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UAB chemists design microcapsules for guided drug delivery system to target solid tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Chemists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have designed triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules that bring the promise of guided drug delivery... 3 minutes
Mosquitoes wing it: New research shows how
SCIENCE DAILY The unique mechanisms involved in mosquito flight have been shared for the first time in a new collaboration, which could inform future aerodynamic innovations, including tiny scale flying tech. 4 hours
How do plants make oxygen? Ask cyanobacteria
PHYS.ORG The ability to generate oxygen through photosynthesis—that helpful service performed by plants and algae, making life possible for humans and animals on Earth—evolved just once, roughly 2.3 billion years ago, in certain types of... 4 hours
Triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules for guided drug delivery
SCIENCE DAILY Chemists have designed triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules that bring the promise of guided drug delivery closer to preclinical testing. These multilayer capsules show three traits that have been difficult to achieve in... 4 hours
Proteins that can take the heat
PHYS.ORG Ancient proteins may offer clues on how to engineer proteins that can withstand the high temperatures required in industrial applications, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers used... 5 hours
Team creates triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules for guided drug delivery
PHYS.ORG Chemists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have designed triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules that bring the promise of guided drug delivery closer to preclinical testing. 6 hours
Ford boosts research in Canada for connected cars
PHYS.ORG US auto maker Ford announced Thursday it will invest Can$500 million (US$376 million) in Canada to create 300 research and engineering jobs amid its drive to connect cars to the internet. 6 hours
Sculpting optical microstructures with slight changes in chemistry
PHYS.ORG In 2013, materials scientists at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering, grew a garden of self-assembled crystal microstructures.... 6 hours
The carbon footprint of crime has fallen, study finds
PHYS.ORG A study led by an Engineering Doctorate student at the University of Surrey has found that the carbon footprint of crime over the last 20 years has fallen. 8 hours
Engineer patents waterlike polymer to create high-temperature ceramics
PHYS.ORG Ceramic textiles, improved jet engine blades, 3-D printed ceramics and better batteries may soon become a reality, thanks to a recently patented polymer from a Kansas State University engineer. 8 hours
Wind Tunnel for Birds Could Result in Agile Drones
LIVE SCIENCE A specially designed wind tunnel for birds could help scientists learn the secrets of avian aerial abilities and translate them into drones that are masters of flying through rough-and-tumble conditions. 8 hours
'Space Poop' Challenge Winners Come Clean on Victory
LIVE SCIENCE From power-supply issues to skin-protection concerns, the winners of NASA's Space Poop Challenge discussed all the details of their innovative spacesuit waste-disposal systems designed to help solve NASA's astronaut potty problem. 9 hours
Roll-out of remote monitoring technology could reduce NHS bed blocking crisis
NEWS MEDICAL The widespread roll-out of mobile and digital health technology could have already saved the NHS over £1 billion in the last 5 years by enabling patients... 11 hours
'Molecular activity painting' to control and monitor switch-like, light-controlled perturbations inside cells
PHYS.ORG The plasma membrane serves as a major hub for signal cascades to control crucial cellular processes. But it is a fluid medium, which makes... 11 hours
Who feels the pain of science research budget cuts?
