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Using electricity and water, a new kind of motor can slide microrobots into motion

Look around and you'll likely see something that runs on an electric motor. Powerful and efficient, they keep much of our world moving, everything...

How to melt gold at room temperature

When the tension rises, unexpected things can happen - not least when it comes to gold atoms. Researchers from, among others, Chalmers University of...

MRI scans shows promise in predicting dementia

One day, MRI brain scans may help predict whether older people will develop dementia, new research suggests. In a small study, MRI brain scans predicted...

Overflowing Crater Lakes Carved Canyons Across Mars

Today, most of the water on Mars is locked away in frozen ice caps. But billions of years ago it flowed freely across the...

How head injuries lead to serious brain diseases

UCLA biologists have discovered how head injuries adversely affect individual cells and genes that can lead to serious brain disorders. The life scientists provide the...

Activating a new understanding of gene regulation

Regulation of gene expression — turning genes on or off, increasing or decreasing their expression — is critical for defining cell identity during development...

Study challenges widely held assumption of bee evolution

A new study rewrites a commonly cited hypothesis about bee evolution and the cause behind an explosion in diversity of bee species some 120...

Aquatic insects linked to migratory bird breeding success

A sharp decline in migratory bird populations has flummoxed ecologists trying to pinpoint the risks faced by these birds. New Cornell research points to...

Spinning Up a Solution for Spin Liquids

For decades physicists and mathematicians have debated about the behavior of a particular kind of exotic matter. Now, a team of physicists including Xiao...

Why renting can be better than owning

Thinking about buying a surfboard or electric guitar? If you’re a beginner maybe it’s better to rent than buy at first says a new...