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Animal magnetism: how magnetic fields can influence chemistry in living cells

Ever since human beings first discovered the magical attractive effect of lodestones in the ancient world, we have been fascinated by the power of invisible magnetic fields and in particular how they can affect us and our bodies. For example, the Sushruta Samhita, an ancient... click to read more

  • Jonathan R. Woodward | Professor at Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Noboru Ikeya | PhD Student at Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Views 909
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 2, 2022
Magic Squares: A children’s puzzle meets quantum physics

Magic squares have fascinated people for centuries. A magic square is a grid of numbers such that every column and row sum up to the same number, called the “magic constant”. For example, a magic square can be seen on the façade of the Sagrada... click to read more

  • Gemma de las Cuevas | Professor at Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Tom Drescher | Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Mathematics, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Tim Netzer | Professor at Department of Mathematics, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Views 1078
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 9, 2022
E-skin: the future of sustainable & recyclable wearable electronics

Wearable electronic devices based on hard printed circuit boards (PCB), such as smart watches, bracelets and glasses, have broad applications in healthcare, medical science and artificial intelligence. However, most of these wearable devices are exorbitantly priced and when they are discarded, the electronic devices turn... click to read more

  • Chuanqian Shi | PhD Student at Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Wei Zhang | Professor at Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Jianliang Xiao | Associate Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Views 1664
Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 6, 2022
Cellular tornadoes and how they shape our organs

Illustration realized in the framework of a collaboration between the Image/Recit option of the HEAD (Haute École d'Art et de Design) - Genève and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva. During growth and development, cells are known to self-organize to give rise... click to read more

  • Yamini Ravichandran | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva Switzerland
Views 1159
Reading time 3 min
published on Mar 25, 2022
Tiny molecular probes reveal invisible forces inside cells

To function and survive, all cells need to sense and respond to invisible physical forces. Being able to detect and measure these forces is thus key to our understanding of life. Still, it remains one of the most complex problems facing current Science. In particular, biologists... click to read more

  • Margot Riggi | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Biochemistry Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
Views 2450
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 10, 2022