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Lineage tracing of direct astrocyte-to-neuron conversion for brain repair

Regeneration of functional new neurons to repair injured human brain is a long-term unsolved problem up till today. The lack of neurorege...

Enzymatic DNA synthesis sees the light

According to current estimates, the amount of data produced by humans and machines is rising at an exponential rate, with the digital uni...

Octopus-inspired sucker transfers thin, delicate tissue grafts and biosensors

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Thin tissue grafts and flexible electronics have a host of applications for wound healing, regenerative medicine and b...

All-terrain microrobot flips through a live colon

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A rectangular robot as tiny as a few human hairs can travel throughout a colon by doing back flips, Purdue Univer...

Creating perfect edges in 2D-materials

Ultrathin materials such as graphene promise a revolution in nanoscience and technology. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology...

Graphene microbubbles make perfect lenses

Tiny bubbles can solve large problems. Microbubbles—around 1-50 micrometers in diameter—have widespread applications. They're used for dr...

Development of cost-efficient electrocatalyst for hydrogen production

The key to promoting the hydrogen economy represented by hydrogen vehicles is to produce hydrogen for electricity generation at an afford...

Graphene detector reveals THz light's polarization

Physicists have created a broadband detector of terahertz radiation based on graphene. The device has potential for applications in commu...

New NIST project to build nano-thermometers could revolutionize temperature imaging

Cheaper refrigerators? Stronger hip implants? A better understanding of human disease? All of these could be possible and more, someday, ...

An electrical trigger fires single, identical photons

Secure telecommunications networks and rapid information processing make much of modern life possible. To provide more secure, faster, an...

Silence, please: UNSW scientists create quietest semiconductor quantum bits on record

Researchers at UNSW Sydney have demonstrated the lowest noise level on record for a semiconductor quantum bit, or qubit. The research was...

UCI biochip innovation combines AI and nanoparticle printing for cancer cell analysis

Electrical engineers, computer scientists and biomedical engineers at the University of California, Irvine have created a new lab-on-a-ch...

Turning diamond into metal

Long known as the hardest of all natural materials, diamonds are also exceptional thermal conductors and electrical insulators. Now, rese...

Ultrasensitive microwave detector developed

A joint international research team from POSTECH of South Korea, Raytheon BBN Technologies, Harvard University, and Massachusetts Institu...

Advancing multiprincipal alloys

The most significant advances in human civilization are marked by the progression of the materials that humans use. The Stone Age gave wa...

Nanoparticles can turn off genes in bone marrow cells

Using specialized nanoparticles, MIT engineers have developed a way to turn off specific genes in cells of the bone marrow, which play an...

Blocking vibrations that remove heat could boost efficiency of next-gen solar cells

Led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a study of a solar-energy mat...

Physicists build circuit that generates clean, limitless power from graphene

A team of University of Arkansas physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene's thermal motion and conve...

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