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New ways to construct contactless magnetic gears

The new milk frother you are using to prepare your cappuccino is likely using magnetic gears Magnetic gears transmit rotary motion like mechanical gears but instead of teeth they use magnetic attraction and repulsion between ... - Read More

Hot find: Tightly spaced objects could exchange millions of times more heat

The sun's warmth crosses millions of miles of empty space to create a summer day a campfire roasts marshmallows from several feet away Scientists have understood the mathematics behind this ghostly transfer of heat since ... - Read More

Fluorescent biosensors light up high-throughput metabolic engineering

Synthetic biologists are learning to turn microbes and unicellular organisms into highly productive factories by re engineering their metabolism to produce valued commodities such as fine chemicals therapeutics and biofuels To speed up identification of ... - Read More

Researchers develop new, more-efficient selective oxidation catalyst

Since August 2012 Thomas Manz Chemical and Materials Engineering assistant professor at New Mexico State University and Ph D student Bo Yang have worked to develop a new more efficient selective oxidation catalyst Our new ... - Read More

Organic waste for sustainable batteries

A carbon based active material produced from apple leftovers and a material of layered oxides might help reduce the costs of future energy storage systems Both were found to have excellent electrochemical properties and stand ... - Read More

Buildings wrapped in high-efficiency, flexible solar cells? It could happen

A patented breakthrough by researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology improves the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells by 50 percent and could someday provide a huge boost for the viability of solar power ... - Read More

Public Health Researchers Map World's 'Chemical Landscape'

Released 9 Feb 2016 10 00 AM ESTEmbargo expired 12 Feb 2016 12 05 AM ESTSource Newsroom Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available ... - Read More

Chemical Cages: New Technique Advances Synthetic Biology

Released 11 Feb 2016 2 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom Arizona State University Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature CommunicationsFeb 12 2016 Living systems rely on a dizzying variety ... - Read More

Clean energy from water

Fuel cells generate electrical energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen To obtain clean energy the splitting of water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen is critical Researchers at the University of ... - Read More

Why not recycled concrete?

From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles products made from recycled materials permeate our lives One notable exception is building materials Why can't we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material ... - Read More

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Graphene Researchers Create "Superheated" Water That Can Corrode Diamonds

Released 3 11 2013 5 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom National University of Singapore more news from this source Mar 11 2013 A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore NUS led by Professor ...

Gentle pasteurization of milk – with microwaves
Microwaves, Milk

In the EU funded project MicroMilk European SMEs together with the University of Hohenheim and the Fraunhofer IGB have developed a novel method for pasteurization of milk with microwaves The system preserves the valuable components ...

Ultrasound ‘Making Waves’ for Enhancing Biofuel Production

All chefs know that you have to break some eggs to make an omelet and that includes engineers at Iowa State University who are using high frequency sound waves to break down plant materials in ...

Researchers "Fish New Pond" for Antibiotics

Released 10 11 2013 9 35 AM EDTEmbargo expired 10 13 2013 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom McMaster University more news from this source Oct 15 2013 Hamilton ON Oct 13 2013 Researchers at McMaster ...

Warming since 1950s partly caused by El Niño
Ocean, Ocean

A natural shift to stronger warm El Niño events in the Pacific Ocean might be responsible for a substantial portion of the global warming recorded during the past 50 years according to new research at ...

Geochemistry survey at Chatham Rise reveals absence of modern day greenhouse gas emissions
Gas, Geochemistry, Emissions

Geochemistry analysis conducted by the U S Naval Research Laboratory of fossil sediment injection structures off the New Zealand coast in February and March reveal no presence of modern day expulsions of methane gas a ...

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Researchers create synthetic biopathway to turn agriculture waste into 'green' products

no picResearchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost effectively turn agricultural waste like corn stover and orange peels into a variety of useful products ranging ... - Read More

Car roof and battery made with byproducts of paper production

no picSwedish researchers have produced the world's first model car with a roof and battery made from wood based carbon fibre a lightweight and renewable alternative to metals and other composites Remember wood paneled station wagons ... - Read More

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked with asthma risk

no picBabies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of six according to new UBC research Our study results highlight the danger ... - Read More

Slime Can See

no picReleased 9 Feb 2016 12 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom eLife Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations eLifeFeb 10 2016 After more than 300 years of looking scientists have figured ... - Read More

Scientists guide gold nanoparticles to form 'diamond' superlattices

no picUsing bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy like tetrahedral cages scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticles in a way that ... - Read More
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