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With imprecise chips to the artificial brain

Which circuits and chips are suitable for building artificial brains using the least possible amount of power This is the question that Junior Professor Dr Elisabetta Chicca from the Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology ... - Read More

Graphene and painkiller receptor combined into scalable chemical sensor

Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution the body's different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals When they bind the ... - Read More

How proteins acquire correct structure: Molecular high-speed origami

Proteins are responsible for nearly every essential process of life Their form and structure or their fold are of crucial importance for their functionality Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry MPIB in Martinsried ... - Read More

Can plants provide petroleum-derived chemicals?

Plant scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have found that certain enzymes responsible for desaturating fatty acids the building blocks of oils can link up to efficiently pass intermediate products ... - Read More

The promise of purple for enhanced bioimaging

Newly detected 'energy clustering' structures inside rare earth nanoparticles generate intense violet light which is ideal for studying photon induced transformations Labeling biomolecules with light emitting nanoparticles is a powerful technique for observing cell movement ... - Read More

Toxicologists outline key health and environmental concerns associated with hydraulic fracturing

Date May 9 2014 Source Society of Toxicology Summary Since the rise in the use of hydraulic fracturing of shale to produce natural gas and oil many have debated the merits and detractions of the ... - Read More

'Electrosmog' disrupts orientation in migratory birds, scientists show

For the first time a research team led by Prof Dr Henrik Mouritsen a biologist and Lichtenberg Professor at the University of Oldenburg has been able to prove that the magnetic compass of robins fails ... - Read More

Regenerating plastic grows back after damage

Looking at a smooth sheet of plastic in one University of Illinois laboratory no one would guess that an impact had recently blasted a hole through it Illinois researchers have developed materials that not only ... - Read More

'Teenage' songbirds experience high mortality due to many causes, study finds

Nearly one third of songbird species across North America are experiencing long term declines Scientists have spent years researching potential causes for these population declines focusing on the birds when they have just hatched as ... - Read More

Fueling aviation with hardwoods

A key challenge in the biofuels landscape is to get more advanced biofuels fuels other than corn ethanol and vegetable oil based biodiesel into the transportation pool Utilization of advanced biofuels is stipulated by the ... - Read More

High-efficiency water treatment using light using a novel UV-light system

Many harmful substances in waste water stubbornly resist being broken down by biological waste water treatment plants Fraunhofer researchers have developed a photochemical reaction system in which water can be reliably treated at high flow ... - Read More

Luminescent nanocrystal tags enable rapid detection of multiple pathogens in a single test

A research team using tunable luminescent nanocrystals as tags to advance medical and security imaging have successfully applied them to high speed scanning technology and detected multiple viruses within minutes The research led by Macquarie ... - Read More

Study validates air sampling techniques to fight bioterrorism

Air and surface sampling techniques currently used by the US government are effective in fighting bioterrorism and potentially saving lives a Saint Louis University researcher finds Results published in Biosecurity and Bioterrorism by Alexander Garza ... - Read More

Using DNA to build tool that may literally shine light on cancer

Bioengineers at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the University of Montreal have used DNA to develop a tool that detects and reacts to chemical changes caused by cancer cells and that may one ... - Read More

How do our cells move? Liquid droplets could explain

'Cell migration' is a broad term for all the processes associated with the movement of cells from one location to another It lies at the core of biological processes like embryonic development immune responses and ... - Read More

Nanoengineers develop basis for electronics that stretch at the molecular level

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function Today's flexible electronics are already enabling a new generation of ... - Read More

Fluorescent sensor developed for detecting nitric oxide, a molecule related to many diseases

The detection of certain chemical compounds in our body is essential to prevent many diseases and set out their treatment Thus making advances in the development of compounds that can be easily detected is key ... - Read More

Nature’s chemical diversity reflected in Swedish lakes

It's not only the biology of lakes that varies with the climate and other environmental factors it's also their chemistry More knowledge about this is needed to understand the ecology of lakes and their role ... - Read More

New atom-scale knowledge on the function of biological photosensors

The research groups of Janne Ihalainen University of Jyväskylä and Sebastian Westenhoff University of Gothenburg have clarified how the atom structure of bacterial red light photosensors changes when sensing light The research reveals structural changes ... - Read More

Undersea warfare: Viruses hijack deep-sea bacteria at hydrothermal vents

More than a mile beneath the ocean's surface as dark clouds of mineral rich water billow from seafloor hot springs called hydrothermal vents unseen armies of viruses and bacteria wage war Like pirates boarding a ... - Read More
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