Researchers at Uni of Kentucky to Create Antiviral Membrane Mask

Researchers at Uni of Kentucky to Create Antiviral Membrane Mask
April 6, 2020

Dibakar Bhattacharyya has been a fixture at the University of Kentucky’s School of Engineering for over five decades and is renowned for his analysis, which focuses on incorporating life sciences supplies with synthetic membranes for filtering and producing clear water. Recently, the director of UK’s Center of Membrane Sciences, identified to colleagues as “DB,” is contributing his decades of membrane expertise to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. He has…

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Researchers Determine Bust Properties of Most Recurring Transient Magnetar Using NASA’s

Researchers Determine Bust Properties of Most Recurring Transient Magnetar Using NASA’s
April 1, 2020

Utilizing NASA’s Fermi and Swift spacecraft, astronomers have probes SGR J1935+2154, the most recurring transient magnetar recognized to date. The latest research shines a light on the burst properties of this object. The study is detailed in a paper featured on March 23 on the arXiv pre-print repository. Magnetars are neutron stars with extremely sturdy magnetic fields, over one quadrillion times stronger than the magnetic field of Earth. The decay of magnetic fields in…

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Duke University Disinfects N95 Masks Using Vaporized Hydro-Peroxide

Duke University Disinfects N95 Masks Using Vaporized Hydro-Peroxide
March 27, 2020

With the scarcity of N95 face masks persisting nationwide, healthcare facilities are scrambling to find methods to clean and disinfect the masks for reuse to protect doctors and nurses most at risk of exposure to COVID-19. Duke University thinks it has discovered a solution utilizing vaporized hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate the masks. The process makes use of specialized gear to vaporize hydrogen peroxide, which can then infuse all of the layers…

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Research Suggests Growth in Energy Consumption does not Lead to Longer Lives

Researchers Suggests Growth in Energy Consumption does not Lead to Longer Lives
March 26, 2020

Growing consumption of power and fossil fuels over four decades didn’t play a significant role in increasing life expectancy across 70 nations. New research, commissioned by the University of Leeds, has quantified the importance of various growth factors to improvements in physical health on a global scale. Because a nation’s vitality use is extremely correlated with life expectancy at any single time limit, it has generally been assumed that progress in energy…

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New Lab Method Enables Researchers to Build Compartments in Oil and Water

New Lab Method Enables Researchers to Build Compartments in Oil and Water
March 18, 2020

A new laboratory method permits researchers to develop compartments within a liquid that, like drops of oil in water, are separate but have no physical barrier between them. The method may help researchers understand how human cells use similar “membraneless compartments” to segregate and concentrate components for essential cellular processes, chemical reactions, or other organic functions. Researchers at Penn State developed and used the method to create complex multi-sectioned compartments…

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New Genetics Research Brings Dark Portion of Genome into Light

New Genetics Research Brings Dark Portion of Genome into Light
March 12, 2020

Like there’s a mysterious dark matter that accounts for 85% of our universe, there is a “dark” part of the human genome that has baffled scientists for decades. A study featured on March 9, in Genome Research, identifies new parts of the fruit genome that was hidden in these dark regions. The paper titled “Gene Expression Networks in the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel” is the fruits of years of research by…

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Russian Scholarly Journals Retract Over 800 Papers Following Bombshell Probe

Russian Scholarly Journals Retract Over 800 Papers Following Bombshell Probe
January 14, 2020

Scholarly journals in Russia are retracting greater than 800 papers following a probe into unethical publication practices by a fee appointed by the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). The strikes come within the wake of several different queries suggesting the enormous Russian scientific literature is riddled with plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and so-known as reward authorship, through which lecturers turn out to be a co-writer without having contributed any work. The RAS…

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Water from Fukushima Nuclear Plant Will Be Released in The Environment

Water from Fukushima Nuclear Plant Will Be Released in The Environment
December 26, 2019

Japan’s economy and business ministry has proposed regularly releasing or permitting to evaporate huge quantities of handled; however, nonetheless, radioactive water on the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant. The proposal made Monday to a physique of specialists is the primary time the ministry has narrowed down the choices out there to only releasing the water. It’s meant to deal with an enormous headache for the plant’s operator as space for storing…

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Scientist Researching On the Increase of Oxygenic Photosynthesis

Scientist Researching On the Increase of Oxygenic Photosynthesis
December 9, 2019

Around 2.4 billion years ago, at the end of the Archean Eon, a planet-wide increase in oxygen levels known as the Great Oxidation Event (GOE) created the acquainted environment all of us breathe today.  Researchers focused on life’s origins broadly agree that this transition occasion was caused by the global proliferation of photosynthetic microbes able to splitting water to make molecular oxygen (O2). Nevertheless, in accordance with Tanja Bosak, associate…

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The Tread On The Tire Is Worn Out, New Tires Are Needed

The Tread On The Tire Is Worn Out, New Tires Are Needed
November 17, 2019

The tread on the tire is overused, new tires are wanted. On a regular basis life for a lot of drivers. However the place do these misplaced centimeters of tire tread “disappear” to? As micro-rubbers, they primarily find yourself in soil and water and, to a small extent, within the air. And the quantity of those particles in our surroundings is something however small, as Empa researchers have now calculated….

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