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Therapeutic Hypothermia: How Reducing Body Temperature Could Help 10% of All Intensive Care Patients

This drawing depicts surfactant (orange and yellow), which is a molecular layer at the interface of air and liquid in the lung that is essential for breathing. New research shows that temperatures used during therapeutic hypothermia improve surfactant’s activities. Credit: Image courtesy of Chiara Autilio and created by Alejandro Alonso A new study reveals how […]

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Data Limits Could Vanish With New Optical Antennas and “Rings of Light”

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a new way to harness properties of light waves that can radically increase the amount of data they carry. They demonstrated the emission of discrete twisting laser beams from antennas made up of concentric rings roughly equal to the diameter of a human hair, small enough […]

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New Research Finds That Supermassive Black Holes Could Form From Dark Matter

Turbulent disk of gas churning around a black hole. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Jeremy Schnittman A new theoretical study has proposed a novel mechanism for the creation of supermassive black holes from dark matter. The international team find that rather than the conventional formation scenarios involving ‘normal’ matter, supermassive black holes could instead form […]

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Evidence That Earth’s First Cells – 3.8 Billion Years Ago – Could Have Made Specialized Compartments

“Protocells” containing bubble-like compartments formed spontaneously on a mineral-like and encapsulated fluorescent dye. This could have been what happened 3.8 billion years ago when cells first began to form. Credit: Image courtesy of Karolina Spustova New research by the University of Oslo provides evidence that the “protocells” that formed around 3.8 billion years ago, before […]

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Jumping Frost Crystals: Electrostatic De-icing Effect Could Be a Game-Changer for Aircraft and HVAC Industries

Frost breaks off and “jumps” upward due to an electrostatic charge. Credit: Virginia Tech If you have ever gotten up on a winter morning and thrown yourself into the arduous task of scraping frost from a windshield, a Virginia Tech lab is engaging science that could make your life much easier. In research funded by […]

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Planet Earth Report –“The Quantum Century to Events That Could Have Ended Humanity”

“Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species. “And So It Begins” –Quantum Physicists Create a New Universe With Its Own Rules, reports The Daily Galaxy –Albert Einstein was […]

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Doorknobs That Naturally Destroys Viruses: Biomaterials Could Mean Better Vaccines, Virus-Fighting Surfaces

Researchers are studying the ways biomaterials can be used both to strengthen vaccines to fight viruses in the body and to build surfaces that would fight virus cells that landed on them. Credit: Sushma Kumari Scientists are working toward advances that, using nanotechnology, could lead to a hospital bed or doorknob that naturally destroys viruses. […]

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Study Shows Life From Earth Could Temporarily Survive on Mars

MARSBOx payload in the Earth’s middle stratosphere (38 km altitude). The shutter is open exposing the top layer samples to UV radiation. Credit: NASA Study shows sending microbes to Earth’s stratosphere, to test their endurance to Martian conditions, can reveal their potential use and threats to space travel. Some microbes on Earth could temporarily survive […]

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A new Approach Could Tease out the Connection Between Gravity and Quantum Mechanics

In physics, there are two main ways to model the universe. The first is the classical way. Classical models such as Newton’s laws of motion and Einstein’s theory of relativity assume that the properties of an object such as its position and motion are absolute. There are practical limits to how accurately we can measure […]

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Drive-Through Mass-Vaccination Clinics Could Stem COVID-19 Crisis

Researchers Use Data from the H1N1 Pandemic to Model Pathway to Achieve Faster Vaccination to Alter COVID-19 Trajectory Although waiting times in walk-up clinics are shorter, people preferred the convenience of drive-through clinics. People believe drive-through clinics are safer, more convenient and less contagious. You can vaccinate a large number of people without a lot […]

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