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X-rays reveal uptake of nanoparticles by soybean crops

X-Rays, X-rays
Metals contained in nanoparticles can enter into the food chain Scientists have for the first time traced the nanoparticles taken up from the soil by crop plants and analysed the chemical states of their metallic ... - Read More

Mercury contamination in water can be detected with a mobile phone

Mercury
Chemists at the University of Burgos Spain have manufactured a sheet that changes colour in the presence of water contaminated with mercury The results can be seen with the naked eye but when photographing the ... - Read More

Nanostructures with living cells: Laser system being developed

Nanostructures, System, Living cells
Using Laser Technology Aleksandr Ovsianikov from the Vienna University of Technology wants to create microstructures with embedded living cells This project will be funded by an ERC Starting Grant Share This See Also Biology Developmental ... - Read More

Climate change clues from tiny marine algae -- ancient and modern

Climate
Microscopic ocean algae called coccolithophores are providing clues about the impact of climate change both now and many millions of years ago The study found that their response to environmental change varies between species in ... - Read More

Gases work with particles to promote cloud formation

climate, Climate
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Georgia Institute of Technology have published a study in the online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS showing for the first time that certain volatile ... - Read More

Could the humble sea urchin hold the key to carbon capture?

Carbon
The discovery that sea urchins use nickel particles to harness carbon dioxide from the sea could be the key to capturing tons of carbon dioxide CO2 from the atmosphere Share This See Also Nature Biology ... - Read More

Healthy seeds -- treated environmentally friendly

Unit
Farmers treat seeds chemically in order to rid them of pest infestation Now researchers have developed a method that kills pathogens without harming the environment Pioneering seed suppliers are already implementing the procedure commercially Share ... - Read More

New transmembrane protein support structure created

A new platform to support and extend the viability of proteins for scientific study has been developed through work done as part of the doctoral studies of a recent University of Alabama in Huntsville doctoral ... - Read More

An ideal material: Solving a mystery leads to the discovery of a true topological insulator

Topological
An old material gets a new name and with it topological insulators have another chance to shine Samarium hexaboride SmB6 has been around since the late 1960s but understanding its low temperature behavior has remained ... - Read More

Drug manufacture: Going green with iron

Safe and inexpensive iron catalysts provide a 'greener' alternative to typical pharmaceutical production methods Share This See Also Pharmacology Dietary Supplement Chemistry Organic Chemistry Sustainability Geochemistry Catalysis Peptide bond Organic chemistry Anticonvulsant More than one ... - Read More

New findings on the structure of graphite oxides in alcohols

The structure of graphite oxide surprisingly expands when cooled in methanol or ethanol Also graphite oxide selectively absorbs methanol from water methanol mixtures Two new studies by physicists at Umeå University in Sweden published in ... - Read More

Light-emitting nano triangles may have applications in optical technology

Applications, Nano
For the first time scientists have created single layers of a naturally occurring rare mineral called tungstenite or WS2. The resulting sheet of stacked sulfur and tungsten atoms forms a honeycomb pattern of triangles that ... - Read More

Macromolecular shredder for RNA: Researchers unravel the structure of the machinery for RNA disposal

RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA
Much in the same way as we use shredders to destroy documents that are no longer useful or that contain potentially damaging information cells use molecular machines to degrade unwanted or defective macromolecules Scientists of ... - Read More

Scientists turn toxic by-product into biofuel booster

Enzyme, Enzyme, Enzyme
Scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes long carbon chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline have figured out why the natural reaction typically stops after three to ... - Read More

Newly discovered plant structure may lead to improved biofuel processing

Plant
When Li Tan approached his colleagues at the University of Georgia with some unusual data he had collected they initially seemed convinced that his experiment had become contaminated what he was seeing simply didn't make ... - Read More

Giant carbon molecules for sustainable technologies

Carbon
Scientists in the joint research project FUNgraphen are pinning their hopes for new technologies on a particular form of carbon They have developed new carbon macromolecules and molecular carbon composite materials with special properties The ... - Read More

Mystery surrounding the harnessing of fusion energy unlocked

Fusion
The research of a multi institutional team from the U S Japan and France led by Predrag S Krstic of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences and Jean Paul Allain of Purdue University has answered ... - Read More

A possible answer for protection against chemical/biological agents, fuel leaks, and coffee stains

A recent discovery funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFOSR may very well lead to a process that not only benefits every uniformed service member of the Department of Defense but everyone ... - Read More

Flat boron by the numbers: Researchers calculate what it would take to make new two-dimensional material

Material, Material
It would be a terrible thing if laboratories striving to grow graphene from carbon atoms kept winding up with big pesky diamonds Share This See Also Graphene Materials Science Spintronics Physics Nanotechnology Chemistry Carbon nanotube ... - Read More

Physicists shine a light on particle assembly

Light, Light
New York University physicists have developed a method for moving microscopic particles with the flick of a light switch Their work reported in the journal Science relies on a blue light to prompt colloids to ... - Read More
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