EurekAlert

The latest news from EurekAlert
New biotechnology for high efficiency purification of live human cells
EurekAlert, 9 hours ago
(Center for iPS Cell Research and Application - Kyoto University) Cell therapies require a purification step that isolates the desired cell types from contaminating cells. Normally cell surface receptors are used as markers to distinguish cell types, but undesired cell types also show these receptor...
Supercomputer unlocks secrets of plant cells to pave the way for more resilient crops
EurekAlert, 9 hours ago
(University of Melbourne) Scientists from IBM Research and the Universities of Melbourne and Queensland have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose -- the basic structural component of plant cell walls. The insights could pave the way for more disease resistant varieties o...
Plant receptors with built-in decoys make pathogens betray themselves
EurekAlert, 9 hours ago
(Norwich BioScience Institutes) Receptors carrying built-in decoys are the latest discovery in the evolutionary battle between plants and pathogens. The decoy domains within the receptor detect pathogens and raise the cell''s alarm when there is an infection.
Simulations predict flat liquid
EurekAlert, 9 hours ago
(Academy of Finland) Computer simulations have predicted a new phase of matter: atomically thin two-dimensional liquid.
Naval Research Laboratory patents compact orbital debris sensor
EurekAlert, 9 hours ago
(Naval Research Laboratory) In Low Earth Orbit, where many space-based assets reside, small debris objects are of concern not only due to their abundance, but because they are often difficult to track or even detect on a routine basis. The Optical Orbital Debris Spotter can detect debris in the vici...
The flight of the oryx
EurekAlert, 9 hours ago
(Inderscience Publishers) Qatar''s capital city, Doha, is set to emerge as a major knowledge hub, with its educated, high-tech workforce and its international connectivity. However, the lack of a cohesive plan for development and the mobility of that workforce in and out of Qatar could stymie its su...
Joint conference on serious games
EurekAlert, 9 hours ago
(University of Huddersfield) The Joint Conference on Serious Games takes place on June 3-4. The event -- which is a combination of the Sixth International Conference on Serious Games Development and the Fifth GameDays Conference -- is chaired by Professor Minhua Ma, who is Director of Internationali...
New methods to study sound generated by wind power plants
EurekAlert, 9 hours ago
(Lappeenranta University of Technology) A new two-year research project on sound produced by wind power plants was launched at Lappeenranta University of Technology in May. In the study, the formation and dissemination of sound from wind power generators, and people''s experiences of it in Finnish c...
Turn that defect upside down
EurekAlert, 9 hours ago
(Michigan Technological University) Most people see defects as flaws. A few Michigan Technological University researchers, however, see them as opportunities. Twin boundaries -- which are small, symmetrical defects in materials -- may present an opportunity to improve lithium-ion batteries.
Emoticons may signal better customer service ;)
EurekAlert, 9 hours ago
(Penn State) Online customer service agents who use emoticons and who are fast typists may have a better chance of putting smiles on their customers'' faces during business-related text chats, according to researchers.
Stories 1 - 10 of 5205