Embryos’ signals take multiple paths

Green fluorescent tags in a colony of human endothelial stem cells show high activity as they organize themselves into a pattern 40 hours after the BMP4 signaling pathway is activated. Rice University biosciences carried out experiments on contained colonies of ...

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Designing earthquake proof bridges

Mohammad Taghi Nikoukalam, a doctoral student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. | Image: Savanna Hoover Designing earthquake proof bridges By Savanna Hoover Mohammad Taghi Nikoukalam, a doctoral student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, and his advisor, ...

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NASA’s LRO Sheds Light on Lunar Water Movement

NASA’s LRO Sheds Light on Lunar Water Movement Scientists, using an instrument aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the Moon. A paper published in Geophysical Research Letters describes how Lyman Alpha ...

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Smoothing out the wrinkles in graphene

The image on the right shows a graphene sheet coated with wax during the substrate-transfer step. This method drastically reduced wrinkles on the graphene’s surface compared to a traditional polymer coating (left). Courtesy of the researchers Smoothing out the wrinkles ...

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