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Hello, Nihonium. Scientists Name 4 New Elements On The Periodic Table

It's time to update your copy of the periodic table. Four new elements discovered in recent years have now been named, pending final approval by the international group of scientists in charge of the table.<p>The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has announced these proposed …

Beyond Terminator: Squishy 'Octobot' Heralds New Era of Soft Robotics

A squishy octopus-shaped machine less than 2 centimetres tall is making waves in the field of soft robotics. The ‘octobot’ described today in <i>Nature</i> …

Science

A cockroach and a DNA nanorobot just changed drug delivery

Researchers released drugs into a cockroach using only the thoughts of a man hooked up to an EEG machine<p>A man has used only his thoughts to release a drug from a nanorobot into a cockroach. But this isn’t some bizarre study into mind-control, this new way of delivering drugs into the body could be …

DNA

10 Little-Known (But Fascinating) STEM Fields to Explore

Interested in a career involving science, technology, engineering, or math? The world is your oyster (or your robot, as it were). STEM disciplines …

Science

DNA chip offers big possibilities in cell studies

A UT Dallas physicist has developed a novel technology that not only sheds light on basic cell biology, but also could aid in the development of more …

Science

What would happen if all animals were as smart as us

If every species on the planet were suddenly equally intelligent, would we cooperate or fight? Rachel Nuwer explores this hypothetical survival of the fittest scenario.<p>In Planet of the Apes, a man finds himself in a world governed by hyper-intelligent primates that lord over enslaved human …

Zoology

Chemists explore outer regions of periodic table

A little known—and difficult to obtain—element on the fringes of the periodic table is broadening our fundamental understanding of chemistry. In the …

New single-photon microwave source developed

A collaboration including researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a tuneable, high-efficiency, single-photon microwave …

Building devices from colloidal quantum dots

A wide range of materials can now be synthesized into semiconducting quantum dots. Because these materials grow from solutions, there is scope to …

Elevating brain protein allays symptoms of Alzheimer's and improves memory

LA JOLLA–Boosting levels of a specific protein in the brain alleviates hallmark features of Alzheimer's disease in a mouse model of the disorder, …

No More Pills? Tiny Nerve-Zapping Implants to Fight Disease

0 0<p>Imagine a future where we can treat diabetes or autoimmune disorders with an electrical zap delivered by a device no larger than a speck of …

Emerging Technology

Scientists Can Zoom Inside Real-Time 3D Images of Cells with this New Microscope

One of the 2014 Nobel Prize winners is back with a brilliant new advance on the microscope.<p><b>Using sheets of light to scan cells, a new</b> microscope can capture real-time 3D videos of what's happening inside cells down to the molecular level—feat once thought impossible.<p>The inventors of the new …

Scientists Find New Kind Of Fukushima Fallout

Some of the radioactive material that escaped the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in 2011 took a form no one was looking for, scientists have discovered. Now they have to figure out what it means for Japan and for future disasters.<p>Radioactive cesium—specifically, cesium-137—is one of the waste …

Japan

NASA: Melting Ice Sheets Is Changing How the Earth Rotates

Driven by dwindling polar ice, climate change is actually changing the way the Earth spins, new research shows. Melting ice sheets are contributing …

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

Biology

The surprising beauty of mathematics | Jonathan Matte | TEDxGreensFarmsAcademy

Physicists observe behavior of quantum materials in curved space

Light and matter are typically viewed as distinct entities that follow their own, unique rules. Matter has mass and typically exhibits interactions …

Quantum mechanics

” The Bionic Leaf ” Mimics The Photosynthesis and Converts Solar Energy Into Chemical Energy or Liquid Fuel

Innovation in science hits us as researchers from Harvard University have created what they are calling the ‘bionic leaf.‘ This amazing invention is …

Weird, water-oozing material could help quench thirst

After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn't go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of …

Nanotech

Fusion: How to Put the Sun in a Magnetic Bottle - with Ian Chapman

We’re fighting cancer with a universal vaccine

How cool would it be to stop cancer dead in its tracks using a vaccine that would work regardless of cancer type? It turns out that humanity is …

Viruses

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

Theoretical physicists have confirmed that it's not just the information coded into our DNA that shapes who we are - it's also the way DNA folds itself that controls which genes are expressed inside our bodies.<p>That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure …

New treatment improves pancreatic cancer survival rate for the first time in a decade

This is awesome.<p>Scientists have just increased the survival rate of pancreatic cancer for the first time over a decade. At the world’s biggest cancer …

Record number of ions get entangled together in a quantum trap

By<p>It’s a new record. Physicists have trapped 219 beryllium ions in strong electronic and magnetic fields and entangled their quantum properties with …

Physics

Scientists Use Lasers To Regrow Teeth From Stem Cells

Imagine if a trip to the dentist to treat a cavity didn’t involve a filling, root canal, or crown. What if a simple light treatment could actually …

Cellular 'racetrack' accurately clocks brain cancer cell movement

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have developed an experimental laboratory test that accurately clocks the "speed" of human brain tumor …

Say Hello To Your Four Newly Named Elements Of The Periodic Table

Looks like it’s nearly time to update that old periodic table poster on your wall. Because names have been proposed for four new elements announced …

Scientists have discovered a new trigger for killing cancer cells

Activate those cell assassins.<p>Scientists have found a new way of triggering the death of cancer cells, using the body's own cell-clearing function. …

Scientists just made big progress in fighting this incurable form of brain cancer

Because chemo is just not good enough.<p>Researchers working on a more effective treatment for brain tumours have achieved such amazing results, they …