Architecture imitates life at least when it comes to those spiral ramps in multistory parking garages Stacked and connecting parallel levels the ramps are replications of helical structures found in a ubiquitous membrane structure in ... - Read More
Released 21 Oct 2014 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Montana State University TechLink Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Oct 22 2014 NATICK A quiet solution amidst the rising clamor for answers in ... - Read More
Using 3 D printing and novel semiconductors researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a power inverter that could make electric vehicles lighter more powerful and more efficient At the ... - Read More
along a larger carbohydrate molecule that makes a cell wall Their work identified the spatial orientation of the GRP proteins in the cluster and showed that the protein carbohydrate complexes stimulate an immune response in ... - Read More
Two research teams working in the same laboratories at UNSW Australia have found distinct solutions to a critical challenge that has held back the realisation of super powerful quantum computers The teams created two types ... - Read More
Thin film coatings impart new properties to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing solar cells and touchscreens With the Megatron® sputtering system it is now possible for the first time to vary the ... - Read More
Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have unveiled a new method to form tiny 3D metal nanoparticles in prescribed shapes and dimensions using DNA Nature's building block as a ... - Read More
When a basically sturdy material becomes soft and spongy one usually suspects that it has been damaged in some way But this is not always the case especially when it comes to complex fluids and ... - Read More
A long sought goal of creating particles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment and that could be precisely manipulated into position within living cells has been achieved by a team ... - Read More
Fusion energy almost sounds too good to be true zero greenhouse gas emissions no long lived radioactive waste a nearly unlimited fuel supply Perhaps the biggest roadblock to adopting fusion energy is that the economics ... - Read More
Increasing the oil content of plant biomass could help fulfill the nation's increasing demand for renewable energy feedstocks But many of the details of how plant leaves make and break down oils have remained a ... - Read More
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden and other institutions have worked out how the pigment of the skin manages to protect the body from the sun's dangerous UV rays The skin pigment converts the UV ... - Read More
Released 29 Sep 2014 11 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom Oak Ridge National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Sep 30 2014 A team led by the U ... - Read More
No matter how many times it’s demonstrated it’s still hard to envision bacteria as social communicating creatures But by using a signaling system called “quorum sensing ” these single celled organisms radically alter their behavior ... - Read More
Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass The new work by Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues ... - Read More
Building on previous research that twisted light to send data at unheard of speeds scientists at USC have developed a similar technique with radiowaves reaching high speeds without some of the hassles that can go ... - Read More
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are first to show the use of sound to communicate with an artificial atom They can thereby demonstrate phenomena from quantum physics with sound taking on the role of ... - Read More
Salt crystals are often responsible when buildings start to show signs of ageing Researchers from the Institute for Building Materials have studied salt damage in greater depth and can now predict weathering processes more accurately ... - Read More
Most people think of city landscapes as simpler diminished versions of the wild forests and free flowing streams found in remote places But in a series of studies published Sept 10 2014 in a special ... - Read More
In the beginning all was hydrogen and helium plus a bit of lithium Three elements in all Today's universe however has nearly a hundred naturally occurring elements with thousands of variants isotopes and more likely ... - Read More
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