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How are long strands of DNA packed into tiny cells?
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are a step closer to understanding how our DNA is squeezed into every cell in the body. They provide the first-ever detailed picture of the nucleosome, the... 2 hours
Radiation-exposed corals may hold new clues to keeping DNA intact
NEWS MEDICAL More than 70 years after the U.S. tested atomic bombs on a ring of sand in the Pacific Ocean called Bikini Atoll, Stanford researchers are studying how long-term... 2 hours
Engineers design a robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers combined gecko-inspired adhesives and a custom robotic gripper to create a device for grabbing space debris. They tested their gripper in multiple zero gravity settings, including the... 3 hours
Nondestructive imaging of atomically thin nanostructures buried in silicon
Science Magazine It is now possible to create atomically thin regions of dopant atoms in silicon patterned with lateral dimensions ranging from the atomic scale (angstroms) to micrometers. These structures are building... 4 hours
The multi-colored photons that might change quantum information science
SCIENCE DAILY With leading corporations now investing in highly expensive and complex infrastructures to unleash the power of quantum technologies, researchers have achieved a breakthrough in a light-weight photonic system created using... 4 hours
Hints of extra dimensions in gravitational waves?
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI) in Potsdam found that hidden dimensions – as predicted by string theory – could influence gravitational waves. In a recently published paper... 5 hours
The multi-colored photons that might change quantum information science
PHYS.ORG With leading corporations now investing in highly expensive and complex infrastructures to unleash the power of quantum technologies, INRS researchers have achieved a breakthrough in a light-weight photonic system created... 5 hours
Ruthenium rules for new fuel cells
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have fabricated a durable catalyst for high-performance fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to graphene. 7 hours
Cheap, energy-efficient and clean reaction to make chemical feedstock
PHYS.ORG They are all around you! Most plastics, conductive polymers, and even medicines derive from molecules with a double bond between two carbon atoms, C=C. These molecules are called olefins and... 9 hours
Asteroid Day Will Offer a Crash Course (and Other Events) on Space Rocks
SPACE.COM More than 700 events are scheduled to take place around the globe for this year’s Asteroid Day celebration, as well as a... 9 hours
Ruthenium rules for new fuel cells
PHYS.ORG Rice University scientists have fabricated a durable catalyst for high-performance fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to graphene. 10 hours
How corals that re-colonized Bikini Atoll after nuclear bomb tests adapted to persistent radiation
PHYS.ORG More than 70 years after the U.S. tested atomic bombs on a ring of sand in the Pacific Ocean called... 10 hours
Asteroid Day to Offer a Crash Course (and Other Events) on Space Rocks
SPACE.COM More than 700 events are scheduled to take place around the globe for this year’s Asteroid Day celebration, as well as a... 11 hours
Multibillion-dollar contract for Los Alamos lab up for bid (Update)
PHYS.ORG The competition for a multibillion-dollar contract to manage the U.S. laboratory that created the atomic bomb is beginning as criticism intensifies over the troubled safety record of Los... 1 day
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ASTRO WATCH With the help of software that mimics a human brain, ESA’s Gaia satellite spotted six stars zipping at high speed... 1 day
Ultra-High Intensity Laser Sparks New Behavior in Light
SCI-NEWS.COM By focusing laser light to brightness one billion times greater than the surface of the Sun, a team of physicists... 1 day
Chernobyl's radiation monitoring hit by cyberattack: spokeswoman
PHYS.ORG The radiation monitoring system at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear site has been taken offline after a massive cyberattack, forcing employees to use hand-held counters to measure levels, officials said Tuesday. 1 day
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Physicists Discover Two Low-Temperature Forms of Liquid Water
SCI-NEWS.COM A Stockholm University-led team of physicists has discovered two low-temperature phases of liquid water with large differences in structure and... 1 day
Solution to distortion effect in STM scanning
PHYS.ORG STM scanning experiments on poorly conducting materials are challenging, and can cause a distortion effect. A new model corrects for this effect, allowing physicists to better study materials in their quest to understand unconventional... 1 day
