Monthly Archives: June 2015

3D Plasmonic Antenna Capable of Focusing Light into Few Nanometers

Researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed a 3D gap-plasmon antenna which can focus light into a few nanometers wide space. Professors Myung-Ki Kim and Yong-Hee…

Researchers develop a new means of killing harmful bacteria

Engineered particles are capable of producing toxins that are deadly to targeted bacteria. The global rise in antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to public health, damaging our ability to…

Monster Black Hole Wakes Up After 26 Years

Over the past week, ESA’s Integral satellite has been observing an exceptional outburst of high-energy light produced by a black hole that is devouring material from its stellar companion. X-rays…

A polarizing view

A nanostructure design enables pixels to produce two different colors depending on the polarization of the incident light Through precise structural control, A*STAR researchers have encoded a single pixel with…

Group calls for more transparency in science research, announces guidelines

HOUSTON – An international group of academic leaders, journal editors and funding-agency representatives and disciplinary leaders, including Rick Wilson, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair of Political Science and professor of…

NASA, Microsoft Collaborate to Bring Science Fiction to Science Fact

NASA and Microsoft are teaming up to develop Sidekick, a new project using commercial technology to empower astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Sidekick uses Microsoft HoloLens to provide…

NASA-Developed Air Traffic Management Tool Flies Into Use

A new software tool developed by NASA, and being deployed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is positioned to help air traffic controllers manage the nation’s skies. The software, called…

Rapid chemical synthesis of proteins by a new amino acid partner

The development of new methods for the chemical synthesis of proteins is highly significant to access a range of proteins inaccessible by conventional approaches. Chemists at ETH-Zürich and ITbM have…

Lights of an Aurora From the International Space Station

Description NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly captured this photo of an aurora from the International Space Station on June 23, 2015. The dancing lights of the aurora provide spectacular views on the…

Research Sheds Light on How Neurons Control Muscle Movement

Stanford University researchers studying how the brain controls movement in people with paralysis, related to their diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease, have found that groups of neurons work together, firing…

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