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Thursday, February 10, 2022
Earth's Inner Core: A Mixture of Solid Fe and Liquid-like Light Elements
Earth's interior structure and superionic inner core Image by IGCAS Earth's core, the deepest part of our planet, is characterized b...
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
A new approach for detecting ultra-low-energy photons
A low energy photon emitted by a qubit can potentially be detected by measuring its energy with two thermometers simultaneously. The two sig...
Fossils excavated in the 1960s add missing link to crocodile evolution
Credit: Gabriel Ugueto A set of Triassic archosaur fossils, excavated in the 1960s in Tanzania, have been formally recognized as a distinct ...
A catalyst that can turn carbon dioxide into gasoline 1,000 times more efficiently
Chengshuang Zhou holds vials of ruthenium, left, and the coated catalyst, while Matteo Cargnello holds the pipe used for the reaction experi...
'Molecular Velcro' enables tissues to sense, react to mechanical force
University of Illinois professor Deborah Leckband led a study that revealed how Velcro-like cellular proteins called cadherins sense tissue ...
Climate drove 7,000 years of dietary changes
A mid-elevation landscape in the Central Andes. Credit: Kurt Wilson What a person eats influences a person’s health, longevity and experienc...
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
This protein can shred our cells. Or it can help us think.
A 3D ultrahigh-resolution image shows how complexin can distort, shred and elongate simulated cellular membranes. Complexin is important for...
Big Data Imaging Shows Rock’s Big Role in Channeling Earthquakes in Japan
The aftermath of a 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Credit: Direct Relief/Flickr Thanks to 20 years of seismic data processed through o...
Climate change can worsen impact of invasive plants
Whalen Dillon recording data in the experiment to assess the effects of invasion, drought and their interaction on longleaf pine responses t...
Nasal Spray Booster Keeps COVID-19 at Bay
A nasal spray coronavirus vaccine booster helps protect mice from SARS-CoV-2. In this electron microscopy image, viral particles are shown a...
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