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Deconstruction of avant-garde cuisine could lead to even more fanciful dishes

One of the most iconic forms of avant garde cuisine also known as molecular gastronomy involves the presentation of flavorful edible liquids like cocktails or olive oil packaged into spheres Now a team of scientists ... - Read More

Stressed out: Research sheds new light on why rechargeable batteries fail

Pity the poor lithium ion Drawn relentlessly by its electrical charge it surges from anode to cathode and back again shouldering its way through an elaborate molecular obstacle course This journey is essential to powering ... - Read More

X-rays unlock a protein's SWEET side

Sugar is a vital source of energy for both plants and animals alike Understanding just how sugar makes its way into the cell could lead to the design of better drugs for diabetes patients and ... - Read More

Decoding 'sweet codes' that determine protein fates

We often experience difficulties in identifying the accurate shape of dynamic and fluctuating objects This is especially the case in the nanoscale world of biomolecules The research group lead by Professor Koichi Kato of the ... - Read More

The future face of molecular electronics

The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components In these highly efficient devices individual molecules would take on ... - Read More

Fracking: Gas leaks from faulty wells linked to contamination in some groundwater

A study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing and it's not the source many people may have feared What's more the problem may ... - Read More

Moving silicon atoms in graphene with atomic precision

Richard Feynman famously posed the question in 1959 is it possible to see and manipulate individual atoms in materials For a time his vision seemed more science fiction than science but starting with groundbreaking experiments ... - Read More

Excitonic dark states shed light on TMDC atomic layers: New promise for nanoelectronic and photonic applications

A team of Berkeley Lab researchers believes it has uncovered the secret behind the unusual optoelectronic properties of single atomic layers of transition metal dichalcogenide TMDC materials the two dimensional semiconductors that hold great promise ... - Read More

Advancing understanding of graphene's friction properties

An interdisciplinary team of engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has made a discovery regarding the surface properties of graphene the Nobel prize winning material that consists of an atomically thin sheet of carbon atoms ... - Read More

Chemical detection: A purer solution

A separation method that isolates protein protected gold clusters enables improved sensing of toxic mercury compounds and pesticides Fluorescence based detection of pesticides and other environmentally harmful chemicals is limited by the ability of current ... - Read More

How skin falls apart: Pathology of autoimmune skin disease revealed at the nanoscale

University at Buffalo researchers and colleagues studying a rare blistering disease have discovered new details of how autoantibodies destroy healthy cells in skin This information provides new insights into autoimmune mechanisms in general and could ... - Read More

Carbon dioxide concentration surges: Record greenhouse gas levels impact atmosphere and oceans, WMO report finds

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013 propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide This is according to the World Meteorological Organization's annual Greenhouse Gas ... - Read More

Doped graphene nanoribbons with potential

Graphene possesses many outstanding properties it conducts heat and electricity it is transparent harder than diamond and extremely strong But in order to use it to construct electronic switches a material must not only be ... - Read More

'Solid' light could compute previously unsolvable problems

Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter The researchers are not shining light through crystal they are transforming light into ... - Read More

Seeing below the surface: Ultra-thin, high-speed detector captures unprecedented range of light waves

New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies walls and other objects Using the special properties of graphene a two ... - Read More

Metallic alloy is tough and ductile at cryogenic temperatures

A new concept in metallic alloy design called high‐entropy alloys has yielded a multiple element material that not only tests out as one of the toughest on record but unlike most materials the toughness as ... - Read More

Rethinking the Basic Science of Graphene Synthesis

Released 5 Sep 2014 9 00 AM EDTEmbargo expired 7 Sep 2014 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Penn State Materials Research Institute more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only ... - Read More

Biochemists Find New Treatment Options for Staph Infections, Inflammatory Diseases

that block NSPs could eventually affect how staph infections are treated in the clinic Understanding this interaction can not only help us design better therapies in the future but may help make current treatment regimens ... - Read More

Watching the structure of glass under pressure

Glass has many applications that call for different properties such as resistance to thermal shock or to chemically harsh environments Glassmakers commonly use additives such as boron oxide to tweak these properties by changing the ... - Read More

Why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

Only recently has it become possible to accurately see the structure of a liquid Using X rays and a high tech apparatus that holds liquids without a container Kenneth Kelton PhD the Arthur Holly Compton ... - Read More
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