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Squid-inspired 'invisibility stickers' could help soldiers evade detection in the dark

Squid are the ultimate camouflage artists blending almost flawlessly with their backgrounds so that unsuspecting prey can't detect them Using a protein that's key to this process scientists have designed invisibility stickers that could one ... - Read More

Sewage could be a source of valuable metals and critical elements

Poop could be a goldmine literally Surprisingly treated solid waste contains gold silver and other metals as well as rare elements such as palladium and vanadium that are used in electronics and alloys Now researchers ... - Read More

Catch-release-repeat: Novel technique for handling molecules

Like vast international trading companies biological systems pick up freight items in the form of small molecules transport them from place to place and release them at their proper destination These ubiquitous processes are critical ... - Read More

Popular Artificial Sweetener Could Lead to New Treatments for Aggressive Cancers

comes in In earlier work scientists from a group led by Claudiu T Supuran Ph D at the University of Florence Italy discovered that saccharin inhibits the actions of carbonic anhydrase IX but not the ... - Read More

Squid-Inspired 'Invisibility Stickers' Could Help Soldiers Evade Detection in the Dark (Video)

for example in clothing that can selectively trap or release body heat to keep people comfortable in different environments Moreover in collaboration with Francesco Tombola Ph D and Lisa Flanagan Ph D from the UCI ... - Read More

Kavli Lecture: Mining the Secrets of Carbohydrates for New Leads on Antibiotics (Video)

the ability to recognize carbohydrates unique to microbial cells It was an unexpected but significant finding “A human protein that is selective for microbes could be harnessed to deliver an antibiotic or toxin to kill ... - Read More

Vitamin D May Keep Low-Grade Prostate Cancer From Becoming Aggressive

is well below the 10 000–20 000 U that the human body can make from daily sun exposure “We’re treating these guys with normal body levels of vitamin D ” he says “We haven’t even ... - Read More

Some mushrooms glow, and here's why

Did you know that there are mushrooms that actually glow Aristotle was aware of this intriguing fact more than 2 000 years ago He also was the first person to ask a simple question in ... - Read More

'Nanofiber gusher' created

Creating large amounts of polymer nanofibers dispersed in liquid is a challenge that has vexed researchers for years But engineers and researchers at North Carolina State University and one of its start up companies have ... - Read More

Light as puppeteer: Controlling single, micron-sized particles with light

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University OIST have demonstrated a more robust method for controlling single micron sized particles with light Passing light along optical microfibers or nanofibers to manipulate ... - Read More

Insect wings might serve gyroscopic function, new research suggests

Gyroscopes measure rotation in everyday technologies from unmanned aerial vehicles to cell phone screen stabilizers Though many animals can move with more precision and accuracy than our best engineered aircraft and technologies gyroscopes are rarely ... - Read More

Supercomputers help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels

One of life's strongest bonds has been discovered by a science team researching biofuels with the help of supercomputers Their find could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non food waste plants ... - Read More

Shaken, not stirred, is best for cancer imaging

James Bond liked his martini to be 'shaken not stirred' and now A*STAR researchers have found that shaking rather than stirring also produces better nanoparticles for bioimaging with important implications for spying on cancer Fluorescent ... - Read More

A new method for making perovskite solar cells

Research led by a Brown University Ph D student has revealed a new way to make light absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells The new method involves a room temperature solvent bath to ... - Read More

Predicting prostate cancer: Nanotechnology shows promise for more accurate prostate cancer screening and prognosis

A Northwestern University led study in the emerging field of nanocytology could one day help men make better decisions about whether or not to undergo aggressive prostate cancer treatments Technology developed by Northwestern University researchers ... - Read More

Antibiotic nanoparticles attack respiratory infection at source, reduce drug side effects

Treating respiratory disease is often difficult because drugs have to cross biological barriers such as respiratory tissue and mucosa and must therefore be given in large quantities in order for an effective amount to reach ... - Read More

Atomic force microscopy developed for imaging nanoscale dynamics of neurons

While progress has been made over the past decades in the pursuit to optimize atomic force microscopy AFM for imaging living cells there were still a number of limitations and technological issues that needed to ... - Read More

Some genes 'foreign' in origin and not from our ancestors

Many animals including humans acquired essential 'foreign' genes from microorganisms co habiting their environment in ancient times according to research published in the open access journal Genome Biology The study challenges conventional views that animal ... - Read More

Sweet nanoparticles target stroke

Materials resulting from chemical bonding of glucosamine a type of sugar with fullerenes kind of nanoparticles known as buckyballs might help to reduce cell damage and inflammation occurring after stroke A team from the Max ... - Read More

Optogenetics without the genetics

Light can be used to activate normal non genetically modified neurons through the use of targeted gold nanoparticles report scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago The new technique ... - Read More
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