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Molecular rings mystery solved after 20 years

Molecular, molecular
Although the double benzene molecule tried to reveal its structure in experiments in 1993 chemists at the time were unable to find an explanation for the spectral peaks they saw Now 20 years later Nijmegen ... - Read More

Research uses mirrors to make solar energy cost competitive

If the current national challenge to make solar energy cost competitive with other forms of energy by the end of this decade is met Ranga Pitchumani the John R Jones III Professor of Mechanical Engineering ... - Read More

Better batteries from waste sulfur

sulfur
A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars reports a University of Arizona led team The new plastic has other potential uses including optical ... - Read More

Diamond as a building material for optical circuits

Building, Diamond
The application of light for information processing opens up a multitude of possibilities However to be able to adequately use photons in circuits and sensors materials need to have particular optical and mechanical properties Researchers ... - Read More

New device could cut costs on household products, pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals
Sometimes cost saving comes in nanoscale packages Share This See Also Nature of Water Civil Engineering Organic Chemistry Chemistry Materials Science Engineering Soap bubble Surface tension Energy conservation Concrete A new procedure that thickens and ... - Read More

New technique measures evaporation globally

Evaporation
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Boston University have developed the first method to map evaporation globally using weather stations which will help scientists evaluate water resource management assess recent trends of evaporation throughout the globe ... - Read More

Material screening method allows more precise control over stem cells

When it comes to delivering genes to living human tissue the odds of success come down the molecule The entire therapy including the tools used to bring new genetic material into a cell must have ... - Read More

Molecular 'superglue' based on flesh-eating bacteria

Molecular, Bacteria, molecular, bacteria
In a classic case of turning an enemy into a friend scientists have engineered a protein from flesh eating bacteria to act as a molecular superglue that promises to become a disease fighter And their ... - Read More

Cost-Saving Measure to Upgrade Ethanol to Butanol -- A Better Alternative to Gasoline

despite several disadvantages Ethanol for instance has a lower energy content per gallon than gasoline which can reduce fuel mileage Ethanol also has a corrosive effect on car engines and can’t easily be used in ... - Read More

Major Symposium on Arsenic Contamination in Food and Water Supplies

manufacturers stopped adding it to common household products ” Other speakers in the symposium focused on the ongoing problem of arsenic contamination in the 21st century Arsenic occurs naturally in elevated concentrations in the soil ... - Read More

Understanding the Life of Lithium Ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles

Scientists today answered a question that worries millions of owners and potential owners of electric and hybrid vehicles using lithium ion batteries How long before the battery pack dies leaving a sticker shock bill for ... - Read More

Overcoming a Major Barrier to Medical and Other Uses of 'Microrockets' and 'Micromotors'

acids bases and hydrogen peroxide depending upon its surroundings Therefore we can use these motors in many more environments than ever before ” The scientists are working on extending the lifetimes of the vehicles so ... - Read More

GUMBOS Technology Promises New Drugs, Electronic Devices

particles so small that 100 000 could fit across the width of a human hair “We believe that these GUMBOS represent a truly different approach to micro and nanotechnology ” said Professor Isiah Warner Ph ... - Read More

A step toward optical transistors?

As demand for computing and communication capacity surges the global communication infrastructure struggles to keep pace since the light signals transmitted through fiber optic lines must still be processed electronically creating a bottleneck in telecommunications ... - Read More

Spring rains bring life to Midwest granaries but foster Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

Water, Water, Water
algae in the Gulf The algae bloom and eventually die and decay removing oxygen from the water The result is water too oxygen depleted to support life ” An oceanographer and executive director of the ... - Read More

Shape changers: Surface diffusion plays a key role in defining the shapes of catalytic nanoparticles

Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles
Controlling the shapes of nanometer sized catalytic and electrocatalytic particles made from noble metals such as platinum and palladium may be more complicated than previously thought Share This See Also Nanotechnology Chemistry Nature of Water ... - Read More

Spring Rains Bring Life to Midwest Granaries but Foster Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

algae in the Gulf The algae bloom and eventually die and decay removing oxygen from the water The result is water too oxygen depleted to support life ” An oceanographer and executive director of the ... - Read More

Seemingly Small Research Funding Cuts Could Hinder Progress in Nanotechnology

to liquid petroleum products Natural gas is widely seen as a cleaner energy source than other fossil fuels like coal and petroleum Alivisatos described nanoparticle based technologies that promise to improve existing conversion processes The ... - Read More

Sweet success: Catalyzing more sugars from biomass

sugars
Catalysis may initiate almost all modern industrial manufacturing processes but catalytic activity on solid surfaces is poorly understood This is especially true for the cellulase enzymes used to release fermentable sugars from cellulosic biomass for ... - Read More

Egyptian Wedding Certificate Key to Authenticating Controversial Biblical Text

from Augusta Honduras Now a major heritage site Augusta was founded as an English stronghold on Roatan Island from 1742 1748 and hosted a mix of English militia and indigenous Miskitu While historical documents provide ... - Read More
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