Chemical flasks and inconvenient chemostats for cultivation of bacteria are likely soon to be discarded Researchers have constructed a microfluidic system allowing for merging transporting and splitting of microdroplets With this method hundreds of different ... - Read More
Just 12 molecules of water cause the long post activation recovery period required by potassium ion channels before they can function again Using molecular simulations that modeled a potassium channel and its immediate cellular environment ... - Read More
Fluorescent tetrapod nanocrystals could light the way to the future design of stronger polymer nanocomposites A team of researchers with the U S Department of Energy DOE 's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab has ... - Read More
In today's precision manufacturing environment designers of products as diverse as car airbag sensors computer microchips drill bits and paint often need to know the mechanical properties of their materials' down to the nanometer scale ... - Read More
A study of a global warming event that happened 93 million years ago suggests that the Earth can recover from high carbon dioxide emissions faster than thought but that this process takes around 300 000 ... - Read More
In the beech groves of Navarre a team from the UPV EHU University of the Basque Country has analysed the influence exerted by forestry management on the fungi populations that decompose wood There is a ... - Read More
The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and its European partners have developed several effective processes for eliminating persistent pollutants from wastewater Some of these processes generate reactive species which can be used ... - Read More
A superfluid moves like a completely frictionless liquid seemingly able to propel itself without any hindrance from gravity or surface tension The physics underlying these materials which appear to defy the conventional laws of physics ... - Read More
Freiburg researchers develop hydrogels for tissue regeneration that can be fine tuned to fit any body part A new kind of gel that promotes the proper organization of human cells was developed by Prof Prasad ... - Read More
In the aftermath of Japan's earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was initially driven into shutdown by the magnitude 9.0 quake its emergency generators then failed because they were inundated ... - Read More
Impressive examples of new non invasive optical techniques using lasers light emitting diodes LEDs and spectroscopic methods to probe and render images from beneath the surface of the skin are featured in a newly completed ... - Read More
Flame retardants are often extremely harmful to health Despite this they are found in many types of synthetic materials which would otherwise ignite quickly Empa researchers have now succeeded in producing non harmful flame retardants ... - Read More
Climate friendly fuel cells for hydrogen cars have come one step closer Researchers at the Department of Chemistry University of Copenhagen have shown how to build fuel cells that produce as much electricity as current ... - Read More
The supply of dissolved iron to oceans around continental shelves has been found to be more variable by region than previously believed with implications for future climate prediction Iron is key to the removal of ... - Read More
During heat waves when ozone production rises plants' ozone absorption is curtailed leaving more pollution in the air This resulted in the loss of an estimated 460 lives in the UK in the hot summer ... - Read More
Evaporation is so common that everybody thinks it's a well understood phenomenon Appearances can be however deceptive Recently a new earlier not predicted mechanism of evaporation was discovered Experiments and simulations performed at the Institute ... - Read More
Concentric hexagons of graphene grown in a furnace at Rice University represent the first time anyone has synthesized graphene nanoribbons on metal from the bottom up atom by atom As seen under a microscope the ... - Read More
The ubiquity of the endocrine disrupting chemical bisphenol A led researchers to ask what it might be doing in publicly supplied chlorinated drinking water The answer Chlorinated BPA has different but no less profound effects ... - Read More
A novel material with world record breaking surface area and water adsorption abilities has been synthesized by researchers from Uppsala University Sweden The results are published today in PLOS ONE The magnesium carbonate material that ... - Read More
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