April 16, 2013

0 Comments

Nanoelectronics Take Another Step Forward

Silicon Nanowires Help Nanoelectronics Take Step Forward

New research from the Max Planck Institute shows that silicon nanowires become doped with unexpectedly large amounts of aluminum during growth, increasing their conductivity and defying the laws of thermodynamics. Nanoelectronics has taken another step forward. An international team including researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle has discovered an effect […]

Continue reading...

April 16, 2013

1 Comment

Nanodiamonds Improve Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Treatment

Nanodiamonds Could Improve Breast Cancer Treatment

Using nanoscale diamond-like particles called nanodiamonds, researchers have developed a potentially more effective treatment for “triple-negative” breast cancer, notably decreasing tumor growth and eliminating the devastating side effects of cancer treatment during testing with mice. Recently, doctors have begun to categorize breast cancers into four main groups according to the genetic makeup of the cancer […]

Continue reading...

April 16, 2013

0 Comments

“Western-Style” Diet Lowers the Odds of Ideal Aging

Western Style Diet May Lead to Greater Risk of Premature Death

A newly published study suggests that a “Western-style” diet reduces a person’s likelihood of achieving older ages in good health, finding that avoidance of the “Western-type foods” might actually improve the possibility of achieving older ages free of chronic diseases and remaining highly functional. Data from a new study of British adults suggest that adherence […]

Continue reading...

April 16, 2013

0 Comments

Titan’s Methane May Run Out

The Cycle of Methane on Titan May Come to an End

Based on Cassini data, scientists believe that Titan’s methane-based hydrocarbon features may be passing phenomena, the after-effects of a gigantic outburst of methane released from Titian’s interior eons ago. By tracking a part of the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan over several years, NASA’s Cassini mission has found a remarkable longevity to the hydrocarbon lakes […]

Continue reading...

April 15, 2013

0 Comments

New Technique Converts Skin Cells into Functional Brain Cells

Technique Converts Skin Cells to Brain Cells

Researchers at CWRU School of Medicine have discovered a new technique that converts fibroblasts into oligodendrocytes, enabling “on demand” production of myelinating cells. Researchers at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine have discovered a technique that directly converts skin cells to the type of brain cells destroyed in patients with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and […]

Continue reading...

April 15, 2013

0 Comments

Black Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Could Play Key Role in Clean Energy Photocatalysis

Black Nanoparticles Could Play Key Role in Clean Energy Photocatalysis

Scientists have developed black titanium dioxide nanoparticles that are able to absorb infrared as well as visible and ultraviolet light, improving the efficiency with which black titanium dioxide can use sunlight to split water molecules for the production of hydrogen. A unique atomic-scale engineering technique for turning low-efficiency photocatalytic “white” nanoparticles of titanium dioxide into […]

Continue reading...

April 15, 2013

0 Comments

Dark Matter Search Results from CDMS II

Dark Matter Search Results from CDMS II Silicon Detectors

The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) collaboration recently presented its blind-analysis dark matter search results from data taken with silicon detectors during CDMS II operation at the Soudan Underground Laboratory. Scientists around the world are working to understand the nature of dark matter, which accounts for most of the mass of the universe. The earth […]

Continue reading...

April 15, 2013

3 Comments

Nuclear Fusion Could Power Future Human Expeditions to Mars

Nuclear Fusion Could Send Humans to Mars

In a project funded through NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts Program, researchers from University of Washington and MSNW are calculating the potential for expeditions to Mars using a rocket powered by fusion. Human travel to Mars has long been the unachievable dangling carrot for space programs. Now, astronauts could be a step closer to our nearest […]

Continue reading...

April 15, 2013

0 Comments

Researchers Assess the Surface of Europa for Materials Representing Ocean Composition

Researchers Assess the Amount of Sulfate Hydrates Compared with Water on the Surface of Europa

In a new study, researchers assessed the amount of sulfate hydrates (compared with relatively pristine water) in the surface ice in five widely distributed areas of Europa, finding that the concentration of frozen sulfuric acid on the surface varies greatly. The surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa exposes material churned up from inside the moon and […]

Continue reading...

