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Miniature light-emitting devices and optical sensors: Pesky insect inspires practical technology

In our vain human struggle to kill flies our hands and swatters often come up lacking This is due to no fault of our own but rather to flies' compound eyes Arranged in a hexagonal ... - Read More

Looking deep inside a working lithium-ion battery

For the first time researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium ion battery Using a neutron beam chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University ... - Read More

In Directing Stem Cells, Study Shows Context Matters

has been working to produce precise chemically defined surfaces on which to grow stem cells “A cell will react differently if it lands near soft tissue like the brain ” To fully explore the idea ... - Read More

Life forms appeared at least 60 million years earlier than previously thought

Geologists from Trinity College Dublin have rewritten the evolutionary history books by finding that oxygen producing life forms were present on Earth some 3 billion years ago a full 60 million years earlier than previously ... - Read More

Declining levels of acidity in Sierra Nevada lakes, study concludes

California's water supply depends on a clean snow pack and healthy mountain lakes The lakes receive a large amount of runoff in the spring from the melting snowpack If the snowpack is polluted the lakes ... - Read More

Ozone pollution in India kills enough crops to feed 94 million in poverty

In one year India's ozone pollution damaged millions of tons of the country's major crops causing losses of more than a billion dollars and destroying enough food to feed tens of millions of people living ... - Read More

Discrepancy in Greenland temperatures during end of last ice age resolved

A new study of three ice cores from Greenland documents the warming of the large ice sheet at the end of the last ice age resolving a long standing paradox over when that warming occurred ... - Read More

Like weeds of the sea, 'brown tide' algae exploit nutrient-rich coastlines

The sea grass beds of Long Island's Great South Bay once teemed with shellfish Clams scallops and oysters filtered nutrients from the water and flushed money through the local economy But three decades after the ... - Read More

Switching clicks in polymers: Thermoset materials acquire thermoplastic properties with the aid of triazolinediones

At Ghent University Belgium a new type of so called ‘click’ chemistry has been introduced Like with most of click chemistry it is based on a long known efficient chemical reaction which was now also ... - Read More

Magnetic nanocubes self-assemble into helical superstructures

Materials made from nanoparticles hold promise for myriad applications from improved solar energy production to perfect touch screens The challenge in creating these wonder materials is organizing the nanoparticles into orderly arrangements Nanoparticles of magnetite ... - Read More

Seeing below the surface: Ultra-thin, high-speed detector captures unprecedented range of light waves

New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies walls and other objects Using the special properties of graphene a two ... - Read More

Decoding the role of water in gold nanocatalysis: Secrets behind gold's unexpected oxidation activity uncovered

Researchers from the University of Houston and Trinity University have for the first time provided direct evidence of a water mediated reaction mechanism for the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide The work used gold nanoparticles ... - Read More

Continuing Bragg Legacy of Structure Determination

Released 5 Sep 2014 4 00 AM EDTEmbargo expired 7 Sep 2014 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom University of Adelaide more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature ... - Read More

Rethinking the Basic Science of Graphene Synthesis

Released 5 Sep 2014 9 00 AM EDTEmbargo expired 7 Sep 2014 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Penn State Materials Research Institute more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only ... - Read More

Charting the global invasion of crop pests

Many of the world's most important crop producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends continue according to a new study led by the University of ... - Read More

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins

Some species of marine phytoplankton such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi can grow without consuming vitamin B1 thiamine researchers have discovered The finding contradicts the common view that E huxleyi and many other eukaryotic ... - Read More

New solutions needed to recycle fracking water, experts say

Rice University scientists have performed a detailed analysis of water produced by hydraulic fracturing aka fracking of three gas reservoirs and suggested environmentally friendly remedies are needed to treat and reuse it Rice University researchers ... - Read More

Southwest U.S. may face 'megadrought' this century

Because of global warming scientists say the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent and the chances of a megadrought one that lasts over 30 years ... - Read More

Rubber meets the road with new carbon, battery technologies

Recycled tires could see new life in lithium ion batteries that provide power to plug in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar say researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge ... - Read More

Small molecule acts as on-off switch for nature's antibiotic factory: Tells Streptomyces to either veg out or get busy

Scientists have identified the developmental on off switch for Streptomyces a group of soil microbes that produce more than two thirds of the world's naturally derived antibiotic medicines Their hope now would be to see ... - Read More
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