Another beautiful helix for biology, this time reminiscent of a parking garage
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the protein-making factory within cells consisting of tightly stacked sheets of membrane studded with the molecules that make proteins. In a study published July 18th by ...
Study sheds new light on how cellular transport systems harness energy to perform their work inside the cell
Using highly sensitive fluorescent probes, a team of scientists from the University of Connecticut has captured the never-before-seen structural dynamics of an important protein channel inside the cell's ...
Research that holds water
(Phys.org) —It's squishy, synthetic, flexible, mostly water and almost as tough as rubber. No, it's not "flubber"—it's a hydrogel, and now scientists at The University of Akron are exploring new biomedical ...
Britain waives fitness test for cybersoldiers
Flabby keyboard jockeys, stringy coders, and out-of-shape hackers: The British military wants you.
Remarkable 32 new wasp species from the distinctive Odontacolus and Cyphacolus genera
The wasp family Platygastridae is a large group of tiny, exclusively parasitoid wasps distributed worldwide. The genera Odontacolus and Cyphacolus, belonging to this family, are among the most distinctive w ...
KickSat co-creator, team launches new 'Pocket Spacecraft' project on Kickstarter
Microscopy technique could help computer industry develop 3-D components
(Phys.org) —A technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for improving optical microscopes now has been applied to monitoring the next generation ...
Changes in cell shape may lead to metastasis, not the other way around
(Phys.org) —A crucial step toward skin cancer may be changes in the genes that control cell shape, report a team of scientists from The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, the Institute of Cancer Research, ...
The geometry of persuasion: How do seating layouts influence consumers?
Consumers seated in circular arrangements feel a greater need to belong than those seated in angular layouts, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Platinum-nickel nano-octahedra catalyst materials for fuel cells save 90 percent platinum
Efficient, robust and economic catalyst materials hold the key to achieving a breakthrough in fuel cell technology. Scientists from Jülich and Berlin have developed a material for converting hydrogen and ...
Shark Wheel on a roll to reinvent skateboarder experience
Military vehicle seating: Keeping American soldiers safe
(Phys.org) —Transportation crashes have accounted for two-thirds of U.S. noncombat military deaths since 2000—a trend University of Michigan researchers are hoping to help reverse.
QE2 asteroid to fly by Earth from safe distance
An asteroid more than 1½ miles long will zoom past Earth this week from a far-off distance.
Unlocking secrets of cell reproduction
Research published in Open Biology today identifies, for the first time, nearly all the genes required for reproduction of a cell in a living organism.