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Self-assembled nanostructures for hostile environments

Nanostructures
Nanostructures that assemble themselves from polymer molecules could prove to be useful tools in chemistry and industry However it is difficult to develop structurally robust self assembling materials because they are often adversely affected by ... - Read More

Scientists find possible solution to an ancient enigma

Solution
The widespread disappearance of stromatolites the earliest visible manifestation of life on Earth may have been driven by single celled organisms called foraminifera The findings by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WHOI Massachusetts Institute ... - Read More

Brittle material toughened: Tungsten-fiber-reinforced tungsten

Material, Material
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of the vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma it being the metal with the highest melting point A disadvantage however is its brittleness which under ... - Read More

Shape-shifting nanoparticles flip from sphere to net in response to tumor signal

tumor
Scientists at the University of California San Diego have designed tiny spherical particles to float easily through the bloodstream after injection then assemble into a durable scaffold within diseased tissue An enzyme produced by a ... - Read More

Scientists narrow global warming range

Australian scientists have narrowed the predicted range of global warming through groundbreaking new research Scientists from the University of Melbourne and Victoria University have generated what they say are more reliable projections of global warming ... - Read More

Study explores atmospheric impact of declining Arctic sea ice

There is growing recognition that reductions in Arctic sea ice levels will influence patterns of atmospheric circulation both within and beyond the Arctic New research in the International Journal of Climatology explores the impact of ... - Read More

New 1-step process for designer bacteria

A simpler and faster way of producing designer bacteria used in biotechnology processes has been developed by University of Adelaide researchers The researchers have developed a new one step bacterial genetic engineering process called 'clonetegration' ... - Read More

Fast-sinking jellyfish could boost the oceans' uptake of carbon dioxide

Fast, Oceans
The oceans absorb about 25 percent of the carbon dioxide CO2 emitted by human activities Since the industrial revolution they have taken up about half of the human made CO2. Billions of planktonic organisms too ... - Read More

Scientists develop CO2 sequestration technique

Ocean, Carbon, Ocean, carbon
Lawrence Livermore scientists have discovered and demonstrated a new technique to remove and store atmospheric carbon dioxide while generating carbon negative hydrogen and producing alkalinity which can be used to offset ocean acidification The team ... - Read More

'Ultraselective' process to make valuable chemical from biomass

Chemical engineering researchers Wei Fan Paul Dauenhauer and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report this week that they've discovered a new chemical process to make p xylene an important ingredient of common plastics ... - Read More

Chemical Engineers Discover 'Ultraselective' Process to Make Valuable Chemical from Biomass

Released 5 28 2013 11 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom University of Massachusetts Amherst more news from this source May 28 2013 AMHERST Mass – Chemical engineering researchers Wei Fan Paul Dauenhauer and colleagues at the ... - Read More

Models from big molecules captured in a flash

molecules, Flash
To learn how biological molecules like proteins function scientists must first understand their structures Almost as important is understanding how the structures change as molecules in the native state do their jobs Existing methods for ... - Read More

Climate researchers discover new rhythm for El Niño

Climate, climate
El Niño wreaks havoc across the globe shifting weather patterns that spawn droughts in some regions and floods in others The impacts of this tropical Pacific climate phenomenon are well known and documented A mystery ... - Read More

New filtration material could make petroleum refining cheaper, more efficient

Petroleum, Refining
A newly synthesized material might provide a dramatically improved method for separating the highest octane components of gasoline Measurements at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have clarified why The research team which ... - Read More

Stitching defects into world’s thinnest semiconductor

Semiconductor, Semiconductor, Semiconductor
In pioneering new research at Columbia University scientists have grown high quality crystals of molybdenum disulfide MoS2 the world's thinnest semiconductor and studied how these crystals stitch together at the atomic scale to form continuous ... - Read More

Chemists Find New Compounds to Curb Staph Infection

Released 5 23 2013 12 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom University of Wisconsin Madison more news from this source May 23 2013 MADISON Wis – In an age when microbial pathogens are growing increasingly resistant to ... - Read More

Spheres can form squares

Surface tension
Everybody who has tried to stack oranges in a box knows that a regular packing of spheres in a flat layer naturally leads to a hexagonal pattern where each sphere is surrounded by six neighbours ... - Read More

Carbon capture: Making use of minerals

Ammonium salts could provide a viable way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere via carbon mineralization Removing excess carbon dioxide CO2 from the atmosphere may be essential to curb severe climate change Possible but ... - Read More

Fast new, one-step genetic engineering technology

A new streamlined approach to genetic engineering drastically reduces the time and effort needed to insert new genes into bacteria the workhorses of biotechnology scientists are reporting Published in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology the ... - Read More

Tropical upper atmosphere 'fingerprint' of global warming

Global warming, Atmosphere, Global warming, Atmosphere
In the tropics at heights more than 10 miles above the surface the prevailing winds alternate between strong easterlies and strong westerlies roughly every other year This slow heartbeat in the tropical upper atmosphere referred ... - Read More
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