For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a way to deliver a drug to a tumor by attaching it to a blood cell. The innovation could let doctors target tumors with anticancer drugs that might otherwise damage healthy tissues.
In a recent experiment, a microwave resonator, a circuit that supports electric signals oscillating at a resonance frequency, is coupled to the vibrations of a metallic micro-drum. By actively cooling the mechanical motion close to the lowest energy allowed by quantum mechanics, the micro-drum can be turned into a quantum reservoir - an environment that can shape the states of the microwaves.
Ormia ochracea's sense of directional hearing is second to none in the animal kingdom. But, according to new research, what makes its hearing so incredible may also complicate efforts in using it as a model for new technology, including hearing aids.
By precisely measuring the entropy of a cerium copper gold alloy with baffling electronic properties cooled to nearly absolute zero, physicists have gleaned new evidence about the possible causes of high-temperature superconductivity and similar phenomena.