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Matter & Energy News
December 9, 2019

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Researchers are focused on restoring lower-body function after severe spinal injuries using a tiny spinal implant. In new research, the team showcases a map to identify which ... read more
In temperatures millions of times colder than interstellar space, researchers have performed the coldest reaction in the known universe. But that's not all. In such intense ... read more
Research has chemists one step closer to recreating nature's most efficient machinery for generating hydrogen gas. This new development may help clear the path for the ... read more
Neuroengineers have found the first evidence that individual neurons in the human brain target specific memories during recall. They studied recordings in neurosurgical ... read more
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New Kind of Soft Elastic Material Has Medical and Technological Applications

Gel-like materials have a wide range of applications, especially in chemistry and medicine. However, their usefulness is sometimes limited by their inherent random and disordered nature. Researchers ... read more

Gamma-Ray Laser Moves a Step Closer to Reality

A physicist has performed calculations showing hollow spherical bubbles filled with a gas of positronium atoms are stable in liquid helium. The calculations take scientists a step closer to realizing ... read more

Simple Experiment Explains Magnetic Resonance

Physicists have designed an experiment to explain the concept of magnetic resonance. A versatile technique employed in chemistry, physics, and materials research, magnetic resonance describes a ... read more

As China Rapidly Adopts Clean Energy, Use of Traditional Stoves Persists

Old habits are hard to break. A new study of replacement of traditional wood and coal burning stoves with clean energy in China suggests that, without a better understanding of the reasons behind ... read more

Artificial Cells Act More Like the Real Thing

Protocells -- artificial cells -- that are active and mimic living cells by moving independently and that are biocompatible and enzymatically active are now possible using an improved ... read more

'Buildings' in Human Bone May Hold Key to Stronger 3D-Printed Lightweight Structures

The discovery of how a 'beam' in human bone material handles a lifetime's worth of wear and tear could translate to the development of 3D-printed lightweight materials that last long ... read more

Open Source EEG Visualization Tool

Researchers have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical activity in laboratory animals in hopes of ... read more

Developing a Digital Twin of a Vehicle

In the not too distant future, we can expect to see our skies filled with unmanned aerial vehicles delivering packages, maybe even people, from location to location. Researchers are developing ... read more

Can Arctic 'Ice Management' Combat Climate Change?

According to a much-debated geo-engineering approach, both sea-ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by using millions of wind-powered pumps, drifting in the sea ice, to promote ice ... read more

A Robot and Software Make It Easier to Create Advanced Materials

A team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in ... read more

New 'Hyper Glue' Formula

With many of the products we use every day held together by adhesives, researchers hope to make everything from protective clothing to medical implants and residential plumbing stronger and more ... read more

Adding Copper Strengthens 3D-Printed Titanium

Successful trials of titanium-copper alloys for 3D printing could kickstart a new range of high-performance alloys for medical device, defence and aerospace ... read more

Chip-Based Optical Sensor Detects Cancer Biomarker in Urine

For the first time, researchers have used a chip-based sensor with an integrated laser to detect very low levels of a cancer protein biomarker in a urine sample. The new technology is more sensitive ... read more

Scientists Push Bioprinting Capability Forward

Scientists are reporting using bioprinting to print a tracheal tissue construct comprising of multiple different functional materials. They printed different designs of smooth muscle and cartilage ... read more

3D Model of Human Liver for Better Diagnosis of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is becoming the most common chronic liver disorder in developed countries. Histological analysis of liver tissue is the only widely accepted test for diagnosing and ... read more

Like Pavlov's Dog, This Thermoplastic Is Learning a New Trick: Walking

Researchers are 'training' pieces of plastic to walk under the command of light. The method developed is the first time a synthetic actuator 'learns' to do new 'tricks' ... read more

Seismologists See Future in Fiber Optic Cables as Earthquake Sensors

Each hair-thin glass fiber in a buried fiber optic cable contains tiny internal flaws -- and that's a good thing for scientists looking for new ways to collect seismic data in places from a busy ... read more

Properties of Graphene Change Due to Water and Oxygen

A research team investigated the oxidation-reduction principle of two-dimensional materials by interfacial ... read more

Short-Term Radon Test Kits Are Not Effective in Measuring Radon Gas Exposure

A new study finds the only reliable way to measure exposure to radon gas is with a long-term testing kit, 90 or more days. Researchers placed two test kits, a short term (five-day) and long term ... read more

Bio-Inspired Hydrogel Can Rapidly Switch to Rigid Plastic

A new material that stiffens 1,800-fold when exposed to heat could protect motorcyclists and racecar drivers during ... read more

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