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Origin of life: Chemistry of seabed's hot vents could explain emergence of life

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

Phonons, arise! Small electric voltage alters conductivity in key materials

Modern research has found no simple inexpensive way to alter a material's thermal conductivity at room temperature That lack of control has made it hard to create new classes of devices that use phonons the ... - Read More

Scientists use nanoscale building blocks and dna 'glue' to shape 3-D superlattices

Taking child's play with building blocks to a whole new level the nanometer scale scientists at the U S Department of Energy's DOE Brookhaven National Laboratory have constructed 3D superlattice multicomponent nanoparticle arrays where the ... - Read More

From metal to insulator and back again

New work from Carnegie's Russell Hemley and Ivan Naumov hones in on the physics underlying the recently discovered fact that some metals stop being metallic under pressure Their work is published in Physical Review Letters ... - Read More

New insights into ionic liquids

To directly observe chemical processes in unusual new materials is a scientific dream made possible by modern microscopy methods researchers at Kiel University have for the first time captured video images of the attachment of ... - Read More

Bioenergy: Genetics of wood formation

To begin to understand the complex genetic interactions that control poplar growth a potential bioenergy crop researchers developed a robust high throughput pipeline for studying the hierarchy of genetic regulation of wood formation using tissue ... - Read More

A 'pin ball machine' for atoms and photons

A team of physicists from MPQ Caltech and ICFO proposes the combination of nano photonics with ultracold atoms for simulating quantum many body systems and creating new states of matter Ultracold atoms in the so ... - Read More

Protein building blocks for nanosystems

The Freiburg researchers Dr Andreas Schreiber and Dr Matthias Huber the head of their research group Dr Stefan Schiller and their colleagues at the University of Constance have developed the concept of protein adaptor based ... - Read More

Engineers purify sea and wastewater in 2.5 minutes

A group of Mexican engineers from the Jhostoblak Corporate created technology to recover and purify either seawater or wastewater from households hotels hospitals commercial and industrial facilities regardless of the content of pollutants and microorganisms ... - Read More

Beyond the lithium ion: Significant step toward a better performing battery

The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium ion based battery Researchers at the University of ... - Read More

How to maximize the superconducting critical temperature in a molecular superconductor

An international research team led by Professor Kosmas Prassides of Tohoku University has investigated the electronic properties of the family of unconventional superconductors based on fullerenes*1 which have the highest known superconducting critical temperature Tc ... - Read More

Discovery Changes How Scientists Examine Rarest Elements of Periodic Table

into learning more about these elements ” Getting a piece of californium is no easy task though After years of negotiating with the U S Department of Energy Albrecht Schmitt obtained 5 milligrams of californium ... - Read More

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment

Released 16 Apr 2015 12 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nano LettersApr 17 2015 A potentially game changing ... - Read More

Electrolyte Genome Could Be Battery Game-Changer

was published in February in the Journal of the American Chemical Society They had another success screening molecules for redox capabilities for flow batteries for fellow Berkeley Lab scientist Brett Helms “He basically gave us ... - Read More

Erupting Electrodes: How Recharging Leaves Behind Microscopic Debris Inside Batteries

Released 9 Apr 2015 5 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Pacific Northwest National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nano LettersApr 11 2015 RICHLAND Wash An eruption ... - Read More

Scientists a Step Closer to Developing Renewable Propane

Released 10 Apr 2015 6 05 AM EDTSource Newsroom University of Manchester more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Biotechnology for Biofuels.2015 8 61Apr 11 2015 Researchers at ... - Read More

Widest possible photosynthesis, absorbing any color of sunlight, from oranges through near-infrared

In 2005 scientists studying tiny sac like creatures called sea squirts found bacteria containing two types of chlorophyll a and b in cavities inside the squirts' tissues These two pigments were soaking up most of ... - Read More

Can light therapy help the brain?

Following up on promising results from pilot work researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System are testing the effects of light therapy on brain function in veterans with Gulf War Illness Veterans in the study ... - Read More

Drop the bounce test: A common battery test often bounces off target

Don't throw away those bouncing batteries Researchers at Princeton University have found that the common test of bouncing a household battery to learn if it is dead or not is not actually an effective way ... - Read More

Algae from wastewater solves two problems: Biofuel and clean-up

In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae based biofuels Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high value strains of oil rich ... - Read More
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