PHYS.ORG Science funding is intended to support the production of new knowledge and ideas that develop new technologies, improve medical treatments and strengthen the economy. The idea goes back to influential... 11 hours
Wood burning releases high amounts of secondary organic aerosols - current emission estimates too low
PHYS.ORG Aerosol emissions from logwood combustion increase significantly when the emission ages in ambient air. A significant increase occurs... 11 hours
Researchers enhance safety, effectiveness of potential HIV vaccine using on/off genetic switch
NEWS MEDICAL By engineering an on/off switch into a weakened form of HIV, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have enhanced the safety and effectiveness of a potential... 11 hours
Designing cities to withstand natural disasters
PHYS.ORG What happens after Cyclone Debbie is a familiar process. It has been repeated many times in cities around the world. The reason is that our cities are not designed for these types of events. 12 hours
Unique genome architectures after fertilisation in single-cell embryos
PHYS.ORG Using a newly developed method, researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA) have been able to shed light on the complexity of genome reorganization occurring... 13 hours
Inventing tools for detecting life elsewhere
PHYS.ORG Recently, astronomers announced the discovery that a star called TRAPPIST-1 is orbited by seven Earth-size planets. Three of the planets reside in the "habitable zone," the region around a star where liquid water is most likely to... 13 hours
A novel method that helps reducing noise problems produced by road traffic
PHYS.ORG Scientists from the universities of Granada (UGR) and Southampton (United Kingdom) have designed a new method to reduce noise problems caused by road traffic,... 15 hours
Controlling soft robots using magnetic fields
SCIENCE DAILY Engineering researchers have made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices. The researchers have already created several devices that make use of... 1 day
$4.5M from Exelon funds research on advanced nuclear fuel cladding coatings
MIT Assistant professor of nuclear science and engineering Michael Short and collaborators — professors Bilge Yildiz, Matteo Bucci, and Evelyn Wang, as well as the MIT Nuclear... 1 day
Titan Has ‘Electrically-Charged’ Hydrocarbon Sands
SCI-NEWS.COM Low-density organic granules that cover the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan are ‘electrically charged,’ according to new experiments done by scientists at the Georgia Institute of... 1 day
The search for obesity drugs targets hunger's complex chemistry
PHYS.ORG Discoveries of hormones related to weight and appetite in the '90s helped spur a search for obesity treatments targeting those hormones— with disappointing results. Now scientists are taking a new... 1 day
Painting fingernails with silver and gold
PHYS.ORG Since ancient times, people have used lustrous silver, platinum and gold to make jewelry and other adornments. Researchers have now developed a new way to add the metals to nail polish with minimal additives, resulting in... 1 day
'Space Poop' Challenge Winners Come Clean on Victory
SPACE.COM From power-supply issues to skin-protection concerns, the winners of NASA's Space Poop Challenge discussed all the details of their innovative spacesuit waste-disposal systems designed to help solve NASA's astronaut potty problem. 1 day
Cold spray technology to repair surfaces of corroded aircraft parts
PHYS.ORG Faster, market competitive and safer airplane repairs. That's the goal of a project by The University of Akron and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services in obtaining Federal Aviation... 1 day
Researchers control soft robots using magnetic fields
PHYS.ORG A team of engineering researchers has made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices. The researchers have already created several... 1 day
Interior positioning system for dynamic environments
PHYS.ORG There is no positioning technology, such as GPS, for the indoor area. This makes location at shipyards, for instance, very difficult. In ship building, the environment changes constantly as a result of the construction process. Moreover,... 1 day
New approach improves potential HIV vaccine
PHYS.ORG By engineering an on/off switch into a weakened form of HIV, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have enhanced the safety and effectiveness of a potential vaccine for the virus that has killed approximately 35 million people during... 1 day
Programming human cells to follow sets of logical instructions
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Boston University has developed a new way to engineer mammalian cells that allows for programming them to behave in desired ways. In their paper published... 1 day
Scientists design new method to reduce noise problems caused by road traffic
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from the universities of Granada and Southampton have designed a new method to reduce noise problems caused by road traffic, one of the... 1 day
Scientists Who Want To Study Climate Engineering Shun Trump
NPR The controversial study of climate engineering — aka deliberately messing with Earth's temperature — was finally starting to regain a measure of respectability. And then came President Trump. 2 days
Researchers create tiny bioengineered blood vessel grafts for surgical repair of damaged tissues
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have been working diligently to create engineered tissue implants to repair or replace damaged or diseased tissue and organs; but their... 2 days
Law of physics explains natural drivers of wealth inequality
