Researchers have determined that the health risks taken on by artisanal small scale gold miners extend far beyond the miners themselves Based on a study of gold mining operations in Peru the miners' practices not ... - Read More
A team of scientists has identified how a sixth sense in fish allows them to detect flows of water which helps resolve a long standing mystery about how these aquatic creatures respond to their environment ... - Read More
Narrow strips of graphene called nanoribbons exhibit extraordinary properties that make them important candidates for future nanoelectronic technologies A barrier to exploiting them however is the difficulty of controlling their shape at the atomic scale ... - Read More
Synthetic materials are convenient in many respects but they have one disadvantage they are permeable to gases In order to make plastic more impervious Ruhr Universität engineers apply wafer thin layers on surfaces This would ... - Read More
A University of Delaware research team is considering the important question of what it will take to create an affordable emissions free car The question an issue of engineering and economics is being studied by ... - Read More
Scientists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100. The team's record storage time of six hours is a major step towards a secure worldwide data ... - Read More
A group of University of Delaware students and researchers spent New Year's in an unconventional way installing sanitation systems in India A team of researchers led by Steven K Dentel professor of civil and environmental ... - Read More
EPFL scientists have managed to get rats walking on their own again using a combination of electrical and chemical stimulation But applying this method to humans would require multifunctional implants that could be installed for ... - Read More
interact either directly or indirectly with mTORC1. Identifying them will thus remain a focus of the lab for years to come This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health grants R01 CA103866 and ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Guanajuato UGTO in middle Mexico developed an extraction column which recovers metals companies use in their production processes and thus avoid environmental pollution and lessen economic losses The column operates ... - Read More
In the race to design the world's first universal quantum computer a special kind of diamond defect called a nitrogen vacancy NV center is playing a big role NV centers consist of a nitrogen atom ... - Read More
In a world first achievement published in Nature scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan along with colleagues from the National Institute of Material Science and the University of Tokyo have ... - Read More
Everything that eats must excrete and microbes are no exception Microbes have dominated Earth's ecology for at least the past 3.5 billion years They play a vital role in the planet's carbon cycle by digesting ... - Read More
To encode data today's computer memory technology uses electric currents a major limiting factor for reliability and shrinkability and the source of significant power consumption If data could instead be encoded without current for example ... - Read More
Cars that run on natural gas are touted as efficient and environmentally friendly but getting enough gas onboard to make them practical is a hurdle A new study led by researchers at Rice University promises ... - Read More
Human cells are protected by a largely impenetrable molecular membrane but researchers have built the first artificial transporter protein that carries individual atoms across membranes opening the possibility of engineering a new class of smart ... - Read More
Improved photocatalyst microparticles containing gold nanoparticles can be used to purify water A new catalyst could have dramatic environmental benefits if it can live up to its potential suggests research from Singapore A*STAR researchers have ... - Read More
Prototypes of nano cellulose based filters with high purification capacity towards environmentally hazardous contaminants from industrial effluents eg process industries have been developed by researchers at Luleå University of Technology The research conducted in collaboration ... - Read More
An atomically thin material developed at Rice University may lead to the thinnest ever imaging platform Synthetic two dimensional materials based on metal chalcogenide compounds could be the basis for superthin devices according to Rice ... - Read More
Researchers at Sandia and Argonne national laboratories have demonstrated for the first time a method to successfully predict pressure dependent chemical reaction rates It's an important breakthrough in combustion and atmospheric chemistry that is expected ... - Read More
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