Unexpected Depths: Decision making in single-cell organisms
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Unexpected Depths: Decision making in single-cell organisms

New study hints at complex decision making in a single-cell organism. Once, single-cell life claimed sole dominion over the earth. For some three billion years, unfathomable generations of…

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SLAC scientists invent a way to see attosecond electron motions with an X-ray laser
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SLAC scientists invent a way to see attosecond electron motions with an X-ray laser

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have invented a way to observe the movements of electrons with powerful X-ray laser bursts just 280 attoseconds,…

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A new way to control microbial metabolism
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A new way to control microbial metabolism

Microbes can be engineered to produce a variety of useful compounds, including plastics, biofuels, and pharmaceuticals. However, in many cases, these products compete with the metabolic pathways that…

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Artificial cells act more like the real thing
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Artificial cells act more like the real thing

Protocells — artificial cells — that are active and mimic living cells by moving independently and that are biocompatible and enzymatically active are now possible using an improved…

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More Finnish organic carbon is going to the Baltic Sea
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More Finnish organic carbon is going to the Baltic Sea

Rivers are arteries of nature. They deliver nutrients, they irrigate plants and generally are just giant flows of life. However, with climate change they are changing too. Scientists…

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Self-healing Liquid Metal Electrode Extends Life of Li-ion Battery Alternative
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Self-healing Liquid Metal Electrode Extends Life of Li-ion Battery Alternative

Rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are a revolutionary technology, found in everything from cellphones to cars. Their ubiquity and role in breaking dependence on fossil fuels earned a trio…

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Liquid crystal polymer learns to move and grab objects
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Liquid crystal polymer learns to move and grab objects

Researchers trained material the same way as Pavlov trained dogs. A specially conditioned liquid crystal polymer could be controlled with the power of light alone, with new potential…

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Scientists Reverse Dementia in Mice with Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
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Scientists Reverse Dementia in Mice with Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Writing in a paper published on Wednesday, 04 December 2019, in the journal Science Translational Medicine, a group of researchers from the University of California (UC), Berkeley, and…

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The new Vision T concept car previews Hyundai’s future design language
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The new Vision T concept car previews Hyundai’s future design language

Concept cars are made to showcase new models, designs and technology. In fact, in many cases concept cars never become mass produced models. But that doesn’t mean that…

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Just add copper – scientists solved the problem of 3D-printed titanium
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Just add copper – scientists solved the problem of 3D-printed titanium

3D printing of metal objects is a very innovative solution to low-scale manufacturing. It also allows making structures with very precise details, which man give them certain characteristics.…

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