Uranus Has ‘Switch-Like’ Magnetosphere
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics suggests that the magnetosphere of the ice giant Uranus gets flipped on and off like a... 1 day
Physicists make quantum leap in understanding life's nanoscale machinery
PHYS.ORG A diagnostic technique that can detect tiny molecules signalling the presence of cancer could be on the horizon. 2 days
Digital to analog convertors generate bipolar voltages when coupled to a polarity switchable double flux amplifier
PHYS.ORG Digital to analog convertors (DACs) are devices that convert digital, typically binary signals to outputs in... 2 days
2-D material's traits could send electronics R&D spinning in new directions
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers created an atomically thin material and used X-rays to measure its exotic and durable properties that make it a promising candidate for a budding branch... 2 days
One billion suns: World's brightest laser sparks new behavior in light
SCIENCE DAILY Using the brightest light ever produced on Earth, physicists have changed the way light behaves. 2 days
Hubble Sees Distant Seyfert Galaxy
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA has released a beautiful photo taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of 2XMM J143450.5+033843, a galaxy that lurks within the Virgo constellation some 400... 2 days
One billion suns: World's brightest laser sparks new behavior in light
PHYS.ORG Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are seeing an everyday phenomenon in a new light. 2 days
X-ray technique provides a new window into exotic properties of an atomically thin material
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers, working at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley,... 2 days
Discovery of a new mechanism for bacterial division
PHYS.ORG Most rod-shaped bacteria divide by splitting into two around the middle after their DNA has replicated safely and segregated to opposite ends of the cell. This seemingly simple process actually demands tight... 2 days
Tiny magnetic tremors unlock exotic superconductivity
PHYS.ORG Deep within solids, individual electrons zip around on a nanoscale highway paved with atoms. For the most part, these electrons avoid one another, kept in separate lanes by their mutual repulsion. But vibrations in the atomic... 2 days
Manipulating Earth-abundant materials to harness the sun's energy
PHYS.ORG Depositing one layer of atoms at a time can result in materials that greatly improve fuel cells, batteries and other devices. In this research, scientists precisely added chromium to iron oxides to... 2 days
Researchers Uncover Origins of Solar Spicules
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of solar physicists from the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute, University of Oslo and Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory has built... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH A team of laboratory astrophysicists from Leiden University (the Netherlands) managed to make glycerol under conditions comparable to those in... 3 days
US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear material
PHYS.ORG U.S. regulators said Friday they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to other federal facilities this week, marking the... 5 days
Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to reality
PHYS.ORG An international team led by the University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering has discovered how to manipulate a weird quantum interface between light and matter in silicon carbide along... 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH Stars exploding as supernovae are the main sources of heavy chemical elements in the Universe. In particular, radioactive... 5 days
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HISTORY Albert Einstein may have been a genius, but when it came to relationships, he... 5 days
Nonvolatile ferroelectric domain wall memory
Science Magazine Ferroelectric domain walls are atomically sharp topological defects that separate regions of uniform polarization. The discovery of electrical conductivity in specific types of walls gave rise to "domain wall nanoelectronics," a technology in which the wall (rather than... 5 days
Electronic structure of aqueous solutions: Bridging the gap between theory and experiments
Science Magazine Predicting the electronic properties of aqueous liquids has been a long-standing challenge for quantum mechanical methods. However, it is a crucial step in understanding... 5 days
Above 400-K robust perpendicular ferromagnetic phase in a topological insulator
