Researchers at Purdue University have created a quantum spin wave for light. This can be a carrier of information for future nanotechnologies but with a unique twist: they only flow in one direction.
To a large extent, DNA methylation, which regulates vital cell functions, is still a big mystery to the scientific world. Now, scientists have developed a method to quickly couple methylation enzymes to their respective methylation pattern. This finding could become essential for successful gene engineering in many species.
Many companies are working on materials that would be as light and resistant as plastic but at the same time fully biodegradable. What if they could be made from.....rubbish? A modern, ecological (waste-free -- the conversion of raw material to product reaches 100%) and economical (does not require high temperatures or expensive catalysts) method of obtaining organic monomers is coming into being at the IPC PAS.
DGIST Professor Jaeheung Cho in the Department of Emerging Materials Science secured materials that lead aldehyde deformylation reaction. Confirmed the nucleophilic reactions by biomimetic materials... Expects to bring positive impacts on related research.
UC Berkeley neuroscientists have created interactive maps that can predict where different categories of words activate the brain. Their latest map is focused on what happens in the brain when you read stories.
Researchers: Reductions in violence might be increased if focused-deterrence programs can enhance network diffusion.
The same artificial intelligence technique typically used in facial recognition systems could help improve prediction of hailstorms and their severity, according to a new study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
Harvard researchers have developed a new DNA-nanotechnology-based approach called Immuno-SABER, that combines the protein targeting specificity of commonly available antibodies with a DNA-based signal-amplification strategy that enables the highly multiplexed visualization of many proteins in the same sample with pre-programmable and tunable fluorescence signals at each target site.
A research renaissance into chip-based control of light-sound interactions could transform our 5G networks, satellite communications and defense industries. These interactions, known as Brillouin scattering, are set to underpin new designs in microchips and push our theoretical understanding of fundamental science, write Professor Ben Eggleton and colleagues in Nature Photonics.
EPFL scientists are investigating new ways to provide visual signals to the blind by directly stimulating the optic nerve. Their preliminary study uses a new type of neural electrode and provides distinct signals.