Majorana fermions are particles that could potentially be used as information units for a quantum computer. An experiment by physicists has confirmed their theory that Majorana fermions can be generated and measured on a superconductor at the end of wires made from single iron atoms.
A collaborative effort between research groups demonstrates that the physical properties of SrTiO3, or strontium titanate, in its single crystal form can be changed by a relatively simple electrical treatment. SrTi03 is a mineral often studied for its superconducting properties.
Using minute quantities of nanoparticles, or FDA-approved polymer (polyethylene glycol), or higher amounts of sucrose, researchers were able to stabilize vaccines at room temperature for several weeks or, in some cases, months.
Scientists describe a new system to encase chemotherapy drugs within tiny, synthetic nanocarrier packages, which could be injected into patients and disassembled at the tumor site to release their toxic cargo.