Science Magazine The quantum anomalous Hall effect (QAHE) that emerges under broken time-reversal symmetry in topological insulators (TIs) exhibits many fascinating physical properties for potential applications in nanoelectronics and spintronics.... 5 days
Probing nanocrystalline grain dynamics in nanodevices
Science Magazine Dynamical structural defects exist naturally in a wide variety of solids. They fluctuate temporally and hence can deteriorate the performance of many electronic devices. Thus far, the entities of these dynamic objects have been identified to... 5 days
CHESS mission will check out the space between stars
PHYS.ORG Deep in space between distant stars, space is not empty. Instead, there drifts vast clouds of neutral atoms and molecules, as well as charged plasma particles called the interstellar medium—that... 5 days
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CERN VIDEO Stefania Pandolfi View of a short-model magnet for the High Luminosity LHC quadrupole. (Image: Robert Hradil, Monika Majer/ProStudio22.ch) While the Large Hadron... 5 days
Hubble Spots Massive, ‘Dead’ Disk Galaxy in Early Universe
SCI-NEWS.COM Using a powerful astronomical technique called gravitational lensing, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope made a stunning discovery —... 5 days
Magnetic nanoknots evoke Lord Kelvin's vortex theory of atoms
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—In the late 1800s when scientists were still trying to figure out what exactly atoms are, one of the leading theories, proposed by Lord Kelvin, was that atoms are knots... 5 days
Physicists settle debate over how exotic quantum particles form
PHYS.ORG New research by physicists at the University of Chicago settles a longstanding disagreement over the formation of exotic quantum particles known as Efimov molecules. 5 days
A single electron's tiny leap sets off 'molecular sunscreen' response
PHYS.ORG In experiments at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists were able to see the first step of a process that protects a DNA building block... 5 days
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PHYS.ORG VIDEO A host of proteins and other molecules sit on the strands of our DNA, controlling which genes are read out and used by cells and which remain silent. This aggregation of genetic... 5 days
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CERN Singer Howie Day recorded a parody version of his song ‘Collide’ at CERN (Image: Noemi Caraban Gonzalez/CERN) 5 days
ESA to develop gravitational wave space mission with NASA support
PHYS.ORG ESA (the European Space Agency) has selected the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) for its third large-class mission in the agency's Cosmic Vision science program. The three-spacecraft constellation... 5 days
Dutch astronomers discover recipe to make cosmic glycerol
PHYS.ORG A team of laboratory astrophysicists from Leiden University (the Netherlands) managed to make glycerol under conditions comparable to those in dark interstellar clouds. They allowed carbon monoxide ice to react with hydrogen... 5 days
Neutron-rich nucleus shapeshifts between a rugby ball and a discus
PHYS.ORG An international team led by scientists from IPN Orsay (CNRS/Université Paris-Sud), CEA, and RIKEN (Japan) has performed the first spectroscopy of the extremely neutron-rich isotopes krypton 98 and... 5 days
Toshiba gets earnings report extension, faces delisting risk
PHYS.ORG Money-losing Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp. has until Aug. 10 to get auditors to sign off on its earnings statements, or else it faces the risk of getting delisted. 6 days
Quantum thermometer or optical refrigerator?
SCIENCE DAILY In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety of powerful uses when light strikes them. 6 days
How bacterial organelles assemble
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are providing the clearest view yet of an intact bacterial microcompartment, revealing at atomic-level resolution the structure and assembly of the organelle's protein shell. This work could benefit research in bioenergy and pathogenesis, and it could lead to new... 6 days
A 100-year-old physics problem has been solved
PHYS.ORG At EPFL, researchers challenge a fundamental law and discover that more electromagnetic energy can be stored in wave-guiding systems than previously thought. The discovery has implications in telecommunications. Working around the fundamental law, they... 6 days
Study sheds light on how bacterial organelles assemble
PHYS.ORG Scientists are providing the clearest view yet of an intact bacterial microcompartment, revealing at atomic-level resolution the structure and assembly of the organelle's protein shell. 6 days
Quantum thermometer or optical refrigerator?
