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Plasma Physics May 28, 2021

Simulations examine performance of materials in NIF experiments

Scientists have examined the performance of pure boron, boron carbide, high-density carbon and boron nitride ablators—the material that surrounds a fusion fuel and couples with the laser or hohlraum radiation in an experiment—in ...

Cell & Microbiology May 27, 2021

Biologists construct a 'periodic table' for cell nuclei

One hundred fifty years ago, Dmitri Mendeleev created the periodic table, a system for classifying atoms based on the properties of their nuclei. This week, a team of biologists studying the tree of life has unveiled a new ...

General Physics May 27, 2021

Quark-gluon plasma flows like water, according to new study

What does quark-gluon plasma—the hot soup of elementary particles formed a few microseconds after the Big Bang—have in common with tap water? Scientists say it's the way it flows.

Bio & Medicine May 27, 2021

Cell mechanics research is making chemotherapy friendlier

Malignant tumor cells undergo mechanical deformation more easily than normal cells, allowing them to migrate throughout the body. The mechanical properties of prostate cancer cells treated with the most commonly used anti-cancer ...

Environment May 21, 2021

Plutonium particles from nuclear testing more complex than previously thought

More than 100 kg of highly toxic uranium (U) and plutonium (Pu) was dispersed in the form of tiny 'hot' radioactive particles after the British detonated nine atomic bombs in remote areas of South Australia, including Maralinga.

Quantum Physics May 19, 2021

Researchers design new experiments to map and test the mysterious quantum realm

A heart surgeon doesn't need to grasp quantum mechanics to perform successful operations. Even chemists don't always need to know these fundamental principles to study chemical reactions. But for Kang-Kuen Ni, the Morris ...

Materials Science May 18, 2021

Newly discovered quasicrystal was created by the first nuclear explosion at Trinity Site

A newly discovered quasicrystal that was created by the first nuclear explosion at Trinity Site, N.M., on July 16, 1945, could someday help scientists better understand illicit nuclear explosions and curb nuclear proliferation.

Materials Science May 17, 2021

Mechanics of the infinitely small: NanoGear, towards a molecular gear

Gears and mechanical transmissions are at home in the Emilia-Romagna region, the Motor Valley of northern Italy. A team of researchers from the University of Bologna and the Institute for Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity ...

Optics & Photonics May 17, 2021

Diamonds engage both optical microscopy and MRI for better imaging

When doctors or scientists want to peer into living tissue, there's always a trade-off between how deep they can probe and how clear a picture they can get.

Biotechnology May 17, 2021

NMR observation of methyl groups in proteins from eukaryotic and cell-free expression systems

An international research team involving the working group of biophysicist Dr. Manuel Etzkorn from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) has developed an approach for using NMR spectrometry to analyze important molecules ...

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