Next time you spot an earthworm sliding through fresh dirt take a closer look What you're seeing is an organic movement called peristaltic locomotion that has been meticulously refined by nature Jarod Gregory an undergraduate ... - Read More
Less than a year after patenting a process that could improve stripping greenhouse gasses from industrial emissions a University of Alabama engineering professor was recently granted another patent that uses a different solvent to accomplish ... - Read More
With a growing number of consumers demanding more Earth friendly practices from the fashion world scientists are developing new ways to produce textiles that could help meet rising expectations They report in the ACS journal ... - Read More
Researchers around the world are trying to develop solar driven generators that can split water yielding hydrogen gas that could be used as clean fuel Such a device requires efficient light absorbing materials that attract ... - Read More
Solar panels made in China have a higher overall carbon footprint and are likely to use substantially more energy during manufacturing than those made in Europe said a new study from Northwestern University and the ... - Read More
Released 5 30 2014 12 30 PM EDTSource Newsroom Johns Hopkins Medicine more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Food and Chemical Toxicology CA62924May 31 2014 A compound ... - Read More
Zeolites are among the substances which can accelerate chemical reactions they are known as catalysts Usually applied in pellet form the industrial production of gasoline from crude oil without zeolites is today inconceivable The chemical ... - Read More
Batteries do not age gracefully The lithium ions that power portable electronics cause lingering structural damage with each cycle of charge and discharge making devices from smartphones to tablets tick toward zero faster and faster ... - Read More
A Harvard led team is the first to demonstrate the ability to use low power light to trigger stem cells inside the body to regenerate tissue an advance they reported in Science Translational Medicine The ... - Read More
Traumatic bone injuries such as blast wounds are often so severe that the body can't effectively repair the damage on its own To aid the recovery clinicians inject patients with proteins called growth factors The ... - Read More
Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that some compounds called polyoxoniobates can degrade and decontaminate nerve agents such as the deadly sarin gas and have other characteristics that may make them ideal for protective ... - Read More
New technology developed by academics at the University of Leicester could help in the fight against theft and fraud by identifying fingerprints on old receipts and ATM bills previously hidden from view The technology which ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Jyväskylä report a new method of building molecular cages The method involves the exploitation of intermolecular steric effects to control the outcome of a self assembly reaction Molecular cages are ... - Read More
A chip scale device that both produces and detects a specialized gas used in biomedical analysis and medical imaging has been built and demonstrated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST Described in ... - Read More
The bright yellow fields of oilseed rape are a familiar sight at this time of year but for scientists what lies beneath is just as exciting Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking ... - Read More
Photocatalysis catalysis assisted by light is a promising route to convert solar energy into chemical fuels Particularly appealing is the possibility to use photocatalysis to split water molecules into molecular hydrogen Although photocatalysis has been ... - Read More
Soon making and improving medical drugs could be as easy for chemists as stacking blocks is for a child University of Illinois chemist Martin Burke a pioneer of a technique that constructs complex molecules from ... - Read More
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have determined the correct structure of a highly promising anticancer compound approved by the U S Food and Drug Administration FDA for clinical trials in cancer patients The ... - Read More
Thanks to a new lubricant small gears can run with virtually no friction Made from liquid crystalline fluid these lubricants drastically reduce friction and wear Lubricants are used in motors axels ventilators and manufacturing machines ... - Read More
Images taken by Rice University scientists show that some diamonds are not forever The Rice researchers behind a new study that explains the creation of nanodiamonds in treated coal also show that some microscopic diamonds ... - Read More
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