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  1. Researchers illuminate the path to a new era of microelectronicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | Science, Industry and Business

    A new microchip technology capable of optically transferring data could solve a severe bottleneck in current devices by speeding data transfer and reducing energy consumption by orders of magnitude, according to an article published in the April 19, 2018 issue of Nature . Researchers from Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California Berkeley and University of Colorado Boulder have developed a method to fabricate silicon chips that can communicate with light and are no more expensive than current chip technology.


  2. Berkeley engineers build smallest volume, most efficient wireless nerve stimulatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | Science, Industry and Business

    In 2016, University of California, Berkeley, engineers demonstrated the first implanted, ultrasonic neural dust sensors, bringing closer the day when a Fitbit-like device could monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time. Now, Berkeley engineers have taken neural dust a step forward by building the smallest volume, most efficient wireless nerve stimulator to date.


  3. Supernova may have 'burped' before explodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 29 | Science, Industry and Business

    The slow fade of radioactive elements following a supernova allows astrophysicists to study them at length. But the universe is packed full of flash-in-the pan transient events lasting only a brief time, so quick and hard to study they remain a mystery.


  4. Mars' oceans formed early, possibly aided by massive volcanic eruptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2018 | Science, Industry and Business

    A new scenario seeking to explain how Mars' putative oceans came and went over the last 4 billion years implies that the oceans formed several hundred million years earlier and were not as deep as once thought. The early ocean known as Arabia would have looked like this when it formed 4 billion years ago on Mars, while the Deuteronilus ocean, about 3.6 billion years old, had a smaller shoreline.


  5. Separate brain systems cooperate during learning, study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | Science, Industry and Business

    The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , focused on the interplay of two very different modes of learning a new task: reinforcement learning and working memory. Reinforcement learning is an "under-the-hood" process in which people gradually learn which actions to take by processing rewards and punishments at the neural level, and then choosing the one that works best on average -- even if the person is not aware of it.


  6. A close-up look at an uncommon underwater eruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | Science, Industry and Business

    On July 18, 2012, passengers on an airline flight over the Southwest Pacific Ocean glimpsed something unusual--a raft of floating rock known as pumice that indicated an underwater volcanic eruption had occurred on the seafloor northeast of New Zealand. The raft eventually grew to more than 150 square miles , a sign that the eruption was unusually large.


  7. Columbia engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structureRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2017 | Science, Industry and Business

    Researchers are the first to observe the electronic structure of graphene in an engineered semiconductor; finding could lead to progress in advanced optoelectronics and data processing Researchers at Columbia Engineering , experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale, have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials science, recently reported in Nature Nanotechnology . Working with colleagues from Princeton and Purdue Universities and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, the team has engineered "artificial graphene" by recreating, for the first time, the electronic structure of graphene in a semiconductor device.


  8. 'CRISPR-Gold' fixes Duchenne muscular dystrophy mutation in miceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | Science, Industry and Business

    Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have engineered a new way to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology inside cells and have demonstrated in mice that the technology can repair the mutation that causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe muscle-wasting disease. A new study shows that a single injection of CRISPR-Gold, as the new delivery system is called, into mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy led to an 18-times-higher correction rate and a two-fold increase in a strength and agility test compared to control groups.


  9. Discovery helps improve accuracy of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 | Science, Industry and Business

    Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley and Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a key region within the Cas9 protein that governs how accurately CRISPR-Cas9 homes in on a target DNA sequence, and have tweaked it to produce a hyper-accurate gene editor with the lowest level of off-target cutting to date. The Cas9 protein is an RNA-guided nuclease that can be programmed to bind and cut any matching DNA sequence , making it a powerful tool for genome engineering.


  10. Explosive birth of stars swells galactic coresRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | Science, Industry and Business

    Astronomers found that active star formation upswells galaxies, like yeast helps bread rise. Using three powerful telescopes on the ground and in orbit, they observed galaxies from 11 billion years ago and found explosive formation of stars in the cores of galaxies.


  11. Researchers measure the basis of color visionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 | Science, Industry and Business

    Dr. Wolf M. Harmening from University Eye Hospital Bonn, together with American colleagues, studied color vision by probing individual sensory cells - photoreceptors - in the human eye. The results confirm that the photoreceptor cells of the retina are especially sensitive to colors corresponding to their visual pigments, even when stimulated in isolation.


  12. New results reveal high tunability of 2-D materialRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | Science, Industry and Business

    Two-dimensional materials are a sort of a rookie phenom in the scientific community. They are atomically thin and can exhibit radically different electronic and light-based properties than their thicker, more conventional forms, so researchers are flocking to this fledgling field to find ways to tap these exotic traits.


  13. Heating quantum matter: A novel view on topologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | Science, Industry and Business

    Physicists demonstrate how heating up a quantum system can be used as a universal probe for exotic states of matter In physical sciences, certain quantities appear as integer multiples of fundamental and indivisible elements. This quantization of physical quantities, which is at the heart of our description of Nature, made its way through the centuries, as evidenced by the antique concept of the atom.


  14. Energy storage solution combines polymers and nanosheetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2017 | Science, Industry and Business

    A new, lightweight composite material for energy storage in flexible electronics, electric vehicles and aerospace applications has been experimentally shown to store energy at operating temperatures well above current commercial polymers, according to a team of Penn State scientists. This polymer-based, ultrathin material can be produced using techniques already used in industry.


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