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).
Month: August 2021
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.
Discovery of a Rare Superconductor May Be Vital for the Future of Quantum Computing
Research led by Kent and the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory has resulted in the discovery of a new rare topological superconductor, LaPt3P. This discovery may be of huge importance to the future operations of quantum computers.
How The Ford Motor Company Invented the SQUID
Cooled to a few degrees above absolute zero, a superconducting quantum interference device, or SQUID, can do something amazing: detect a magnetic field only a millionth as strong as the human brain’s, or less than 5 quintillionths of a tesla.
ATLAS Measures Key Higgs Boson Interaction with High Precision
The ATLAS Collaboration has released new measurements of the Higgs-boson decay probability to tau leptons in its four major production modes: gluon fusion (ggF), vector-boson fusion (VBF), the associated production with a W or Z boson (WH, ZH), and the associated production with a top-quark pair (ttH).
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.
Plug Power Breaks Ground on Green Hydrogen Production Plant in Georgia
On August 10, Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, broke ground on the site of a green hydrogen production plant in Camden County GA, where 15 tons of green liquid hydrogen will be produced per day.
Helion Energy Breaks Ground on Next-Generation Fusion Facility Site in Washington
Helion Energy (Helion), a clean energy company committed to creating a new era of zero-carbon electricity through fusion, broke ground on the next iteration of its fusion facility in Everett WA on July 27. The new facility will accelerate Helion’s efforts to build the world’s first commercially viable fusion power plant known as Polaris.