Extinct swordfish-shaped marine reptile discovered

Journal Reference: Dirley Cortés, Erin E. Maxwell, Hans C. E. Larsson. Re-appearance of hypercarnivore ichthyosaurs in the Cretaceous with differentiated dentition: revision of ‘Platypterygius’ sachicarum (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria, Ophthalmosauridae) from Colombia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 2021; 1 DOI: 10.1080/14772019.2021.1989507 “This animal evolved a unique dentition that allowed it to eat large prey,” says Hans Larsson, Director … Read more

Research pushes auto industry closer to clean cars powered by direct ethanol fuel cells

Journal Reference: Jinfa Chang, Guanzhi Wang, Maoyu Wang, Qi Wang, Boyang Li, Hua Zhou, Yuanmin Zhu, Wei Zhang, Mahmoud Omer, Nina Orlovskaya, Qing Ma, Meng Gu, Zhenxing Feng, Guofeng Wang, Yang Yang. Improving Pd–N–C fuel cell electrocatalysts through fluorination-driven rearrangements of local coordination environment. Nature Energy, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41560-021-00940-4 Zhenxing Feng of the OSU College … Read more

Strong winds power electric fields in the upper atmosphere

Journal Reference: Thomas J. Immel, Brian J. Harding, Roderick A. Heelis, Astrid Maute, Jeffrey M. Forbes, Scott L. England, Stephen B. Mende, Christoph R. Englert, Russell A. Stoneback, Kenneth Marr, John M. Harlander, Jonathan J. Makela. Regulation of ionospheric plasma velocities by thermospheric winds. Nature Geoscience, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41561-021-00848-4 Using observations from NASA’s ICON mission, … Read more

Programmable interaction between quantum magnets

Journal Reference: Sebastian Geier, Nithiwadee Thaicharoen, Clément Hainaut, Titus Franz, Andre Salzinger, Annika Tebben, David Grimshandl, Gerhard Zürn, Matthias Weidemüller. Floquet Hamiltonian engineering of an isolated many-body spin system. Science, 2021; 374 (6571): 1149 DOI: 10.1126/science.abd9547 Magnetic systems can exhibit surprising behaviour when they are prepared in an unstable configuration. For example, constraining a collection … Read more

Spicy breast milk?

Journal Reference: Katharina N´Diaye, Marcel Debong, Jürgen Behr, Sebastian Dirndorfer, Tara Duggan, Anja Beusch, Verena Schlagbauer, Corinna Dawid, Helene M. Loos, Andrea Buettner, Roman Lang, Thomas Hofmann. Dietary Piperine is Transferred into the Milk of Nursing Mothers. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 2021; 2100508 DOI: 10.1002/mnfr.202100508 No one-to-one transfer However, the taste and aroma of … Read more

Why we must avoid temperature overshoot

Journal References: Laurent Drouet, Valentina Bosetti, Simone A. Padoan, Lara Aleluia Reis, Christoph Bertram, Francesco Dalla Longa, Jacques Després, Johannes Emmerling, Florian Fosse, Kostas Fragkiadakis, Stefan Frank, Oliver Fricko, Shinichiro Fujimori, Mathijs Harmsen, Volker Krey, Ken Oshiro, Larissa P. Nogueira, Leonidas Paroussos, Franziska Piontek, Keywan Riahi, Pedro R. R. Rochedo, Roberto Schaeffer, Jun’ya Takakura, Kaj-Ivar … Read more

Wearable device can detect and reverse opioid overdose

Journal Reference: Justin Chan, Vikram Iyer, Anran Wang, Alexander Lyness, Preetma Kooner, Jacob Sunshine, Shyamnath Gollakota. Closed-loop wearable naloxone injector system. Scientific Reports, 2021; 11 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-01990-0 The results demonstrate the proof-of-concept of a wearable naloxone injector system, according to the paper published Nov. 22 in Scientific Reports. “The opioid epidemic has become worse … Read more

In the quantum realm, not even time flows as you might expect

Journal Reference: Giulia Rubino, Gonzalo Manzano, Časlav Brukner. Quantum superposition of thermodynamic evolutions with opposing time’s arrows. Communications Physics, 2021; 4 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s42005-021-00759-1 The study, published in the latest issue of Communications Physics, necessitates a rethink of how the flow of time is understood and represented in contexts where quantum laws play a crucial … Read more

Poor sleep linked to feeling older and worse outlook on getting older, which can impact health

Poor sleep linked to feeling older and worse outlook on getting older, which can impact health – NovLink Home Mash B Poor sleep linked to feeling older and worse outlook on getting older, which can impact health We want to thank the writer of this write-up for this remarkable material Poor sleep linked to feeling … Read more

Researchers study extent of healthcare avoidance during COVID-19

Journal Reference: Marije J. Splinter, Premysl Velek, M. Kamran Ikram, Brenda C. T. Kieboom, Robin P. Peeters, Patrick J. E. Bindels, M. Arfan Ikram, Frank J. Wolters, Maarten J. G. Leening, Evelien I. T. de Schepper, Silvan Licher. Prevalence and determinants of healthcare avoidance during the COVID-19 pandemic: A population-based cross-sectional study. PLOS Medicine, 2021; … Read more