The architecture of a ‘shape-shifting’ norovirus

The murine norovirus captured by cryo-electron microscopy. Credit: University of Leeds Every picture tells a story... none more so than this detailed visualisation of a strain of the norovirus. Created from 13,000 separate images taken ....

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Research team releases new global groundwater maps

30, 60, and 90-day forecasts of dry and wet conditions relative to the historic record for the Lower 48 United States use groundwater data from the NASA/GFZ GRACE-FO satellites for the initial conditions. This comparison ....

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On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

A device to capture carbon dioxide from the air and convert it to useful organic products. On left is the chamber containing the nanowire/bacteria hybrid that reduces carbon dioxide to form acetate. On the right ....

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Study shows potential for using fiber-optic networks to assess ground motions during earthquakes

Analysis of seismic wave velocities using distributed acoustic sensing technique with fiber-optic cables. Credit: Zack Spica A new study from a University of Michigan researcher and colleagues at three institutions demonstrates the potential for using ....

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Ultrabright X-ray bursts reveal how plants respond to light within fraction of a second

Credit: Claesson et al., 2020 (CC BY 4.0) Scientists have revealed intricate structural changes in plants, fungi and bacteria in response to light, according to a new study published today in the open-access journal eLife. ....

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New quantum technology could help diagnose and treat heart condition

A pair of coils induces a magnetic field response (labeled BEC) in a low-conductivity solution contained in a petri dish, detected by a radio-frequency atomic magnetometer, based on laser manipulation and interrogation of atomic spins ....

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Study determines burst properties of the most recurring transient magnetar

Locations of SGR J1935+2154 bursts detected with GBM. The magnetar position is marked with an orange circle with a cross. Open circles and triangles represent triggered and un-triggered bursts, respectively. Credit: Lin et al., 2020. ....

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