The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars SAM instrument suite on NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules at Mars Organic molecules are the building blocks of all ... - Read More
What do you get when you wrap a thin sheet of the wonder material graphene around a novel multifunctional sulfur electrode that combines an energy storage unit and electron ion transfer networks An extremely promising ... - Read More
Scientists at the University of Strathclyde and City University of New York have created methods that dramatically simplify the discovery of biological gels for food cosmetics and biomedicine as published in the journal Nature Chemistry ... - Read More
Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane but the principles behind the paper folding art can also be applied to making a microfluidic device for a blood ... - Read More
After years of monitoring different experimental buildings a group of researchers from the School of Architecture of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid has developed a model that can estimate the thermal performance of vegetal façades regarding ... - Read More
Windows allow brilliant natural light to stream into homes and buildings Along with light comes heat that in warm weather we often counter with energy consuming air conditioning Now scientists are developing a new kind ... - Read More
Composite subatomic structures created by powerful collisions of protons have fallen apart in unexpected ways within a detector in the Large Hadron Collider called LHCb The 'b' in the detector's name stands for beauty a ... - Read More
Glass is mysterious It is a broad class of materials that extends well beyond the everyday window pane but one thing that these disparate glasses seem to have in common is that they have nothing ... - Read More
Magnetite or Fe3O4 is an elaborate kind of rust a regular lattice of oxygen and iron atoms But this material plays an increasingly important role as a catalyst in electronic devices and in medical applications ... - Read More
Citizen science boosts environmental awareness and advocacy more than previously thought and can lead to broader public support for conservation efforts according to a new study by researchers at Duke University's Nicholas School of the ... - Read More
MIT biological engineers have created a new computer model that allows them to design the most complex three dimensional DNA shapes ever produced including rings bowls and geometric structures such as icosahedrons that resemble viral ... - Read More
For years scientists have been pursuing artificial leaf technology a green approach to making hydrogen fuel that copies plants' ability to convert sunlight into a form of energy they can use Now one team reports ... - Read More
Stanford engineers have invented a revolutionary coating material that can help cool buildings even on sunny days by radiating heat away from the buildings and sending it directly into space A new ultrathin multilayered material ... - Read More
Engineering researchers at Texas Tech University have developed a method for characterizing the surface properties of materials at different temperatures at the nanoscale Knowing properties of materials at different temperatures is important in engineering said ... - Read More
Two physicists from the University of Warwick have taken to the kitchen to explain the complexity surrounding what they say is one of the last big mysteries in polymer physics As a way of demonstrating ... - Read More
New findings by a Johns Hopkins University led team reveal long unknown details about carbon deep beneath Earth's surface and suggest ways this subterranean carbon might have influenced the history of life on the planet ... - Read More
NASA's new Orion spacecraft now is at its launch pad after completing its penultimate journey in the early hours Wednesday It arrived at Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida ... - Read More
UCLA biochemists have created the largest ever protein that self assembles into a molecular cage The research could lead to synthetic vaccines that protect people from the flu HIV and other diseases At a size ... - Read More
For the first time chemists have successfully produced amino acid like molecules that all have the same 'handedness' from simple building blocks and in a single test tube Could this be how life started On ... - Read More
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