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Understanding why a material's behavior changes as it gets smaller

To fully understand how nanomaterials behave one must also understand the atomic scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and therefore their strength and function Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Drexel University and Georgia ... - Read More

Chemists develop new way to make cost-effective material for electricity storage

University of British Columbia researchers have found a new way to make state of the art materials for energy storage using a cheap lamp from the hardware store The researchers wanted to find a better ... - Read More

New tool for detecting, destroying norovirus

Infection with highly contagious noroviruses while not usually fatal can lead to a slew of unpleasant symptoms such as excessive vomiting and diarrhea Current treatment options are limited to rehydration of the patient Additionally noroviruses ... - Read More

Researchers discover new material to produce clean energy

Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material intended to generate electric power from waste heat from a vehicle tailpipe for example or an industrial smokestack with greater efficiency and higher ... - Read More

Lightning plus volcanic ash make glass

In their open access paper for Geology Kimberly Genareau and colleagues propose for the first time a mechanism for the generation of glass spherules in geologic deposits through the occurrence of volcanic lightning The existence ... - Read More

Energy-generating cloth could replace batteries in wearable devices

From light up shoes to smart watches wearable electronics are gaining traction among consumers but these gadgets' versatility is still held back by the stiff short lived batteries that are required These limitations however could ... - Read More

The Making of a Geochemist: Q&A with Andrew Stack

interview by Dawn Levy IMAGE 1 2015 P00289CAPTION CREDITAndrew Stack of Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls on his expertise in geology chemistry and computing to advance understanding of the dynamics of minerals underground Image credit ... - Read More

Mystery solved: Why seashells' mineral forms differently in seawater

For almost a century scientists have been puzzled by a process that is crucial to much of the life in Earth's oceans Why does calcium carbonate the tough material of seashells and corals sometimes take ... - Read More

Flower-like magnetic nanoparticles target difficult tumors

Thanks to the work of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Dartmouth Center of Nanotechnology Excellence funded by the National Institutes of Health the next generation magnetic nanoparticles MNPs may soon be treating deep ... - Read More

Scientists trick the light fantastic

What if one day your computer TV or smart phone could process data with light waves instead of an electrical current making those devices faster cheaper and more sustainable through less heat and power consumption ... - 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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Blend of polymers could one day make solar power lighter, cheaper and more efficient

no picA University of Cincinnati research partnership is reporting advances on how to one day make solar cells stronger lighter more flexible and less expensive when compared with the current silicon or germanium technology on the ... - Read More

Building blocks of the future defy logic: New logic-defying mathematical model

no picWake up in the morning and stretch your midsection narrows Pull on a piece of plastic at separate ends it becomes thinner So does a rubber band One might assume that when a force is ... - Read More

Combating bacteria via silver-dammar coating

no picNatural resins obtained from plants to be used as a coating element to enhance durability and anti rust properties Coating systems are formulated using a mixture of dammar silver and nanoclay in varied compositions Generally ... - Read More

Physicists offer a solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe

no picMost of the laws of nature treat particles and antiparticles equally but stars and planets are made of particles or matter and not antiparticles or antimatter That asymmetry which favors matter to a very small ... - Read More

New acoustic insulation material that incorporates fibers from orange tree pruning

no picScientists are using the fibers from orange tree pruning as an acoustic insulator The work is being done by a team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Universitat de Girona As ... - Read More

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Bioenergy: Genetics of wood formation

To begin to understand the complex genetic interactions that control poplar growth a potential bioenergy crop researchers developed a robust high throughput pipeline for studying the hierarchy of genetic regulation of wood formation using tissue ...

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