The pore size of the smart membranes can be adjusted from the outside this is very attractive in applications like biosensors or chemical analysis The 'Swiss cheese' structure is characteristic of many polymer membranes and ... - Read More
Due to the environmental disaster's unprecedented scope assessing the damage caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been a challenge One unsolved puzzle is the location of 2 million ... - Read More
A population of endangered giant tortoises which once dwindled to just over a dozen has recovered on the Galapagos island of Española a finding described as a true story of success and hope in conservation ... - Read More
A world without plants would be a world without oxygen uninhabitable for us and for many creatures We know plants release oxygen by absorbing carbon dioxide and breaking down water using sunlight through the process ... - Read More
Researchers at the UPM have developed a method to assess the efficacy of anti particle filters and masks This method will help to decide the most suitable system depending on the professional activity Thanks to ... - Read More
Scientific inquiry is a hit and miss proposition subject to constant checking and rechecking Recently a new class of materials was discovered called topological insulators nonmetallic materials with a metallic surface capable of conducting electrons ... - Read More
Stroma cells are derived from connective tissue and may critically influence tumour growth This knowledge is not new However bioanalyst Christopher Gerner and an interdisciplinary team from the University of Vienna and the Medical University ... - Read More
The disruption of a person's circadian rhythm their 24 hour biological clock has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer according to new University of Georgia research The culprit in this study in ... - Read More
Looking forward in science often requires looking back evaluating trends to extrapolate future outcomes A classic case is Moore's Law which predicts that the density of components on an integrated circuit will double every 24 ... - Read More
Crystallographic defects or irregularities known as dislocations are often found within crystalline materials Two main types of dislocation exist edge and screw type However dislocations found in real materials tend to be a mix of ... - Read More
A UC Santa Barbara geochemist studying Samoan volcanoes has found evidence of the planet's early formation still trapped inside the Earth Known as hotspots volcanic island chains such as Samoa can ancient primordial signatures from ... - Read More
In the earth and environmental sciences radioactive isotopes atom variants that decay over time play a major role in age determination A radioactive isotope of the inert gas argon 39Ar for example is used to ... - Read More
Alcohol consumption isn't the only thing a breath analysis can reveal Scientists have been studying its possible use for diagnosing a wide range of conditions in humans and now in the beloved bottlenose dolphin In ... - Read More
A fly's sense of smell could be used in new technology to detect drugs and bombs new University of Sussex research has found Brain scientist Professor Thomas Nowotny was surprised to find that the 'nose' ... - Read More
A new analysis of global energy use economics and the climate shows that without new climate policies expanding the current bounty of inexpensive natural gas alone would not slow the growth of global greenhouse gas ... - Read More
New research conducted at the Florida State University based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has revealed a new innovative way to classify the severity of a stroke aid in diagnosis and evaluate potential treatments Stroke ... - Read More
Neiker Tecnalia the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development is working to select autochthonous bacteria with a biofertilizing potential as a result of the stimulating effect they have on the take up of nutrients ... - Read More
A new technique makes it possible to quickly detect the presence of drugs or to monitor certain medical conditions using only a single drop of blood or urine representing a potential tool for clinicians and ... - Read More
What could the natural diversity and beauty of plant leaves have in common with one of humankind's greatest creative inventions the violin Much more than you might imagine There are many parallels between leaves and ... - Read More
Treatment with dimercaptosuccinic acid DMSA an oral chelation agent was linked to reductions in the amount of lead in blood in young children in Zamfara State Nigeria following environmental lead contamination according to a study ... - Read More
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