Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have found that periphyton a community of algae bacteria and other natural material living on submerged surfaces is helping to transform mercury pollution from a Superfund site along a New ... - Read More
Many animals including humans acquired essential 'foreign' genes from microorganisms co habiting their environment in ancient times according to research published in the open access journal Genome Biology The study challenges conventional views that animal ... - Read More
For more than 100 years marine biologists at Friday Harbor Laboratories have studied the ecology of everything from tiny marine plants to giant sea stars Now as the oceans are undergoing a historic shift in ... - Read More
Light can be used to activate normal non genetically modified neurons through the use of targeted gold nanoparticles report scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago The new technique ... - Read More
A new molecule making machine could do for chemistry what 3 D printing did for engineering Make it fast flexible and accessible to anyone Chemists at the University of Illinois led by chemistry professor and ... - Read More
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Bacteria that live on iron were found for the first time at three well known vent sites along the Mid Atlantic Ridge one of the longest undersea mountain ranges in the world Scientists report that ... - Read More
Today's Soldiers rely on polymers as part of their protective systems Polymers are molecular chains that can vary from a few linked monomers to millions of chemical units With highly tunable properties and versatile processing ... - Read More
The origin of life is still a mystery with many unsolved puzzles How were molecules created How did they assemble into large structures Among the conundrums the homochirality phenomenon upon which amino acids and sugars ... - Read More
Natural forces have always caused the climate on Earth to fluctuate Now researchers have found geological evidence that some of the same forces as today were at play 1.4 billion years ago Fluctuating climate is ... - Read More
With more than five times the thermal conductivity of copper diamond is the ultimate heat spreader But the slow rate of heat flow into diamond from other materials limits its use in practice In particular ... - Read More
Researchers at the Universities of Basel and Valencia have reported important advances in the development of next generation lighting technologies in the journal Chemical Science Lighting technology is in a state of change The old ... - Read More
In nature pores can continuously control how a living organism absorbs or excretes fluids vapors and solids in response to its environment for example tiny holes invisible to the naked eye called stomata cover a ... - Read More
Infection with highly contagious noroviruses while not usually fatal can lead to a slew of unpleasant symptoms such as excessive vomiting and diarrhea Current treatment options are limited to rehydration of the patient Additionally noroviruses ... - Read More
Researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute EBI a partnership that includes the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab and the University of California UC Berkeley have found a way to increase the production of fuels ... - Read More
New York University chemists have developed a computational approach for determining the viability and suitability of complex molecular structures an advancement that could aid in the development of pharmaceuticals as well as a range of ... - Read More
The mechanical basis of mitosis has only been understood in fragments so far Scientists at Technische Universität Dresden have now been able to add another piece to the puzzle of cell biological mechanisms as they ... - Read More
dissolving once ingested and not in the bottle in the case of pharmaceuticals or maintaining their form under harsh weather conditions in the case of construction materials In order to understand the how best to ... - Read More
For the first time researchers have produced a 3 D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact infectious virus using a unique X ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National ... - Read More
If you put a camera in the ice machine and watched water turn into ice the process would look simple But the mechanism behind liquids turning to solids is actually quite complex and understanding it ... - Read More
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