Periodic table expands with elements named after Japan, Moscow, Tennessee

The periodic table got larger Wednesday after four new elements were officially named and added to the chart, including 'nihonium'the first ever to be discovered by Japanese scientists.

Thu 1 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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A radiation-free approach to imaging molecules in the brain

Scientists hoping to get a glimpse of molecules that control brain activity have devised a new probe that allows them to image these molecules without using any chemical or radioactive labels.

Fri 2 Dec 16 from Medical Xpress

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Discovery of bismuth superconductivity at extremely low temperature jeopardizes theory

(Phys.org)A team of researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in India has found that cooling a sample of bismuth to 0.00053 Kelvin caused the material to become a superconductor, ...

Fri 2 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Scientists see electricity pass through water molecules for the first time

It's a well-known phenomenon, seen in action when hundreds of reindeer on melting permafrost were recently killed by a lightning strike and the same reason villains in horror movies ...

Fri 2 Dec 16 from Gizmag

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Fast, efficient sperm tails inspire nanobiotechnology

Just like workers in a factory, enzymes can create a final product more efficiently if they are stuck together in one place and pass the raw material from enzyme to enzyme, assembly line-style. ...

Fri 2 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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High-precision magnetic field sensing

Scientists have developed a highly sensitive sensor to detect tiny changes in strong magnetic fields. The sensor may find widespread use in medicine and other areas.

Fri 2 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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New aspect of atom mimicry for nanotechnology applications

In nanotechnology control is key. Control over the arrangements and distances between nanoparticles can allow tailored interaction strengths so that properties can be harnessed in devices such ...

Fri 2 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Study describes new minimally invasive device to treat cancer and other illnesses

A new study by Lyle Hood, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), describes a new device that could revolutionize the delivery of medicine ...

Thu 1 Dec 16 from Medical Xpress

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Mapping the interaction of a single atom with a single photon may inform design of quantum devices

Have you ever wondered how you see the world? Vision is about photons of light, which are packets of energy, interacting with the atoms or molecules in what you're looking at. Some photons reflect ...

Fri 2 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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New findings boost promise of molybdenum sulfide for hydrogen catalysis

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and Brookhaven National Laboratory have found that molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) holds more promise than previously thought as a ...

Thu 1 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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