SCIENCE DAILY A engineering professor has proposed an explanation for why the income disparity in America between the rich and poor continues to grow. According to the constructal law of physics, income... 2 days
WATCH: Brain implants help paralyzed man 'reach and grasp' again
ABC NEWS Paralyzed man was able to take a sip of coffee on his own thanks to new technology. 2 days
Fighting world hunger: Robotics aid in the study of corn and drought tolerance
SCIENCE DAILY Developing drought tolerant corn that makes efficient use of available water will be vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population... 2 days
Discovery of a new regulatory protein provides new tool for stem cell engineering
SCIENCE DAILY Bioengineers have discovered a protein that regulates the switch of embryonic stem cells from the least developed 'naïve' state to the more... 2 days
New method heats up ultrasonic approach to treating tumors
PHYS.ORG High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a breakthrough therapeutic technique used to treat tumors. The principle of this noninvasive, targeted treatment is much like that of focusing sunlight through a lens,... 2 days
Fighting world hunger: Robotics aid in the study of corn and drought tolerance
PHYS.ORG Developing drought tolerant corn that makes efficient use of available water will be vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population... 2 days
Heated pavement technology tested at Des moines International Airport
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport. They've installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And the pavement has effectively cleared ice and snow. 2 days
New method heats up ultrasonic approach to treating tumors
SCIENCE DAILY High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a breakthrough therapeutic technique used to treat tumors. The principle of this noninvasive, targeted treatment is much like that of focusing sunlight through a lens,... 2 days
Discovery of a new regulatory protein provides new tool for stem cell engineering
PHYS.ORG Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have discovered a protein that regulates the switch of embryonic stem cells from the... 2 days
New report finds EPA's controlled human exposure studies of air pollution are warranted
PHYS.ORG The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carries out experiments in which volunteer participants agree to be intentionally exposed by inhalation to specific... 2 days
Sharing expert experimental knowledge to expedite design
PHYS.ORG A reference tool specific to metabolic engineering that optimizes processes to make cells produce useful substances gives researchers a common language and will facilitate novel designs. 2 days
To be or not to be ... An entrepreneur
PHYS.ORG Today, more and more self-employed business owners may call themselves entrepreneurs, a label that connotes creativity, innovation, and success. 2 days
Scientist pioneers new technology, maps giant virus
SCIENCE DAILY In an American laboratory, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus -- one of the world's largest viruses. 2 days
More compulsory math lessons do not encourage women to pursue STEM careers
PHYS.ORG The demand for employees in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math) is particularly high, as corporations compete to attract skilled professionals in the... 2 days
New 5G transmitter 20 times more efficient than the previous ones
SCIENCE DAILY The new 5G radio transmitter is designed for the small fifth generation base stations. In the future, the coverage of a single base station has to... 2 days
Scientists develop humanized mouse model for analyzing functions of NK cells in vivo
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers affiliated with the Kawasaki INnovation Gateway at SKYFRONT, have successfully developed a humanized mouse model showing that so-called NK cells that... 3 days
Study shows how epigenetic randomness helps cancer cells proliferate
NEWS MEDICAL In a research effort that merged genetics, physics and information theory, a team at the schools of medicine and engineering at The Johns Hopkins University has added significantly to evidence that large... 3 days
Researchers create artificial materials atom-by-atom
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties. By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to create atomic lattices with a predetermined electrical response. The possibility to precisely arrange the atoms on a... 3 days
Our aging scientific workforce raises concerns
SCIENCE DAILY The science and engineering workforce in the United States is aging rapidly, according to a new study. And it is only going to get older in coming years. Economists have found that the average age of... 3 days
A probiotic stress fix
SCIENCE DAILY An engineer is working to create a probiotic that would help protect the host from the negative health effects of adrenaline surges. The new probiotic could easily be mixed into yogurt or taken in pill form. 3 days
Researchers create artificial materials atom-by-atom
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Aalto University have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties. By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to create atomic lattices with a predetermined electrical response. The possibility to precisely arrange the... 3 days
Our aging scientific workforce raises concerns
PHYS.ORG The science and engineering workforce in the United States is aging rapidly, according to a new study. And it is only going to get older in coming years. 3 days
New imaging project for new applications in cancer diagnostics
NEWS MEDICAL Innovative medical device contractor ITL Group has partnered up with King’s College London (KCL) to develop a ground-breaking cancer imaging project. 3 days
Researchers tackle hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites based on methylammonium lead
