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Science X Dialog is where researchers can share news and information about their own published journal articles.
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Dialog / Getting families to agree to organ donation: Cash payments, funeral benefits, or no incentives?

Most countries experience substantial shortages of available organs for transplantation. Technological advancements and aging populations further expand the transplant waitlist every year.

Dec 6, 2023 in Medical economics
Dialog / How a pathogenic bacterium uses molecular mimicry to compromise a cell's protein building factory

The central dogma of molecular biology postulates that the information packets encoded within the molecules of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) are first transcribed into molecules of messenger ribonucleic acids (mRNAs), and then ...

Dec 5, 2023 in Biology
Dialog / Circadian stress response provides an insight into metabolic communication via the mitochondrial epigenome

Who needs science fiction when you have the mitochondria? Billions of years ago, early plant and animal cells were infected by protobacteria which sought refuge from the outside world. Over time, these bacteria formed a symbiosis ...

Dec 5, 2023 in Biology
Dialog / Development of a high flow rate cantilever fan

Cantilever fans move air through a flapping action, similar to hand-fans. Commercially available, they are combined with a piezoelectric bender, which provides their motive force. These fans are low noise, low power and have ...

Nov 27, 2023 in Engineering
Dialog / Researchers describe the journey of thermal antibubbles in a hot bath

Bubbles are thin liquid shells surrounded by air. Although less well known, there are also antibubbles, which are the opposite of bubbles, i.e., a thin envelope of vapor surrounded by liquid. In a new study, we show that ...

Nov 27, 2023 in Physics
Dialog / First successful substitutes for ivory billiard balls were made with celluloid reinforced with ground cattle bone

In the 19th century, the market for ivory products increased to an alarming point. This high demand led to the search for artificial substitutes, but ivory properties were nearly impossible to replicate. The most important ...

Nov 24, 2023 in Chemistry
Dialog / Everything machines always wanted to learn about metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitors

Machine learning (ML) is generally defined as data-driven technology mimicking intelligent human abilities, which bit by bit upgrades its accuracy from experience. It starts with gathering massive amounts of data, such as ...

Dialog / Low-cost adaptable testbed design for terahertz technology

Terahertz communication will shape the future of wireless networks. Extensive high data rates with secure networks are possible with terahertz technology. However, such a high frequency also presents well-known challenges, ...

Nov 20, 2023 in Software
Dialog / Scientists develop low-cost, multifunctional microprinter for ultrafast piezoelectric material printing

Amidst the ongoing surge in demand for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), wearable/implantable electronics, miniaturized portable devices and the Internet of Things, the pursuit of piezoelectric materials has become a ...

Nov 15, 2023 in Engineering
Dialog / Empowering pandemic preparedness by leveraging artificial intelligence and data governance

"When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?" This question has been on our minds for years, and it often feels like an answer is just out of reach.

Dialog / Blockchain: A game changer for the insurance industry and people's well-being

Blockchain, a disruptive technology of our time, holds the potential to change our lives for the better. The insurance sector is a prime illustration.

Nov 10, 2023 in Business
Dialog / Tree-regeneration decline and type-conversion after high-severity fires likely to cause little forest loss

Are western U.S. forests threatened so much by failing post-fire tree regeneration that extensive forest loss may occur by mid-century? Increasing temperatures are drying forests, more fires are being ignited, and they are ...

Nov 1, 2023 in Biology