Scientists chip away at the mystery of how radiation weakens metal, one atom at a time

Science Advances (2022). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abn0900″ width=”800″ height=”434″/> The analyzed GB and its surrounding environment. (A) Automated crystal orientation mapping showing the grain orientations in the vicinity of the interface of interest. The boundary of interest separates the two indicated grains, labeled as A and B, at the center of image (B) and terminates at triple … Read more

Can wild potato relatives help tame zebra chip disease?

Kranthi Mandadi, Ph.D, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Weslaco, was the primary investigator for the new zebra chip-related study. Credit: Texas A&M AgriLife photo A new study led by Texas A&M AgriLife researchers has revealed some resistance to zebra chip disease among certain wild … Read more

Why science doesn’t help sell chocolate chip cookies

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain People don’t want science anywhere near their delicious chocolate chip cookies. But they’re happy to have science create body wash that fights odor-causing bacteria. In a series of 10 studies, researchers found that people don’t like science being invoked to market products that bring pleasure, like cookies. Instead, consumers see science … Read more

New graphite based rapid sensor chip for real-time theophylline monitoring

Researchers from SIT, Japan, have designed a low-cost sensor chip with graphite-based molecularly imprinted polymer as the electrode. This chip can be used for detecting and monitoring theophylline levels. Credit: Yasuo Yoshimi from SIT, Japan Theophylline or THO is a natural organic compound whose molecular structure is very similar to that of caffeine present in … Read more