Nesting nanotubes to create 1-D van der Waals heterostructures

Overview of 1D vdW heterostructures. Credit: Science (2020). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz2570 An international team of researchers has found a new way to create 1-D heterostructures—by nesting nanotubes. In their paper published in the journal Science, the ....

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Endoplasmic reticulum found to contact at least two membraneless compartments and influence their behavior

Endoplasmic reticulum tubules are a component of the ribonucleoprotein granule fission machinery. Membraneless RNP granules undergo fission and fusion similar to membrane-bound organelles. A cartoon (top) and the corresponding live-cell fluorescent images (bottom; at 0-, ....

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Nonflammable electrolyte for high-performance potassium batteries

Credit: Angewandte Chemie Australian scientists have developed a nonflammable electrolyte for potassium and potassium-ion batteries, for applications in next-generation energy-storage systems beyond lithium technology. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists write that the novel electrolyte ....

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Rust offers a cheap way to filter arsenic-poisoned water

Credit: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory When water flows deep underground, it often dissolves inorganic substances from mineral deposits in the earth's crust. In many regions, these deposits contain arsenic, a naturally occurring element that is ....

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NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope ends mission of astronomical discovery

This artist's concept shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about the planets' diameters, masses and distances from the host star, as of February 2018. Spitzer confirmed the presence ....

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Turning up the heat on antibacterial-resistant diseases

Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Photothermal therapy (PTT) is a proposed treatment for diseases like antibacterial-resistant infections and cancer, but despite over a decade of research, scientists have been unable to find a safe and ....

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More countries publishing ecosystem accounts, considering environment in economic decisions

Many countries, including Australia, are at last realising the need for the environment and nature to take centre stage. Credit: Pixabay New research shows that an increasing number of countries are publishing ecosystem accounts, helping ....

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Rivers are warming at the same rate as the atmosphere

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at EPFL and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) have found that the temperature of Swiss rivers is rising steadily. This situation is straining ecosystems ....

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A quantum of solid: A glass nanoparticle in the quantum regime

Scientists from Vienna, Kahan Dare (left) and Manuel Reisenbauer (right) working on the experiment that cooled a levitated nanoparticle to its motional quantum groundstate. Credit: © Lorenzo Magrini, Yuriy Coroli/University of Vienna Researchers in Austria ....

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How U.S. Christians imagine God contributes to discriminatory hiring practices

Credit: CC0 Public Domain How people visualize God can have real consequences to life on Earth, Stanford research has found. The researchers, led by Stanford psychologist Steven O. Roberts, conducted a series of studies with ....

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