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Origin of life: Power behind primordial soup discovered

Earth, earth
Researchers at the University of Leeds may have solved a key puzzle about how objects from space could have kindled life on Earth Share This See Also Geochemistry Near Earth Object Impacts Origin of Life ... - Read More

A comet, not an asteroid, may have killed the dinosaurs, experts propose

Earth, earth
In a geological moment about 66 million years ago something killed off almost all the dinosaurs and some 70 percent of all other species living on Earth Only those dinosaurs related to birds appear to ... - Read More

Discovery of 1,800-year-old 'Rosetta Stone' for tropical ice cores

Ice
Two annually dated ice cores drawn from the tropical Peruvian Andes reveal Earth's tropical climate history in unprecedented detail year by year for nearly 1 800 years Share This See Also Climate Ice Ages Global ... - Read More

New insight into photosynthesis: Carotenoids can capture blue/green light and pass energy on to chlorophylls

Photosynthesis, Green
Pigments found in plants and purple bacteria employed to provide protection from sun damage do more than just that Researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Glasgow have found that they also help ... - Read More

How life may have first emerged on Earth: Foldable proteins in a high-salt environment

Salt, Environment
A structural biologist at the Florida State University College of Medicine has made discoveries that could lead scientists a step closer to understanding how life first emerged on Earth billions of years ago Share This ... - Read More

Material turns 'schizophrenic' on way to superconductivity

Material, Material
Rice University physicists on the hunt for the origins of high temperature superconductivity have published new findings this week about a material that becomes schizophrenic simultaneously exhibiting the characteristics of both a metallic conductor and ... - Read More

Chemistry: Elusive mechanism of widely used click reaction revealed

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have illuminated the mechanism at the heart of one of the most useful processes in modern chemistry A reaction that is robust and easy to perform it is ... - Read More

Catalyst for green chemistry: Amberlyst-15 can act as a catalyst for the acylation of phenols and alcohols

Catalyst
Owing to the huge array of applications catalysis has long been dubbed as one of the most significant areas of process and synthetic chemistry In fact the vast majority of all chemical industrial products be ... - Read More

3-D printer can build synthetic tissues

cells, cells
A custom built programmable 3D printer can create materials with several of the properties of living tissues Oxford University scientists have demonstrated Share This See Also Stem Cells Nervous System Computer Programming Distributed Computing Local ... - Read More

Building better blood vessels could advance tissue engineering

Building, Engineering
One of the major obstacles to growing new organs replacement hearts lungs and kidneys is the difficulty researchers face in building blood vessels that keep the tissues alive but new findings from the University of ... - Read More

Breakthrough in chemical crystallography

A research team led by Professor Makoto Fujita of the University of Tokyo Japan and complemented by Academy Professor Kari Rissanen of the University of Jyväskylä Finland has made a fundamental breakthrough in single crystal ... - Read More

Same-day water pollution test could keep beaches open more often

With warm summer days at the beach on the minds of millions of winter weary people scientists are reporting that use of a new water quality test this year could prevent unnecessary beach closures while ... - Read More

A giant step toward miniaturization: Nanotechnology transforms molecular beams into functional nano-devices

Bottom up synthesis of nanowires through metal catalyzed vapor phase epitaxy is a very attractive process to generate high quality nanowires thus providing an additional degree of freedom in design of innovative devices that extend ... - Read More

Papyrus plant detox for slaughterhouses

Humans have used the papyrus sedge for millennia The Ancient Egyptians wrote on it it can be made into highly buoyant boats it is grown for ornamentation and parts can even be eaten Now writing ... - Read More

Thin clouds drove Greenland's record-breaking 2012 ice melt

Ice
If the sheet of ice covering Greenland were to melt in its entirety tomorrow global sea levels would rise by 24 feet Share This See Also Global Warming Climate Ice Ages Severe Weather Weather Oceanography ... - Read More

A giant step toward miniaturization: Nanotechnology transforms molecular beams into functional nano-devices with controlled atomic architectures

Bottom up synthesis of nanowires through metal catalyzed vapor phase epitaxy is a very attractive process to generate high quality nanowires thus providing an additional degree of freedom in design of innovative devices that extend ... - Read More

Building quantum states with individual silicon atoms

Building, Silicon
By introducing individual silicon atom 'defects' using a scanning tunnelling microscope scientists at the London Centre for Nanotechnology have coupled single atoms to form quantum states Share This See Also Physics Graphene Quantum Physics Quantum ... - Read More

Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market

Alternative, Fuel
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low cost environmentally friendly fuel source to ... - Read More

Fighting listeria and other food-borne illnesses with nanobiotechnology

Nanobiotechnology
Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to kill deadly pathogenic bacteria including listeria in food handling and packaging This innovation represents an alternative to the use of antibiotics or chemical ... - Read More

Rising temperature difference between hemispheres could dramatically shift rainfall patterns in tropics

Temperature, temperature
One often ignored consequence of global climate change is that the Northern Hemisphere is becoming warmer than the Southern Hemisphere which could significantly alter tropical precipitation patterns according to a new study by climatologists from ... - Read More
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