Rhodopsin on track: Biological pigment aligns in double rows
Scientists from the caesar research center, an Institute of the Max Planck Society, have explained, with the help of electron microscopy, how the pigment rhodopsin is arranged in the rod cells of the retina. ...
New study brings medicine closer to non-addictive painkillers
Powerful opiate drugs are a mainstay in modern medicine, alleviating pain in both acute and chronic forms. These charms however, bear a curse. Users quickly develop tolerance to their effects, requiring ever-increasing ...
First detailed microscopy evidence of bacteria at the lower size limit of life
Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get. The research was led by scientists from the U.S. Department of ...
Electrochemical 'fingers' unlock battery's inner potential
Lithium-ion batteries unleash electricity as electrochemical reactions spread through active materials. Manipulating this complex process and driving the reactions into the energy-rich heart of each part ...
Research team bends highly energetic electron beam with crystal
An international team of researchers working at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has demonstrated that a bent silicon crystal can bend the paths of focused, very energetic electron ...
Warming up the world of superconductors
A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible, but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality.
Rapid data transfer thanks to quantum physics
RUB engineers have developed a new concept for accelerating data transfer in server farms. To this end, the team at the Chair of Photonics and Terahertz Technology applies a quantum-mechanical variable, i.e. ...
Losing 1 electron switches magnetism on in dichromium
The scientists used the unique Nanocluster Trap experimental station at the BESSY II synchrotron radiation source at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and published their results in the Journal Angewandte Chemie.
Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care
That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day.
New approach could enable low-cost silicon devices in fibers that could be made into fabrics
Scientists have known how to draw thin fibers from bulk materials for decades. But a new approach to that old method, developed by researchers at MIT, could lead to a whole new way of making high-quality ...
Direct observation of bond formations
A collaboration between researchers from KEK, the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), RIKEN, and the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute ...
High-powered X-ray laser unlocks mechanics of pain relief without addiction
Using a newly developed X-ray source, scientists have revealed how a new type of pain-relievers works - bonding to the same neuroreceptors that morphine does, but without the accompanying physical dependence.
Apple patent lets iPhone be part of VR reality display
Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent on a headset that could let iPhones be part of augmented or virtual reality displays.
Researchers test radiation-resistant spintronic material
A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University is exploring new materials that could yield higher computational speeds and lower power consumption, even in harsh environments.