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Esther Conwell, Pioneering Professor of Chemistry, Dead at 92

herself a National Medal of Science winner “Dr Esther Conwell has had an extraordinarily productive career as a scientist and has greatly influenced electronic device design and performance…” wrote Dresselhaus in her letter of nomination ... - Read More

Space: The Final Frontier in Silicon Chemistry

Released 7 Nov 2014 10 00 AM ESTEmbargo expired 11 Nov 2014 11 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom American Institute of Physics AIP more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only ... - Read More

The dodo: New insights into an old bird

The dodo is among the most famous extinct creatures and a poster child for human caused extinction events Despite its notoriety and the fact that the species was alive during recorded human history little is ... - Read More

Synthetic biology for space exploration

Does synthetic biology hold the key to manned space exploration of the Moon and Mars Berkeley Lab researchers have used synthetic biology to produce an inexpensive and reliable microbial based alternative to the world's most ... - Read More

New laws threaten Brazil's unique ecosystems

Brazil´s globally significant ecosystems could be exposed to mining and dams if proposals currently being debated by the Brazilian Congress go ahead according to researchers publishing in the journal Science this week The new report ... - Read More

On the Trail of Proteins: Scientists electrochemically detect protein binding on semiconductors

Scientists from Heidelberg University in collaboration with researchers from the University of Gießen have succeeded in electrochemically detecting protein binding on semiconductor materials for the first time thanks to a newly developed investigative method based ... - Read More

Combining 'Tinkertoy' materials with solar cells for increased photovoltaic efficiency

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have received a $1.2 million award from the U S Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative to develop a technique that they believe will significantly improve the efficiencies of photovoltaic materials ... - Read More

The geometry of RNA and its 3D structure

To understand the function of an RNA molecule similar to the better known DNA and vital for cell metabolism we need to know its three dimensional structure Unfortunately establishing the shape of an RNA strand ... - Read More

Plasma: Casimir and Yukawa mesons

The Casimir electromagnetic fluctuation forces across plasmas are analogous to so called weak nuclear interaction forces according to new research A new theoretical work establishes a long sought after connection between nuclear particles and electromagnetic ... - Read More

Prenatal phthalate exposures and anogenital distance in swedish boys

The first study to examine prenatal exposure to the phthalate DiNP finds it is associated with a shorter anogenital distance AGD in Swedish boys at the age of 21 months These findings raise concern since ... - Read More

New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat

A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California San Diego developed a new nanoparticle based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the ... - Read More

Co-opting bacterial immune system to turn off specific genes

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that co opts an immune system already present in bacteria and archaea to turn off specific genes or sets of genes creating a powerful tool ... - Read More

Could copper prevent spread of Ebola?

Research from the University of Southampton has indicated that copper could help to prevent the spread of Ebola Hand washing disinfectants and quarantine procedures alone have been found to be insufficient to contain the spread ... - Read More

Ion adsorption matter in biology

Date October 30 2014 Source Springer Summary Biological membranes are mainly composed of lipid bilayers Gaining a better understanding of adsorption of solution ions onto lipid membranes helps clarify functional processes in biological cells A ... - Read More

New Compounds Reduce Debilitating Inflammation

Released 24 Oct 2014 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Case Western Reserve University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations R01 GM086550 P01 DK091222 1 058 01 MPC ... - Read More

Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas

Researchers of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ICN2 a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB have developed the new BiogàsPlus a technology which allows increasing the production ... - Read More

Special microscope captures defects in nanotubes

University of Oregon chemists have devised a way to see the internal structures of electronic waves trapped in carbon nanotubes by external electrostatic charges Carbon nanotubes have been touted as exceptional materials with unique properties ... - Read More

Artificial light, biological clock disruptions, increase breast cancer risk, study finds

The disruption of a person's circadian rhythm their 24 hour biological clock has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer according to new University of Georgia research The culprit in this study in ... - Read More

Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity

Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I UJI have developed and patented a nanofluid improving thermal conductivity at temperatures up to 400°C without assuming an increase in costs or a remodeling of the infrastructure This progress ... - Read More

Brain surgery, by robot, through the cheek

For those most severely affected treating epilepsy means drilling through the skull deep into the brain to destroy the small area where the seizures originate invasive dangerous and with a long recovery period Five years ... - Read More
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