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Enzymes From Horse Feces Could Hold Secrets to Streamlining Biofuel Production

led to the identification of literally hundreds of enzymes capable of breaking through that tough lignin in plant cell walls and the cellulose within The team now is shifting through that bounty to identify the ... - Read More

Cost-Saving Measure to Upgrade Ethanol to Butanol -- A Better Alternative to Gasoline

despite several disadvantages Ethanol for instance has a lower energy content per gallon than gasoline which can reduce fuel mileage Ethanol also has a corrosive effect on car engines and can’t easily be used in ... - Read More

Innovative self-cooling, thermoelectric system consumes no electricity

Researchers at the UPNA NUP Public University of Navarre have produced a prototype of a self cooling thermoelectric device that achieves free cooling of over 30ºC in devices that give off heat It is a ... - Read More

Faster than silicon: Redesigned material could lead to lighter, faster electronics

Silicon
The same material that formed the first primitive transistors more than 60 years ago can be modified in a new way to advance future electronics according to a new study Share This See Also Materials ... - Read More

Transparent brain using hydrogel process

Molecular, molecular
Combining neuroscience and chemical engineering researchers at Stanford University have developed a process that renders a mouse brain transparent The postmortem brain remains whole not sliced or sectioned in any way with its three dimensional ... - Read More

Safety Reflector Technology From Footwear Getting New Life in Detecting Bioterror Threats

to multiplex the device and detect many pathogens at once ” They have demonstrated clinically useful sensitivity on samples containing Rickettsia conorii a bioterrorism threat that causes Mediterranean spotted fever and others are on the ... - Read More

Redesigned material could lead to lighter, faster electronics

Material, Material
The same material that formed the first primitive transistors more than 60 years ago can be modified in a new way to advance future electronics according to a new study Share This See Also Materials ... - Read More

A step toward optical transistors?

As demand for computing and communication capacity surges the global communication infrastructure struggles to keep pace since the light signals transmitted through fiber optic lines must still be processed electronically creating a bottleneck in telecommunications ... - Read More

Nanotechnology imaging breakthrough

Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology
A team of researchers has made a major breakthrough in measuring the structure of nanomaterials under extremely high pressures For the first time they developed a way to get around the severe distortions of high ... - Read More

Spring rains bring life to Midwest granaries but foster Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

Water, Water, Water
algae in the Gulf The algae bloom and eventually die and decay removing oxygen from the water The result is water too oxygen depleted to support life ” An oceanographer and executive director of the ... - Read More

Measuring microbes makes wetland health monitoring more affordable, says researcher

Ecology, Ecosystems
Wetlands serve as Earth's kidneys They filter and clean people's water supplies while serving as important habitat for many species including iconic species like cattails cranes and alligators Conventional ecosystem health assessments have focused on ... - Read More

Shape changers: Surface diffusion plays a key role in defining the shapes of catalytic nanoparticles

Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles
Controlling the shapes of nanometer sized catalytic and electrocatalytic particles made from noble metals such as platinum and palladium may be more complicated than previously thought Share This See Also Nanotechnology Chemistry Nature of Water ... - Read More

A New Vision for Educating Tomorrow's Scientists

Fundamental changes are needed in the education of the scientists whose work impacts medicine drug discovery development of sustainable new fuels and other global challenges society is facing in the 21st century Those changes in ... - Read More

Urban grass might be greener, but that doesn't mean it's 'greener'

Carbon, carbon
New research from the University of Cincinnati shows how some things you do to make your lawn green might not be conducive to going green Share This See Also Nature Soil Types Extreme Survival Global ... - Read More

Spring Rains Bring Life to Midwest Granaries but Foster Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

algae in the Gulf The algae bloom and eventually die and decay removing oxygen from the water The result is water too oxygen depleted to support life ” An oceanographer and executive director of the ... - Read More

'Chemistry of the Bar' Symposium Focuses on New Orleans' Hurricane Cocktail and More

Call their taste and effects appealing or appalling no matter In a city that claims credit for invention of the cocktail the Hurricane Sazerac Pimm’s Cup Bayou Bash Hand Grenade Ramos Gin Fizz and other ... - Read More

Moving cells with light holds medical promise

Medical
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis have shown they can coax cells to move toward a beam of light The feat is a first step toward manipulating cells to control insulin ... - Read More

New Approach to Testing Health, Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles

is the focus of a newly funded multi institutional partnership that includes Haynes’ team It is the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry through the Centers for Chemical ... - Read More

Population Boom Poses Interconnected Challenges of Energy, Food, Water

we have to move the technology from the bench to the real world so that solutions see the light of day which the industry speakers in the session can address Regulatory policies have to keep ... - Read More

Hydrogen from methane without CO2 emissions?

The production of hydrogen from methane without carbon dioxide emissions is the objective of a project in which KIT is a major partner At KALLA the Karlsruhe Liquid metal Laboratory researchers are setting up a ... - Read More
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