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Sensing with a twist: A new kind of optical nanosensor uses torque for signal processing
PHYS.ORG The world of nanosensors may be physically small, but the demand is large and growing, with little sign... 6 days
Sensing with a twist: A new kind of optical nanosensor uses torque for signal processing
SCIENCE DAILY As electronic devices get smaller, their ability to provide precise, chip-based sensing of dynamic physical properties such as... 5 days
Team develops gas-sensing technology that could revolutionize environmental and medical diagnostics
PHYS.ORG Relying on nanotechnology, scientists from Russia and Germany led by Skoltech research scientist Fedor Fedorov have developed an innovative solution for detecting traces of gas in... 1 day
Research deepens understanding of interconnection between nervous and immune system
NEWS MEDICAL A newly-discovered reflex arc mediates a process which leads to a disruption in the hormones secreted by the adrenal glands which, in turn, results in an increased susceptibility... 2 days
A far-right party is about to enter the German parliament. What does that mean for science?
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Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler increases the risk of hard-to-treat infections
SCIENCE DAILY Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to suffer particular bacterial infections,... 59 minutes
Researchers take first steps towards development of biosensor for detection of bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from UPM have taken the first steps towards the development of a sensor for the detection of bacterial meningitis in real time by... 6 days
Study suggests magnesium cream could be used to combat deficiencies
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by the University of Hertfordshire has revealed that a magnesium cream could be used as an alternative to tablets to combat major health problems including... 6 days
NASA small satellite promises big discoveries
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Small satellites provide a cheap, responsive alternative to larger, more expensive satellites. As demand grows, engineers must adapt these "nanosatellites" to provide greater data returns. NASA, in collaboration with educational partners, targets 2021 for the launch... 2 days
One e-cigarette with nicotine leads to adrenaline changes in nonsmokers' hearts
SCIENCE DAILY Electronic cigarettes have been touted as both a safer alternative for smokers and as an effective way for people to gradually quit smoking altogether. But a... 18 hours
Lipid vesicles replace blood in new bacteria test
PHYS.ORG As schools around the U.S. start back up, so do trips to the doctor's office. But is that raw sore throat due to bacteria, which can be fought off with antibiotics, or... 1 day
Cnidarians remotely control bacteria
PHYS.ORG In modern life sciences, a paradigm shift is becoming increasingly evident: life forms are no longer considered to be self-contained units, but instead highly-complex and functionally-interdependent communities of organisms. The exploration of the close links between multi-cellular and especially bacterial... 4 hours
Potential role of intratumor bacteria in mediating tumor resistance to the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine
Science Magazine Growing evidence suggests that microbes can influence the efficacy of cancer therapies. By studying colon cancer models, we found that... 7 days
Researchers develop solid-state, free-standing carbon nanofiber supercapacitor
PHYS.ORG A group of Drexel University researchers have created a fabric-like material electrode that could help make energy storage devices—batteries and supercapacitors—faster and less susceptible to leaks or disastrous meltdowns. Their design for a new... 1 day
Combination of anti-malarial drug and photosensitizer could effectively kill cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL Artemisinin, a potent anti-malarial drug, has been widely hailed as a promising alternative cancer treatment. Scientists from the National University of Singapore recently showed that its... 3 days
Tiny lasers from a gallery of whispers
SCIENCE DAILY Whispering gallery mode resonators rely on a phenomenon similar to an effect observed in circular galleries, and the same phenomenon applies to light. When light is stored in ring-shaped or spherical active resonators, the... 2 days
New technique promises tunable laser devices
PHYS.ORG Whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonators are used to make tiny micro-lasers, sensors, switches, routers and other devices. These tiny structures rely on a phenomenon similar to an effect observed in circular galleries, such as in some... 2 days
Observation of coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering
Science Magazine The coherent elastic scattering of neutrinos off nuclei has eluded detection for four decades, even though its predicted cross section is by far the largest of all low-energy neutrino couplings. This mode of interaction offers new... 7 days
Physicists guide electromagnetic waves along an infinitesimal line
PHYS.ORG (—Physicists have demonstrated a new mode of electromagnetic wave called a "line wave," which travels along an infinitely thin line along the interface between two adjacent surfaces with different electromagnetic properties. The... 3 days
Potyvirus virion structure shows conserved protein fold and RNA binding site in ssRNA viruses
Science Magazine Potyviruses constitute the second largest genus of plant viruses and cause important economic losses in a large variety of crops;... 23 hours
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Aligning the primary mirror segments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope with light
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