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Monday, March 27, 2017

Decoding the genome’s cryptic language

Credit: Victor O. Leshyk Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new tool to identify interactions between RNA and DNA molecules. The tool, called MARGI (Mapping RNA..

New pop-up strategy inspired by cuts, not folds

Credit: (Image courtesy of Ahmad Rafsanjani/Harvard SEAS) Origami-inspired materials use folds in materials to embed powerful functionality. However, all that folding can be pretty labor intensive. N..

Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms

Credit: Created by Enrique Sahagun Heat transport is of similar fundamental importance and its control is for instance necessary to efficiently cool the ever smaller chips. An international team in..

Squishy supercapacitors bathed in green tea could power wearable electronics

Wearable electronics are here -- the most prominent versions are sold in the form of watches or sports bands. But soon, more comfortable products could become available in softer materials made in par..

Making sodium-ion batteries that last

Lithium-ion batteries have become essential in everyday technology. But these power sources can explode under certain circumstances and are not ideal for grid-scale energy storage. Sodium-ion batterie..

What’s holding up CRISPR-based cures

The gene-editing tool called CRISPR that can quickly and cleanly remove specific pieces of DNA has revolutionized biotechnology. Many researchers believe the technique could end thousands of ailments...

Metal-organic frameworks used as looms

Credit: Image: KIT Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have made major progress in the production of two-dimensional polymer-based materials. To produce cloths from monomolecular..

Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?

Credit: Michigan State University EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an ..

The researchers created a tiny laser using nanoparticles

Credit: Antti Paraoanu Researchers at Aalto University, Finland are the first to develop a plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes. The..

Asian scientist launches Asia’s first supercomputing magazine

Credit: Asian Scientist Publishing Pte Ltd Singapore (Jan. 3, 2017) - Singapore-based publisher Asian Scientist Publishing Pte Ltd has launched Supercomputing Asia, a new print title dedicated to tr..

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