Lab-grown cells used to study viruses
Ability to ‘fast fail’ may accelerate success.
Australian scientists have found that human airway cells grown in a laboratory can reliably be used to study respirat...
The supersizing of quantum physics
Smashing noise limits by squeezing light.
Quantum physics is the realm of tiny particles no longer. Scientists at the giant gravitational wave detector LIGO in...
Understanding how brains fold and misfold
Study offers new genetic insights into a critical process.
Australian and Swiss researchers say they have new clues to how a baby’s brain folds as it develops in the womb, a pr...
Homemade masks can work, physics suggests
But don’t expect a bandana to do the job.
Physics suggests that homemade masks are useful in a pandemic, as long as they’re the right sort and fitted right. ...
It happened in just zeptoseconds
Physicists calculate the speed of nuclear reactions.
Australian and US physicists say they have calculated the speed of the most complex nuclear reactions and found that ...
Cancelling noise and being green
Physicists and biologists model photosynthesis.
Successful photosynthesis is in part about cancelling out noise, according to a unique new model created by a team of...
Could nanosponges soak up SARS-CoV-2?
Chemists try new approach that targets host cells.
As we noted yesterday, with specific reference to physics, scientists from a range of disciplines are front and centr...
Where robotics meets quantum computing
Researchers adapt techniques to overcome noise.
Australian physicists say they have adapted techniques from autonomous vehicles and robotics to efficiently assess th...
Why you should close the toilet lid
Study shows flushing creates clouds that can carry viruses.
Physics has been surprisingly prominent in the flurry of scientific activity to understand COVID-19 and its real and ...
Human embryo model created from stem cells
Scientists explore a key stage of development.
British and Dutch scientists have developed a model to study early human development that uses human embryonic stem c...
A new wave way to grow biomaterials
Controlling biofilms opens a world of opportunities.
Australian physicists have developed a way to use waves to manipulate the growth of bacteria biofilms – one of the mo...
Making water-repellent surfaces toughen up
New approach equips them for the real world.
Superhydrophobic surfaces are smart, but not that tough. They repel water brilliantly but are easy to cut, scratch...