Monthly Archives: November 2017

Scientists Visualize Structure of Key DNA Repair Component with ‘Near-Atomic Resolution’

Cells continuously replicate to repair and replace damaged tissue, and each division requires a reprinting of the cell’s genetic blueprints. As the DNA duplicates, errors inevitably occur, resulting in damage…

New Synthethic Protocol to Form 3D Porous Organic Network

A team of Korean researchers, affiliated with South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has presented a new synthetic protocol to produce three-dimensional porous organic materials in…

All-in-one repair kit makes CRISPR gene editing more precise

For the past five years, CRISPR-Cas9 technology has revolutionized the field of gene editing due to its ease and low cost. But although this technology reliably finds and cuts the targeted stretch…

Turning emissions into fuel

MIT-developed method converts carbon dioxide into useful compounds. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT researchers have developed a new system that could potentially be used for converting power plant emissions of carbon…

Less is more to produce top-notch 2D materials

A simple technique for mass producing ultrathin, high-quality molybdenum trioxide nanosheets could lead to next-generation electronic and optoelectronic devices. Molybdenum trioxide (MoO3) has potential as an important two-dimensional (2D) material,…

New 3-D printer is 10 times faster than commercial counterparts

New design may open new opportunities for 3-D-printing technology. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT engineers have developed a new desktop 3-D printer that performs up to 10 times faster than existing commercial…

Crossing drones with satellites: ESA Eyes High-Altitude Areal Platforms

ESA is considering extending its activities to a new region of the sky via a novel type of aerial vehicle, a ‘missing link’ between drones and satellites. High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites,…

“Ion billiards” cue novel material synthesis method

A team of Hokkaido University researchers has developed a novel material synthesis method called proton-driven ion introduction (PDII) which utilizes a phenomenon similar to “ion billiards.” The new method could…

Star formation in the Chamaeleon

A dark cloud when observed with optical telescopes, the Chamaeleon I region reveals itself as an active hub of star formation in this far-infrared image from ESA’s Herschel space observatory….

Reusing waste energy with 2D electron gas

Novel approach utilizes high mobility two-dimensional electron gas, boosting thermoelectric conversion efficiency. More than 60% of the energy produced by fossil fuels is lost as heat. Thermoelectric energy conversion has…

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