Mantis shrimp have mushroom bodies in their brains, structures that are well known from insects but not from crustaceans. The findings of a study question the most commonly held scenario retracing how brain structures evolved in arthropods._UA News
Scientists have made a crucial step towards unlocking the ‘holy grail’ of computing – microchips that mimic the way the human brain works to store and process information._ The Oxford University
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are working on a technology that can replicate vital human tissues on microchips.
Physicists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) are providing critical expertise for the first full campaign of the world’s largest and most powerful stellarator, a magnetic confinement fusion experiment, the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) in Germany.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will use its infrared capabilities to study the “ocean worlds” of Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus, adding to observations previously made by NASA’s Galileo and Cassini orbiters. The Webb telescope’s observations could also help guide future missions to the icy moons.
Based on X-ray videos, EPFL scientists have invented a new robot that mimics the way salamanders walk and swim with unprecedented detail: a tool for understanding the evolution of vertebrate locomotion._EPFL
Doctors will be able to remotely monitor diabetic people for a potentially life-threatening condition thanks to the development of socks which measure foot temperature. Research by Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with Copenhagen / San Francisco-based Siren Care, has led to the development of electronic smart socks which inform users of the early signs of diabetic foot ulcers._Nottingham Trent University
Researchers of ETH Zurich and ETH start-up company Scrona achieve a new world record! They have printed a color picture depicting clown fishes around their sea anemone home. This picture is as tiny as the cross-sectional area of a human hair. _ETH Zurich
Scientists at EPFL show how a light-induced force can amplify the sensitivity and resolution of a technique used to study single molecules._EPFL
Both in materials science and in biomedical research it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures, for example in carbon-fiber materials and bones. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Lund, Charité hospital in Berlin and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have now developed a new computed tomography method based on the scattering, rather than on the absorption, of X-rays. The technique makes it possible for the first time to visualize nanostructures in objects measuring just a few millimeters, allowing the researchers to view the precise three-dimensional structure of collagen fibers in a piece of human tooth._Technical University of Munich (TUM)
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