Hygienic conditions and sterile procedures are particularly important in hospitals kitchens and sanitary facilities air conditioning and ventilation systems in food preparation and in the manufacture of packaging material In these areas bacteria and fungi ... - Read More
Living systems have the ability to produce collective molecular motions that have an effect at the macroscale such as a muscle that contracts via the concerted action of protein motors In order to reproduce this ... - Read More
Parkinson's disease is a slowly degenerative neurological disease that is expressed as impaired motor control tremors stiffness and in later stages problems with balance The symptoms are caused by a lack of the signal substance ... - Read More
Uranium isotopes leave a distinct 'fingerprint' in the sources of volcanic rocks making it possible to gauge their age and origin Geologists have gained a new understanding of how Earth's crust is recycled back into ... - Read More
Beginning with the invention of the first microscope in the late 1500s scientists have been trying to peer into preserved cells and tissues with ever greater magnification The latest generation of so called super resolution ... - Read More
A see through zebrafish and enhanced imaging provide the first direct glimpse of how blood stem cells take root in the body to generate blood Reporting online in the journal Cell today researchers in Boston ... - Read More
In the midst of the California rainy season scientists are embarking on a field campaign designed to improve the understanding of the natural and human caused phenomena that determine when and how the state gets ... - Read More
As dairy farmers across Europe anxiously await the lifting of EU milk quotas in April this year new research from the University of Bristol UK has revealed the antiquity of dairy farming in a region ... - Read More
A NASA study using two years of observations from a novel mountaintop instrument finds that Los Angeles' annual emissions of methane an important greenhouse gas are 18 to 61 percent higher than widely used estimates ... - Read More
A new NASA satellite that will peer into the topmost layer of Earth's soils to measure the hidden waters that influence our weather and climate is in final preparations for a Jan 29 dawn launch ... - Read More
Scientists have come up with a way of creating sensors which could allow machines to smell more accurately humans Every odour has its own specific pattern which our noses are able to identify Using a ... - Read More
Chemical analysis of some of the world's oldest rocks by an international team led by McGill University researchers has provided the earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere The results show that the air 4 billion ... - Read More
Scientists identify July 16 1945 as key time boundary in Earth history An international group of scientists has proposed a start date for the dawn of the Anthropocene a new chapter in the Earth's geological ... - Read More
If two children splash in the sea high water waves will emerge due to constructive superposition Different observations are made for the microscopic world in an experiment at the University of Bonn where physicists used ... - Read More
Published today in Nature Communications University of Melbourne researchers say their discovery of the highly sought after 'nematic liquid crystals' can now lead to vastly improved organic solar cell performance Lead author Dr David Jones ... - Read More
If in the future electrodes are inserted into the human brain either for research purposes or to treat diseases it may be appropriate to give them a 'coat' of nanowires that could make them less ... - Read More
The United States Food and Drug Administration FDA approved EnteroMedic's VBLOC® vagal blocking therapy delivered via the Maestro® System which is the first medical device approved for obesity treatment that targets the nerve pathway between ... - Read More
A new insight into the fundamental mechanics of the movement of molecules recently published by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST offers a surprising view of what happens when you pour ... - Read More
Rice University scientists advanced their recent development of laser induced graphene LIG by producing and testing stacked three dimensional supercapacitors energy storage devices that are important for portable flexible electronics The Rice lab of chemist ... - Read More
It is easy to measure electric current But it is extremely hard to watch the individual electrons which make up this current Electrons race through the metal with a speed of several million meters per ... - Read More
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