Fluorescent imaging technique simultaneously captures different signal types from multiple locations in a live cell.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers have designed a skin-like device that can measure small facial movements in patients who have lost the ability to speak.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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MorphSensor lets users digitally model an object’s form and electronic function in one integrated space.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~5 min
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With computer models and lab experiments, researchers are working on a strategy for vaccines that could protect against any influenza virus.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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Study suggests sea ice blocks the flow of carbon both into and out of the ocean, in roughly equal measure.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~6 min
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National Science Foundation awards proposal for space weather modeling.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers suggest a novel process to explain the collision of a large black hole and a much smaller one.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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A binary black hole merger likely produced gravitational waves equal to the energy of eight suns.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~10 min
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Study finds that the fusiform face area is active when blind people touch 3D models of faces.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~8 min
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Building quantum computers underground or designing radiation-proof qubits may be needed, researchers find.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
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