Taiwan official leading missile production found dead in hotel

Taiwan official leading missile production found dead in hotel

The deputy head of Taiwan defense ministry’s research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, according to the official Central News Agency. Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, was found dead in a hotel room in southern Taiwan on Saturday … Read more

Hyaluranic acid wakes up stem cells to start muscle repair

Hyaluranic acid wakes up stem cells to start muscle repair

A new study published in the journal Science reveals a unique form of cell communication that controls muscle repair. In damaged muscle, stem cells must work together with immune cells to complete the repair process, yet how these cells coordinate to ensure the efficient removal of dead tissue before making new muscle fibers has remained … Read more

Your boss is burned out – but terrified to tell anyone. Business leaders are crumbling under the pandemic’s slow pace of work

Your boss is burned out – but terrified to tell anyone.  Business leaders are crumbling under the pandemic’s slow pace of work

Paula Allen in Toronto on Feb., 25, 2021.Christopher Katsarov/The Globe and Mail Two and a half years into the pandemic, business leaders can’t take it anymore. Far too often they are beyond their breaking points, so burned out they barely remember what a normal work life used to feel like – but they’re terrified to … Read more

Bizarre, Tentacled ‘Flower’ Creature Glimpsed in The Depths of The Pacific

Bizarre, Tentacled ‘Flower’ Creature Glimpsed in The Depths of The Pacific

New footage showing a giant, peculiar-looking tentacled sea creature floating languidly in the depths of the Pacific Ocean has left researchers questioning if what they’re seeing is a new species. A team of scientists spotted the strange animal while on board the E/V Nautilusa research vessel used by the Ocean Exploration Trust – a nonprofit … Read more

Magnetism in Ancient Crystals Reveals When Earth’s Inner Core Emerges

Magnetism in Ancient Crystals Reveals When Earth’s Inner Core Emerges

Researchers have been able to use an analysis of ancient rock crystals – and the magnetism records locked inside them – to trace back the history of Earth’s inner core across hundreds of millions of years. Earth’s core, a dense hot blob of iron and nickel, is actually made up of two layers – the … Read more

Researchers develop new kind of Atomic Force Microscopy probes in true 3D shapes

Researchers develop new kind of Atomic Force Microscopy probes in true 3D shapes

A team of researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Microfluidics and Microdevices Laboratory (AMMLab) have developed new kind of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) probes in true three-dimensional shapes they call 3DTIPs. AFM technology allows scientists to observe, measure, and manipulate samples and micro and nanoscale entities with unprecedented precision. The new 3DTIPs, which are manufactured … Read more

Researchers create composite layered 2D materials using biomimetic proteins

Researchers create composite layered 2D materials using biomimetic proteins

Nature creates layered materials like bone and mother-of-pearl that become less sensitive to defects as they grow. Now researchers have created, using biomimetic proteins patterned on squid ring teeth, composite layered 2D materials that are resistant to breaking and extremely stretchable. Researchers rarely reported this interface property for the bone and nacre because it was … Read more

Chemists Just Rearranged Atomic Bonds in a Single Molecule For The First Time

Chemists Just Rearranged Atomic Bonds in a Single Molecule For The First Time

If chemists built cars, they’d fill a factory with car parts, set it on fire, and sift from the ashes pieces that now looked vaguely car-like. When you’re dealing with car-parts the size of atoms, this is a perfectly reasonable process. Yet chemists yearn for ways to reduce the waste and make reactions far more … Read more

Physicists Find The ‘Missing Link’ That Could Provide Quantum Internet Technology

Physicists Find The ‘Missing Link’ That Could Provide Quantum Internet Technology

Before quantum computers and quantum networks can fulfill their huge potential, scientists have got several difficult problems to overcome – but a new study outlines a potential solution to one of these problems. As we’ve seen in recent research, the silicon material that our existing classical computing components are made out of has shown potential … Read more

Scientists Have Created an AI That Can Think Like a Human Baby

Scientists Have Created an AI That Can Think Like a Human Baby

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are already way ahead of us in certain areas – playing Go, for example, or crunching huge sets of data – but in other aspects AI is still a long way behind human beings, even just a few months after we ‘reborn. For example, even young babies instinctively know that one … Read more