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15 Jan 2019
Understanding how liquid crystal molecules change positions, creating structural deformations known as topological defects, could unlock questions about similar defects in the fabric of the universe.
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22 Oct 2018
Experimental evidence shows that Asian elephants possess numerical skills similar to those in humans.
16 Oct 2018
Printable solar materials could soon turn many parts of a house into solar panels.
Professor Jaephil Cho and his research team
11 Oct 2018
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has introduced a novel electric vehicle (EV) battery technology that is more energy-efficient than gasoline-powered engines.
Professor Hajin Kim
18 Sep 2018
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented the notion of “DNA Phase Separation”, which suggests that the DNA within the nucleus may trigger phase separation, like oil in water.
Mitochondria
12 Sep 2018
Uncovered details of a molecular pathway in cancer cells could lead to improved treatment.
11 Sep 2018
Research counters the expectation that organs of babies with congenital heart disease are smaller than average.
Fig. 1: Importance of particle size and coating amount of black carbon (BC) particles.
11 Sep 2018
Collaboration between Nagoya University and Cornell University develops improved model to assess the ability of black carbon to warm the Earth's atmosphere.
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10 Sep 2018
How cells arrange themselves into precise tissue structures like wings is a response, and a resistance, to global mechanical patterning in a tissue.
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06 Sep 2018
Genetic study shows that Javan lutung monkeys have a poor sense of taste.
01 Sep 2018
International study develops innovative method to discover new anti-epileptic drug in record time, with potential to do the same for other diseases.
Fig. 1 An “eat me” signal makes severed neurons regenerate
27 Aug 2018
Researchers at Nagoya University have identified the series of molecules involved in the regeneration of damaged nerves in roundworm, showing that it largely overlaps with the signals used by the intrinsic removal system to take up and process dying cells.
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30 Jul 2018
Researchers observe that red-fronted lemurs may chew on millipedes to rid themselves of intestinal parasites.
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23 Jul 2018
The table groups molecules according to the nano-shapes they form.
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12 Jul 2018
Researchers control the self-assembly of molecules to form an ultralight, porous gel. This could lead to wide-ranging applications for construction, aerospace, electronics and the environment.
05 Jul 2018
Results are the first to demonstrate a causal link between testosterone and rank-related consumer preference for status-enhancing goods.
Polarized Light
05 Jul 2018
Based on a new study of how near-Earth asteroid Phaethon reflects light at different angles, astronomers think that its surface may reflect less light than previously thought. This is an exciting mystery for the recently approved DESTINY+ mission to investigate when it flies past Phaethon.
26 Jun 2018
Researchers show that female nipples are more diverse in size than male nipples – going against assumptions from evolutionary biology.
Electron sandwich
18 Jun 2018
Researchers more than doubled the ability of a material to convert heat into electricity, which could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries.
14 Jun 2018
Researchers discover gold nanoparticles in natural plant tissues.
Bluetongue Skink in a Classic Anti-Predator Display
07 Jun 2018
Researchers investigate how the blue-tongued skink uses a full-tongue display to deter attacking predators.
Bat
06 Jun 2018
Research shows that endemic New Zealand bat’s courtship song is complex and gives clues about the physiological characteristics of potential mates
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30 May 2018
A team of researchers from Hokkaido University and Kansai University has developed DNA-assisted molecular robots that autonomously swarm in response to chemical and physical signals, paving the way for developing future nano-machines. [This release was originally published on 31st January. This new version contains a video clip in the link below]
Professor Noejung Park's team
24 May 2018
A team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has demonstrated the possibility to induce and control a magnetic response in a nonmagnetic layer material though selective excitation of specific vibration of the material.
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13 May 2018
Radioactive materials could soon be detected from up to a few hundred metres away.
Surface current velocity (arrows) and bottom topography (shading) at the western North Pacific, emphasizing bottom rises at the depth of 5,000 meters to 6,000 meters.
10 May 2018
Low rises on the ocean floor at a depth of 5,500 meters in the western North Pacific regulate surface flows and create sharp sea surface temperature (SST) fronts, which have tremendous effects on the climate and marine resources.
13 Apr 2018
Researchers show how a fish species in Lake Tanganyika works together to secure additional food sources.
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13 Apr 2018
New data reveal that female Japanese macaques bathe in hot springs to lower stress from cold weather.
13 Apr 2018
Research shows that rats can detect tuberculosis in children with higher accuracy than standard microscopy tests.
Quasicrystal with five-fold rotational symmetry.
26 Mar 2018
Japanese researchers have observed superconductivity in a quasicrystal for the first time.

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