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Billion-year-old water could hold clues to life on Earth and Mars

Mars
A UK Canadian team of scientists has discovered ancient pockets of water which have been isolated deep underground for billions of years and contain abundant chemicals known to support life This water could be some ... - Read More

Nanoscavengers could usher in next generation water purification

Purification
Among its many talents silver is an antibiotic Titanium dioxide is known to glom on to certain heavy metals and pollutants Other materials do the same for salt In recent years environmental engineers have sought ... - Read More

Natural 'keystone molecules' punch over their weight in ecosystems

Naturally occurring keystone molecules that have powerful behavioral effects on diverse organisms often play large but unrecognized roles in structuring ecosystems according to a theory proposed in the June issue of BioScience The authors of ... - Read More

Physicists light 'magnetic fire' to reveal energy's path

Light, Light
New York University physicists have uncovered how energy is released and dispersed in magnetic materials in a process akin to the spread of forest fires a finding that has the potential to deepen our understanding ... - Read More

Chemists demonstrate nanoscale alloys so bright they could have potential medical applications

Medical, Applications, Alloys
Alloys like bronze and steel have been transformational for centuries yielding top of the line machines necessary for industry As scientists move toward nanotechnology however the focus has shifted toward creating alloys at the nanometer ... - Read More

Electronics comes to paper: Paper, being light and foldable, works well for electrically conducting structures

Light, Light
Paper being a light and foldable raw material is a cost efficient and simple means of generating electrically conducting structures Paper is becoming a high tech material Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids ... - Read More

Obtaining polymers with à la carte optical and electrical properties

Properties
By adding semiconducting nanoparticles to polymers the Materials + Technologies Research Group GMT of the Polytechnical College of San Sebastian of the UPV EHU University of the Basque Country has created nanostructured composite materials with ... - Read More

Friction in the nano-world: Physicists discover a new kind of friction

Friction
Whether in vehicle transmissions hip replacements or tiny sensors for triggering airbags The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear Investigating the friction behavior ... - Read More

Cotton offers a new ecologically friendly way to clean up oil spills

Clean up
With the Deepwater Horizon disaster emphasizing the need for better ways of cleaning up oil spills scientists are reporting that unprocessed raw cotton may be an ideal ecologically friendly answer with an amazing ability to ... - Read More

Observation of second sound in a quantum gas

Sound, Gas
Second sound is a quantum mechanical phenomenon which has been observed only in superfluid helium Physicists from the University of Innsbruck Austria in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Trento Italy have now proven ... - Read More

Oxygen consumption of individual cells measured: Scanning electrochemical microscopy decisively optimized

Electrochemical, Oxygen , Microscopy
How active a living cell is can be seen by its oxygen consumption The method for determining this consumption has now been significantly improved by chemists in Bochum The problem up to now was that ... - Read More

Molecular basis of strawberry aroma

Molecular basis
You know that summer is here when juicy red strawberries start to appear on the shelves In Germany this seasonal fruit has never been more popular on average 3.5 kilos per head were consumed in ... - Read More

Low-Grade Cotton Offers More Ecologically-Friendly Way to Clean Oil Spills

Released 5 16 2013 11 35 AM EDTSource Newsroom Texas Tech University more news from this source May 16 2013 When it comes to cleaning up the next massive crude oil spill one of the ... - Read More

Revealing hidden fungal species using DNA: The importance of recognizing cryptic diversity

DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA
Our ability to assess biological diversity ecosystem health ecological interactions and a wide range of other important processes is largely dependent on accurately recognizing species However identifying and describing species is not always a straightforward ... - Read More

New magnetic graphene may revolutionize electronics

Electronics, Electronics, Electronics, Electronics
Researchers from IMDEA Nanociencia Institute and from Autonoma and Complutense Universities of Madrid Spain have managed to give graphene magnetic properties The breakthrough published in the journal 'Nature Physics' opens the door to the development ... - Read More

Flawed diamonds promise sensory perfection: Electron spin extended for incredibly tiny magnetic detectors

Electron, Electron, Electron
From brain to heart to stomach the bodies of humans and animals generate weak magnetic fields that a supersensitive detector could use to pinpoint illnesses trace drugs and maybe even read minds Sensors no bigger ... - Read More

Perfectly doped quantum dots yield 'colors to dye for'

Yield, Quantum dots
Quantum dots are tiny nanocrystals with extraordinary optical and electrical properties with possible uses in dye production bioimaging and solar energy production Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a way to ... - Read More

New Test for H7N9 Bird Flu in China May Help Slow Outbreak, Prevent Pandemic

Released 5 10 2013 12 35 PM EDTSource Newsroom American Association for Clinical Chemistry AACC more news from this source May 10 2013 WASHINGTON – Breaking research appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry the journal ... - Read More

Loss of eastern hemlock will affect forest water use

The loss of eastern hemlock from forests in the Southern Appalachian region of the United States could permanently change the area's hydrologic cycle reports a new study by U S Forest Service scientists at the ... - Read More

Dust in the clouds: Cirrus clouds form around mineral dust and metallic particles

Mineral
At any given time cirrus clouds the thin wisps of vapor that trail across the sky cover nearly one third of the globe These clouds coalesce in the upper layers of the troposphere often more ... - Read More
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