Drones show the evidence that the Greenland ice sheet is getting more unstable as it fractures

The world’s second-largest ice sheet, and the single largest contributor to global sea level rise, is potentially becoming unstable because of fractures developing in response to faster ice flow and more meltwater forming on its surface. Using custom-built drones strong enough to withstand the extreme Arctic conditions, researchers led by the University of Cambridge made

Drones show the evidence that the Greenland ice sheet is getting more unstable as it fractures

Reducing atmospheric pollutants with a new paint-on graphene-based coating for concrete

Graphene Flagship partners the University of Bologna, Politecnico di Milano, CNR, NEST, Italcementi HeidelbergCement Group, the Israel Institute of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, and the University of Cambridge have developed a graphene-titania photocatalyst that degrades up to 70% more atmospheric nitrogen oxides (NOx) than standard titania nanoparticles in tests on real pollutants. Atmospheric pollution

Reducing atmospheric pollutants with a new paint-on graphene-based coating for concrete

Could focused ultrasound really be used to treat Alzheimer’s

Focused ultrasound is a safe and effective way to target and open areas of the blood-brain barrier, potentially allowing for new treatment approaches to Alzheimer’s disease, according to initial study results presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). There currently is no effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause

Could focused ultrasound really be used to treat Alzheimer’s

Artificial neurons that behave just like the real thing have been developed to cure chronic diseases

For the first time researchers successfully reproduced the electrical properties of biological neurons onto semiconductor chips. Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists – a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases

Artificial neurons that behave just like the real thing have been developed to cure chronic diseases

Another big challenge met in the longstanding quest to achieve fusion

New research from the University of Rochester will enhance the accuracy of computer models used in simulations of laser-driven implosions. The research, published in the journal Nature Physics, addresses one of the challenges in scientists’ longstanding quest to achieve fusion. In laser-driven inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments, such as the experiments conducted at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser

Another big challenge met in the longstanding quest to achieve fusion

Can a ‘liquid health check’ predict the likelihood that we will develop a range of diseases?

Proteins in our blood could in future help provide a comprehensive ‘liquid health check’, assessing our health and predicting the likelihood that we will we will develop a range of diseases, according to research published today in Nature Medicine. Preventative medicine programmes such as the UK National Health Service’s Health Check and Healthier You programmes are

Can a ‘liquid health check’ predict the likelihood that we will develop a range of diseases?

Fighting deadly staph infections with a new breed of antibiotics

Eradicating deadly staph using a new breed of antibiotics has revealed promising results in research released by QUT, to help overcome one of the biggest modern medical challenges. The bacteria attach to medical devices including catheters, artificial joints, implants and patients’ burns and wounds, establishing bacterial biofilms, a leading cause of failing antibiotic therapies and

Fighting deadly staph infections with a new breed of antibiotics

A new water purification method can simultaneously remove organic, inorganic, and microbial contaminants, as well as microplastics

Magnetic nanoparticles with ionic liquids for water purification In many parts of the world, access to clean drinking water is far from certain. Filtration of large volumes of water, however, is slow and impractical. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have introduced a new water purification method based on magnetic nanoparticles coated with a so-called “ionic

A new water purification method can simultaneously remove organic, inorganic, and microbial contaminants, as well as microplastics

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