News tagged with shape

Modern human brain organization emerged only recently

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, reveal how and when the typical globular brain shape of modern humans evolved. Their analyses based on changes in endocranial size ...

dateJan 25, 2018 in Evolution
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The resilience of ray-finned fishes

Scientists from the University of Bristol have revealed that ray-finned fishes are perhaps one of Earth's most resilient groups of animals, having survived four mass extinction events that wiped out many other groups.

dateFeb 05, 2018 in Evolution
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Porous polymer films with shape memory

Whether for separation processes, photovoltaics, catalysis, or electronics, porous polymer membranes are needed in many fields. Membranes with micropores that switch between different shapes and/or sizes would expand the ...

dateFeb 06, 2018 in Polymers
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Squeezing into the best shape

Until now, producing liquids that can be shaped and reshaped on demand hasn't been possible. Scientists discovered a simple way to form stabilized droplets in a variety of structures. Tightly packed nanoparticle-polymer assemblies ...

dateFeb 15, 2018 in Nanophysics
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Function of protein 'smallish' unraveled

To make a fully grown organism in the right shape, the forms of many cells need to be changed in a coordinated way. Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence for Aging Research (CECAD) in Cologne identified a gene that is ...

dateJan 23, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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