Kavli News


Optofluidics, manipulating light and fluids on a single chip, could lead to improved green technology, solar-powered bioreactors.


The EXO team announced yesterday at a conference in Munich that, according to their measurements of two-neutrino double-beta decay in Xe-136, an isotope of xenon, the half-life of the process clocks in at 2.11 x 10^21 years.


Research may help explain how galaxies take in matter and give off energetic radiation.


At its national meeting, the American Chemical Society's Kavli Foundation Innovation in Chemistry Lecture focused on the unexpected loss of ozone over the Arctic this past winter.


Using X-ray, radio, and gamma-ray observations of a distant galaxy, a multinational team of astrophysicists has seen perhaps the first live instance of the turning on of a powerful jet from a supermassive black hole.


Researchers performed the first recordings of prefrontal cortical (PFC) neurons from aged monkeys performing a spatial working memory task. They found a marked, age-related reduction in the persistent network firing that is essential for working memory, the building block of higher cognition.


Using a combination of experimental observations, biological and biophysical manipulations, theory, and computation, researchers at Harvard have shown that a "simple" balance of forces insures the consistent coiling and formation of the human gut.


A new study published July 27 in the journal Nature shows that the neural networks in the brains of the middle-aged and elderly have weaker connections and fire less robustly than in youthful ones. Intriguingly, note the scientists, the research suggests that this condition is reversible.


Researchers have reliably read out two electron spins, the elementary qubit building blocks for one day creating a super-fast quantum computer.


Research helps pave the way for the next generation of computer-chip technology: photonic chips, which rely on light instead of electricity, which will allow for faster computing.