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Stanford solar physicist finds new way to study the inner workings of the sun

In 2009, applied physicist Peter Sturrock was visiting the National Solar Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, when the deputy director of the observatory told him...
smallest magnifying glass

World’s smallest magnifying glass makes it possible to see chemical bonds between atoms

For centuries, scientists believed that light, like all waves, couldn't be focused down smaller than its wavelength, just under a millionth of a metre. Now,...
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields

Women cannot get better STEM career opportunities even they work like men

Whenever Cornell University demographer Sharon Sassler talks about her latest research, she has to restrain herself from singing the lyric, "Why can't a woman...
2017 Dannie Heineman Prize

Quantum physicist Carl M. Bender is awarded 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Physical Society (APS) announced, on behalf of the Heineman Foundation for Research, Educational, Charitable, and...
nanoscale satellite ion rocket

Scientists develop a nanoscale satellite ion rocket

In a recent study, scientists operate a nanoscale satellite ion rocket under a microscope and observe how the tiny rocket works. The finding is...
smallest transistor

Scientists develop the smallest transistor that is only 1 nanometer long

High-performance silicon transistors can have gate channel lengths as short as 5 nanometers before source-drain tunneling. However, the loss of electrostatic control can lead...
Uranium

Uranium in sea water: a renewable for nuclear energy

Uranium is a very heavy metal formed in supernovas (i.e. exploding stars) about 6.6 billion years ago. It is not common in the solar...
Solar Corona

See the solar corona in 3D

Solar corona is an aura of plasma surrounding the sun. It extends millions of kilometers into space and is most easily seen during a...
D-BRAIN

D-BRAIN: a new way to simulate brain data

The brain is the controller of all our cognitive functions. It can be divided into two parts. The grey matter is where the real processing...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

To control your blood pressure, try to eat 3 foods and avoid 4 things

High blood pressure is a common chronic health condition. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. However, it is a big...