PHYS.ORG One of the biggest challenges to society today is finding clean, safe and affordable forms of energy. Scientists at the University of Maryland are working on developing novel technologies to... 3 days
NASA test fires new engine controlling 'brain' for first SLS megarocket mission
PHYS.ORG Engineers carried out a critical hot fire engine test firing with the first new engine controlling 'brain' that will command the shuttle-era liquid fueled... 3 days
eva 40 spacewalkers prepare iss docking module for relocation EVA-40 Spacewalkers Prepare ISS Docking Module for Relocation
ASTRO WATCH Two International Space Station (ISS) astronauts ventured outside the outpost on the first of three planned spacewalks to prepare for... 5 days
SNIFF study to examine safety, efficacy of nasal insulin for treating Alzheimer’s disease
NEWS MEDICAL Can insulin, the hormone used for nearly a century to treat diabetes, improve cognition, memory and daily function in people with mild... 5 days
Experts successfully test a novel oil spill cleanup technology
SCIENCE DAILY Tests of a novel technology that can accelerate the combustion of crude oil floating on water demonstrated its potential to become an effective tool for minimizing the environmental impact of... 5 days
Articles review current landscape of primary care innovation
NEWS MEDICAL Primary care is "first-contact, continuous, comprehensive, and coordinated care provided to populations undifferentiated by gender, disease, or organ system. 5 days
Hamilton Robotics and Zymo Research team up to strengthen epigenetics research
NEWS MEDICAL Hamilton Robotics and Zymo Research Corporation announced an ongoing collaboration that unites Zymo Research’s epigenetics innovations with Hamilton’s high-throughput workflow expertise. 5 days
A novel artificial condensed matter lattice and a new platform for one-dimensional topological phases
Science Magazine Engineered lattices in condensed matter physics, such as cold-atom optical lattices or photonic crystals, can have properties that are fundamentally... 6 days
novel oil spill cleanup technology successfully tested Novel oil spill cleanup technology successfully tested
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Tests conducted last week of a novel technology that can greatly accelerate the combustion of crude oil floating on water demonstrated its potential to become an effective tool for minimizing the environmental impact of... 6 days
Chance find has big implications for water treatment's costs and carbon footprint
PHYS.ORG A type of bacteria accidentally discovered during research supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) could fundamentally re-shape efforts to cut... 6 days
Upgrading the CERN LHC's CMS experiment detector
PHYS.ORG Sometimes big questions require big tools. That's why a global community of scientists designed and built gigantic detectors to monitor the high-energy particle collisions generated by CERN's Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. From... 7 days
prize space photos Prize space photos
ESA Photographer Gregor Sailer has won the European Architectural Prize 2017 for his depictions of space infrastructure 7 days
inventing a new kind of matter Inventing a new kind of matter
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Imagine a liquid that could move on its own. No need for human effort or the pull of gravity. You could put it in a container flat on a table, not touch it in any way,... 7 days
A robust, two-ion quantum logic gate that operates in a microsecond is designed
PHYS.ORG The theory group led by Gonzalo Muga of the UPV/EHU's Department of Physical Chemistry has teamed up with the experimental group of... 7 days
BD introduces new safety solution to help prevent IV medication administration errors
NEWS MEDICAL BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medication technology company, announced today the availability of its new IV Medication Safety Solution, designed to... 7 days
A 'carbon law' offers pathway to halve emissions every decade
SCIENCE DAILY On the eve of this year's Earth hour (March 25), researchers propose a solution in the journal Science for the global economy to rapidly reduce carbon emissions. The... 1 week
[Perspective] Bringing proteins into the fold
Science Magazine Molecular engineers have become increasingly adept at repurposing life's building blocks to make custom self-assembled shapes. Because a single drop of solution contains billions of such shapes, DNA origami smiley faces (1), RNA stars (2), and... 1 week
[Research Article] Self-assembly of genetically encoded DNA-protein hybrid nanoscale shapes
Science Magazine We describe an approach to bottom-up fabrication that allows integration of the functional diversity of proteins into designed three-dimensional structural frameworks. A set of custom staple proteins based... 1 week
[Retrospective] Hans Rosling (1948–2017)
Science Magazine Like a lot of Hans Rosling's admirers, we discovered his work via his famous 2006 TED talk, “The Best Stats You've Ever Seen.” It was a mind-blowing speech (with more than 11 million views to date) with innovative graphics, good... 1 week
A 'carbon law' offers pathway to halve emissions every decade, say researchers
PHYS.ORG On the eve of this year's Earth hour (25 March), researchers propose a solution in the journal Science for the global economy to rapidly... 1 week
Scientists use new technology to assemble genome of Zika virus mosquito
PHYS.ORG A team spanning Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Texas Children's Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new way to... 1 week
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Novel oil spill cleanup technology successfully tested
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