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Bionic plants: Nanotechnology could turn shrubbery into supercharged energy producers

Plants have many valuable functions They provide food and fuel release the oxygen that we breathe and add beauty to our surroundings Now a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful ... - Read More

Better way to make unnatural amino acids devised

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have devised a greatly improved technique for making amino acids not found in nature These unnatural amino acids traditionally have been very difficult to synthesize but are sought ... - Read More

Turning raw natural gas into upgraded liquid alcohol fuel

America's current energy boom may take a new direction thanks to the discovery of a new way to turn raw natural gas into upgraded liquid alcohol fuel In the March 14 issue of Science magazine ... - Read More

Roomy cages built from DNA could one day deliver drugs, devices

Move over nanotechnologists and make room for the biggest of the small Scientists at the Harvard's Wyss Institute have built a set of self assembling DNA cages one tenth as wide as a bacterium The ... - Read More

'Super bacteria' clean up after oil spills

Norwegian researchers in Trondheim have achieved surprising results by exploiting nature's own ability to clean up after oil spills Scientists know that marine bacteria can assist in cleaning up after oil spills What is surprising ... - Read More

West Virginia spill activates engineers to determine effects of chemicals

Virginia Tech faculty engineers and students are unravelling fundamental chemical and health properties of the chemical that contaminated the drinking water for the residents of West Virginia Fueled by a $50 000 National Science Foundation ... - Read More

A shocking diet: Researchers describe microbe that 'eats' electricity

There have been plenty of fad diets that captured the public's imagination over the years but Harvard scientists have identified what may be the strangest of them all sunlight and electricity Led by Peter Girguis ... - Read More

Turing's theory of chemical morphogenesis validated 60 years after his death

Alan Turing's accomplishments in computer science are well known but lesser known is his impact on biology and chemistry In his only paper on biology Turing proposed a theory of morphogenesis or how identical copies ... - Read More

BPA linked to breast cancer tumor growth

UT Arlington biochemists say their newly published study brings researchers a step closer to understanding how the commonly used synthetic compound bisphenol A or BPA may promote breast cancer growth Subhrangsu Mandal associate professor of ... - Read More

Four new human-made ozone depleting gases found in the atmosphere

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have identified four new human made gases in the atmosphere all of which are contributing to the destruction of the ozone layer New research published today in the ... - Read More

Bioinspired, sponge-like shrinking gel steers tooth, tissue formation

A bit of pressure from a new shrinking sponge like gel is all it takes to turn transplanted unspecialized cells into cells that lay down minerals and begin to form teeth The bioinspired gel material ... - Read More

A wristband for a different kind of cause ... environmental health

From Livestrong to Purple Paws trendy wristbands have come to represent causes from cancer to ending cruelty to animals Add a new wristband of a different sort one that could close the loop on determining ... - Read More

Maize and bacteria: A one-two punch knocks copper out of stamp sand

Scientists have known for years that together bacteria and plants can remediate contaminated sites Ramakrishna Wusirika of Michigan Technological University has determined that how you add bacteria to the mix can make a big difference ... - Read More

New Drugs for Bad Bugs

got out as well A Trojan HorseGiven the flaming wrecks littering the landscape of antibiotic discovery it took a certain amount of courage to try again And yet people did Wencewicz was particularly inspired by ... - Read More

Swiss Cheese Crystal, or High-Tech Sponge?

and the researchers attached a light responsive chemical group called a diarylethene to the organic component of their material Diarylethene is special because it houses a ring of atoms that is normally open but shuts ... - Read More

Made in China for us: Air pollution tied to exports

Chinese air pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean is often caused by the manufacturing of goods for export to the U S and Europe according to findings by UC Irvine and other researchers published today ... - Read More

Organic chemical origins in hydrothermal systems

Organic, organic, Organic
Serpentinite hosted hydrothermal systems have been suggested as likely sites for the formation of organic compounds in the abiotic conditions of early Earth that is in the absence of living organisms Such compounds were likely ... - Read More

Turkeys inspire smartphone-capable early warning system for toxins

System
Some may think of turkeys as good for just lunch meat and holiday meals But bioengineers at the University of California Berkeley saw inspiration in the big birds for a new type of biosensor that ... - Read More

Loss of biodiversity limits toxin degradation

You might not think of microbes when you consider biodiversity but it turns out that even a moderate loss of less than 5% of soil microbes may compromise some key ecosystem functions and could lead ... - Read More

Tiny swimming bio-bots boldly go where no bot has swum before

cells, cells
The alien world of aquatic micro organisms just got new residents synthetic self propelled swimming bio bots A team of engineers has developed a class of tiny bio hybrid machines that swim like sperm the ... - Read More
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