Uranium can perform reactions that previously no one thought possible, which could transform the way industry makes bulk chemicals, polymers, and the precursors to new drugs and plastics, according to new findings from The University of Manchester.
Uranium to replace plastic?  Chemistry breakthrough could pave the way for new materials
The lack of ability to ‘smell fear’ may reveal clues about behavior and brain development in people with autism, a new study found.
Autism affects ability to smell fear
By forcing light to go through a smaller gap than ever before, researchers have paved the way for computers based on light instead of electronics.
Squeezing light into a tiny channel brings optical computing a step closer
Since the 2009 discovery of a highly energy-efficient class of solar cell materials known as HOIPs — hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites —researchers have been working to understand exactly how these promising materials tick at the molecular level, in order to improve the durability of their performance.
Discovery could bring better efficiency to a new class of solar cells
China's Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) has detected unexpected and mysterious signals in its measurement of high-energy cosmic rays, which might bring scientists a step closer to shedding light on invisible dark matter.
Chinese satellite detects mysterious signals in search for dark matter
Scientists successfully prolonged the lifespans of flies and worms by inhibiting the activity of an enzyme produced by all animals.
Researchers prolong life by curbing common enzyme
Researchers from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have found yet another remarkable use for the wonder material graphene — tiny electronic ‘tweezers’ that can grab biomolecules floating in water with incredible efficiency.
Researchers develop graphene nano 'tweezers' that can grab individual biomolecules
How can damaged cardiac tissue following a heart attack best be treated with replacement muscle cells?
Fighting myocardial infarction with nanoparticle tandems
New York's rats are genetically distinct, possessing distinct DNA patterns depending on where they live, a new study revealed.
New York's real ratpacks revealed
Tesla has built the world's largest battery in less than 100 days, with founder Elon Musk tweeting his congratulations to the company team behind the effort.
Tesla builds world's largest battery

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