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An Optical Circulator That Directs Light Without Using Magnets

Optical Circulator without magnet

Researchers develop a microscale vibrating glass ring that works as a circulator.  This small glass ring resonator interacts with light and directs it on an optical chip, without using magnets.  Circulators are crucial modules in communication technology. They transmit information from one node to another without any data loss in a network. Similarly an optical ...

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Promising Material For High-Speed, Secure Quantum Internet

Silicon Carbide enables High-Speed Quantum Internet

Physicists ‘rediscovered’ a material that could make ultrahigh-speed quantum internet a reality.  It’s silicon carbide (SiC).  It emits photons efficiently, and thus can transfer data at 1 Gbps on quantum cryptography protocols.  Quantum computing will soon revolutionize the digital machines. For the last couple of years, tech giants like IBM, Microsoft, Google, and leading research centers ...

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NASA’s Mars Helicopter | 6 Things You Need To Know

NASA's Mars Helicopter

It’s official now, NASA is sending a small autonomous helicopter to Mars. It’s supposed to help scout intriguing targets for research on Mars. This is the first test of a heavier-than-air vehicle on another planet. Below, we have covered all interesting aspects of this Mars helicopter, that will answer all your questions. What It Will ...

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15 Most Earth-Like Planets That Could Sustain Human And Alien Life

TRAPPIST-1 e | Earth-like planets

Discovering the first alien planet is a dream for most astronomers. With today’s advanced technology, finding new exoplanets is a common thing, but it takes something special to discover planets which bear more Earth-like characteristics and have similar planetary settings. To discover an Earth-like exoplanet, astronomers look for few essential things. The first and foremost ...

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Neutron Stars Can Cool By The Direct Urca Process

The direct Urca process to cool Neutron Stars

Researchers observed a neutron star of binary system MXB 1659-29.  They found an evidence of the fastest neutrino-emission phenomena, known as the direct Urca process, through which a neutron star cools. They concluded that the direct Urca process occurs in approximately 1 percent of the stellar core.  Neutron stars are the smallest and densest stars, formed in ...

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A New Natural Barcoding Method Enables Personalized Medicine

Human B cells

Researchers develop a new genetic analysis approach that utilizes natural genetic code to enable personalized medicine.   The method is capable of testing many people simultaneously, which not only provides more information, but also saves costs and significant time.  A genome is the genetic material of an organism that contains DNA. The human genome carries approximately 10 ...

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New Calcium-Depended MRI Sensor Provides More Detailed Brain Imaging

Detailed Rat Brain Imaging

Neuroscientists have developed a technique to map neural activity pattern with resolution and specificity that conventional MRI cannot achieve.  The new probe, made of magnetic calcium-responsive nanoparticles using synaptotagmin proteins, enables larger volumes of brain-tissues to be measured. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is a well-known method that uses powerful radio waves, magnets and a computer to make ...

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Neuroscientists Kept Pig Brains Alive With No Body Parts

Scientists kept Pig Brains Alive

Neuroscientists have developed a technique to keep pig’s brain alive without body for up to 36 hours.  The technique, named BrainEx, involves attaching a brain to tubes that circulate artificial blood throughout the vessels of the brain. It provides a new way to investigate intact brains in detail. A team of neuroscientists at Yale University ...

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“I-motif” – A Completely New DNA Structure In Human Cells

Scientists found a new DNA structure, named i-motif, in human cells.  They have built an accurate fragment of an antibody molecule to recognize i-motif’s structure. It’s a four-stranded knot of DNA, where C letters (cytosine) on the same DNA strand bind to each other. For the first time, researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, ...

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The World’s Heaviest Element Has Some Most Bizarre Properties

World's Heaviest Element with different properties

The heaviest known element, oganesson, shows very unusual physical and chemical properties.  Oganesson is the first noble gas that is surprisingly chemically reactive.  Unlike other noble gas, electrons in oganesson are assembled in a nebulous blob, rather than in discrete shells.  Do you know there have been more than 700 types of element tables till date, with new ...

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