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Surface-modified nanoparticles endow coatings with combined properties

Nanoparticles are specifically adapted to the particular application by Small Molecule Surface Modification SMSM Thereby surfaces of workpieces or mouldings are expected to exhibit several different functions at one and the same time Fabricators and ... - Read More

Bacteria can use magnetic particles to create a 'natural battery'

New research shows bacteria can use tiny magnetic particles to effectively create a 'natural battery ' According to work published in journal Science on 27 March the bacteria can load electrons onto and discharge electrons ... - Read More

Novel Plastic Could Spur New Green Energy Applications, 'Artificial Muscles'

Voit needs to make them more powerful One approach for accomplishing this was developed by a UT Dallas colleague Ray Baughman Ph D took a bundle of nylon fibers about the width of ten strands ... - Read More

Rethinking wetland restoration: Smaller wetlands more valuable than previously thought

Most efforts to protect and restore wetlands mistakenly focus on preserving only total wetland area with no consideration of ecosystem services provided by different wetland types according to a new study from the University of ... - Read More

A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution

Deep water marine fish living on the continental slopes at depths from 2 000 feet to one mile have liver pathologies tumors and other health problems that may be linked to human caused pollution one ... - Read More

Mimicking nature's chemistry to solve global environmental problems

What many people might call the daily laboratory grind Theodore Betley Ph D calls play As a student he developed a passion for lab work that could now pay off for the rest of the ... - Read More

Optimising soft-optoelectronics materials through molecular engineering

Molecules used to make optoelectronic devices can be engineered to have specific properties making the production of high performance optoelectronic devices more efficient according to a paper in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials The ... - Read More

The first observation of the effect of electron spin of molecular oxygen on the surface oxidation reaction

Mitsunori Kurahashi a Chief Researcher of the Nano Characterization Unit Unit Director Daisuke Fujita National Institute for Materials Science President Sukekatsu Ushioda and Yasushi Yamauchi a Group Leader in the same unit presented the first ... - Read More

Desalination with nanoporous graphene membrane

Less than 1 percent of Earth's water is drinkable Removing salt and other minerals from our biggest available source of water seawater may help satisfy a growing global population thirsty for fresh water for drinking ... - Read More

Goodbye to sunburn thanks to sunburn indicator

Sunbathers could soon tell when to take shelter in the shade thanks to an early warning sunburn indicator developed by Queen's University Belfast Researchers at Queen's have developed a strip of plastic containing 'smart' ink ... - Read More

Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain

Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain The fibers have proven superior to metal electrodes for deep brain stimulation and to read signals from ... - Read More

Rare-earth innovation to improve nylon manufacturing

The Critical Materials Institute a U S Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory has created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare earth metal cerium to ... - Read More

New form of ice: Square ice filling for a graphene sandwich

Water exists in myriad forms and for poets and scientists alike this structurally simple yet at the same time behaviourally complex molecule never fails to fascinate In our everyday lives we are familiar with water ... - Read More

Press Conference Schedule of the 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, March 22-26, 2015

it can potentially lower blood pressure and cholesterol and reduce stroke risk But just as connoisseurs thought it couldn’t get any better there’s this tasty new tidbit Researchers have found a way to make the ... - Read More

Algae From Clogged Waterways Could Serve as Biofuels and Fertilizer

which is an advantage Large scale centralized “algal turf scrubber” operations in Florida and elsewhere are getting underway and are growing natural communities of periphytic or attached algae for biofuel production Miller is building on ... - Read More

Food Additive Could Serve as a Safer, More Environmentally Friendly Antifreeze

the syrupy liquid is a common food additive used to absorb excessive moisture and stabilize mixtures For example it is in some foods that contain artificial sweeteners as well as in some pastry icings It ... - Read More

Soils retain, contain radioactivity in Fukushima

Radiation suddenly contaminates the land your family has farmed and lived on for generations Can soil play a role in protecting crops and human health Research in Fukushima Japan may lend an answer On March ... - Read More

Engineers develop new yeast strain to enhance biofuel and biochemical production

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new mutant yeast strain that could lead to ... - Read More

New technique paints tissue samples with light

One infrared scan can give pathologists a window into the structures and molecules inside tissues and cells enabling fast and broad diagnostic assessments thanks to an imaging technique developed by University of Illinois researchers and ... - Read More

Method to simplify pictures makes chemistry calculations a snap

Date March 23 2015 Source American Chemical Society Summary A method smartphones use to simplify images when storage space is limited could help answer tough chemistry problems Researchers now apply this technique called compressed or ... - Read More
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