Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration

MIT researchers have developed a new polymer membrane that can dramatically improve the efficiency of natural gas purification, while reducing its environmental impact. Image: Chelsea Turner, MIT Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration Novel membrane material removes more impurities, without ...

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Next-generation Gene Drive Arrives

Left panel: Gene-drive is mediated by a guide RNA (gRNA) that cuts at the exact site (scissors) where the gene-drive element (blue box: Cas9 gene; yellow box: gRNA) is inserted into the genome, resulting in full gene-drive element copying. Right ...

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Black Hole Image Makes History

Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole ...

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How your gut might modify your mind

Credit: Will Ludwig/C&EN How your gut might modify your mind The microbes that live in your body might be influencing your behavior. Researchers want to know what they’re saying to your brain and how by Laura Howes Anytime you touch ...

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A Common Treatment for Addiction and PTSD

Francescoch/iStock / Getty Images Plus A Common Treatment for Addiction and PTSD by Pascale Gisquet-Verrier and Claire Le Dorze The factor that unites both of these pathologies: memory. The recently demonstrated ability to modify reactivated memories paves the way for ...

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