‘Friendly’ gut bacteria may eliminate pathogens by competing for energy resources

gut bacteria

New research from scientists at UC Davis Health provides clues for how friendly bacteria in the gut—probiotics—may help eradicate bacterial pathogens like Salmonella by competing with them for needed resources. The study, published today in Cell Host & Microbe, shows that the availability of needed nutrients alone doesn’t define where bacteria—including pathogens like Salmonella—can survive […]

Researchers develop 3D-printed shape memory alloys with superior superelasticity

3D shape memory alloys

Laser powder bed fusion, offers potential in the manufacturing industry, particularly when fabricating nickel-titanium 3D shape memory alloys with complex geometries. Although this manufacturing technique is attractive for applications in the biomedical and aerospace fields, it has rarely showcased the superelasticity required for specific applications using nickel-titanium 3D shape memory alloys. Defects generated and changes […]

SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from California

Starlink satellites

A SpaceX rocket carried 53 satellites for the Starlink internet constellation into orbit Friday after blasting off from California. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 3:07 p.m., and minutes later the first stage landed on a droneship in the Pacific Ocean while the second stage continued toward low Earth […]

Fifth Blue Origin flight scheduled for next week

blue origin flight

Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin space tourism company announced Friday that its next rocket will take off on May 20 with six passengers on board. One of the travelers will be the first woman born in Mexico to go into space. Liftoff is scheduled for 8:30 am (1330 GMT) from western Texas. It will be the […]

Eco-Friendly, High-Quality rGO/Silicone Strain Sensors for Monitoring

Silicone strain sensors

Wearable electronics for smart detection of patient body and fitness activity are a significant futuristic technology. Conventional strain sensors are inflexible and unsuitable for use on irregular surfaces such as human skin. A new work published in the journal Materials Today: Proceedings describes the construction of extremely flexible, accurate, and robust strain sensors employing electrochemically […]

Development of a novel large-scale manufacturing technology for sulfide solid electrolytes

sulfide solid electrolytes

A research group in the doctoral program of Toyohashi University of Technology’s Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering that includes a doctoral student Hirotada Gamo and specially appointed assistant professor Jin Nishida, specially appointed associate professor Atsushi Nagai, assistant professor Kazuhiro Hikima, professor Atsunori Matsuda and others, developed a large-scale manufacturing technology of Li7P3S11 […]

New aircraft structures production technology has increased their strength

aircraft structures

Scientists from NUST MISIS have developed a method of producing composite parts for the aerospace industry, which has increased the strength of finished products by 15% due to a combination of laser technologies and isostatic pressing. The results of the study have been published in The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. The titanium-silicon composite […]

Going gentle on mechanical quantum systems

mechanical quantum systems

When thinking about mechanical quantum systems, single photons and well-isolated ions and atoms may spring to mind, or electrons spreading through a crystal. More exotic in the context of quantum mechanics are genuinely mechanical quantum systems; that is, massive objects in which mechanical motion such as vibration is quantized. In a series of seminal experiments, […]

Malaria parasites form vortices

Malaria parasites

The disease of malaria is triggered by single-celled parasites that accumulate in large groups in the salivary glands of mosquitoes before transmission to human beings. The limited space there prevents them from actually moving, unless this restriction is lifted by means of appropriate experimental preparation. In just such a set of experiments, researchers at Heidelberg […]

Terahertz near-field microscopy based on an air-plasma dynamic aperture

near-field microscopy

As a novel far-infrared inspection method, the development of terahertz (THz) imaging technology has attracted considerable attention in recent years. With the unique properties of THz radiation, such as non-ionizing photon energies and broad spectral information, this imaging technique has shown powerful application potential in many fundamental research and industrial fields. However, the resolution of […]