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Hot find: Tightly spaced objects could exchange millions of times more heat

The sun's warmth crosses millions of miles of empty space to create a summer day a campfire roasts marshmallows from several feet away Scientists have understood the mathematics behind this ghostly transfer of heat since ... - Read More

Fluorescent biosensors light up high-throughput metabolic engineering

Synthetic biologists are learning to turn microbes and unicellular organisms into highly productive factories by re engineering their metabolism to produce valued commodities such as fine chemicals therapeutics and biofuels To speed up identification of ... - Read More

Researchers develop new, more-efficient selective oxidation catalyst

Since August 2012 Thomas Manz Chemical and Materials Engineering assistant professor at New Mexico State University and Ph D student Bo Yang have worked to develop a new more efficient selective oxidation catalyst Our new ... - Read More

Buildings wrapped in high-efficiency, flexible solar cells? It could happen

A patented breakthrough by researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology improves the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells by 50 percent and could someday provide a huge boost for the viability of solar power ... - Read More

Why not recycled concrete?

From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles products made from recycled materials permeate our lives One notable exception is building materials Why can't we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material ... - Read More

Researchers create synthetic biopathway to turn agriculture waste into 'green' products

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost effectively turn agricultural waste like corn stover and orange peels into a variety of useful products ranging ... - Read More

Car roof and battery made with byproducts of paper production

Swedish researchers have produced the world's first model car with a roof and battery made from wood based carbon fibre a lightweight and renewable alternative to metals and other composites Remember wood paneled station wagons ... - Read More

Researchers Create Synthetic Biopathway to Turn Agriculture Waste Into 'Green' Products

Released 8 Feb 2016 10 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature ... - Read More

Uncovering the Secrets of Elastin's Flexibility

including skin lungs and blood vessels These structures “assemble very rapidly ” Weiss says and this new research “helps us understand this assembly process ” A key part of the puzzle was the flexibility of ... - Read More

New finding may explain heat loss in fusion reactors

One of the biggest obstacles to making fusion power practical and realizing its promise of virtually limitless and relatively clean energy has been that computer models have been unable to predict how the hot electrically ... - Read More

Sponge-like material to more efficiently store natural gas

Although compressed natural gas represents a cleaner and more efficient fuel for vehicles its volatile nature requires a reinforced heavy tank that stores the gas at high pressure and therefore limits vehicle design Researchers at ... - Read More

Seeing the big picture in photosynthetic light harvesting

To understand what goes on inside a beehive you can't just study the activity of a single bee Likewise to understand the photosynthetic light harvesting that takes place inside the chloroplast of a leaf you ... - Read More

Self-stacking nanogrids

Since the 1960s computer chips have been built using a process called photolithography But in the past five years chip features have gotten smaller than the wavelength of light which has required some ingenious modifications ... - Read More

Flexible and transparent pressure sensor

Healthcare practitioners may one day be able to physically screen for breast cancer using pressure sensitive rubber gloves to detect tumors owing to a transparent bendable and sensitive pressure sensor newly developed by Japanese and ... - Read More

No More Insulin Injections?

a ring containing two carbon atoms and three nitrogen atoms They suspect this class of molecules may interfere with the immune system’s ability to recognize the material as foreign The work was supported in part ... - Read More

Researchers Prove Surprising Chemistry Inside a Potential Breakthrough Battery

Released 20 Jan 2016 11 05 AM ESTSource Newsroom University of Illinois at Chicago more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations NatureJan 23 2016 Lithium ... - Read More

Targeted Drug Delivery Could Help Fight Tumors and Local Infections

Released 20 Jan 2016 11 05 AM ESTSource Newsroom McGill University more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of the American Chemical SocietyJan 23 ... - Read More

NUS Researchers Uncover Potent Parasite-Killing Mechanism of Nobel Prize-Winning Anti-Malarial Drug

Released 22 Dec 2015 10 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom National University of Singapore more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature CommunicationsNUS researchers uncover potent ... - Read More

Six PNNL Scientists Among Select Group of Highly Cited Authors

Released 21 Dec 2015 1 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom Pacific Northwest National Laboratory more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Dec 23 2015 RICHLAND Wash – ... - Read More

Atom-Sized Craters Make a Catalyst Much More Active

Released 23 Nov 2015 1 20 PM ESTSource Newsroom SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations H Li et al Nature ... - Read More
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