Understanding the solidification process of molten droplets can help develop a universal model to predict their deposition in jet engines

The deposition of molten particles on the interior surface of jet engines can cause significant damage and degrade the performance of the engine. Now, scientists from Japan successfully simulated the…


Opioids can control gut immune responses and thereby reduce colonic inflammation, indicating their potential in the treatment of immune diseases

Opioid receptors play key roles in regulating our senses and emotions. Recently, their discovery outside the nervous system raised several questions about the effects of opioids on the immune system…


In a pioneering study, scientists from Japan establish that psychological stress can negatively affect neurogenesis and cause depression in a mouse model

Few studies have explored the effect of psychological stressors on behavior, and neurogenesis, in the context of depression. With the elucidation of a vicarious social defeat stress mouse…


Scientists from Japan have quantitatively evaluated ion-trapping-induced degradation in lithium intercalated tungsten oxide films

Tungsten oxide, an electrochromic (EC) material with immense potential for technical applications such as in smart windows, has attracted much interest for its energy-saving qualities. However, after multiple cycles, such EC devices exhibit degradation in optical…


Scientists discover endophytic bacteria that can survive the unfavorable interior of passion fruit seeds and get transmitted to the seedlings on germination

Plant endophytic microorganisms, especially those growing inside seeds, can survive antimicrobial compounds and have attracted attention for their potential biocatalytic activity. Recently, researchers from Japan successfully isolated several…


Scientists develop methodology to explore an elusive interfacial phenomenon in all-solid-state batteries

All-solid-state batteries are expected to replace conventional batteries with a liquid electrolyte thanks to their improved safety, durability, and capacity. However, the electric double layer (EDL) effect is a phenomenon that is suspected to be a hindrance to…


New wireless diaper sensors powered by biofuel cell could help prevent diabetes and simplify long-term care

Monitoring urine sugar levels is important during early stages of diabetes, and diaper sensors represent an attractive solution. In a recent study, scientists from Tokyo University of Science, Japan, developed a novel self-powered diaper…


Researchers design a stable, high-performance photocatalyst from gold nanoclusters by removing the protective molecules around them

Precise metal nanoclusters (NCs) are ideal for developing practical catalysts for chemical reactions. However, their catalytic activity is reduced either due to protective molecules called “ligands” surrounding them or aggregation resulting from ligand removal…


Scientists show how head tissue can be safely used as the transmission medium for head-worn electronics

Wearable technology seems all poised to take over next-generation electronics, yet most wireless communication techniques are not up to the task. To tackle this issue, scientists from the Tokyo University of Science, Japan, delved…


Via advanced analyses, scientists shed light on the mechanism of a deadly problem plaguing combustion chambers in rocket engines

A vital piece of gas engines, combustors — the chambers in which the combustion powering the engine occurs — have the problem of breaking down due to fatal high-frequency oscillations during…

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