A slum on the outskirts of Accra Ghana received major media attention in 2010 and 2011 when the outside world realized where computers go to die In an area called Agbogbloshie impoverished residents were burning ... - Read More
A new study provides the first conclusive proof of the existence of a space wind first proposed theoretically over 20 years ago By analysing data from the European Space Agency's Cluster spacecraft researcher Iannis Dandouras ... - Read More
The first cell may have originated in a salty soup in which large biomolecules cluster spontaneously to form a protocell chemists at Radboud University Nijmegen discovered The research is published in the Proceedings of the ... - Read More
A study led by Washington State University researchers has turned a fairly common non metallic solvent into a superconductor capable of transmitting electrical current with none of the resistance seen in conventional conductors It is ... - Read More
Plants that emit an airborne distress signal in response to herbivory may actually attract more enemies according to a new study published in the open access journal Frontiers in Plant Science A team of researchers ... - Read More
University of Utah researchers developed a new weapon to fight poachers who kill elephants hippos rhinos and other wildlife By measuring radioactive carbon 14 deposited in tusks and teeth by open air nuclear bomb tests ... - Read More
Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity maintain a flow of electrons without any resistance This phenomenon can only be found in certain materials under specific low temperature ... - Read More
sticky deposits that build up in the brain that are a visual trademark of the disease The plaques are made of long fibers of a protein called Amyloid β or Aβ Recent studies however suggest ... - Read More
Chemists have discovered that an 'impossible' reaction at cold temperatures actually occurs with vigour which could change our understanding of how alcohols are formed and destroyed in space To explain the impossible the researchers propose ... - Read More
as a potential new catalyst for the reduction process Diamond the Wisconsin team found can facilitate the reduction of nitrogen to ammonia under ambient temperatures and pressures Like all chemical reactions the reduction of nitrogen ... - Read More
To prevent coral reefs around the world from dying off deep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions are required says a new study from Carnegie's Katharine Ricke and Ken Caldeira They find that all existing coral ... - Read More
A new iron nanoparticle catalyst developed by researchers in Japan and Canada promises to drastically improve the efficiency of hydrogenation a key chemical process used in a wide array of industrial applications Cleaner safer and ... - Read More
Knowing how enzymes work is key to control the chemical processes involving these biological macromolecules that have countless applications in the fields of medicine and industry Computational chemistry has enabled to draw for the first ... - Read More
Indium tin oxide ITO has become a standard material in light emitting diodes flat panel plasma displays electronic ink and other applications because of its high performance moisture resistance and capacity for being finely etched ... - Read More
A new method for creating thin films of diamonds which is described in the journal Applied Physics Letters produced by AIP Publishing may allow manufacturers to enhance future electronics In industrial and high tech settings ... - Read More
In chemical reactions left and right can make a big difference A left handed molecule of a particular chemical composition could be an effective drug while its mirror image right handed counterpart could be completely ... - Read More
This may look like a tangle of squiggly lines but you're actually looking at a molecular machine called a ribosome Its job is to translate DNA sequences into proteins the workhorse compounds that sustain you ... - Read More
Researchers from McGill University RIKEN The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research Wako Japan and the Institute for Molecular Science Okazaki Japan have discovered a way to make the widely used chemical process of hydrogenation ... - Read More
With the help of phylogenetic analysis scientists describe three new fungus species from New Zealand The new species belong to the widespread genus Gymnopus part of the Omphalotaceae family the most famous representative of which ... - Read More
Researchers at LMU have developed a new method for visualizing material defects in thin film solar cells An LMU research team led by Bert Nickel has for the first time succeeded in functionally characterizing the ... - Read More
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