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April 1, 2020

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Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole of an elusive class known as 'intermediate-mass,' which betrayed its existence ... read more
Nuclear physicists conducted a physics experiment that utilizes novel techniques to study the nature and origin of heavy elements in ... read more
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found striking orbital geometries in protoplanetary disks around binary stars. While disks ... read more
Despite Mercury's 400-degree Celsius daytime heat, there is ice at its caps. And now a study shows how that Vulcan scorch probably helps the planet closest to the sun make ... read more
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New Quantum Technology Could Help Diagnose and Treat Heart Condition

The conductivity of living organs, such as the heart, could be imaged non-invasively using quantum technology, which has the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of atrial ... read more

Wearable Device Lets Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Safely Use Affordable Insulin Option

Adults with type 2 diabetes requiring insulin therapy can safely achieve good blood sugar control using regular human insulin (RHI) in a wearable, patch-like insulin delivery device called ... read more

Tiny Optical Cavity Could Make Quantum Networks Possible

Engineers have shown that atoms in optical cavities could be foundational to the creation of a quantum ... read more

How at Risk Are You of Getting a Virus on an Airplane?

Fair or not, airplanes have a reputation for germs. However, there are ways to minimize the risks. This research is especially used for air travel where there is an increased risk for contagious ... read more

Unique Structural Fluctuations at Ice Surface Promote Autoionization of Water Molecules

Hydrated protons at the surface of water ice are of fundamental importance in a variety of physicochemical phenomena on earth and in the universe. Hydrated protons can be introduced by the ... read more

Researchers probed Martian meteorites to reconstruct Mars' chaotic history. Their findings suggest that Mars might not have had a global magma ... read more

What Are You Looking At? 'Virtual' Communication in the Age of Social Distancing

When discussions occur face-to-face, people know where their conversational partner is looking and vice versa. With ''virtual'' communication due to COVID-19 and the expansive use ... read more

Double-Walled Nanotubes Have Electro-Optical Advantages

Theorists find that flexoelectric effects in double-walled carbon nanotubes could be highly useful for photovoltaic ... read more

Quantum Copycat: Researchers Find a New Way in Which Bosons Behave Like Fermions

When a one-dimensional gas of strongly interacting bosons expands, the velocity distribution of the bosons transforms into one that is identical to non-interacting ... read more

Bubbles Go With the Flow

Scientists have developed a new computer simulation model that includes microbubble nucleation to explain the flow slippage of fluids inside pipes. This work may help improve the flow rate of viscous ... read more

Faster Way to Replace Bad Info in Networks

Researchers have demonstrated a new model of how competing pieces of information spread in online social networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). The findings could be used to disseminate accurate ... read more

ALMA Resolves Gas Impacted by Young Jets from Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The team found that ... read more

Light Funnel Apparatus Created

Physicists have developed a light funnel apparatus. It could serve as a new platform for hypersensitive optical ... read more

A New Battery Chemistry Promises Safer High-Voltage Lithium-Ion Batteries

For the first time, researchers who explore the physical and chemical properties of electrical energy storage have found a new way to improve lithium-ion batteries. They successfully increased not ... read more

Highly Efficient and Stable Double Layer Solar Cell Developed

A research team has developed a new type of solar cell that can both withstand environmental hazards and is 26.7% efficient in power ... read more

Why Does Your Cotton Towel Get Stiff After Natural Drying?

The remaining 'bound water' on cotton surfaces cross-link single fibers of cotton, causing hardening after natural drying, according to a new study. This provides new insight into unique ... read more

Scientists Identify Microbe That Could Help Degrade Polyurethane-Based Plastics

One of the most widely used oil-based plastics, polyurethane, is particularly hard to recycle or destroy safely. It also releases toxic chemicals into landfills. However, some microorganisms are ... read more

Biophysics: Lifting the Lid on Beta-Barrels

The interaction between biotin and streptavidin is a well-established experimental tool in bionanotechnology. Physicists have now shown that the mechanical stability of the complex is dependent on ... read more

Longer Lives Not Dependent on Increased Energy Use

Growing consumption of energy and fossil fuels over four decades did not play a significant role in increasing life expectancy across 70 countries. New research has quantified the importance of ... read more

Neural Networks Facilitate Optimization in the Search for New Materials

Sorting through millions of possibilities, a search for battery materials delivered results in five weeks instead of 50 ... read more

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