29 September 2022 – The G20 Coral Research and Development Accelerator Platform (CORDAP), has launched a call for proposals for its Coral Accelerator Program (CAP) 2022.
A new technique that combines electron microscopy and laser technology enables programmable, arbitrary shaping of electron beams. It can potentially be used for optimizing electron optics and for adaptive electron microscopy, maximizing sensitivity while minimizing beam-induced damage. This fundamental and disruptive technology was now demonstrated by researchers at the University of Vienna, and the University of Siegen. The results are published in PRX.
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have mapped out the molecular structure of a key part of our chromosomes called telomeres, which play a pivotal part in ageing and cancer.
- Ministry of Education - Singapore
Sending regular texts to young people who have recently had a sexually transmitted infection (STI) to encourage safer sex behaviors does not reduce rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea reinfection, finds a trial published by The BMJ today.
- The BMJ
- National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Public Health Research Board
In a study published online this week, robotics researchers, engineers and materials scientists from Rice University and Harvard University showed it is possible to make programmable, nonelectronic circuits that control the actions of soft robots by processing information encoded in bursts of compressed air.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- DOE/US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Rice University Academy of Fellows, Harvard University Center for Nanoscale Systems
In two surveys of nearly 20,000 high schoolers, students who reported using at least one self-control strategy—such as turning off their phone—tended to spend more time practicing for the SAT and had higher SAT scores than students who relied purely on willpower. Chayce Baldwin of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Angela Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and co-authors present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on September 28, 2022.
- PLoS ONE