Researchers can attach sensors to the organ models to give surgeons real-time feedback on how much force they can use during surgery without damaging the tissue. Credit: McAlpine Research Group A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has 3D printed lifelike artificial organ models that mimic the exact anatomical structure, mechanical properties,

Lindsay explored the interactions between a protein, called an integrin (alphaVbeta3), and its target, called a ligand (RGDfC). Lindsay’s team was able to manufacture a nanodevice to more finely control a series of experiments with a carefully sized gap to control the protein, an electrode holding the ligand in position, and control the amount of

Hydropower plant (stock image). Scientists have discovered that reservoir islands created by large dams across the world do not maintain the same levels of animal and plant life found prior to flooding. Credit: © areeya_ann / Fotolia New research led by the University of Stirling has found a global pattern of sustained species extinctions on

Exploded drawing of an archetypal ethoscope. The machine is composed of 2 main parts: an upper case housing the rPi and its camera, and a lower case providing diffused infrared light illumination and support for the experimental arena. Credit: Giorgio Gilestro Fruit flies are a common research animal in neuroscience and behavioral studies because

PPPL physicist Michael Churchill. Credit: Elle Starkman To fuse hydrogen atoms into helium, doughnut-shaped devices called tokamaks must maintain the heat of the ultrahot plasma they control. But like boiling water, plasma has blobs, or bubbles, that percolate within the plasma edge, reducing the performance of the plasma by taking away heat that sustains the

The air vortexes behind the wings has been processed. Work is done Marco Klein Heerenbrink. Credit: Aron Hejdström For the first time, researchers have observed that birds that fly actively and flap their wings save energy. Biologists at Lund University in Sweden have now shown that jackdaws minimise their energy consumption when they lift off

A silicone strain sensor glued to a rubber glove bends easily with the wearer’s finger. The amount of light transmitted by the fiber changes with the bending. Credit: Changxi Yang, Tsinghua University The exciting applications of wearable sensors have sparked a tremendous amount of research and business investment in recent years. Sensors attached to the

This is the reduction of CO2. Credit: Mr. Aditya Prajapati Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity. The discovery can lead to the development of efficient electrocatalysts for large scale production of

These are organoids before (left) and after exposure to Zika (center), and after treatment (right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Cell Reports UCLA researchers have developed an improved technique for creating simplified human brain tissue from stem cells. Because these so-called “mini brain organoids” mimic human brains in how they grow and develop, they’re

Wind farm in sea. (Stock image) Credit: © StockphotoVideo / Fotolia There is considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic, according to new research from Carnegie’s Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira. Their work is published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Because wind speeds are higher

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