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Characterizing and predicting how electrically-heated silicate glass behaves is important because it is used in a variety of devices that drive technical innovations. Silicate glass is used in display screens. Glass fibers …
9 hours ago in Condensed Matter
Quantum computers will process significantly more information at once compared to today’s computers. But the building blocks that contain this information – quantum bits, or “qubits” – are way too sensitive to their surroundings …
8 hours ago in Quantum Physics
DNA replication is a complex process in which a helicase ring separates the DNA molecule’s two entwined and encoded strands, allowing each to precisely reproduce its missing half. Until recently, however, researchers have …
6 hours ago in Cell & Microbiology
Researchers have used liquid metals to turn carbon dioxide back into solid coal, in a world-first breakthrough that could transform our approach to carbon capture and storage.
11 hours ago in Materials Science
The State of Hawaii, like many municipalities across the globe, aims to increase its food self-sufficiency, with a target of 30% of its food produced locally by 2020. Increasing temperatures and changes in precipitation are …
8 hours ago in Environment
Scientists have reproduced in the lab how the ingredients for life could have formed deep in the ocean 4 billion years ago. The results of the new study offer clues to how life started on Earth and where else in the cosmos …
18 hours ago in Astrobiology
Desert snakes slithering across the sand at night can encounter obstacles such as plants or twigs that alter the direction of their travel. While studying that motion to learn how limbless animals control their bodies in …
18 hours ago in General Physics
Given the limited capacity of our attention, we only process a small amount of the sights, sounds, and sensations that reach our senses at any given moment—what happens to the stimuli that reach our senses but don’t enter …
9 hours ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
A protein known to play a role in cancer may also be increasing fibrosis in scleroderma patients.
9 hours ago in Medical research
Strategies for limiting climate change must take into account their potential impact on water quality through nutrient overload, according to a new study from Carnegie’s Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak published by Nature Communications. …
9 hours ago in Environment
Buried deep within the dazzlingly intricate machinery of the human cell could lie a key to treating a range of deadly cancers, according to a team of scientists at Florida State University.
9 hours ago in Cell & Microbiology