PHYS.ORG In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety of powerful uses when light strikes them. Able to operate in ordinary, room-temperature environments, yet exploiting some of the deepest... 6 days
Atomic-layered Au clusters on {alpha}-MoC as catalysts for the low-temperature water-gas shift reaction
Science Magazine The water-gas shift (WGS) reaction (CO+H2O=H2+CO2) is an essential process for hydrogen generation and CO removal in various energy-related chemical operations. This... 6 days
Breaking Lorentz reciprocity to overcome the time-bandwidth limit in physics and engineering
Science Magazine A century-old tenet in physics and engineering asserts that any type of system, having bandwidth , can interact with a wave over only a... 6 days
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Quantum and isotope effects in lithium metal
Science Magazine The crystal structure of elements at zero pressure and temperature is the most fundamental information in condensed matter physics. For decades it has been believed that lithium, the simplest metallic element, has a complicated... 6 days
Quantum correlations from a room-temperature optomechanical cavity
Science Magazine The act of position measurement alters the motion of an object being measured. This quantum measurement backaction is typically much smaller than the thermal motion of a room-temperature object and thus difficult to observe.... 6 days
Packaging without nucleosomes
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Battling infectious diseases with 3-D protein structures
SCIENCE DAILY The 3-D atomic structures of more than 1,000 proteins are potential targets for drugs and vaccines to combat some of the world’s most dangerous emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, an international team of scientists... 6 days
Scientists resolve 3D protein structures to combat dangerous infectious diseases
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of scientists including the Computation Institute has determined the 3-D atomic structures of more than 1,000 proteins that are potential targets for drugs and vaccines... 6 days
Radioactive elements in Cassiopeia A suggest a neutrino-driven explosion
SCIENCE DAILY Stars exploding as supernovae are the main sources of heavy chemical elements in the Universe. In particular, radioactive atomic nuclei are synthesized in the hot, innermost regions during the explosion... 6 days
Researchers develop catalyst that mimics the Z-scheme of photosynthesis
PHYS.ORG A team of chemists from the University of Kentucky and the Institute of Physics Research of Mar del Plata in Argentina has just reported a way to trigger a fundamental... 6 days
Study demonstrates a better way to store renewable energy
PHYS.ORG In an effort to find better ways to store renewable energy, physicists at the University of Arkansas, in collaboration with a scientist at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology,... 6 days
ESA Moves Forward on Gravitational Wave and Exoplanet Missions
SPACE.COM The European Space Agency has selected an ambitious space-based gravitational-wave observatory as its next large space science mission, scheduled for launch by 2034. 6 days
Camera captures microscopic holograms at femtosecond speeds
PHYS.ORG Researchers from ITMO University have built a setup for recording holograms of tiny objects like living cells at femtosecond speeds. The new method reconstructs the phase topography of a sample according to deformations that... 6 days
Non-classical growth of crystals: Drip by drip
SCIENCE DAILY How do crystals grow? The answer given in current textbooks is: Layer by layer atoms or molecules settle on an existing crystal surface. Chemists have now observed a preliminary stage of this crystal growth... 1 week
Scrutiny intensifies over safety at US nuclear weapons lab
PHYS.ORG The safety record at the U.S. laboratory that created the atomic bomb is facing intensifying criticism as work ramps up to produce a key component for the nation's nuclear weapons... 1 week
Chemists create 3-D printed graphene foam
SCIENCE DAILY Nanotechnologists have used 3-D laser printing to create centimeter-sized objects of graphene foam, a 3-D version of atomically thin graphene. The research could yield industrially useful quantities of bulk graphene. 1 week
Selective targeting of primary and secondary nucleation pathways in A{beta}42 aggregation using a rational antibody scanning method
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New mechanism for genome regulation discovered
SCIENCE DAILY The mechanisms that separate mixtures of oil and water may also help the organization of a part of our DNA called heterochromatin, according to a new study. Researchers found that liquid-liquid phase separation helps heterochromatin organize... 1 week
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