Hot vents on the seabed could have spontaneously produced the organic molecules necessary for life according to new research by UCL chemists The study shows how the surfaces of mineral particles inside hydrothermal vents have ... - Read More
Scientists have achieved an unprecedented level of control over defects in liquid crystals that can be engineered for applications in liquid matter photonics Sitting with a joystick in the comfort of their chairs scientists can ... - Read More
In experiments with ultracold rubidium atoms MPQ scientists create magnetic quantum crystals made of gigantic Rydberg atoms Materials with a defined crystal structure are a familiar phenomenon in condensed matter physics A crystal exhibits a ... - Read More
New research shows bacteria can use tiny magnetic particles to effectively create a 'natural battery ' According to work published in journal Science on 27 March the bacteria can load electrons onto and discharge electrons ... - Read More
Date March 25 2015 Source National Institute for Materials Science NIMS Summary A new finding challenges the established dogma that hydrogen exists in the form of a hydroxyl group i e water in silicate minerals ... - Read More
Move over vapor compression cooling technology Emerging elastocaloric refrigeration is potentially much more efficient and unlike vapor compression relies on environmentally friendly refrigerants In elastocaloric materials a change in mechanical stress can create a change ... - Read More
but they no longer use the ozone depleting gases called CFCs They may however contain additional chemicals though the exact constituents can vary “Outside in a landfill potentially harmful substances in the peanuts such as ... - Read More
CIFAR fellows were among physicists who observed the shape of a strange phenomenon that interferes with high temperature superconductivity called charge ordering discovering that it is stripy not checkered and settling a long standing debate ... - 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
MDMA 3 4 methyenedioxymethamphetamine a Class A substance that is usually found in a tableted form is a psychoactive drug which is structurally similar to methylamphetamine and acts as a central nervous system stimulant producing ... - Read More
Research led by a Brown University Ph D student has revealed a new way to make light absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells The new method involves a room temperature solvent bath to ... - Read More
What lies beneath growing islands of graphene is important to its properties according to a new study led by Rice University Scientists at Rice analyzed patterns of graphene a single atom thick sheet of carbon ... - Read More
A team from Princeton University and the University of Florence in Italy has discovered a quasicrystal so named because of its unorthodox arrangement of atoms in a 4.5 billion year old meteorite from a remote ... - Read More
In nacre layer lattices of inorganic calcium carbonate alternate with layers of organic material Chitin collagen and various proteins ensure that the calcium carbonate grows in these defined layers What role the proteins play during ... - Read More
Unique proteins newly discovered in heat loving bacteria are more than capable of attaching themselves to plant cellulose possibly paving the way for more efficient methods of converting plant matter into biofuels The unusual proteins ... - Read More
Lithium ion batteries are common in consumer electronics They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics with a high energy density no memory effect and only a slow loss ... - Read More
Researchers in South Korea have for the first time developed a simple technique to produce a two dimensional nitrogen containing crystal that has the capacity to be a potential rival to graphene and silicon as ... - Read More
At the origin of the properties of high temperature superconductors lies a phenomenon that is too fast to be observed experimentally with conventional methods A team of scientists from different research centres including the Milan ... - Read More
To fully understand how nanomaterials behave one must also understand the atomic scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and therefore their strength and function Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Drexel University and Georgia ... - Read More
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