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Device makes power conversion more efficient

MIT postdoc Yuhao Zhang, handles a wafer with hundreds of vertical gallium nitride power devices fabricated from the Microsystems Technology Laboratories production line. Courtesy of Yuhao Zhang   Device makes power conversion more efficient New design could dramatically cut energy …

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NASA’s CATS Concludes Successful Mission on Space Station

  NASA’s CATS Concludes Successful Mission on Space Station A spaceborne lidar instrument that fired more laser pulses than any previous orbiting instrument has ended its operations on the International Space Station, after a successful 33-month mission to measure clouds …

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UQ snags a super dooper supercomputer

  UQ snags a super dooper supercomputer A supercomputer that will speed up research and scientific discovery is being built at The University of Queensland. The computer – named Wiener after mathematician Norbert Wiener – will be the first outside …

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Wheat gets boost from purified nanotubes

Purified single-walled carbon nanotubes dispersed in water promoted greater plant growth (center) than the nanomaterial-free control (left) after eight days of an experiment at Rice University. Feeding plants tetrahydrofuran with the nanotubes (right) produced the opposite effect, stunting plant growth. …

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Needle in a Haystack

Clearing a major hurdle in the field of microbiome research, Harvard Medical School scientists have designed and successfully used a method to tease out cause-and-effect relationships between gut bacteria and disease. Photo: Kameleon007/iStock   Needle in a Haystack Harvard Medical …

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New green roof lab

  New green roof lab Insufficient tests and standards for the popular green roofs. A new lab at Ballerup Campus aims to remedy this. The number of square metres of green roofing has seen a fivefold increase since 2013— from …

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Engineers 3-D print a “living tattoo”

MIT engineers have devised a 3-D printing technique that uses a new kind of ink made from genetically programmed living cells. Courtesy of the researchers   Engineers 3-D print a “living tattoo” New technique 3-D prints programmed cells into living …

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Biomimetics can replace dysfunctional body cells

  Biomimetics can replace dysfunctional body cells As the world’s population increases in number and age, so do the challenges increase to ensure health and quality of life for all of us. Science is therefore busy developing new methods for …

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Researchers Show How Insect Food Choice Can Be Manipulated

Photo shows graduate student Yu-Chieh David Chen (left) and his advisor, Anupama Dahanukar. Photo credit: Dahanukar Lab, UC Riverside.   Researchers Show How Insect Food Choice Can Be Manipulated Applications of UC Riverside study could include controlling spread of mosquito-borne …

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Research under way for new type 1 diabetes treatment

  Research under way for new type 1 diabetes treatment Researchers at The University of Queensland are hoping a new form of immunotherapy could lead to better treatment of type 1 diabetes. UQ Diamantina Institute researcher Professor Ranjeny Thomas said …

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Seminal experiment

The Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and the Nuclear Reactor Lab celebrated the 75th anniversary of CP-1’s first human-made nuclear fission chain reaction. Pieces of reactor-grade graphite, identical to that used in MIT’s graphite exponential pile, were cut to …

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