Science X Dialog

Science X Dialog is where researchers can share news and information about their own published journal articles.
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Dialog / Disrupted gut microbiome involved in depression, finds research

As scientists, we're accustomed to reading about our medical research topics in academic publications, such as the British Medical Journal, and not so much via scrolling through sites like Buzzfeed. However, if there is one ...

May 18, 2023 in Psychology & Psychiatry
Dialog / Solar cells inspire Li-ion batteries

Solar energy is at the forefront of the global shift toward producing sustainable energy sources and addressing energy poverty. However, the intermittent nature of solar energy limits its use for applications such as IoT ...

May 8, 2023 in Energy & Green Tech
Dialog / Breakthrough in enhancement of hole mobility in strained germanium leads to emergence of new class of quantum materials

Semiconductor materials are the foundation of modern electronic, photonic, photovoltaic, thermoelectric and many other semiconductor devices, which are integral for computers, mobile phones, gadgets, home appliances, cars ...

Dialog / Van der Waals integration permits novel hetero-integrated photonic devices and flexible optical applications

Today, electronic and photonic devices are ubiquitous in smart phones, computers, light sources, sensors, and communications. To underpin the demand for optoelectronic applications, functional materials are essential. For ...

Apr 25, 2023 in Nanotechnology
Dialog / How forest density slows granular flows

One way to reduce the damage caused by avalanches in the mountains is to place obstacles in their path. These obstacles can be artificial barriers or natural forests. Knowing how the avalanche interacts with obstacles is ...

Apr 11, 2023 in Physics
Dialog / Genes on the move: Mapping the pathways of horizontal gene transfer

In the past few decades, there has been a rise in antibiotic-resistant infections, which are becoming an increasingly urgent public health concern. According to the World Health Organization, at least 700,000 people die each ...

Mar 29, 2023 in Biology
Dialog / Quantum engineering meets nanoscale data processing: Unleashing the power of light-driven conductivity control

Over the past few decades, the field of data processing and transferring technology has advanced at a rapid pace. This growth can be attributed to Moore's Law, which predicts that the number of transistors on a microchip ...

Mar 20, 2023 in Physics
Dialog / Revisiting semiconductor heat management through nanotechnology

Nanotechnology has significantly impacted the semiconductor industry, enabling the production of transistors that are just a few nanometers in size. While the miniaturization of electronic components has resulted in higher ...

Mar 13, 2023 in Nanotechnology
Dialog / Disaster response and recovery must include mental health support plan

Disasters are disruptive to one's state of normalcy, including daily routines, activities of daily living, employment, transportation, housing, and social relations. Disasters can take a serious toll on the mental health ...

Mar 9, 2023 in Psychology & Psychiatry
Dialog / Nanoscale 'diamond rings' provide unconventional giant 'magnetoresistance' for the development of new quantum devices

In recent years, technological advancements have made it possible to create synthetic diamonds that have similar physical and chemical properties to natural diamonds. While synthetic diamonds are not considered "fake" or ...

Mar 9, 2023 in Physics
Dialog / Commonly used self-test for age-related macular degeneration found to be inaccurate

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one the most prevalent eye diseases. In the late stage of the disease, newly formed vessels in the retina alter its structure, which leads to blurry and distorted vision. This condition ...

Feb 27, 2023 in Ophthalmology
Dialog / We developed an algorithm to massively improve hydrogen fuel cell imaging and water modeling

We developed an algorithm to massively improve images of hydrogen fuel cells, with future applications in medical scanning.

Feb 21, 2023 in Energy & Green Tech