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New taxonomy of platinum nanoclusters

Physicists have gained new insights into the inner intricacies of the structural variations of metallic nanoclusters This work by Luca Pavan Cono Di Paola and Francesca Baletto from King's College London UK is about to ... - Read More

Nano-channel disentangles knotted DNA

Nano
DNA just like hair has a tendency to become knotted thus it may be useful to disentangle it Unfortunately it is not possible to actively choose at random or better in one solution the filaments ... - Read More

Engineering cells for more efficient biofuel production

In the search for renewable alternatives to gasoline heavy alcohols such as isobutanol are promising candidates Not only do they contain more energy than ethanol but they are also more compatible with existing gasoline based ... - Read More

How predictable is evolution?

Bacteria, bacteria
Understanding how and why diversification occurs is important for understanding why there are so many species on Earth In a new study published on 19 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology researchers show ... - Read More

Researchers coat spinal polymer implants with bioactive film to improve bonding with bone

Bonding, Polymer, Film
Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time successfully coated polymer implants with a bioactive film The discovery should improve the success rate of such implants which are often used in spinal ... - Read More

Top predators have sway over climate

Climate, climate
University of British Columbia researchers have found that when the animals at the top of the food chain are removed freshwater ecosystems emit a lot more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere Share This See Also ... - Read More

Blood is thicker than water – and blood plasma is, too

Blood flows differently than water Anyone who has ever cut themselves knows that blood flows viscously and rather erratically The similarity between blood and ketchup is something not only filmmakers are aware of Experts refer ... - Read More

Pollution doesn't change the rate of droplet formation

Pollution, Pollution
When it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds a little oily and viscous organic material apparently doesn't matter that much And that's good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions ... - Read More

Microbial biorefinery provides new insight into how bacteria regulate genes

Genes, Bacteria, Genes, bacteria
Digesting lignin a highly stable polymer that accounts for up to a third of biomass is a limiting step to producing a variety of biofuels Researchers at Brown have figured out the microscopic chemical switch ... - Read More

Wild plants are infected with many viruses and still thrive

Researchers have studied viruses as agents of disease in humans domestic animals and plants but a study of plant viruses in the wild may point to a more cooperative benevolent role of the microbe according ... - Read More

Scientists explore new technologies that remove atmospheric carbon dioxide

Atmospheric
In his Feb 12 State of the Union address President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy and the most severe ... - Read More

Not your conventional nucleic acids: Spherical nucleic acids have novel properties that are perfect for biomedical applications

Northwestern University's Chad A Mirkin a world renowned leader in nanotechnology research and its application has invented and developed a powerful material that could revolutionize biomedicine spherical nucleic acids SNAs Share This See Also Genes ... - Read More

Chemists develop single molecule sieves to separate complex molecular mixtures

Complex
Chemists at the University of Liverpool have created a new technique that could be used in industry to separate complex organic chemical mixtures Share This See Also Organic Chemistry Chemistry Fossil Fuels Biochemistry Materials Science ... - Read More

Organic electronics: How to make contact between carbon compounds and metal

Compounds
Organic electronics has already hit the market in smart phone displays and holds great promise for future applications like flexible electroluminescent foils a potential replacement for conventional light bulbs or solar cells that convert sunlight ... - Read More

In the blink of an eye: X-ray imaging on the attosecond timescale

In the blink of an eye more attoseconds have expired than the age of Earth measured in minutes A lot more To be precise an attosecond is one billionth of a billionth of a second ... - Read More

Forging a new periodic table using nanostructures: Artificial atoms and bonds provide a new set of building blocks for future materials

Northwestern University's Chad A Mirkin a leader in nanotechnology research and its application has developed a completely new set of building blocks that is based on nanoparticles and DNA Using these tools scientists will be ... - Read More

Microbes team up to boost plants' stress tolerance

While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions according to a Penn State virologist Share This See Also Endangered Plants Microbes ... - Read More

Understanding why cells stick

cells, cells
Research carried out by scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Manchester has revealed new insights into how cells stick to each other and to other bodily structures an essential function in ... - Read More

Understanding why cells stick: 'Cyclic mechanical reinforcement' extends longevity of bonds between cells

cells, cells
Research carried out by scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Manchester has revealed new insights into how cells stick to each other and to other bodily structures an essential function ... - Read More

Affordable fuel cells closer: Synthetic molecule first electricity-making catalyst to use iron to split hydrogen gas

Catalyst, Gas, Fuel cells, Fuel
To make fuel cells more economical engineers want a fast and efficient iron based molecule that splits hydrogen gas to make electricity Online Feb 17 at Nature Chemistry researchers report such a catalyst It is ... - Read More
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