Inspired by Living Systems – Next Generation Material Adapts to Its History

Abstract High Tech Material Cube Electrical

  A new material has been developed that changes its electrical behavior based on previous experience. This effectively gives it a basic form of adaptive memory. (Artist’s concept of electrically adaptive material.) Responsive material changes its behavior based on earlier conditions. Inspired by living systems, a new material has been developed that changes its electrical … Read more

Satellite Reveals Larger Wheat Harvest in Ukraine Than Expected – And Barren Boundary of War

Larger Wheat Harvest in Ukraine Than Expected

A Barren Boundary: Despite a largely successful harvest overall, some crops along the front line went unharvested. A satellite-based analysis indicates that nearly 27 million tons of wheat were harvested from Ukraine’s farms this year, but the country won’t reap all of the benefits. Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 fueled widespread concern … Read more

COVID-19 Linked to Signs of Possible Long-Term Liver Injury

Liver Disease Concept Illustration

According to the results of a new study, COVID-19 infection is associated with increased liver stiffness, a sign of possible long-term liver injury. COVID-19 Patients Show Liver Injury Months After Infection COVID-19 infection is linked with increased liver stiffness, a sign of possible long-term liver injury. This is according to the results of a new … Read more

Top 8 Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Morning Coffee Happy

The great flavor of your favorite beverage may be enough to persuade you to continue drinking it. However, it can’t hurt to recognize that you also benefit from these eight health-inducing perks. Your daily cups of coffee can help you live longer. They might also stave off several severe illnesses and improve your functioning. Longevity … Read more

Scientists Reveal the Invisible Secret Behind Spectacular Blooms in the World’s Driest Desert

Desierto Florido

Taken during the 2021 ‘desierto florido‘ event near Caldera, Chile. The purple background is due to Cistanthe longiscapa, the object of this study. Credit: Oven Pérez-Nates Diversity in flower color and patterning is even greater for pollinators. The Atacama desert, which stretches for nearly 1,600 kilometers along the western coast of South America’s cone, is … Read more

New Webb Space Telescope Images Reveal a Star’s Murder Scene

James Webb Space Telescope Southern Ring Nebula

Southern Ring Nebula (NIRCam and MIRI images side by side). NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope offers dramatically different views of the Southern Ring Nebula. Each image combines near- and mid-infrared light from three filters. At left, Webb’s image of the Southern Ring Nebula highlights the very hot gas that surrounds the two central stars. At … Read more

Key Regulator of Cell Growth Deciphered

Key Regulator of Cell Growth

The SEA complex is composed of a cage-like core (SEACAT, blue) that regulates the activity of the wings (SEACIT, white and bright). Credit: © Ciencia Graficada A UNIGE team has discovered the structure of a protein complex that regulates the activity of the major growth regulator. The mTOR protein plays a central role in cell … Read more