Tracking pollen with quantum dots

(Stellenbosch University) Most plant species on earth are reliant on insects for pollination, including more than 30% of the food crops we eat. With insects facing rapid global decline, it is crucial that scientists understand which insects are importa…

Better red than dread: Barrier keeps batteries safe

(Rice University) A layer of red phosphorus in rechargeable lithium metal batteries can signal when damaging dendrites threaten to create a short circuit. The strategy, which does not require a third electrode, could help bring more powerful lithium me…

Heart research gets $4.1 million boost on Valentine’s Day

(Clemson University) Will Richardson and Naren Vyavahare said Thursday that they have each received grants from the National Institutes of Health for new research related to the heart. The two grants combined represent $4.1 million in new research fund…

What happens to magnetic nanoparticles once in cells?

(CNRS) Although magnetic nanoparticles are being used more and more in cell imaging and tissue bioengineering, what happens to them within stem cells in the long term remained undocumented. Researchers have shown substantial degradation of these nanopa…

A glimpse into the future

(University of California – Santa Barbara) Ten years into the future. That’s about how far UC Santa Barbara electrical and computer engineering professor John Bowers and his research team are reaching with the recent development of their mode-locked qu…