A team of researchers including Rensselaer professor Morgan Schaller has used mathematical modeling to show that continental erosion over the last 40 million years has contributed to the success of diatoms a group of tiny ... - Read More
Like vast international trading companies biological systems pick up freight items in the form of small molecules transport them from place to place and release them at their proper destination These ubiquitous processes are critical ... - Read More
the ability to recognize carbohydrates unique to microbial cells It was an unexpected but significant finding “A human protein that is selective for microbes could be harnessed to deliver an antibiotic or toxin to kill ... - Read More
Research has shown a significant association between haze events in South East Asia and mortality rates caused by respiratory illness on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia Since 1997 the massive burning of biomass in ... - Read More
n a recent study Spatiotemporal isolation of attosecond pulses in the soft X ray water window published in Nature Communications by the Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics Group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Jens Biegert ... - Read More
Construction crews may someday use a plant molecule called lignin in their asphalt and sealant mixtures to help roads and roofs hold up better under various weather conditions It also could make them more environmentally ... - Read More
Researchers have shown how to convert waste packing peanuts into high performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium ion batteries that outperform conventional graphite electrodes representing an environmentally friendly approach to reuse the waste Batteries have ... - Read More
The Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society ACS will recognize the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons OPCW for its tireless efforts in promoting the peaceful use of chemistry at the Society’s ... - Read More
Over the last several decades there have been substantial yield improvements in soybean Because of new varieties and new agronomic practices the yield potential in soybean is higher now than ever before But a lack ... - Read More
Nanoparticles of various types can be quickly and permanently bonded to a solid substrate if one of the most effective methods of synthesis click chemistry is used for this purpose The novel method has been ... - Read More
A theoretical and experimental study could lead to improved catalysts for producing hydrogen fuel from waste biomass Experimental analysis and computer simulations reveal new insights into the process by which ethanol produced from waste biomass ... - Read More
An oxide carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites in oxygen chemical reactions for green energy devices Electrochemical devices are crucial to a green energy revolution in which clean alternatives replace carbon based fuels This revolution ... - Read More
A Carnegie led team was able to discover five new forms of silica under extreme pressures at room temperature Their findings are published by Nature Communications Silicon dioxide commonly called silica is one of the ... - Read More
The patterns of plant species diversity along Swedish boreal streams are closely linked to flow of surface and sub surface water The linkages between vegetation and hydrology are tight and according to Lenka Kuglerová they ... - Read More
In 1996 a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene soccer ball shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties Now 20 years later ... - Read More
A device resembling a plastic honeycomb yet infinitely smaller than a bee's stinger can steer light beams around tighter curves than ever before possible while keeping the integrity and intensity of the beam intact The ... - Read More
To combat global climate change caused by greenhouse gases alternative energy sources and other types of environmental recourse actions are needed There are a variety of proposals that involve using vertical ocean pipes to move ... - Read More
Since HIV emerged in the ‘80s drug “cocktails” transformed the deadly disease into a manageable one But the virus is adept at developing resistance to drugs and treatment regimens require tweaking that can be costly ... - Read More
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