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High-resolution endoscope as thin as a human hair

Light, Light
Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much sought after instruments fourfold over existing designs The advance could lead to an era of needle thin minimally ... - Read More

Glaciers contribute significant iron to North Atlantic Ocean

Ocean, Ocean
All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient In the ocean iron's abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton the base of the ocean's food web ... - Read More

Researchers map out an alternative energy future for New York

New York Gov Andrew Cuomo will soon decide whether to approve hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the state To date no alternative to expanded gas drilling has been proposed Share This See Also Energy ... - Read More

Biodiesel algae: Starvation diets damage health

It may be better to tolerate lower oil content in algae grown for biodiesel to boost growth and overall productivity says research from the University of Sheffield Share This See Also Petroleum Organic Chemistry Oil ... - Read More

Ground-level ozone falling faster than model predicted

There is good news and better news about ground level ozone in American cities While dangerous ozone levels have fallen in places that clamp down on emissions from vehicles and industry a new study from ... - Read More

Device may lead to quicker, more efficient diagnostics

Diagnostics
A twist on thin film technology may provide a way to optically detect and analyze multiple substances simultaneously leading to quicker diagnostics in such industries as health care and homeland security according to Penn State ... - Read More

Designing interlocking building blocks to create complex tissues

Complex, Building
Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a new plug and play method to assemble complex cell microenvironments that is a scalable highly precise way to fabricate tissues with any spatial organization or interest such as ... - Read More

Pittsburgh's leaky faucet: How aging sewers are impacting urban watersheds

Nitrogen, nitrogen
Aging sewer systems are spilling a considerable amount of nitrogen into urban watersheds diminishing both the quality of water and ecosystems' habitats However many studies documenting the impacts of nitrogen on urban environs have not ... - Read More

'Superheated' water can corrode diamonds

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore NUS led by Professor Loh Kian Ping Head of the Department of Chemistry at the NUS Faculty of Science has successfully altered the properties of ... - Read More

Researchers solve riddle of what has been holding two unlikely materials together

Materials, materials
For years researchers have developed thin films of bismuth telluride Bi2Te3 which converts heat into electricity or electricity to cooling on top of gallium arsenide GaAs to create cooling devices for electronics But while they ... - Read More

Graphene Researchers Create "Superheated" Water That Can Corrode Diamonds

Released 3 11 2013 5 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom National University of Singapore more news from this source Mar 11 2013 A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore NUS led by Professor ... - Read More

Researchers develop AFM-IR for nanometer scale chemical identification

IR, Nanometer
For more than 20 years researchers have been using atomic force microscopy AFM to measure and characterize materials at the nanometer scale However AFM based measurements of chemistry and chemical properties of materials were generally ... - Read More

Plankton adjusts to changing ocean temperatures

Ocean, Ocean
Imagine trying to swim through a pool of honey Because of their small size this is what swimming in water is like for tiny marine plankton So it was often assumed they would be easy ... - Read More

Carbon footprint of grid-scale battery technologies calculated

Battery
Americans take electrical power for granted whenever they flip on a light switch But the growing use of solar and wind power in the United States makes the on demand delivery of electricity more challenging ... - Read More

Duckweed as a cost-competitive raw material for biofuel production

The search for a less expensive sustainable source of biomass or plant material for producing gasoline diesel and jet fuel has led scientists to duckweed that fast growing floating plant that turns ponds and lakes ... - Read More

Hidden layer of genome unveils how plants may adapt to environments throughout the world

plants, Plants
Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified patterns of epigenomic diversity that not only allow plants to adapt to various environments but could also benefit crop production and the study of human ... - Read More

New method for greenhouse gas predictions

Pulp and paper producers are among Canada's most important industries and also one of the largest producers of wastewater Estimating the greenhouse gas emissions in this wastewater has become a priority for the industry Share ... - Read More

Synthetic fuels from natural gas and biomass? New Fischer-Tropsch catalyst invented

Inspired by patents from the 1960s audio cassette recording industry UvA chemists now developed a new Fischer Tropsch catalyst It can be used for the making of synthetic fuels from natural gas and biomass This ... - Read More

Human-made material pushes the bounds of superconductivity

A multi university team of researchers has artificially engineered a unique multilayer material that could lead to breakthroughs in both superconductivity research and in real world applications Share This See Also Materials Science Civil Engineering ... - Read More

New insights into plant evolution

Plant, plant
New research has uncovered a mechanism that regulates the reproduction of plants providing a possible tool for engineering higher yielding crops In a study published today in Science researchers from Monash University and collaborators in ... - Read More
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