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Quantum-material-based proton-irradiation-immune electronics for space travel

Proton radiation damage is an important failure mechanism for electronic devices in near-Earth orbits and deep space. The future of space exploration depends crucially on the development of new electronic technologies that are immune to space radiation, which consists primarily of protons, electrons, and cosmic rays. The penetrating energetic radiation of deep space produces negative impacts on not only biological entities but also the electronic systems of space vehicles. Researchers have now demonstrated two-dimensional charge-density-wave devices with a remarkable immunity to bombardment with protons.

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Biomimetics: Artificial receptor distinguishes between male and female hormones

Study opens the door to developing ultrasensitive analytical devices for medical and sports applications.

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Photonics: The curious case of the disappearing cylinders

Study opens a new route to achieving invisibility without using metamaterials.

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Lilly recruits Avidity Biosciences to develop antibody-oligonucleotide conjugates

Avidity’s technology will help the duo get RNA therapies to immune cells

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How perfumers walk the fine line between natural and synthetic

Consumers are looking for natural scents; fragrance firms just want to be more sustainable

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Farming a flower to help fragrance last longer

North Carolina’s clary sage crop protects a perfume’s last drop

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As more opioids go down the drain, scientists are tracking them in the environment

Researchers have begun sampling water and sediment to understand the extent of the problem

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Microbes both of and out of this world

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Wacker seeks help from biotech

Softening chemical markets encourage German giant to grow through biochemistry

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Rescued from a war zone, an Iraqi chemist finds a future in pharma

A scholarship led Firas Jumaah to graduate studies at Lund University, which then saved him and his family from Islamic State militants

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