Bones at the nanoscale

Scientists from Max Planck Institute (Germany) and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility have just discovered the way deformation at the nanoscale takes place in a bone by studying it with the synchrotron X-rays. This ...

Cut from different cloth

A large survey, made with ESO's VLT, has shed light on our Galaxy's ancestry. After determining the chemical composition of over 2000 stars in the four nearest dwarf galaxies to our own, astronomers have demonstrated fundamental ...

New Technology to Boost Coral Reef Conservation

Earthwatch-supported scientist Dr. James Crabbe from the University of Bedfordshire, has been awarded the international Aviva/Earthwatch Award for Climate Change Research. The award recognizes the benefits of Crabbe’s research ...

Study finds facial expressions are inherited

Scientists have found that family members share a facial expression “signature”—a unique form of the universal facial expressions encountered worldwide. In a rare study taking into account blind subjects, Gili Peleg, ...

Bridging neurons and electronics with carbon nanotubes

New implantable biomedical devices that can act as artificial nerve cells, control severe pain, or allow otherwise paralyzed muscles to be moved might one day be possible thanks to developments in materials science.

Nature's nanomachines harnessed to make drugs

Many bacteria produce toxins that can threaten human health, however new research into how bacteria secrete these substances is giving clues as to how scientists could harness these processes to produce biopharmaceuticals. ...

Ocean Creatures Linked to Cloud Cover Increases

Atmospheric scientists have reported a new and potentially important mechanism by which chemical emissions from ocean phytoplankton may influence the formation of clouds that reflect sunlight away from our planet.

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