Naturally occurring keystone molecules that have powerful behavioral effects on diverse organisms often play large but unrecognized roles in structuring ecosystems according to a theory proposed in the June issue of BioScience The authors of ... - Read More
New York University physicists have uncovered how energy is released and dispersed in magnetic materials in a process akin to the spread of forest fires a finding that has the potential to deepen our understanding ... - Read More
Most Americans want the U S to place more emphasis on developing solar power recent polls suggest A major impediment however is the cost to manufacture install and maintain solar panels Simply put most people ... - Read More
Alloys like bronze and steel have been transformational for centuries yielding top of the line machines necessary for industry As scientists move toward nanotechnology however the focus has shifted toward creating alloys at the nanometer ... - Read More
Using a powerful combination of microanalytic techniques that simultaneously image photoelectric current and chemical reaction rates across a surface on a micrometer scale researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have shed ... - Read More
By adding semiconducting nanoparticles to polymers the Materials + Technologies Research Group GMT of the Polytechnical College of San Sebastian of the UPV EHU University of the Basque Country has created nanostructured composite materials with ... - Read More
Whether in vehicle transmissions hip replacements or tiny sensors for triggering airbags The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear Investigating the friction behavior ... - Read More
With the Deepwater Horizon disaster emphasizing the need for better ways of cleaning up oil spills scientists are reporting that unprocessed raw cotton may be an ideal ecologically friendly answer with an amazing ability to ... - Read More
Water gives life Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden now show how the cells in our bodies are driven mainly by water power a discovery that in the long run opens the way for a ... - Read More
It's a familiar scenario a patient receives a medical implant and days later the body attacks the artificial valve or device causing complications to an already compromised system Expensive state of the art medical devices ... - Read More
into molecular signals for the cell so that it can respond appropriately to its environment The signaling molecules inside cilia are tailored to the required responses For example some are proteins that bind to DNA ... - Read More
Quantum dots are tiny nanocrystals with extraordinary optical and electrical properties with possible uses in dye production bioimaging and solar energy production Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a way to ... - Read More
Researchers have created a new tool to detect flaws in lithium ion batteries as they are being manufactured a step toward reducing defects and inconsistencies in the thickness of electrodes that affect battery life and ... - Read More
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that some atomic nuclei can assume the shape of a pear which contributes to our understanding of nuclear structure and the underlying fundamental interactions Most nuclei that ... - Read More
Advanced biofuels liquid fuels synthesized from the sugars in cellulosic biomass offer a clean green and renewable alternative to gasoline diesel and jet fuels Bringing the costs of producing these advanced biofuels down to competitive ... - Read More
People with higher levels of cadmium in their urine evidence of chronic exposure to the heavy metal found in industrial emissions and tobacco smoke appear to be nearly 3.5 times more likely to die of ... - Read More
Researchers have discovered a technique for controlling the sensitivity of graphene chemical sensors The sensors made of an insulating base coated with a graphene sheet a single atom thick layer of carbon are already so ... - Read More
The latest research from a Kansas State University chemical engineer may help improve humidity and pressure sensors particularly those used in outer space Vikas Berry William H Honstead professor of chemical engineering and his research ... - Read More
Anyone who has seen pictures of the giant red hot cauldrons in which steel is made fed by vast amounts of carbon and belching flame and smoke would not be surprised to learn that steelmaking ... - Read More
Chemical engineering researchers have identified a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster while effectively capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide CO2 This could make power generation from natural ... - Read More
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