Study: To find giant black holes, start with Jupiter

Study: To find giant black holes, start with Jupiter

The revolution in our understanding of the night sky and our place in the universe began when we transitioned from using the naked eye to a telescope in 1609. Four centuries later, scientists are...
Study: Device could help detect signs of extraterrestrial life

Study: Device could help detect signs of extraterrestrial life

Although Earth is uniquely situated in the solar system to support creatures that call it home, different forms of life could have once existed, or might still exist, on other planets. But finding traces...
Study: Seeing objects through clouds and fog

Study: Seeing objects through clouds and fog

Like a comic book come to life, researchers at Stanford University have developed a kind of X-ray vision - only without the X-rays. Working with hardware similar to what enables autonomous cars to "see"...
Scientists discover a novel family of toxins used in bacterial competition

Scientists discover a novel family of toxins used in bacterial competition

Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have characterized a novel family of anti-bacterial toxins present in bacteria, including Salmonella enterica. This species uses toxic proteins to kill other bacteria in...
Study: Coral reefs show resilience to rising temperatures

Study: Coral reefs show resilience to rising temperatures

Rising ocean temperatures have devastated coral reefs all over the world, but a recent study in Global Change Biology has found that reefs in the Eastern Tropical Pacific region may prove to be an...
Study: These tiny, self-assembling traps capture PFAS

Study: These tiny, self-assembling traps capture PFAS

University at Buffalo chemists have shown that self-assembling molecular traps can be used to capture PFAS -- dangerous pollutants that have contaminated drinking water supplies around the world. The traps are made from iron-based and...
Picture: Australia's wish list of exotic pets

Picture: Australia’s wish list of exotic pets

Unsustainable trade of species is a major pathway for the introduction of invasive alien species at distant localities and at higher frequencies. It is also a major driver of over-exploitation of wild native populations....
Study: New super-resolution method reveals fine details without constantly needing to zoom in

Study: New super-resolution method reveals fine details without constantly needing to zoom in

Since the early 1930s, electron microscopy has provided unprecedented access to the alien world of the extraordinarily small, revealing intricate details that are otherwise impossible to discern with conventional light microscopy. But to achieve...
Scientists develop chemistry needed to create marijuana breathalyzer

Scientists develop chemistry needed to create marijuana breathalyzer

UCLA chemists have reported the key chemical discovery necessary for the creation of a small, electronic marijuana breathalyzer. The research is published in Organic Letters, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society. The legalization...
Scientists synthesize nanoparticles tailored for special applications

Scientists synthesize nanoparticles tailored for special applications

Whether in innovative high-tech materials, more powerful computer chips, pharmaceuticals or in the field of renewable energies, nanoparticles - smallest portions of bulk material - form the basis for a whole range of new...

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