Scientists at ETH Zurich and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL in California have developed an innovative sensor for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy SERS Thanks to its unique surface properties at nanoscale the method can ... - Read More
In their search for molecules with certain characteristics chemists have produced millions of new increasingly complex synthetic materials by altering molecules' chemical structures Taking cues from nature Northwestern University researchers have recently tested a new ... - Read More
In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music it's the Morning prelude from Peer Gynt played on an ionic speaker No ordinary speaker ... - Read More
Research by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences SEAS brings bad news to the western United States where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 states ... - Read More
An innovative method for stripping greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from industrial emissions is potentially cheaper and more efficient than current methods according to a United States patent based on research by Dr Jason ... - Read More
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new oxygen sponge that can easily absorb or shed oxygen atoms at low temperatures Materials with these novel characteristics would be useful ... - Read More
They're not exactly the peanut butter and jelly of semiconductors but when you put them together something magical happens Alone neither lanthanum aluminate nor strontium titanate exhibit any particularly notable properties But when they are ... - Read More
When Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the double helical structure of deoxyribonucleic acid DNA in 1953 their findings began a genetic revolution to map study and sequence the building blocks of living organisms DNA ... - Read More
Dartmouth researchers have developed a molecular switch that changes a liquid crystal's readout color based on a chemical input This new development may open the way for using liquid crystals in detecting harmful gases pathogens ... - Read More
A new study published today in the journal Nature Materials has found a way to suppress the thermal conductivity in sodium cobaltate so that it can be used to harvest waste energy Led by scientists ... - Read More
A consortium led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new technology that captures the carbon dioxide emissions of power plants more economically and ecologically The International Energy Agency IEA regards carbon ... - Read More
Food and biofuel crops could be grown and maintained in many places where it wasn't previously possible such as deserts landfills and former mining sites thanks to an inexpensive non chemical soil additive The additive ... - Read More
MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable flow battery that doesn't rely on expensive membranes to generate and store electricity The device they say may one day enable cheaper large scale energy storage The palm ... - Read More
Without the currently available plethora of X ray methods basic research in the physical sciences would be unthinkable The methods are used in solid state physics in the analysis of biological structures and even art ... - Read More
An often overlooked form of manganese an element critical to many life processes is far more prevalent in ocean environments than previously known according to a study led by University of Delaware researchers that was ... - Read More
Computer simulations conducted at the U S Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab could help scientists make sense of a recently observed and puzzling wrinkle in one of nature's most important chemical ... - Read More
One of the most promising types of solar cells has a few drawbacks A scientist at Michigan Technological University may have overcome one of them Dye sensitized solar cells are thin flexible easy to make ... - Read More
How exactly atoms and molecules in biochemical solutions or at solid liquid interfaces do interact is a question of great importance Answers will provide insights at processes in catalysts smart functional materials and even physiological ... - Read More
A ring of protein and pigments half synthetic and half natural can be used to quickly prototype light harvesting antennas that absorb more sunlight than fully natural ones In diagrams it looks like a confection ... - Read More
curing diseases by replacing the missing proteins that cause certain disorders almost like an artificial limb replaces the function of a leg or arm lost to injury Another is an internationally known leader in science ... - Read More
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