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Stopping gout in its tracks

Agonizing and debilitating attacks of gout, an inflammatory disease affecting the joints, could soon be consigned to history, thanks to a non-invasive test that can detect the disease before the first painful ...

Mar 23, 2012 4.3 / 5 (3) 0

Tuning in to noisy interference

Establishing a detailed knowledge of the noise properties of superconducting systems is an important step towards the development of quantum computers, which will enable new types of computing. However, the ...

Jul 29, 2011 4 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Moving forward, spin goes sideways

Building electronic devices that work without needing to actually transport electrons is a goal of spintronics researchers, since this could lead to: reduced power consumption, lower levels of signal noise, faster ...

Oct 07, 2011 4 / 5 (3) 1

X-rays in the fast lane

X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs) produce higher-power laser pulses over a broader range of energies compared with most other x-ray sources. Although the pulse durations currently available are enormously ...

May 10, 2013 3 / 5 (4) 1

Mediating magnetism

(PhysOrg.com) -- Titanium oxide doped with cobalt produces magnetic properties at room temperature via a newly discovered mechanism.

May 04, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Know your tomatoes

Genetically modified (GM) tomatoes look much the same as traditional varieties (Fig. 1). But are they? By comparing the chemical diversity of strains of GM tomatoes with a control strain and traditional reference ...

May 13, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 3