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Chemical Cages: New Technique Advances Synthetic Biology

Released 11 Feb 2016 2 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom Arizona State University Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature CommunicationsFeb 12 2016 Living systems rely on a dizzying variety ... - Read More

Secondary tropical forests absorb carbon at higher rate than old-growth forests

At the climate talks in Paris all attention was focused on how humanity can reduce climate change by reducing carbon emissions or by increasing carbon uptake Forests are an important carbon sink While most attention ... - 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

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

Carbon Dioxide Captured From Air Converted Directly to Methanol Fuel for the First Time

Released 3 Feb 2016 2 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom University of Southern California USC Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of American Chemical SocietyFeb 6 2016 They're making ... - Read More

Scientists Take Key Step Toward Custom-Made Nanoscale Chemical Factories

a characteristic essential for future applications Aussignargues said “The engineered protein was also more stable than its natural counterpart which was a big surprise ” he said “You can treat it with things that normally ... - Read More

Graphene composite may keep wings ice-free

A thin coating of graphene nanoribbons in epoxy developed at Rice University has proven effective at melting ice on a helicopter blade The coating by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour may be an ... - Read More

New Ceramic Firefighting Foam Becomes Stronger When Temperature Increases

Released 14 Dec 2015 1 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom ITMO University Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations ACS Applied Materials & amp InterfacesDec 16 2015 A team of chemists ... - Read More

Commercial Sea Salt Samples Purchased in China Contaminated with Microplastics

Released 11 Nov 2015 11 05 AM ESTSource Newsroom American Chemical Society ACS more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Environmental Science & amp TechnologyNov ... - Read More

Maglab Research Paves Way for Flu Treatments

scientists were able to get a clear image of the channel and how protons moved through it causing the fusion of the virus with the host membranes “We can actually see the protons move ” ... - Read More

Researcher Develops Material to Create Sustainable Energy Source

it began trapping light at a much faster rate In technical terms it transitioned from an indirect band gap material to a direct band gap one Light with photo energy can penetrate indirect band gap ... - Read More

Solving Slippery 80-Year-Old Mystery, Tufts Chemist Discovers Way to Isolate Single-Crystal Ice Surfaces

A Tufts University chemist has discovered a way to select specific surfaces of single crystal ice for study a long sought breakthrough that could help researchers answer essential questions about climate and the environment The ... - Read More

Wildflowers on Farms -- Not Just Crops -- Can Expose Bees to Neonicotinoids

Since bee colonies started declining at alarming rates over the past few decades some scientists have identified a group of pesticides called neonicotinoids that are commonly used on crops as a potential contributor Now one ... - Read More

Wood-Based Alternatives in Chemistry Fuel Scientific Collaboration

Released 22 Oct 2015 2 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom University of Alabama more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Angewandte Chemie Oct 16 2015Oct 28 ... - Read More

Scientists Discover Ancient Safety Valve Linking Pollen to Bacteria

but the tubes went on to burst unable to control the pressure that powered their growth The upshot was that pollen without MSL8 didn’t fertilize eggs as well Eric Hamilton a fourth year PhD candidate ... - Read More

One in a Million: Analyzing Metabolites in a Single Cell

Released 28 Aug 2015 12 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Department of Energy Office of Science more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Angewandte Chemie International ... - Read More

Capturing and Converting Carbon Dioxide in a Single Step

Released 28 Aug 2015 1 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Department of Energy Office of Science more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations ACS Catalysis 5 ... - Read More

Paper-Based Test Can Quickly Diagnose Ebola in Remote Areas (Video)

that’s pretty sensitive and might work with patient samples ” Next the researchers plan to produce kits for free distribution “We’re giving people the components so they can build the devices themselves ” says Hamad ... - Read More

Solar Cell Efficiency Could Double with Novel 'Green' Antenna

The use of solar energy in the U S is growing but panels on rooftops are still a rare sight They cost thousands of dollars and homeowners don’t recoup costs for years even in the ... - Read More
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