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NASA flies radar south on wide-ranging expedition

NASA
A versatile NASA airborne imaging radar system is showcasing its broad scientific prowess for studying our home planet during a month long expedition over the Americas Share This See Also Earth Science Geology Global Warming ... - Read More

New insight into photosynthesis: Carotenoids can capture blue/green light and pass energy on to chlorophylls

Photosynthesis, Green
Pigments found in plants and purple bacteria employed to provide protection from sun damage do more than just that Researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Glasgow have found that they also help ... - Read More

Chemistry: Elusive mechanism of widely used click reaction revealed

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have illuminated the mechanism at the heart of one of the most useful processes in modern chemistry A reaction that is robust and easy to perform it is ... - Read More

Breakthrough in chemical crystallography

A research team led by Professor Makoto Fujita of the University of Tokyo Japan and complemented by Academy Professor Kari Rissanen of the University of Jyväskylä Finland has made a fundamental breakthrough in single crystal ... - Read More

Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market

Alternative, Fuel
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low cost environmentally friendly fuel source to ... - Read More

Fighting listeria and other food-borne illnesses with nanobiotechnology

Nanobiotechnology
Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to kill deadly pathogenic bacteria including listeria in food handling and packaging This innovation represents an alternative to the use of antibiotics or chemical ... - Read More

New clues in the search to rediscover the mysterious Maya Blue formula

Materials, materials
The recipe and process for preparing Maya Blue a highly resistant pigment used for centuries in Mesoamerica were lost We know that the ingredients are a plant dye indigo and a type of clay known ... - Read More

Streams stressed by pharmaceutical pollution

pharmaceutical
Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality So reports a new Ecological Applications paper which highlights the ecological cost of pharmaceutical waste and the ... - Read More

Researchers engineer plant cell walls to boost sugar yields for biofuels

sugar
When blessed with a resource in overwhelming abundance it's generally a good idea to make valuable use of that resource Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant organic material on Earth For thousands of years it ... - Read More

'Waste heat' may economize CO2 capture

Heat
In some of the first results from a federally funded initiative to find new ways of capturing carbon dioxide CO2 from coal fired power plants Rice University scientists have found that CO2 can be removed ... - Read More

Opposites attract: How cells and cell fragments move in electric fields

cell, cells, cells, cell
Like tiny crawling compass needles whole living cells and cell fragments orient and move in response to electric fields but in opposite directions scientists at the University of California Davis have found Their results published ... - Read More

Biological transistor enables computing within living cells

When Charles Babbage prototyped the first computing machine in the 19th century he imagined using mechanical gears and latches to control information ENIAC the first modern computer developed in the 1940s used vacuum tubes and ... - Read More

Even graphene has weak spots

Materials, materials
Graphene the single atom thick form of carbon has become famous for its extraordinary strength But less than perfect sheets of the material show unexpected weakness according to researchers at Rice University in Houston and ... - Read More

Stirred not mixed: How seawater turbulence affects marine food webs

marine, Marine
New research shows that ocean turbulence directly affects the ability of microscopic marine organisms to recycle organic material back into the food web Share This See Also Bacteria Extreme Survival Organic Pollution Oceanography Geochemistry Food ... - Read More

Lunar cycle determines hunting behavior of nocturnal gulls

Water, Water, Water
Zooplankton small fish and squid spend hardly any time at the surface when there's a full moon To protect themselves from their natural enemies they hide deeper down in the water on bright nights coming ... - Read More

Trees used to create recyclable, efficient solar cell

cell, cell
Solar cells are just like leaves capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy It's fitting that they can now be made partially from trees Share This See Also Solar Energy Petroleum Materials Science Energy ... - Read More

Paint-on plastic electronics: Aligning polymers for high performance

Plastic, Plastic
Semiconducting polymers are an unruly bunch but University of Michigan engineers have developed a new method for getting them in line that could pave the way for cheaper greener paint on plastic electronics Share This ... - Read More

A milestone for new carbon-dioxide capture/clean coal technology

Coal
An innovative new process that releases the energy in coal without burning while capturing carbon dioxide the major greenhouse gas has passed a milestone on the route to possible commercial use scientists are reporting Their ... - Read More

Microalgae could be a profitable source of biodiesel

marine, Marine
Dinoflagellate microalgae could be used as a raw material to obtain biodiesel easily and profitably This is the conclusion of a study led by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB scientists in collaboration with the Spanish ... - Read More

Study reveals working of motor with revolution motion in bacteria-killing virus; Advances nanotechnology

Bacteria, bacteria
Scientists have cracked a 35 year old mystery about the workings of the natural motors that are serving as models for development of a futuristic genre of synthetic nanomotors that pump therapeutic DNA RNA or ... - Read More
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