(Phys.org)-Researchers have designed a nanoscale device that, under ideal conditions, can confine a “bit” of light (that is, light with a single precise energy value) for an infinite amount of time. Although a physically realized device would inevitably lose some of the trapped light due to material imperfections, the researchers expect that it should be possible to completely compensate for this loss by incorporating some form of optical gain like that used in lasers, so that in principle the lifetime can be infinitely large even in a real device.
Athene Donald: This week, the ‘Being Human’ Festival of the Humanities launches in London. We must avoid seeing Humanities in opposition to Science.
Biology, psychology and social forces can all affect mental health.
Einstein was wrong about at least one thing: There are, in fact, “spooky actions at a distance,” as now proven by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Super-resolution microscopy scrutinizes DNA compacted in response to ischemia, reveals details that suggest new approaches to managing heart attacks, strokes.
Histone turnover proceeds apace, keeping up with transcriptional and epigenetic changes, even in
The JB-9 from JetPack Aviation is actually a jet turbine powered backpack that is capable of vertical takeoff and landing.
Scientists identify specific T-helper type-1 cells that are critical in immune response affecting MRSA infection outcomes
A technique for identifying the sources of diamonds without the use of clues such as the presence of specific inclusions will be reported on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in a presentation by Catherine McManus, Chief Scientist at Materialytics, LLC, at The Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting in Balt…
People with heart disease face an increased risk of a serious heart attack during poor air quality days, according to a major new study presented today at the American Heart Association Scientific Session in Orlando.
Obesity impairs the body’s ability to use vitamin A appropriately and leads to deficiencies of the vitamin in major organs, according to new research conducted at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Hint: It makes it super delicious.
Soldiers on the battlefield will soon be able to manufacture life-saving biologics in under eight hours using a portable briefcase-sized kit.
NASA sends a lot of equipment into space to try and learn more about the formation of the universe. Whether the secrets are all around us, or ad the edges
In the Americas, 49 percent of women (178 million) and 39 percent of men (142 million) have HSV-1.
Blue America has a problem: Even after adjusting for income, left-leaning metros tend to have worse income inequality and less affordable housing.
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A new high-throughput approach finds gene combinations that induce cancer
Fusion power is perpetually 10 years out. So why are so many people who ought to know better starting to …
Prof Hendrik Tevaearai Stahel joined Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine as Field Chief Editor this month (Photo credit: University Hospital of Bern (Inselspital))On World Heart Day, Frontiers presents an exclusive interview with Prof Hendrik Tevaearai Stahel, Associate Professor at the University of Bern and Head of R&D at the Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital. Prof Tevaearai recently…
NASA held a press briefing today to publicize a cool incremental result in the story of present-day liquid water on Mars. How big a deal is this story? Was all the pre-announcement hype justified? Is this just NASA discovering water on Mars for the zillionth time? What does this mean for things many space fans care about: life on Mars or future human exploration?
When proteins change their structure and clump together, formation of amyloid fibrils and plaques may occur. Such ‘misfolding’ and ‘protein aggregation’ processes damage cells and cause diseases such as Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes. A team of scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) headed by Professor Aphrodite Kapurniotu have now developed molecules that suppress protein aggregation and could pave the way for new treatments to combat Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes and other cell-degenerative diseases.
Nuclear pore complexes combine specificity and speed by means of fuzzy filters, meshes made of intrinsically disordered proteins that have highly dynamic interactions with transport proteins.
Imagining The Fourth Dimension. This is the simplest one to understand and I hope you will enjoy watching it
Researchers are using our social posts to build thinking machines
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality” -Carl Sagan
An academic says he and his colleagues have demonstrated a major breakthrough in the quest for invisibility, and he has the military’s attention.
Silicon for the smarts, but stomach acid for the power
A new method used to study cells involved in myelination, provides a glimpse into the social life of cells and boosts understanding of myelin diseases such as MS and Krabbe’s leukodystrophy
A blood test with zero injections.