Cracking the Core Physiological and Molecular Traits of Drought-Tolerant Rice

The researchers conducting their field experiment. Credit: Dr. Amelia Henry, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines A study links gene expression patterns with characteristics that improve drought tolerance in rice plants. For many smallholder farmers in South and Southeast Asia, rice is more than a mainstay – it’s a living. Generations of smallholder … Read more

First Molecular Electronics Chip Developed – Realizes 50-Year-Old Goal

The Roswell Molecular Electronics Chip uses single molecules as universal detector elements in a circuit to create a programmable biosensor with real-time single-molecule sensitivity and unlimited scalability in sensor pixel density. Credit: Roswell A platform for measuring one molecule of binding kinetics and enzyme activity. The first molecular electronics chip has been developed, realizing a … Read more

The Flame Nebula Blazes Like a Cosmic Bonfire in This Stunning New Image

A new image of the Flame Nebula shows the interstellar cloud like we’ve never seen before. A team of astronomers using the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope has captured the star-forming region at radio wavelengths, revealing details we had never seen before. The Flame Nebula, close to the famous Horsehead Nebula, is part of the … Read more

Molecular paddlewheels propel sodium ions through next-generation batteries – BIOENGINEER.ORG

DURHAM, NC – Materials scientists at Duke University have unveiled paddle wheel-like molecular dynamics that help push sodium ions through a class of fast-developing solid state batteries. The insights should guide researchers as they seek a new generation of sodium-ion batteries to replace lithium-ion technology in a wide range of applications such as data centers … Read more