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Novosibirsk Scientists Research Solid Electrolyte Transfer Properties
2021-02-20 15:06 Scientists at NSU and the Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SSCMI) have moved closer to an understanding of the ion transfer process. Their research results were published in the “Structural Chemistry” journal. Everyone knows liquid electrolytes, they ar...
Cooling La Niña is on the wane, but temperatures set to rise: UN weather agency
2021-02-19 12:10 Temperatures in almost all parts of the world will likely rise between now and April despite the cooling influence of the latest La Niña weather phenomenon, which has passed its peak, UN climate experts said on Tuesday. “Impacts on temperatures, precipitation and storm patterns continue”, the World Meteorological Organi...
Biodegradable microcapsules deliver nerve growth factor to guide neuronal development
2021-02-17 12:25 Researchers from Skoltech and their colleagues have demonstrated that nanoengineered biodegradable microcapsules can guide the development of hippocampal neurons in an in vitro experiment. The microcapsules deliver nerve growth factor, a peptide necessary for neuron growth. The paper describing this work was published in the journal ...
Paleontologists have found a giant sloth with an age of 3.58 million years
2021-02-15 18:39 Paleontologists in Argentina have discovered what they say is one of the oldest known fossils of the Megatherium ground sloth. Megatherium is an extinct genus of ground sloths that lived in South America from the Early Pliocene (5 million years ago) to the late Pleistocene (11,700 years ago). The earliest and smallest known species of the genus is ...
Magnetic Fields Detected in Venus Flytraps
2021-02-13 14:26 When the vegetal “jaws” of the carnivorous Venus flytrap plant snap shut, they produce a small magnetic field, according to new research published last month in the journal Scientific Reports. This discovery is one of very few magnetic fields ever detected in plants, reports Yasemin Saplakoglu for Live Science. Researchers in...
A new single photon source with record-breaking performance has been developed
2021-02-11 14:39 Physicists from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, have developed a new type of single photon source that can produce billions of these quantum particles in one second. With a record-breaking performance to date, this source is becoming a new and powerful "standard block" for a range of quant...
Native American facial features gene found
2021-02-09 20:22 RIA Novosti. A large-scale genomic study conducted in Latin America has revealed for the first time the genes that affect facial features. In particular, scientists have discovered that the gene that determines the shape of the lips in the native inhabitants of the American continent is very ancient and got them from the Denisovans. The study was b...
Injecting Sticky Nanoparticles with Drugs May Reduce Skin Cancer
2021-02-07 16:57 Researchers at Yale University have shown how skin cancer can one day be cured with a simple injection. A team of scientists has discovered that they can shrink tumors by injecting them with adhesive nanoparticles containing chemotherapy drugs. Located on the outside of the body, skin cancer is ideal for less invasive treatments. Recent studies hav...