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Physicists capture the sound of a “perfect” fluid

For some, the sound of a “perfect stream” might be the gentle lapping of a forest stream or perhaps the tinkling of water being poured from a pitcher. For physicists, a perfect flow is more specific, referring to a fluid that flows with the least amount of friction, or viscosity, …

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Imaging method reveals a “symphony of cellular activity”

Within a single cell, thousands of molecules, such as proteins, ions and other signaling molecules, work together to carry out all types of functions: to absorb nutrients, storing memories and differentiate into specific tissues, among many others. Deciphering these molecules and all their interactions is a monumental task. Over the …

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For neural research, the wireless chip lights up the brain

Researchers have developed a chip that is wirelessly powered and can be surgically implanted to read neural signals and stimulate the brain with light and electric current. The technology has been successfully demonstrated in rats and is designed to be used as a research tool. “Our goal was to create …

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The study reveals how to improve natural gas production in shale

LOS ALAMOS, NM, November 12, 2020 – A new hydrocarbon study contradicts conventional wisdom about how methane is trapped in rock, revealing a new strategy to more easily access the precious energy resource. “The most challenging problem facing the shale energy industry is the very low recovery rate of hydrocarbons: …

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NIST designs a prototype fuel gauge for the orbit

Credit:NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Many satellites perform very important and profitable tasks, but some may be deactivated with fuel still in the tank due to current methods of measuring the amount of fuel. More accurate fuel gauges could help ensure satellites stay operational longer and time in orbit is longer. …

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