Light-activated propulsion spins bacteria-shredding micromotors

The four spikes on a new nanocrystal developed in Spain spin up under light and move through liquid, blasting any bacteria unfortunate to be in their path. The development could spell trouble for bacteria that resists traditional drug treatments.Contin… Continue reading Light-activated propulsion spins bacteria-shredding micromotors

Space junk that tore through Florida home was from ISS, confirms NASA

NASA has completed the analysis of a chunk of metal that crashed into the roof of a house in Naples, Florida, a few weeks ago. The agency says it came from a pallet of trash released from the International Space Station three years ago.Continue Reading… Continue reading Space junk that tore through Florida home was from ISS, confirms NASA

Space Force orders orbital service station to revive dead satellites

A spacecraft about the size of a gas pump is being developed for the US Space Force program to refuel orbiting satellites. The goal is to extend the lifespan of craft that have run out of juice instead of simply decommissioning them.Continue ReadingCat… Continue reading Space Force orders orbital service station to revive dead satellites

New one-and-done vaccine protects against multiple coronaviruses

A single-shot vaccine that protects against multiple coronaviruses, including the one that causes COVID-19, has been developed. It erased all viral traces from the lungs of animal subjects, opening a pathway for a similar human vaccine.Continue Reading… Continue reading New one-and-done vaccine protects against multiple coronaviruses

Smartphone compass accurately measures glucose without the prick

The magnetometer in your smartphone helps you navigate by powering the device’s digital compass. Now researchers have found a way to use it to navigate body chemistry by reading your glucose levels, potentially making managing diabetes a lot easier.Con… Continue reading Smartphone compass accurately measures glucose without the prick

Now we know: Dogs can sniff trauma recollections on our breath

Two dogs in a small study were able to correctly identify what breath smelled like when it was linked to a memory of trauma. The finding might allow dogs to be even better friends when it comes to helping PTSD sufferers cope with their conditions.Conti… Continue reading Now we know: Dogs can sniff trauma recollections on our breath

Blazing bits transmitted 4.5 million times faster than broadband

An international research team has sent an astounding amount of data at a nearly incomprehensible speed. It’s the fastest data transmission ever using a single optical fiber and shows just how speedy the process can get using current materials.Continue… Continue reading Blazing bits transmitted 4.5 million times faster than broadband

Beyond plaques: New Alzheimer’s treatment pathway discovered

New pathways to combating and treating Alzheimer's disease are emerging as researchers look for mechanisms beyond brain plaques

Researchers have discovered that limiting a certain enzyme can have a dramatic impact in protecting against the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. The finding could lead to a new class of drugs that fight the disease.

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Urban Vibro Trucks will thump city streets for geothermal options

A new simulation video from Herrenknecht AG shows off its Urban Vibro Trucks. The machines can deploy thumping devices from their mid-sections that send seismic waves beneath city landscapes to explore the terrain for geothermal development.Continue Re… Continue reading Urban Vibro Trucks will thump city streets for geothermal options

Quantum tornado mimics black holes’ warped spacetime in the lab

It took a specially designed crygoenic chamber to contain the super-chilled helium and whip up the vortex

As anyone who’s ever seen a science fiction movie knows, whipping up a black hole in a laboratory doesn’t seem like such a good idea.

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