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New material promises better solar cells

New material
Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology show that a recently discovered class of materials can be used to create a new kind of solar cell Share This See Also Materials Science Solar Energy Graphene ... - Read More

Volcano location: Greenhouse-icehouse key? Episodic purging of 'carbonate capacitor' drives long-term climate cycle

Climate, climate
A new Rice University led study finds the real estate mantra location location location may also explain one of Earth's enduring climate mysteries The study suggests that Earth's repeated flip flopping between greenhouse and icehouse ... - Read More

Scientists solve mercury mystery, taking big step toward protecting human health

Mercury
By identifying two genes required for transforming inorganic into organic mercury which is far more toxic scientists have just taken a significant step toward protecting human health Share This See Also Genes Human Biology Dentistry Chemistry ... - Read More

Nitrogen from pollution, natural sources causes growth of toxic algae, study finds

Nitrogen
Nitrogen in ocean waters fuels the growth of two tiny but toxic phytoplankton species that are harmful to marine life and human health warns a new study published in the Journal of Phycology Share This ... - Read More

New coal technology harnesses energy without burning, nears pilot-scale development

Coal, energy
and the iron beads are larger about 1.5 2 millimeters across Chung likened the two different sizes to talcum powder and ice cream sprinkles though the mix is not nearly so colorful The coal and ... - Read More

Thailand: Astonishing ten new species of semi-aquatic freshwater earthworms revealed

Aquatic, Freshwater
The semi aquatic earthworms in the genus Glyphidrilus are somewhat unfamiliar species that live between the terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of rivers streams canals ponds swamps and paddy systems Remarkably each species is endemic to ... - 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

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

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

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

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

Biologistics: How fast do chemical trains move in living cells?

The rate of chemical processes in cells is dictated by the speed of movement diffusion of molecules needed for a given reaction Using a versatile method developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the ... - Read More

Nanoparticles that look and act like cells

Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles
By cloaking nanoparticles in the membranes of white blood cells scientists at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute may have found a way to prevent the body from recognizing and destroying them before they deliver their ... - Read More

Deforestation triggers carbon collapse of tropical peatlands

Deforested tropical peatlands are haemorrhaging carbon from deep within their peat soils with consequences for the release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere according to new research by The Open University and partners published January ... - Read More

First artificial enzyme created by evolution in a test tube

Enzyme, Enzyme, Enzyme
There's a wobbly new biochemical structure in Burckhard Seelig's lab at the University of Minnesota that may resemble what enzymes looked like billions of years ago when life on earth began to evolve long before ... - Read More

New genre of 'intelligent' micro- and nanomotors

Engineering
Enzymes workhorse molecules of life that underpin almost every biological process may have a new role as intelligent micro and nanomotors with applications in medicine engineering and other fields That's the topic of a report ... - Read More

Tomorrow's life-saving medications may currently be living at the bottom of the sea

OHSU researchers in partnership with scientists from several other institutions have published two new research papers that signal how the next class of powerful medications may currently reside at the bottom of the ocean In ... - Read More

Shedding light on role of Amazon forests in global carbon cycle

Light, Carbon
Earth's forests perform a well known service to the planet absorbing a great deal of the carbon dioxide pollution emitted into the atmosphere from human activities But when trees are killed by natural disturbances such ... - Read More

Bioinspired fibers change color when stretched

Engineering
A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter UK have invented a new fiber that changes color when stretched Inspired by nature the researchers identified and replicated the unique structural ... - Read More
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