Marine cyanobacteria tiny ocean plants that produce oxygen and make organic carbon using sunlight and CO2 are primary engines of Earth's biogeochemical and nutrient cycles They nourish other organisms through the provision of oxygen and ... - Read More
Solar energy appears to be the only form of renewable that can be exploited at level that matches the world's growing needs However it is equally necessary to find efficient ways to store solar energy ... - Read More
In the search for cheaper materials that mimic their purer more expensive counterparts researchers are abandoning hunches and intuition for theoretical models and pure computing power In a new study researchers from Duke University's Pratt ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an easy way to modify the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells Their modification can increase solar ... - Read More
A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid making power from renewable energy sources such as wind ... - Read More
Researchers have developed a technique for creating nanoparticles that carry two different cancer killing drugs into the body and deliver those drugs to separate parts of the cancer cell where they will be most effective ... - Read More
Vaccines combat diseases and protect populations from outbreaks but the life saving technology leaves room for improvement Vaccines usually are made en masse in centralized locations far removed from where they will be used They ... - Read More
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have demonstrated a drug discovery strategy with a double payoff it enables the rapid selection of chemical compounds that have a desired effect on cells and also highlights ... - Read More
A novel method developed by researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT and Jacobs University Bremen enables manufacturing of polymer layers with tailor made properties and multiple functions A stable porous gel SURGEL for biological ... - Read More
Physicists at the University of Chicago and the University of Massachusetts Amherst are uncovering the fundamental physical laws that govern the behavior of cellular materials We don't have any tools or formalism to think about ... - Read More
In the midst of a winter cold snap a study from researchers in the United States and Greece reveals an overlooked side effect of economic crisis dangerous air quality caused by burning cheaper fuel for ... - Read More
Sheets of carbon just one atom thick could make effective transparent electrodes in certain types of photovoltaic cells Graphene a one atom thick sheet of carbon that is extremely strong and conducts electricity well is ... - Read More
Photoreactions are driven by light energy and are vital to the synthesis of many natural substances Since many of these substances are also useful as active medical agents chemists try to produce them synthetically But ... - Read More
Membrane proteins are the gatekeepers that allow information and molecules to pass into and out of a cell Until recently the microscopic study of these complex proteins has been restricted due to limitations of force ... - Read More
Researchers have created a new type of molecular motor made of DNA and demonstrated its potential by using it to transport a nanoparticle along the length of a carbon nanotube The design was inspired by ... - Read More
Latest climate and biosphere modelling suggests that the length of time carbon remains in vegetation during the global carbon cycle known as 'residence time' is the key uncertainty in predicting how Earth's terrestrial plant life ... - Read More
Quantum dots tiny semiconductor crystals with diameters measured in billionths of a meter have enormous potential for applications that make use of their ability to absorb or emit light and or electric charges Examples include ... - Read More
Resolving a fundamental question in cell biology and showing off the powers of new high resolution 3 D imaging NIH scientists have discovered where the Golgi apparatus which sorts newly synthesized proteins for transport inside ... - Read More
Easily manufactured low cost artificial cells manufactured using microprinting may one day serve as drug and gene delivery devices and in biomaterials biotechnology and biosensing applications according to a team of Penn State biomedical engineers ... - Read More
Blending more ethanol into fuel to cut air pollution from vehicles carries a hidden risk that toxic or even explosive gases may find their way into buildings according to researchers at Rice University Those problems ... - Read More
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