Optogenetics which uses light to control cellular events is poised to become an important technology in molecular biology and beyond The Reich Group in UC Santa Barbara's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has made a ... - Read More
Rust never sleeps Whether a reference to the 1979 Neil Young album or a product designed to protect metal surfaces the phrase invokes the idea that corrosion from oxidation the more general chemical name for ... - Read More
Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity The work which potentially could inspire devices ... - Read More
Carnivorous plants catch and digest tiny animals in order and derive benefits for their nutrition Interestingly the trend towards vegetarianism seems to overcome carnivorous plants as well The aquatic carnivorous bladderwort which can be found ... - Read More
An increase in human made carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could initiate a chain reaction between plants and microorganisms that would unsettle one of the largest carbon reservoirs on the planet soil Researchers based at ... - Read More
New research indicates that shifts in Pacific trade winds played a key role in twentieth century climate variation a sign that they may again be influencing global temperatures The study led by scientists at the ... - Read More
Everything that eats must excrete and microbes are no exception Microbes have dominated Earth's ecology for at least the past 3.5 billion years They play a vital role in the planet's carbon cycle by digesting ... - Read More
To encode data today's computer memory technology uses electric currents a major limiting factor for reliability and shrinkability and the source of significant power consumption If data could instead be encoded without current for example ... - Read More
Cars that run on natural gas are touted as efficient and environmentally friendly but getting enough gas onboard to make them practical is a hurdle A new study led by researchers at Rice University promises ... - Read More
In everyday life the global positioning system GPS can be employed to reliably determine the momentary location of one en route to the desired destination Scientists from the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry of ... - Read More
The lithium ion batteries that mobilize our electronic devices need to be improved if they are to power electric vehicles or store electrical energy for the grid Berkeley Lab researchers looking for a better understanding ... - Read More
An atomically thin material developed at Rice University may lead to the thinnest ever imaging platform Synthetic two dimensional materials based on metal chalcogenide compounds could be the basis for superthin devices according to Rice ... - Read More
Scientists in Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow have revealed a variety of transformations taking place on carbon surface under the influence of metal nanoparticles and microwaves Graphene cut and paste with metal nanoparticles was carried ... - Read More
Windows that change their light permeability at the touch of a button façades whose color can be changed according to the sunlight façades and window parts in which transparent photovoltaic modules are integrated or in ... - Read More
Researchers at Sandia and Argonne national laboratories have demonstrated for the first time a method to successfully predict pressure dependent chemical reaction rates It's an important breakthrough in combustion and atmospheric chemistry that is expected ... - Read More
Released 24 Dec 2014 11 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom Department of Energy Office of Science more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Dec 25 2014 Daniel Kaplan and Peter ... - Read More
Sparks literally fly when a sperm and an egg hit it off The fertilized mammalian egg releases from its surface billions of zinc atoms in “zinc sparks ” one wave after another found a Northwestern ... - Read More
The largest trees in a forest may command the most attention but the smallest seedlings and youngest saplings are the ones that are most critical to the composition and diversity of the forest overall While ... - Read More
The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars SAM instrument suite on NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules at Mars Organic molecules are the building blocks of all ... - Read More
A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets according to new ... - Read More
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