Scientists have disclosed a new method to convert lignin a biomass waste product into simple chemicals The innovation is an important step toward replacing petroleum based fuels and chemicals with biorenewable materials says Shannon Stahl ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Lorraine in France say that quasicrystals a type of complex metal alloy with crystal like properties can be useful in the design of new composite materials Automotive aerospace and machinery ... - Read More
What does it take to fabricate electronic and medical devices tinier than a fraction of a human hair Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego recently invented a new method of lithography in which ... - Read More
Released 30 Oct 2014 4 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Angewandte ChemieOct 31 ... - Read More
An international team of scientists have become the first ever researchers to successfully reach temperatures below minus 272.15 degrees Celsius only just above absolute zero using magnetic molecules The physicists and chemists are presenting their ... - Read More
Scientific inquiry is a hit and miss proposition subject to constant checking and rechecking Recently a new class of materials was discovered called topological insulators nonmetallic materials with a metallic surface capable of conducting electrons ... - Read More
Stroma cells are derived from connective tissue and may critically influence tumour growth This knowledge is not new However bioanalyst Christopher Gerner and an interdisciplinary team from the University of Vienna and the Medical University ... - Read More
New analytical methods show for the first time how the permeable sandy sediment at the bottom of the North Sea is supplied with oxygen and which factors determine the exchange Because the metabolic rate is ... - Read More
Crystallographic defects or irregularities known as dislocations are often found within crystalline materials Two main types of dislocation exist edge and screw type However dislocations found in real materials tend to be a mix of ... - Read More
DNA has garnered attention for its potential as a programmable material platform that could spawn entire new and revolutionary nanodevices in computer science microscopy biology and more Researchers have been working to master the ability ... - Read More
Researchers in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences are pairing chemical analyses with micropaleontology the study of tiny fossilized organisms to better understand how global marine life was affected by a rapid warming event ... - Read More
Lithium Li ion batteries serve us well powering our laptops tablets cell phones and a host of other gadgets and devices However for future automotive applications we will need rechargeable batteries with significant increases in ... - Read More
The physical mechanism that generates superconductivity in materials at high critical temperature like cuprates which appear to be among the most promising materials for technological applications remains a mystery So far experimental observations haven't clarified ... - Read More
The proteins that drive DNA replication the force behind cellular growth and reproduction are some of the most complex machines on Earth The multistep replication process involves hundreds of atomic scale moving parts that rapidly ... - 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
When Illinois researchers set out to investigate a method to control how DNA moves through a tiny sequencing device they did not know they were about to witness a display of molecular gymnastics Fast accurate ... - 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
From joint replacements to cardiac implants and dialysis machines medical devices enhance or save lives on a daily basis However any device implanted in the body or in contact with flowing blood faces two critical ... - 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
Almost every electronic device contains a transformer An important material used in their construction is electrical steel Researchers have found a way to improve the performance of electrical steel and manufacture it more efficiently using ... - Read More
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