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...
Study: Human white blood cells use molecular paddles to swim

Study: Human white blood cells use molecular paddles to swim

Human white blood cells, known as leukocytes, swim using a newly described mechanism called molecular paddling, researchers report in the September 15th issue of Biophysical Journal. This microswimming mechanism could explain how both immune...
Study: How bacteria fertilize soya

Study: How bacteria fertilize soya

Plants need nitrogen in the form of ammonium if they are to grow. In the case of a great many cultivated plants, farmers are obliged to spread this ammonium on their fields as fertiliser....
Study: Antarctic Glacial Melt May Be Irreversible Causing Sea Rise

Study: Antarctic Glacial Melt May Be Irreversible Causing Sea Rise

A glacier the size of Florida is melting much faster than expected and may soon trigger a 50cm, or 19.6 inches, rise in sea level, according to a new NASA-funded study published online by...
Inspired By Cheetahs, Scientists Build Fastest Soft Robots Yet

Inspired By Cheetahs, Scientists Build Fastest Soft Robots Yet

Inspired by the biomechanics of cheetahs, researchers have developed a new type of soft robot that is capable of moving more quickly on solid surfaces or in the water than previous generations of soft...
Study: CityU develops anti-bacterial graphene face masks

Study: CityU develops anti-bacterial graphene face masks

Face masks have become an important tool in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, improper use or disposal of masks may lead to "secondary transmission". A research team from City University of Hong Kong...
Study: Parasitic worm venom evades human immune system

Study: Parasitic worm venom evades human immune system

It's likely that billions of people are unaware they have been infected with parasitic worms. A UC Riverside scientist has won $1.8 million to try and understand why. The National Institutes of Health granted an...
Study: When predictions of theoretical chemists become reality

Study: When predictions of theoretical chemists become reality

For the renowned journal Nature Materials, this was the occasion to invite Thomas Heine to a News and Views article, which was published this week. Under the title "Making 2D Topological Polymers a reality"...
Study: Alien frog invasion wreaks havoc on natural habitat

Study: Alien frog invasion wreaks havoc on natural habitat

Indiscriminate feeding by an alien population of the carnivorous spotted-thighed frog - could severely affect the native biodiversity of southern Australia according to a new study by the University of South Australia. The invasive amphibian...
Report: NASA's orbital views of a strengthening, dangerous major hurricane Laura

Report: NASA’s orbital views of a strengthening, dangerous major hurricane Laura

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station provided images of Hurricane Laura as it continues to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico. Laura is pushing waters from the Gulf of Mexico that could inundate coastal...

Recent Posts