Fungi serve as a kind of natural cleaning crew for the ecosystem They form enzymes that can degrade hazardous substances converting natural as well as human made toxins into harmless compounds For instance they can ... - Read More
Particles from the upper atmosphere trapped in a deep pile of Antarctic snow hold clear chemical traces of global meteorological events a team from the University of California San Diego and a colleague from France ... - Read More
A quick accurate and highly sensitive process to reliably detect minute traces of explosives on luggage cargo or travelling passengers has been demonstrated by scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The ... - Read More
When it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds a little oily and viscous organic material apparently doesn't matter that much And that's good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions ... - Read More
Digesting lignin a highly stable polymer that accounts for up to a third of biomass is a limiting step to producing a variety of biofuels Researchers at Brown have figured out the microscopic chemical switch ... - Read More
Organic electronics has already hit the market in smart phone displays and holds great promise for future applications like flexible electroluminescent foils a potential replacement for conventional light bulbs or solar cells that convert sunlight ... - Read More
Chemists at Boston College have designed a new class of catalysts triggered by the charge of a single proton the team reports in the most recent edition of the journal Nature The simple organic molecules ... - Read More
New room temperature process could lead to less expensive solar cells and other electronic devices Share This See Also Electronics Solar Energy Materials Science Spintronics Research Computer Science Mobile Computing Silicon Semiconductor Solar cell Germanium ... - Read More
University of Utah engineers demonstrated it is feasible to build the first organic materials that conduct electricity on their edges but act as an insulator inside These materials called organic topological insulators could shuttle information ... - Read More
The PhD thesis of Aingeru Remiro Eguskiza a chemical engineer of the University of the Basque Country UPV EHU deals with the quest for a process to produce hydrogen from bio oil that has a ... - Read More
MIT engineers have created genetic circuits in bacterial cells that not only perform logic functions but also remember the results which are encoded in the cell's DNA and passed on for dozens of generations Share ... - Read More
A team of scientists anchored at Yale University has demonstrated a new highly versatile approach for quickly assembling drug like compounds establishing a broad new route to drug discovery and medical treatment They report their ... - Read More
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Georgia Institute of Technology have published a study in the online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS showing for the first time that certain volatile ... - Read More
An old material gets a new name and with it topological insulators have another chance to shine Samarium hexaboride SmB6 has been around since the late 1960s but understanding its low temperature behavior has remained ... - Read More
Safe and inexpensive iron catalysts provide a 'greener' alternative to typical pharmaceutical production methods Share This See Also Pharmacology Dietary Supplement Chemistry Organic Chemistry Sustainability Geochemistry Catalysis Peptide bond Organic chemistry Anticonvulsant More than one ... - Read More
The rate of chemical processes in cells is dictated by the speed of movement diffusion of molecules needed for a given reaction Using a versatile method developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the ... - Read More
Released 1 29 2013 12 20 PM ESTSource Newsroom University of Washington more news from this source Jan 30 2013 Researchers employing a century old observational technique have determined the precise configuration of humulones substances ... - Read More
OHSU researchers in partnership with scientists from several other institutions have published two new research papers that signal how the next class of powerful medications may currently reside at the bottom of the ocean In ... - Read More
Scientists have developed a way to grow iron oxidizing bacteria using electricity instead of iron an advance that will allow them to better study the organisms and could one day be used to turn electricity ... - Read More
In what is believed to be the first study of its kind researchers used genomic techniques to document the presence of significant numbers of living microorganisms principally bacteria in the middle and upper troposphere that ... - Read More
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