Making catalysts that can be used for CO2 conversion, cleaning water and other pollutants . . . in your kitchen

Forget the laboratory, substances that can solve environmental problems by capturing carbon dioxide, decontaminating water and cleaning up pollutants can be easily created in a kitchen, a UNSW Sydney study shows. In a paper published today in Nature Communications, UNSW chemical engineers shone a light on the mysterious world of liquid metals and their role as

Making catalysts that can be used for CO2 conversion, cleaning water and other pollutants . . . in your kitchen

Electrical stimulation significantly improves the production of spinal fusion

Researchers from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data on the effect of electrical stimulation therapies on spinal fusion. They found significant improvement overall in the rates of bone fusion following a course of electrical stimulation in both preclinical (animal) and clinical (human) studies. Detailed findings

Electrical stimulation significantly improves the production of spinal fusion

On-demand high resolution wrinkling for reversible printing

Scientists engineer on-demand high resolution wrinkling for reversible printing and thermal regulation Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering have developed silk materials that can wrinkle into highly detailed patterns – including words, textures and images as intricate as a QR code or a fingerprint. The patterns take about one second to form, are stable,

On-demand high resolution wrinkling for reversible printing

Researchers have cured cervical cancer in mice using CRISPR gene-editing technology

Gene-editing breakthrough in battle against cancer In what is believed to be a world first, Griffith University researchers have cured cervical cancer in mice using CRISPR gene-editing technology. “This is the first cure for any cancer using this technology,’’ said lead researcher Professor Nigel McMillan from Menzies Health Institute Queensland.  The scientists used CRISPR-Cas9 to successfully

Researchers have cured cervical cancer in mice using CRISPR gene-editing technology

Enriching poor fields with a new cost-effective subsurface water retention technology

Smallholder poverty in sub-Saharan Africa is often linked to sandy soils, which hold little water and are low in nutrients. A new technology may be able to enrich fields and farmers without massive investments in irrigation and fertilizer, Many farmers across sub-Saharan Africa try to coax crops out of sandy soils that are not ideal

Enriching poor fields with a new cost-effective subsurface water retention technology

A compact infrared spectrometer that could fit on a computer chip

ETH researchers have developed a compact infrared spectrometer. It’s small enough to fit on a computer chip but can still open up interesting possibilities – in space and in everyday life. Nowadays, a mobile phone can do almost anything: take photos or video, send messages, determine its present location, and of course transmit telephone conversations.

A compact infrared spectrometer that could fit on a computer chip

The swarming behavior of about 100 million molecular machines can be controlled by simple mechanical stimuli

The swarming behavior of about 100 million molecular machines can be controlled by applying simple mechanical stimuli such as extension and contraction. This method could lead to the development of new swarming molecular machines and small energy-saving devices. The swarming molecules in motion aligned in one direction, exhibited zigzag patterns, or formed a vortex responding

The swarming behavior of about 100 million molecular machines can be controlled by simple mechanical stimuli

A combination of radiation therapy with immunotherapy has amazing results for pancreatic cancer in mice

Wilmot Cancer Institute research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram the immune system to create an “immune memory” in the same way that a vaccine keeps the flu away. The result is that the combination treatment also destroyed pancreatic cells

A combination of radiation therapy with immunotherapy has amazing results for pancreatic cancer in mice

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