Cryotherapy System Treats Superficial Bladder Cancer

A minimally invasive cryoablation system offers a novel approach for the treatment of non muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). The Vessi Medical minimally invasive cryotherapy solution is designed to provide a bladder-specific system that reduces the cost and eliminates complications associated with the current first-line treatment, transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT).

Supersolidity Enters a Second Dimension

Atoms in a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) can exist in a mysterious “supersolid” state in two dimensions, researchers in Austria have shown. The work, which builds on research from 2019 demonstrating supersolidity in one dimension, opens the way to hitherto impossible tests of theoretical predictions about this long-unexplained phenomenon.

Purdue-Designed Heat Transfer Experiment Arrives at International Space Station

On August 10, an Antares rocket launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island VA. Atop the rocket was a Northrop-Grumman Cygnus spacecraft carrying 3,000 pounds of supplies for the astronauts aboard ISS, as well as the Flow Boiling and Condensation Experiment (FBCE) and three other science experiments. Cygnus docked with ISS on August 12 where the FBCE will soon advance the science of heat transfer in microgravity.