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Basque researchers turn light upside down

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Optical waves propagating away from a point source typically exhibit circular (convex) wavefronts. "Like waves on a water surface when a stone is dropped", explains Peining Li, EU Marie Sklodowska-Cur...

Stiffness matters

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Nanomedicines need to get taken up by diseased cells in order to release their cargo. Cancer cells have altered membrane properties, which hamper their ability to take up nanomedicines. A research tea...

Histology in 3-D: New staining method enables Nano-CT imaging of tissue samples

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To date, examining patient tissue samples has meant cutting them into thin slices for histological analysis. This might now be set to change - thanks to a new staining method devised by an interdiscip...

Developing reliable quantum computers

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Quantum computers may one day solve algorithmic problems which even the biggest supercomputers today can't manage. But how do you test a quantum computer to ensure it is working reliably? Depending on...

Imaging individual flexible DNA 'building blocks' in 3-D: Berkeley Lab researchers generate first images of 129 DNA structures

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Over the past decade, researchers have been working to create nanoscale materials and devices using DNA as construction materials through a process called "DNA origami."

'Memtransistor' brings world closer to brain-like computing: Combined memristor and transistor can process information and store memory with one device

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Computer algorithms might be performing brain-like functions, such as facial recognition and language translation, but the computers themselves have yet to operate like brains.

Arrowhead Receives Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1 Study of ARO-AAT for Treatment of Alpha-1 Liver Disease

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Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it has received approval from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (MEDSAFE) and from the local Ethics Comm...

MEMS chips get metatlenses: Combining metasurface lenses with MEMS technology could add high-speed scanning and enhance focusing capability of optical systems

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Lens technologies have advanced across all scales, from digital cameras and high bandwidth in fiber optics to the LIGO lab instruments. Now, a new lens technology that could be produced using standard...

Atomic structure of ultrasound material not what anyone expected

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Lead magnesium niobate (PMN) is a prototypical "relaxor" material, used in a wide variety of applications, from ultrasound to sonar. Researchers have now used state-of-the-art microscopy techniques to...

Oxford Instruments announces Dr Kate Ross as winner of the 2018 Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize for North and South America

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Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce the winner of the 2018 Lee Osheroff Richardson (LOR) Science Prize for North America as Dr Kate A. Ross, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics of Color...

Computers aid discovery of new, inexpensive material to make LEDs with high color quality

February 23, 2018 - 7:47am
A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has used data mining and computational tools to discover a new phosphor material for white LEDs that is inexpensive and easy to make....

Unconventional superconductor may be used to create quantum computers of the future: They have probably succeeded in creating a topological superconductor

February 23, 2018 - 7:47am
With their insensitivity to decoherence what are known as Majorana particles could become stable building blocks of a quantum computer. The problem is that they only occur under very special circumsta...

Photonic chip guides single photons, even when there are bends in the road

February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
Optical highways for light are at the heart of modern communications. But when it comes to guiding individual blips of light called photons, reliable transit is far less common. Now, a collaboration o...

Arrowhead Receives Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1/2 Study of ARO-HBV for Treatment of Hepatitis B

February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it has received approval from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (MEDSAFE) and from the local Ethics Comm...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Receives Orphan Drug Designation for ARO-AAT

February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to ARO-AAT, Arrowhead's second-generation investi...

European & Korean Project To Demo World’s First 5G Platform During Winter Games

February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
5GCHAMPION Teams Built World’s First State-of-the-Art Terrestrial Wireless Communication System, Including Disruptive Satellite Communication Symposium with Leading Companies and Researchers Schedule...

'Living bandages': NUST MISIS scientists develop biocompatible anti-burn nanofibers

February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
A group of NUST MISIS's young scientists, for the very first time in Russia, has presented a new therapeutic material based on nanofibers made of polycaprolactone modified with a thin-film antibacteri...

Rutgers-Led Innovation Could Spur Faster, Cheaper, Nano-Based Manufacturing: Scalable and cost-effective manufacturing of thin film devices

February 20, 2018 - 7:47am
Engineers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Oregon State University are developing a new method of processing nanomaterials that could lead to faster and cheaper manufacturing of flexible thin f...

Understanding brain functions using upconversion nanoparticles: Researchers can now send light deep into the brain to study neural activities

February 20, 2018 - 7:47am
Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have worked with an international research team to jointly develop a novel approach for deep brain stimulation. The new method utilises upcon...

Graphene on toast, anyone? Rice University scientists create patterned graphene onto food, paper, cloth, cardboard

February 20, 2018 - 7:47am
Rice University scientists who introduced laser-induced graphene (LIG) have enhanced their technique to produce what may become a new class of edible electronics.