April 15, 2013

0 Comments

Hubble Views Elliptical Galaxy NGC 2768

Hubble Views Dusty Detail in Elliptical Galaxy NGC 2768

This new Hubble image shows the dusty details of elliptical galaxy NGC 2768. The soft glow in this image is NGC 2768, an elliptical galaxy located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear). NGC 2768 appears here as a bright oval on the sky, surrounded by a wide, fuzzy cloud of material. […]

Continue reading...

April 12, 2013

0 Comments

Scientists Complete 3D Visual Map of Telomerase Enzyme

Researchers Map 3D Structure of Telomerase Enzyme

UCLA and UC Berkeley researchers have completed the first visual map of the telomerase enzyme, reporting the positions of each component of the enzyme relative to one another and the complete organization of the enzyme’s active site. Like finally seeing all the gears of a watch and how they work together, researchers from UCLA and […]

Continue reading...

April 12, 2013

0 Comments

Signs of Winter on Titan – Ice Cloud Forming at Titan’s South Pole

An Ice Cloud is Taking Shape Over Titans South Pole

Researchers have detected an ice cloud taking shape over Titan’s south pole. This is a sign of winter weather on Titan and the first time this particular kind of ice cloud has been seen somewhere other than the north pole. An ice cloud taking shape over Titan’s south pole is the latest sign that the […]

Continue reading...

April 12, 2013

12 Comments

New Study Challenges Planck Results

New Study Challenges Cosmology

A new study from researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics challenges the inflation model, arguing that the new Planck results are actually too good. The universe was created about fourteen billion years ago in a blaze of light known as the big bang. After about 380,000 years or so, once matter had cooled enough […]

Continue reading...

April 12, 2013

1 Comment

NASA Captures Image of an M6.5 Class Flare

NASA Captures Image of an M Class Flare

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an image of an M6.5 class flare yesterday, April 11, 2013. The flare was also associated with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME). The sun emitted a mid-level flare, peaking at 3:16 a.m. EDT on April 11, 2013. The M6.5 flare on the morning of April 11, 2013, was also […]

Continue reading...

April 11, 2013

0 Comments

Patterning Graphene with Metallized DNA Nanolithography

Engineers Create Graphene Electronics with DNA Based Lithography

By using folded DNA to control the nanostructure of inorganic materials, engineers manipulated molecules to form different nanoscale shapes, which could be an important step toward large-scale production of electronic chips made of graphene. DNA’s unique structure is ideal for carrying genetic information, but scientists have recently found ways to exploit this versatile molecule for […]

Continue reading...

April 11, 2013

0 Comments

The First Systematic Analysis of the Energy Distribution of Interacting Galaxies

The First Systematic Analysis of the Energy Distribution of Interacting Galaxies

Using new observations of thirty-one interacting galaxies in fourteen systems, a new study details the first systematic analysis of the energy distribution of interacting galaxies from the early stages when disruption has only just began to near final stages when the effects of the collision are prominent. Collisions between galaxies are common. Indeed, most galaxies […]

Continue reading...

April 11, 2013

0 Comments

Painted Turtle Genome Reveals Clues to Extraordinary Adaptations

Scientists Uncover Clues about Longevity

In a newly published study, a large team of biologists describe the genome of the western painted turtle, discovering clues how the painted turtle may offer important insights into the management of a number of human health disorders. Humans could learn a thing or two from turtles, and scientists who have just sequenced the first […]

Continue reading...

April 11, 2013

0 Comments

Astronomers Discover a Blue Supergiant Star Born Outside the Milky Way

Astronomers-Astronomers Discover a Blue Supergiant Star Located far Beyond the Milky Way

Using the Subaru Telescope, the CFHT and NASA’s GALEX, astronomers reveal unprecedented views of the star formation process of a Blue Supergiant star located in the constellation Virgo. A duo of astronomers, Dr. Youichi Ohyama (Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica or ASIAA, Taiwan) and Dr. Ananda Hota (UM-DAE Center for Excellence in the […]

Continue reading...