Nanocomposite oxide ceramics have potential uses as ferroelectrics fast ion conductors and nuclear fuels and for storing nuclear waste generating a great deal of scientific interest on the structure properties and applications of these blended ... - Read More
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden and other institutions have worked out how the pigment of the skin manages to protect the body from the sun's dangerous UV rays The skin pigment converts the UV ... - Read More
Graphene quantum dots created at Rice University grab onto graphene platelets like barnacles attach themselves to the hull of a boat But these dots enhance the properties of the mothership making them better than platinum ... - Read More
Chemicals released into the air by oil and gas exploration extraction and related activities can spark reactions that lead to high levels of ozone in wintertime high enough to exceed federal health standards according to ... - Read More
One of the most iconic forms of avant garde cuisine also known as molecular gastronomy involves the presentation of flavorful edible liquids like cocktails or olive oil packaged into spheres Now a team of scientists ... - Read More
It’s the first day of autumn and the telltale signs are here crisp weather pumpkin spice lattes and most importantly the leaves are changing colors Ever wonder why some leaves turn red others yellow and ... - Read More
No matter how many times it’s demonstrated it’s still hard to envision bacteria as social communicating creatures But by using a signaling system called “quorum sensing ” these single celled organisms radically alter their behavior ... - Read More
Molecules containing carbon halogen bonds are produced naturally across all kingdoms of life and constitute a large family of natural products with a broad range of biological activities The presence of halogen substituents in many ... - Read More
From cell phones to cars and flashlights batteries play an important role in everyday life Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency Now for the first time using ... - Read More
Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass The new work by Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues ... - Read More
Silicon has few serious competitors as the material of choice in the electronics industry Yet transistors the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit cannot simply keep shrinking to meet the ... - Read More
Pollution is being removed more slowly from the atmosphere in the northern hemisphere than previously assumed An international research team that includes researchers from Wageningen University established that the atmospheric cleaning agent hydroxyl OH is ... - Read More
Human nasal epithelial cells cultured on a microchip react to air pollutants just like they would in the upper airway The upper respiratory tract is the first line of defense against air pollutants including allergens ... - Read More
Two Northeastern University researchers and their international colleagues have created an advanced model aimed at exploring the role of neutral evolution in the biogeographic distribution of ocean microbes Their findings were published Thursday in the ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages opening the door to a new generation of reconfigurable electronic circuits antennas ... - Read More
The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat but Rice University scientists are making them neat literally The single walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a ... - Read More
Salt crystals are often responsible when buildings start to show signs of ageing Researchers from the Institute for Building Materials have studied salt damage in greater depth and can now predict weathering processes more accurately ... - Read More
The High Flux Isotope Reactor or HFIR now in its 48th year of providing neutrons for research and isotope production at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been designated a Nuclear Historic ... - Read More
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