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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Harvard physicists have developed a novel technique that can detect molecular variants in chemical mixtures greatly simplifying a process that is one of the most important though time consuming processes in analytical chemistry As described ... - Read More
A marine research expedition sponsored by the U S Bureau of Ocean Energy Management BOEM and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA has led to the discovery of perhaps the world's largest methane cold ... - Read More
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale meaning the films are only one atom thick The technique can be used ... - Read More
Trace gases and aerosols are major factors influencing the climate With the help of highly complex installations such as MIPAS on board of the ENVISAT satellite researchers try to better understand the processes in the ... - Read More
Many molecules have a right and a left form just like shoes In pharmaceuticals it is important that the correct form of the molecule is used Researchers at the University of Gothenburg Sweden have been ... - Read More
A new slow motion method of controlling the synthesis of polymers which takes inspiration from both trees and Celtic Knots opens up new possibilities in areas including medical devices drug delivery elastics and adhesives Scientists ... - Read More
Concerns continue to grow about the effects of climate change on fire Wildfires are expected to increase 50 percent across the United States under a changing climate over 100 percent in areas of the West ... - Read More
The results of a new study led by George Washington University Professor Tianshu Li provide direct computational evidence that nucleation of ice in small droplets is strongly size dependent an important conclusion in understanding water's ... - Read More
Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color The breakthrough ... - Read More
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