A New Approach to Characterizing Space Plasmas

In studying the behavior of plasmas, large collections of electrons and ions, physicists often consider a plasma’s kinetic distribution, which depends on both the position and the velocities of the particles. Kinetic distributions are already averaged over time intervals and over tiny regions of phase space, and further averaging yields a coarse-grained “single-fluid” […]

Characterizing wildlife consumers to guide behavior change efforts provides optimism amid the Asian Songbird Extinction Crisis — ScienceDaily

A comprehensive new study into the key user groups in Indonesia’s bird trade offers hope for protecting species through behavioural change. Novel research led by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and Chester Zoo has identified three main groups within the Indonesian songbird owner community: ‘hobbyist’, ‘contestant’ and ‘breeder’. Indonesia hosts 16% of the worlds bird species […]

Characterizing complex flows in 2D bubble swarms — ScienceDaily

When swarms of bubbles are driven upwards through a fluid by their buoyancy, they can generate complex flow patterns in their wake. Named ‘pseudo-turbulence,’ these patterns are characterised by a universal mathematical relationship between the energy of flows of different sizes, and the frequency of their occurrence. This relationship has now been widely observed through […]

New platform for creating and characterizing material blends could significantly accelerate development

Yale University PhD student Kristof Toth (pictured above) with the electrospray deposition tool he designed, built, and validated in collaboration with staff scientist Gregory Doerk of Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN). This CFN tool allows users to blend multiple components–such as polymers, nanoparticles, and small molecules–over a range of compositions in a single […]

Cerebrospinal fluid as liquid biopsy for characterizing & policing of medulloblastoma

IMAGE: Joan Seoane, Director of Translational Research, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO). view more  Credit: VHIO Cerebrospinal fluid as liquid biopsy for the precise characterization and policing of medulloblastoma Results from a proof-of-concept study led by Joan Seoane show the promise of cerebrospinal fluid as liquid biopsy for the more precise characterization and real […]