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Dialog / What crystal-like glass under pressure can tell us about atomic ordering

Glass was among the most expensive crafting materials before the invention of glassblowing techniques. An ancient recipe for making glass is as simple as annealing a molten mixture of silica sand and chemicals in the right ...

May 12, 2022 in Chemistry
Dialog / Slippery coating fends off frost while being kind to the environment

Before we get our hands full of formulas and formulations, let's begin with "A Song of Ice and Fire."' Adapted from George R. R. Martin's novels of the same name, there's a riveting sequence in HBO's water-cooler show "Game ...

May 03, 2022 in Chemistry
Dialog / Astronomers survey the least massive black holes at the center of galaxies in the local universe

Our research work has, for the first time, revealed the nature of the least massive supermassive black holes at the centers of nearby galaxies. We used high-quality X-ray data from the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton observatory ...

May 02, 2022 in Astronomy & Space
Dialog / Novel 2D layered dielectrics for ultra-thin transistors

The invention of the transistor was a significant breakthrough that altered the course of history for the electronics and computer industries. They are an inseparable part of any electronic device including mobile phones, ...

Apr 22, 2022 in Technology
Dialog / Monkeys can sense their own heartbeats, an ability tied to mental health, consciousness and memory in humans

Rhesus monkeys have a sense of when their own hearts are beating, according to new research we conducted.

Apr 12, 2022 in Biology
Dialog / We found a genetic link between routine blood test results and mental health disorders

Mental health disorders including depression, schizophrenia, and anorexia show links to biological markers detected in routine blood tests, according to our new study of genetic, biochemical and psychiatric data from almost ...

Apr 07, 2022 in Medicine & Health
Dialog / The magnetic behavior of metal-free organic materials

Magnetism is a property of matter that has been known to mankind for several thousand years, long before these properties could be described in a theory. In our everyday lives, we are used to "classical magnets" made of metals ...

Mar 23, 2022 in Physics
Dialog / Pollen season is getting longer and more intense with climate change

Brace yourselves, allergy suffers—new research shows pollen season is going to get a lot longer and more intense with climate change.

Mar 16, 2022 in Earth
Dialog / Developing novel peptide-based chemotherapy using a combination of computer simulations and nanotechnology

Membrane-active peptides, small proteins composed of less than 50 amino acids that interact with cellular membranes, have been proposed as a promising treatment modality in searching for next-generation chemotherapeutics. ...

Mar 14, 2022 in Medicine & Health
Dialog / New cross-electrophile coupling of heteroarenium salts and aryl iodides

Researchers from Auburn University have found a new pathway to use visible blue light to promote nickel catalyzed cross-coupling of activated heteroarenes with aryl iodides. This would be highly valuable to the pharmaceutical ...

Mar 14, 2022 in Chemistry
Dialog / 'An ever-ticking clock': We made a 'time crystal' inside a quantum computer

You probably know what a crystal is. We've all seen one, held one in our hands, and even tasted one on our tongue (for instance sodium chloride crystals, also known as "salt").

Mar 03, 2022 in Physics
Dialog / Making the operations of battery electric bus systems more efficient: Short turning strategy

Urban transit operation presents seriously uneven passenger load along bus lines during peak periods. This is especially serious in electric battery bus fleets; electric buses must recharge batteries after executing several ...

Jan 26, 2022 in Technology