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Microbubbles and Gene Therapy Help Heal Broken Bones

Researchers from Cedars Sinai Medical Center have developed a new technique that, if successful in humans, could replace traditional bone grafts for mending nonhealing limb fractures. The new method, which…

3D printing CubeSat bodies for cheaper, faster missions

As a first test of a new printable hard, electrically conductive plastic, ESA has 3D-printed CubeSat structures incorporating their own electrical lines. In future, such miniature satellites could be ready…

First genomic data of mussels reveals how they survive under extreme conditions

Researchers in Hong Kong have assembled the 1.64 gigabytes genome of a deep-sea mussel. The discovery gives wider insights into future research on the mechanisms of symbiosis in other marine…

Amgen Reports Mixed Data in Phase 3 Bone Drug Study

An experimental osteoporosis drug being developed by Amgen and UCB produced surprising safety data in a phase 3 comparison study. The companies reported that patients taking the experimental treatment romosozumab…

Exploring underground with a colliding drone

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map. ESA has…

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria

Rice, Ben-Gurion universities show laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling HOUSTON – Scientists at Rice University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have discovered that laser-induced graphene (LIG) is a…

Crab on LCD

This captivating new image shows the Crab Nebula in bright neon colours. The unusual image was produced by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from radio…

Harnessing energy from glass walls

A Korean research team has developed semi-transparent perovskite solar cells that could be great candidates for solar windows. Scientists are exploring ways to develop transparent or semi-transparent solar cells as…

MOFs provide a better way to remove water from gas

A breakthrough in generating water-stable metal-organic frameworks allows efficient removal of water from gases. The conventional view that metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) cannot be stable in water has been overturned by…

Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass

Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But when it comes to attracting commercial interest, these technologies compete financially with a petroleum-based…