that Golgi apparatus process proteins in a manner that resembles a conveyor belt