Friday, May 27, 2022

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A secret of stronger metals unveiled

Study shows what happens when crystalline grains in metals reform at nanometer scales.

Introducing a glucose fuel cell that converts sugar into electricity

The mini-fuel cell generates electricity using the body's sugar.

A rare black widow binary discovered

It has the shortest orbit yet identified.

A new way to model how waves break

Engineers use artificial intelligence to capture the complexity of breaking waves.

A paper-thin loudspeaker

The flexible, thin-film device can make any surface into a low-power, high-quality audio source.

A newly designed heat engine with no moving parts is as efficient as a steam turbine

The design could someday enable a fully decarbonized power grid.

Brain stores a single memory across many brain regions

This study reflects the most comprehensive description of memory encoding cells or memory engrams.

A new experimental tool reveals how immune cells find their targets

A simple way to identify B or T cells that interact with viral or bacterial proteins.

The dynamics of human milk production

A new analysis shows how milk-producing cells change over time in nursing mothers.

Nomon: System helps severely motor-impaired individuals type more quickly and accurately

A new interface learns how motor-impaired individuals make selections, and then self-adjusts accordingly.

Scientists discovered “secret sauce” behind exotic properties of new quantum material

Work will aid the design of other unusual quantum materials with many potential applications.

MIT’s Mini Cheetah runs at the highest speed ever recorded

The robot learns to run entirely by trial and error in simulation.

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