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- Novel magnetic stirrer speaks to lab equipment August 3, 2020A small device, called "Smart Stirrer", performed a function of a conventional laboratory stir bar, has an integrated microprocessor and various sensors capable of wireless and autonomous report the conversion of properties of a solution. Results are sent to a computer over Bluetooth, and any changes notify the user wirelessly.
- Can a quantum strategy help bring down the house? August 3, 2020Now researchers at MIT and Caltech have shown that the weird, quantum effects of entanglement could theoretically give blackjack players even more of an edge, albeit a small one, when playing against the house.
- How a gooey slime helps bacteria survive August 3, 2020Researchers from the University of Tsukuba found that the bacterium C. perfringens modulates the structure of its biofilm at different temperatures by regulating the expression of the novel extracellular protein BsaA. They showed the number of BsaA-producing cells decreases when the temperature increases from 25°C to 37°C, and BsaA-producing cells cover non- […]
- Anti-bullying PEACE program packs a punch August 3, 2020Italian high schools have reported success with a South Australian program to help victims of bullying and aggression. The Preparation, Education. Action, Coping, Evaluation (PEACE) antibullying program, developed at Flinders University, has been adapted by several state education systems in Europe, with the intervention used in 22 Italian classes in a 2019- […]
- Scientists led by NTU Singapore identify new catalysts for more efficient water splitting August 3, 2020A team of scientists led by NTU Singapore have discovered the parameters that determine the efficiency of a class of low-cost catalysts called spinel oxides - a discovery that breaks a bottleneck in the extraction of hydrogen from water through electrolysis, the process of splitting water with electricity. These findings bring the team a step closer to makin […]
- Raising the bar on disability care August 3, 2020Encouraging paid workers to employ the 'right kind' of respectful personal relationship with young people with disability will lift standards in the sector, experts say. With good quality relationships, children and young adults with cognitive disability feel "valued, respected and cared about" in their daily lives and, in turn, give care […]
- Dingoes have gotten bigger over the last 80 years - and pesticides might be to blame August 3, 2020The average size of a dingo is increasing, but only in areas where poison-baits are used, a collaborative study led by UNSW Sydney shows.
- Cold-sensitive staphylococci reveal a weakness August 3, 2020A team from the University of Geneva has identified a new mechanism involved in the membrane synthesis of Staphylococcus aureus. When disrupted, this mechanism makes the pathogen sensitive to cold. The discovery of this physiological process could contribute to the fight against this pathogen that is difficult to treat due to its resistance to antibiotics
- Mathematical modeling revealed how chitinase, a molecular monorail, obeys a one-way sign August 3, 2020A novel mathematical modeling method has been developed to estimate operation models of biomolecular motors from single-molecule imaging data of motion with the Bayesian inference framework. The operation mechanism of a linear molecular motor "chitinase", which moves one-way on a chitin chain with degrading the chain passed by, was elucidated by ma […]
- Novel approach improves graphene-based supercapacitors August 3, 2020An efficient in situ pathway to generate andattach oxygen functional groups to graphitic electrodes for supercapacitors by inducing hydrolysis of water molecules within the gel electrolyte.
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The first instalment of a recurring feature looking at the world through the lens of an electron microscope. Images used with the kind permission of the owner. Next time – parasites…