One step closer to artificial rhino eggs

Journal Reference: Vera Zywitza, Ejona Rusha, Dmitry Shaposhnikov, Jorge Ruiz-Orera, Narasimha Telugu, Valentyna Rishko, Masafumi Hayashi, Geert Michel, Lars Wittler, Jan Stejskal, Susanne Holtze, Frank Göritz, Robert Hermes, Jichang Wang, Zsuzsanna Izsvák, Silvia Colleoni, Giovanna Lazzari, Cesare Galli, Thomas B. Hildebrandt, Katsuhiko Hayashi, Sebastian Diecke, Micha Drukker. Naïve-like pluripotency to pave the way for saving … Read more

“The dissolution of Memorial marks a decisive step in the policy of controlling Russian society”

Belgium to shut down its seven nuclear reactors by 2025

Tribune. If it comes as a surprise to all those who observe with concern the authoritarian and ultranationalist drift of the regime of Vladimir Putin, the dissolution of Memorial marks a decisive step in the policy of control of Russian civil society and the establishment of ‘an official national story. Founded in 1989, it is … Read more

Step forward in quest to develop living construction materials and beyond

Journal Reference: Sun-Young Kang, Anaya Pokhrel, Sara Bratsch, Joey J. Benson, Seung-Oh Seo, Maureen B. Quin, Alptekin Aksan, Claudia Schmidt-Dannert. Engineering Bacillus subtilis for the formation of a durable living biocomposite material. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27467-2 Seeing this new category of adaptive materials on consumer shelves may be a ways off. Still, … Read more

Mind-controlled robots now one step closer

Journal Reference: Iason Batzianoulis, Fumiaki Iwane, Shupeng Wei, Carolina Gaspar Pinto Ramos Correia, Ricardo Chavarriaga, José del R. Millán, Aude Billard. Customizing skills for assistive robotic manipulators, an inverse reinforcement learning approach with error-related potentials. Communications Biology, 2021; 4 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s42003-021-02891-8 Tetraplegic patients are prisoners of their own bodies, unable to speak or perform … Read more

Battery ‘dream expertise’ a step closer to reality with new discovery

Journal Reference: Jiarui He, Amruth Bhargav, Woochul Shin, Arumugam Manthiram. Stable Dendrite-Free Sodium–Sulfur Batteries Enabled by a Localized High-Concentration Electrolyte. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c08851 Sodium and sulfur stand out as appealing materials for future battery production because they are cheaper and more widely available than materials such as lithium and … Read more

New method to measure spin waves brings us one step closer to spin superfluidity

Journal Reference: Andrew T. Pierce, Yonglong Xie, Seung Hwan Lee, Patrick R. Forrester, Di S. Wei, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Bertrand I. Halperin, Amir Yacoby. Thermodynamics of free and bound magnons in graphene. Nature Physics, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41567-021-01421-x But the very properties that make them so powerful also make them nearly impossible to measure. In … Read more

Analog computers now just one step from digital

Journal Reference: Weidong Cao, Yilong Zhao, Adith Boloor, Yinhe Han, Xuan Zhang, Li Jiang. Neural-PIM: Efficient Processing-In-Memory with Neural Approximation of Peripherals. IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2021; 1 DOI: 10.1109/TC.2021.3122905 The digital design of our everyday computers is good for reading email and gaming, but today’s problem-solving computers are working with vast amounts of data. … Read more