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Researchers derive a unified topological rate limit for the evolution of physical states

Researchers derive a unified topological rate limit for the evolution of physical states

Topological rate limit states that the topological structure limits the rate of physical systems, such as chemical reactions and bosonic systems interacting with many bodies. Credit: Vu & Saito Physical systems evolve at a particular speed, which depends on various factors, including the so-called topological structure of the system (i.e. spatial properties that are preserved …

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'Terminator pigs' with huge jaws unfairly painted as predators, researchers say

‘Terminator pigs’ with huge jaws unfairly painted as predators, researchers say

About 20 to 40 million years ago, entelodonts – huge pig-like beasts – roamed all over Eurasia and North America. But despite their 3-foot jaws studded with an alarming number of triangular teeth, these barnyard nightmares apparently had a typical pig diet. New resultspublished recently in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, shed light on the …

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U of T researchers used AI to discover a potential new cancer drug - in less than a month

U of T researchers used AI to discover a potential new cancer drug – in less than a month

Drug discovery can be a time-consuming and expensive affair, but with advances in artificial intelligence, researchers at Insilico Medicine and the University of Toronto have reduced what usually takes years or even decades to less one month. The study could be the first in the world to apply a breakthrough artificial intelligence technology called AlphaFold …

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Study: Ion-tunable antiambipolarity in mixed ion–electron conducting polymers enables biorealistic organic electrochemical neurons. Image Credit: MattLphotography/Shutterstock

Researchers develop an artificial neuron that closely mimics the characteristics of a biological neuron

In a recent article published in Natural materialsthe researchers reported an organic electrochemical conductance-based neuron (c-OECN) that mimicked biological signaling in neurons, specifically the activation/inactivation of their sodium and potassium channels. Study: Ion-tunable antiambipolarity in mixed ion-electron conducting polymers enables biorealistic organic electrochemical neurons. Image Credit: MattLphotography/Shutterstock Background Neurons interact and process information primarily through …

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Magnetic Reconnection in a Solar Flare

Unlocking the secrets of the universe: Researchers use high-powered lasers to study magnetic reconnection

Screenshot from NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab of ‘Magnetic Reconnection Across the Solar System’. Magnetic reconnection occurs when antiparallel magnetic fields — in this case, found in solar flares — collide, snap, and realign. The process produces a high-energy explosion that hurls particles into space. Credit: NASA Concept Image Lab Scientists use powerful laser beams to …

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Researchers develop a light source that produces two entangled light beams

Researchers develop a light source that produces two entangled light beams

The optical parametric oscillator (OPO) was used in the study. Credit: Alvaro Mountain Warrior Scientists are increasingly studying quantum entanglement, which occurs when two or more systems are created or interact in such a way that the quantum states of some cannot be described independently of the quantum states of others. The systems are correlated, …

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Software allows researchers to create tiny rounded objects from DNA.  Here's why it's cool

Software allows researchers to create tiny rounded objects from DNA. Here’s why it’s cool

No bigger than a virus, each of these nanostructures was built using new software that allows researchers to design objects from concentric rings of DNA. Models (top) shown alongside electron microscope images of the actual objects (bottom). Credit: Raghu Pradeep Narayanan and Abhay Prasad, Yan lab, Arizona State University. Marvel at the tiny nanoscale structures …

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Whales may play important but overlooked role in tackling climate crisis, researchers say |  CNN

Whales may play important but overlooked role in tackling climate crisis, researchers say | CNN

CNN — The largest whales in the world are more than just amazing creatures. Like the ocean, soil and forests, whales can help save humanity from the accelerating climate crisis by sequestering and storing carbon emissions that are warming the planet, researchers say. In a paper published Thursday in the journal Trends in Ecology & …

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