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Sepsis therapeutic device improved by researchers

Last year a Wyss Institute team of scientists described the development of a new device to treat sepsis that works by mimicking our spleen It cleanses pathogens and toxins from blood circulating through a dialysis ... - Read More

New Technology Can Expand LED Lighting, Cutting Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

and developed an easy procedure to make the compound with high yield ” Experiments with some materials have shown that the team’s technology can cut LED costs by as much as 90 percent from current ... - Read More

Change in Process of Disinfecting Spinach, Salad Greens Could Reduce Illness Outbreaks

and a high risk for cross contamination To reduce that risk the researchers are optimizing an inexpensive titanium dioxide TiO2 photocatalyst that companies could add to the rinse water or use to coat equipment surfaces ... - Read More

'Diamonds From the Sky' Approach Turns CO₂ Into Valuable Products

Finding a technology to shift carbon dioxide CO2 the most abundant anthropogenic greenhouse gas from a climate change problem to a valuable commodity has long been a dream of many scientists and government officials Now ... - Read More

Solar Cell Efficiency Could Double with Novel 'Green' Antenna

The use of solar energy in the U S is growing but panels on rooftops are still a rare sight They cost thousands of dollars and homeowners don’t recoup costs for years even in the ... - Read More

Eliminating Water-Borne Bacteria with Pages From the Drinkable Book(tm) Could Save Lives

primarily among children While studying the material properties of paper as a graduate student Theresa Dankovich Ph D discovered and developed an inexpensive simple and easily transportable nanotechnology based method to purify drinking water She ... - Read More

Thawing permafrost feeds climate change

Carbon held in frozen permafrost soils for tens of thousands of years is being released as Arctic regions of the Earth warm and is further fueling global climate change according to a Florida State University ... - Read More

Warming climate may release vast amounts of carbon from long-frozen Arctic soils

While climatologists are carefully watching carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere another group of scientists is exploring a massive storehouse of carbon that has the potential to significantly affect the climate change picture University of ... - Read More

Ascent or no ascent? How hot material is stopped in Earth's mantle

Gigantic volumes of hot material rising from the deep earth's mantle to the base of the lithosphere have shaped the face of our planet Provided they have a sufficient volume they can lead to break ... - Read More

Could smell hold the key to limiting or ending pesticide use?

Could smell hold the key to ending pesticide use   UK scientists may have uncovered a natural way of avoiding the use of pesticides and help save plants from attack by recreating a natural insect ... - Read More

Diabetes drug found in freshwater is a potential cause of intersex fish

A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide has been shown to cause intersex in fish male fish that produce eggs A study by Rebecca Klaper at ... - Read More

Origin of life: Chemistry of seabed's hot vents could explain emergence of life

Hot vents on the seabed could have spontaneously produced the organic molecules necessary for life according to new research by UCL chemists The study shows how the surfaces of mineral particles inside hydrothermal vents have ... - Read More

Nanotech-enabled moisturizer speeds healing of diabetic skin wounds

A new high tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet Northwestern University researchers report Scientist and dermatologist Amy S Paller ... - Read More

Chemists' synthesis of silicon oxides opens 'new world in a grain of sand'

In an effort that reaches back to the 19th century laboratories of Europe a discovery by University of Georgia chemistry researchers establishes new research possibilities for silicon chemistry and the semiconductor industry The study published ... - Read More

Revolutionary discovery leads to invention of new 'building blocks'

Polymer science will have to add a new giant molecule to its lexicon thanks to a cutting edge discovery at The University of Akron Taking a revolutionary building blocks approach researchers have pioneered a way ... - Read More

Picture this: Graphene brings 3-D holograms clearer and closer

From mobile phones and computers to television cinema and wearable devices the display of full colour wide angle 3D holographic images is moving ever closer to fruition thanks to international research featuring Griffith University Led ... - Read More

Scientists develop first liquid nanolaser

Northwestern University scientists have developed the first liquid nanoscale laser And it's tunable in real time meaning you can quickly and simply produce different colors a unique and useful feature The laser technology could lead ... - Read More

New insights into ionic liquids

To directly observe chemical processes in unusual new materials is a scientific dream made possible by modern microscopy methods researchers at Kiel University have for the first time captured video images of the attachment of ... - Read More

2-D semiconductor comes clean: Performance dramatically improved

In 2013 James Hone Wang Fong Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene highly conducting two dimensional 2D carbon by ... - Read More

New sensor detects spoiled meat

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat The sensor ... - Read More
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