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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

Graphene paints a corrosion-free future: Keep food fresh longer?

A thin layer of graphene paint can make impermeable and chemically resistant coatings which could be used for packaging to keep food fresh for longer and protect metal structures against corrosion new findings from The ... - Read More

New 3-D imaging techniques may improve understanding of biofuel plant material: Never-before-seen details

Comparison of 3D TEM imaging techniques reveals never seen before details of plant cell walls according to a study published September 10 2014 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Purbasha Sarkar from University ... - Read More

Sharks in acidic waters avoid smell of food

The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food a new study suggests Elevated carbon dioxide levels impaired the ... - Read More

'Pick 'n' Mix' chemistry to grow cultures of bioactive molecules

Chemists at ETH Zürich and ITbM Nagoya University have developed a new method to build large libraries of bioactive molecules which can be used directly for biological assays by simply mixing a small number of ... - Read More

US cityscapes show consistent patterns of 'urban evolution'

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

Residual hydraulic fracturing water not a risk to groundwater

Hydraulic fracturing fracking or hydrofracturing raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts especially water contamination Currently data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays underground triggering fears that it might find its ... - Read More

Phosphorus a promising semiconductor: Physicists find 2-D form pays no heed to defects

Defects damage the ideal properties of many two dimensional materials like carbon based graphene Phosphorus just shrugs That makes it a promising candidate for nano electronic applications that require stable properties according to new research ... - Read More

Nuclear waste eaters: Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria

Tiny single cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal say researchers involved in a study at The University of Manchester Although bacteria with waste eating properties have been ... - Read More

Artificial membranes on silicon

Artificial membranes mimicking those found in living organisms have many potential applications ranging from detecting bacterial contaminants in food to toxic pollution in the environment to dangerous diseases in people Now a group of scientists ... - Read More

Ultra sensitive biosensor from molybdenite semiconductor: Potential for single-molecule detection

UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate atomically thin ultrasensitive and scalable molybdenum disulfide field effect transistor based biosensors and establish their potential for single molecule detection Move over graphene An atomically thin two dimensional ultrasensitive semiconductor ... - Read More

Looking deep inside a working lithium-ion battery

For the first time researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium ion battery Using a neutron beam chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University ... - Read More

In Directing Stem Cells, Study Shows Context Matters

has been working to produce precise chemically defined surfaces on which to grow stem cells “A cell will react differently if it lands near soft tissue like the brain ” To fully explore the idea ... - Read More

Life forms appeared at least 60 million years earlier than previously thought

Geologists from Trinity College Dublin have rewritten the evolutionary history books by finding that oxygen producing life forms were present on Earth some 3 billion years ago a full 60 million years earlier than previously ... - Read More

Declining levels of acidity in Sierra Nevada lakes, study concludes

California's water supply depends on a clean snow pack and healthy mountain lakes The lakes receive a large amount of runoff in the spring from the melting snowpack If the snowpack is polluted the lakes ... - Read More

Titania-based material holds promise as new insulator for superconductors

Research from North Carolina State University shows that a type of modified titania or titanium dioxide holds promise as an electrical insulator for superconducting magnets allowing heat to dissipate while preserving the electrical paths along ... - Read More

New synthesis method may shape future of nanostructures, clean energy

A team of University of Maryland physicists has published new nanoscience advances that they and other scientists say make possible new nanostructures and nanotechnologies with huge potential applications ranging from clean energy and quantum computing ... - Read More

Switching clicks in polymers: Thermoset materials acquire thermoplastic properties with the aid of triazolinediones

At Ghent University Belgium a new type of so called ‘click’ chemistry has been introduced Like with most of click chemistry it is based on a long known efficient chemical reaction which was now also ... - Read More

Magnetic nanocubes self-assemble into helical superstructures

Materials made from nanoparticles hold promise for myriad applications from improved solar energy production to perfect touch screens The challenge in creating these wonder materials is organizing the nanoparticles into orderly arrangements Nanoparticles of magnetite ... - 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
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