A new form of compact cooling technology developed for space astronomy could pave the way for use of advanced superconducting detectors for better cancer treatments, driverless cars and practical quantum communications.
Researchers discovered that pressure can be generated by simply stacking graphene oxide nanosheets. They also found that the pressure can be increased by reducing the interlayer distance through heat treatment.
Scientists have developed nanobodies that can be labelled on certain amino acids. This provides a direct route for solving new X-ray crystal structures of protein complexes important for gaining mechanistic understanding of cellular processes, which is important in the development of drugs.