Synthesised: A molecule that can perform the function of a computing unit in a quantum computer

Chemists synthesise molecule as possible component for quantum computers Quantum computers could vastly increase the capabilities of IT systems, bringing major changes worldwide. However, there is still a long way to go before such a device can actually be constructed, because it has not yet been possible to transfer existing molecular concepts into technologies in

Synthesised: A molecule that can perform the function of a computing unit in a quantum computer

New ability to forecast dementia from single molecule

Team joins national network focused on neurodegenerative disorders Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer’s disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type of dementia will develop over time – a form of personalized medicine for neurodegenerative diseases. A new study from UT Southwestern shows that

New ability to forecast dementia from single molecule

Online cognitive behavioral therapy reduces symptoms in cases of mild, moderate or severe depression

Analysis shows that online cognitive behavioral therapy reduces symptoms in cases of mild, moderate or severe depression In a sweeping new study, Indiana University psychologists have found that a series of self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce depression. The work, which reviewed 21 pre-existing studies with a total of 4,781 participants, was published in the November

Online cognitive behavioral therapy reduces symptoms in cases of mild, moderate or severe depression

Simple device produces “superheated” steam hotter than 100 degrees Celsius, without any expensive optics

High-temperature steam might be used in remote regions to cook, clean, or sterilize medical equipment. MIT engineers have built a device that soaks up enough heat from the sun to boil water and produce “superheated” steam hotter than 100 degrees Celsius, without any expensive optics. On a sunny day, the structure can passively pump out

Simple device produces “superheated” steam hotter than 100 degrees Celsius, without any expensive optics

Successful exchange of quantum information on daylight in a free-space quantum key distribution

ETRI successfully exchanged quantum information on daylight in a free-space quantum key distribution The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has reported a successful free-space quantum key distribution (QKD) in daylight with the self-developed polarization encoding chip for the first time. QKD is one of the most promising secure communication technologies, which encodes information into

Successful exchange of quantum information on daylight in a free-space quantum key distribution

A glimmer of hope for the world’s coral reefs

The future of the world’s coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate. However, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change, the response of the Great Barrier Reef to extreme temperatures in 2017 was markedly different to one year earlier, following two back-to-back bouts of coral bleaching. Remarkably,

A glimmer of hope for the world’s coral reefs

A spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs could help lower the risk of cancer recurrence after surgery

Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it’s often the first line of treatment for people with brain tumors, for example. But despite improvements in surgical techniques over the past decade,

A spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs could help lower the risk of cancer recurrence after surgery

Biomimetic strategy leads to strong, synthetic recyclable rubber

Inspired by nature, Chinese scientists have produced a synthetic analogue to vulcanized natural rubber. Their material is just as tough and durable as the original. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, they reveal the secret to their success: short protein chains attached to the side-chains of the polymer backbone ensure stable physical cross-linkage and give the material

Biomimetic strategy leads to strong, synthetic recyclable rubber

Deep-sea microbes gobble greenhouse gases and perhaps oil spills as well

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin’s Marine Science Institute have discovered nearly two dozen new types of microbes, many of which use hydrocarbons such as methane and butane as energy sources to survive and grow—meaning the newly identified bacteria might be helping to limit the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and

Deep-sea microbes gobble greenhouse gases and perhaps oil spills as well

Could a drug that turns fat ‘brown’ help fight obesity?

Our bodies contain two types of fat: white fat and brown fat. While white fat stores calories, brown fat burns energy and could help us lose weight. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge have found a way of making the white fat ‘browner’ and increasing the efficiency of brown fat. There have been a

Could a drug that turns fat ‘brown’ help fight obesity?

Chronic spinal cord injuries advance: Restoring breathing and partial forelimb – in rats

Promising results provide hope for humans suffering from chronic paralysis Millions of people worldwide are living with chronic spinal cord injuries, with 250,000 to 500,000 new cases each year—most from vehicle crashes or falls. The most severe spinal cord injuries completely paralyze their victims and more than half impair a person’s ability to breathe. Now,

Chronic spinal cord injuries advance: Restoring breathing and partial forelimb – in rats

Advance testing to help save electronics from electromagnetic pulse disruption

An electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, emitted by a nuclear weapon exploded high above the United States could disable the electronic circuits of many devices vital to military defense and modern living. These could include complicated weapon systems as well as phones, laptops, credit cards and car computers. Also in trouble might be home appliances, gas

Advance testing to help save electronics from electromagnetic pulse disruption

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