One property of quantum mechanics is superposition, which explains how a system could be in multiple states at the same time until the instant it is observed or measured. A theoretical study suggests that this phenomenon affects high-precision clocks.
In a microscopic context, fluctuations can cause phenomena that directly violate the second law of thermodynamics, leading observers to find the arrow of time being blurry and vague. However, a new machine-learning algorithm could help researchers in the future.
Neuroscientists refer to the "gut-brain-axis," or GBA is the bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain - helping explain how nervousness gives the feeling of having "butterflies in the stomach."
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston Children's Hospital have found that physically crowding cells, or "squeezing" them, affects the rate at which they grow and develop.
Modern technology and artificial intelligence (AI) have allowed the industry to cater to higher customer demand, resolve light to severe hearing aid problems, and play an active role in the treatment of hearing impairment.
A new method of gene therapy involves minimally invasive microneedles. The patch includes genetic material within nanoparticles and can be applied for various clinical uses such as cancers, diseases, and vaccines.
Chinese scientists develop a tiny wind turbine that can harvest energy from a light breeze. The developers hope that someday it can be used to power electronic devices, provide electricity for communities where energy is scarce, and even compete with traditional wind turbines.
Using nanotechnology and silicon-on-insulator technology, scientists develop a tiny ultrasound detector that can create images of cells and small fragments of tissue. The developers hope the technology can also be expanded outside medical applications such as industrial uses.
Desalination processes to produce potable water are essential for all communities, especially in areas where water is scarce. However, traditional methods go through multiple processes resulting in additional costs and energy. Scientists developed artificial carbon nanotubes as an efficient filtration system.