Preparing semiconductor quantum dots is sometimes more of a black art than a science That presents an obstacle to further progress in for example creating better solar cells or lighting devices where quantum dots offer ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Arkansas have identified that water when chilled to a very low temperature transforms into a new form of liquid Through a simulation performed in “supercooled” water a research team led ... - Read More
How severely have volcanoes contaminated the atmosphere with sulfur particles in past millennia To answer this question scientists use ice cores among others as climate archives But the results differ particularly in some major volcanic ... - Read More
Wildfires produce a witch's brew of carbon containing particles as anyone downwind of a forest fire can attest A range of fine carbonaceous particles rising high into the air significantly degrade air quality damaging human ... - Read More
The unique properties of graphene such as its incredible strength and at the same time its little weight have raised high expectations in modern material science Graphene a two dimensional crystal of carbon atoms packed ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed three dimensional 3 D printing technology and techniques to create free standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature It's difficult to create structures out of ... - Read More
Silencing genes that have malfunctioned is an important approach for treating diseases such as cancer and heart disease One effective approach is to deliver drugs made from small molecules of ribonucleic acid or RNA which ... - Read More
With support from Prof Paul von Rague Schleyer from the University of Georgia USA a team of researchers including Prof Dr Ingo Krossing Dr Daniel Himmel and Franziska Scholz from the Institute of Inorganic and ... - Read More
Introductory chemistry students learn that oil and water repel each other So do other hydrophobic substances which carry no electric charge and hydrophilic substances which carry an electric charge that allows them to mix with ... - Read More
Increased levels of carbon dioxide CO2 have helped boost green foliage across the world's arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilisation according to CSIRO research In findings based on ... - Read More
Environmental researchers at Harvard University have published evidence that significant reductions in mercury emissions will be necessary just to stabilize current levels of the toxic element in the environment So much mercury persists in surface ... - Read More
Corals may let certain bacteria get under their skin according to a new study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WHOI and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology KAUST and soon to be ... - Read More
Using a special electron beam apparatus scientists at Bielefeld University can determine the precise three dimensional structure of gaseous molecules To do this Professor Dr Norbert Mitzel's research team analyses the molecules in their gaseous ... - Read More
An unlikely material cubic boron arsenide could deliver an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity on par with the industry standard set by costly diamond researchers report in the current issue of the journal Physical Review Letters ... - Read More
A breakthrough in our understanding of the properties of titania titanium dioxide the basis of self cleaning window technology has been made by scientists at UCL uncovering a decades old misunderstanding that has clouded our ... - Read More
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new metallic bubble wrap that is lighter stronger and more flexible than sheet metal and more heat and chemical resistant than plastic or other polymer based ... - Read More
Large flakes of graphene oxide are the essential ingredient in a new recipe for robust carbon fiber created at Rice University The fiber spun at Rice is unique for the strength of its knots Most ... - Read More
Dr Mitsunori Kurahashi a Principal Researcher of the NIMS Nano Characterization Unit and Dr Yasushi Yamauchi a Group Leader in the same unit presented decisive evidence clarifying the dynamical process of aluminum surface oxidation by ... - Read More
By designing droplets using electricity researchers have created a technique that could possibly be used for everything from extracting oil from wells to creating makeup and food You've seen Hollandaise sauce or mayonnaise that has ... - Read More
Sabine Sané doctoral candidate in the research training group Micro Energy Harvesting at the Department of Microsystems Engineering IMTEK of the University of Freiburg has found a way to make a species of tree fungus ... - Read More
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