Zebrafish embryos help prove what happens to nanoparticles in the blood

Fluorescently labelled 70 nm SiO2 nanoparticles were injected into the bloodstream of 3 days old transgenic zebrafish embryos and live-imaged at 3 min after the injection. The insets show schematics for the two conditions tested: ....

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Solar orbiter’s first science data shows the sun at its quietest

Overview of the Solar Orbiter magnetic field data released today. Here, the amplitude of the magnetic field is shown, along with the distance of the spacecraft from the sun in Astronomical Units (the Earth is ....

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Scientists reboot 50 years of plant advice to solve one of nature’s biggest challenges

Linum bienne is the closest relative to cultivated flax. Credit: University of Portsmouth Scientists from the University of Portsmouth and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have come up with a formula to help plant breeders and ....

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Breaking COVID-19’s ‘clutch’ to stop its spread

Matthew Disney, PhD, of Scripps Research in Jupiter, Florida, has spent over a decade developing tools to make RNA a druggable target for curing diseases. His lab's latest target is COVID-19, which is caused by ....

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Achieving invisibility: Cross-wavelength invisibility integrated with invisibility tactics

Biological inspiration, schematic view, and practical sample of an optically transparent microwave invisibility cloak. (A) Photo of the hyperiid amphipod crustacean Cystisoma, which lives in a midwater oceanic environment. Photo credit: David Liittschwager, used with ....

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Scientists capture candid snapshots of electrons harvesting light at the atomic scale

Illustration of a PEC model system with 20-nanometer gold nanoparticles attached to titanium dioxide. Credit: Berkeley Lab In the search for clean energy alternatives to fossil fuels, one promising solution relies on photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells—water-splitting, ....

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New model shows that industrial fishing could promote anti-social fish behavior

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Life on Earth is all about strategies for survival, with every organism developing behaviors and bodies that maximize chances of staying alive and reproducing while minimizing the likelihood of being injured ....

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