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Wacky Space Races: Two Remote Control Cars Developed by High-School Kids to Compete in the First-Ever Race Across Lunar Surface in 2021

Two remote control race cars will land for the first-ever race on the lunar surface in 2021. After eight weeks of qualifying by high-school students from all around the world, six teams of 5 members will compete to become the final two to race on the Moon. This competition also includes e-gaming, drone racing & […]

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Alternative gene control mechanism based on organization of DNA within nucleus

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have identified how the architecture of the cell nucleus can change gene activity in plants. This discovery reveals fundamental knowledge about genome regulation and points towards future methods for potentially manipulating the expression of many genes simultaneously. The long strands of DNA and the protein machinery needed to turn […]

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Alternative gene control mechanism based on organization of DNA within nucleus

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have identified how the architecture of the cell nucleus can change gene activity in plants. This discovery reveals fundamental knowledge about genome regulation and points towards future methods for potentially manipulating the expression of many genes simultaneously. The long strands of DNA and the protein machinery needed to turn […]

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No, your birth control won’t cause depression

Women who struggle with mental illness often don’t take the most effective birth control methods because they worry the hormones in these contraceptives can trigger depression and suicide, a myth that has been perpetuated by recent studies. A new Northwestern Medicine study has found hormonal contraceptives ­— the pill, IUDs, vaginal rings, etc. — do […]

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Finding the right colour to control magnets with laser pulses

Scientists have discovered a new way to manipulate magnets with laser light pulses shorter than a trillionth of a second. The international team of researchers, led by Lancaster and Radboud Universities, also identified the light wavelength or colour which enables the most efficient manipulation. The finding is published in Physical Review Letters. Magnets have fascinated people […]

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Bioelectronic device achieves unprecedented control of cell membrane voltage

In an impressive proof-of-concept demonstration, an interdisciplinary team of scientists has developed a bioelectronic system driven by a machine learning algorithm that can shift the membrane voltage in living cells and maintain it at a set point for 10 hours. Every living cell maintains a voltage across the cell membrane that results from differences in […]