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Scientists have created a super-hard metals with nanoparticles
Researchers at Brown University have developed a new method for producing superhard metals. The scientists made the nanoparticles " building blocks” that could be fused together under moderate pressure, thanks to chemical processing. The hardness of a material shows how well it resists external influences or bending out of shape by force...
UN experts recommend parents and teachers to praise children more often
"Listen first" is the name of a campaign designed to protect children and adolescents from drugs, helping to create a healthy environment for them-both in the family and outside it. Now, when many people are forced to work and study remotely, from home, this is especially important. Experts, in particular, recommend praising children and ...
Alcohols exhibit quantum effects
Skoltech scientists and their colleagues from the Russian Quantum Center revealed a significant role of nuclear quantum effects in the polarization of alcohol in an external electric field. Their research findings are published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry. Molecular liquids, such as water or alcohols, are known to be polar. Polarity ...
Scientists have synthesized an unusual superconducting barium superhydride
A group of scientists from Russia, China and the United States predicted and then experimentally obtained barium superhydrides, new unusual superconductors. The study was published in Nature Communications.Chemists and physicists have been hunting down room-temperature superconductors since the first half of the 20th century. In...
Scientists from St Petersburg University discovered the virus-like particles in Bryozoa
Scientists from Russia, Austria, and the USA have discovered virus-like particles in the bacterial symbionts of Bryozoa — a phylum of colonial aquatic invertebrates — filter-feeders dominating in many bottom ecosystems. The research project was planned and supervised by scientists from St Pet...
Artificial enzyme created to treat Parkinson's disease
A growing body of research has shown that misshapen and misfolded alpha-synuclein, the protein responsible for Parkinson's disease and its characteristics, moves from the gut to the brain, where it spreads and clumps together in deadly clusters known as Levi's corpuscles. As soon as these clumps accumulate, they cause the death of brain cel...
The countries of Europe and Central Asia need an environmentally friendly and convenient transport system
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe has developed a guide for the development of eco-friendly urban transport. It also offers alternative eco - friendly ways for citizens to travel, including by bicycle, scooter and on foot. As an example, experts cite the experience of Almaty, Moscow and Copenhagen. Costs of current urban transport s...
Wistar Reports New Class of Antibiotics Active Against a Wide Range of Bacteria
Wistar Institute scientists have discovered a new class of compounds that uniquely combine direct antibiotic killing of pan drug-resistant bacterial pathogens with a simultaneous rapid immune response for combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). These finding were published today in Nature. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared A...