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Sweet success: Catalyzing more sugars from biomass

sugars
Catalysis may initiate almost all modern industrial manufacturing processes but catalytic activity on solid surfaces is poorly understood This is especially true for the cellulase enzymes used to release fermentable sugars from cellulosic biomass for ... - Read More

Natural Soil Bacteria Pump New Life Into Exhausted Oil Wells

knowing that 60 70 percent of the oil in that first reservoir remained untouched We’re in a different era now Oil is scarcer and it makes sense to use MEOR It can put about 10 ... - Read More

Global Leaders of $3.5 Trillion Enterprise Gathering for Two Days of Talks

are gathering here today to consider a formula for ensuring the future success of the scientists whose work touches 96 percent of all the world’s manufactured goods The special symposium titled “Vision 2025 How to ... - Read More

New 'Transient Electronics' Disappear When No Longer Needed

perhaps by movement of muscles in the body pulsation of blood vessels or beating of the heart Rogers acknowledged research funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency the National Science Foundation the Air Force ... - Read More

New emissions standards would fuel shift from coal to natural gas

The cost of complying with tougher EPA air quality standards could spur an increased shift away from coal and toward natural gas for electricity generation according to a new Duke University study Share This See ... - Read More

Energy and Food Are the Focus of the American Chemical Society Meeting in 'The Big Easy'

related to the theme carry titles that include “The Chemistry of the Bar ” “Analytical Chemistry of the Deepwater Horizon Spill ” “Biofuels and Sustainable Energy ” the “Nexus of Food Energy and Water” and ... - Read More

Nobel Laureates and Their Research Teams at American Chemical Society Meeting

At least nine Nobel laureates have research that will be presented here this week during the 245th National Meeting & amp Exposition of the American Chemical Society the world’s largest scientific society Research from the ... - Read More

New insight into photosynthesis: Carotenoids can capture blue/green light and pass energy on to chlorophylls

Photosynthesis, Green
Pigments found in plants and purple bacteria employed to provide protection from sun damage do more than just that Researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Glasgow have found that they also help ... - Read More

How life may have first emerged on Earth: Foldable proteins in a high-salt environment

Salt, Environment
A structural biologist at the Florida State University College of Medicine has made discoveries that could lead scientists a step closer to understanding how life first emerged on Earth billions of years ago Share This ... - Read More

Papyrus plant detox for slaughterhouses

Humans have used the papyrus sedge for millennia The Ancient Egyptians wrote on it it can be made into highly buoyant boats it is grown for ornamentation and parts can even be eaten Now writing ... - Read More

Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market

Alternative, Fuel
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low cost environmentally friendly fuel source to ... - Read More

3-D scaffolds a new tool to fight cancer

cancer
Porous polymer scaffolds fabricated to support the growth of biological tissue for implantation may hold the potential to greatly accelerate the development of cancer therapeutics Share This See Also Cancer Brain Tumor Lung Cancer Biochemistry ... - Read More

Streams stressed by pharmaceutical pollution

pharmaceutical
Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality So reports a new Ecological Applications paper which highlights the ecological cost of pharmaceutical waste and the ... - Read More

Discovery opens door to efficiently storing and reusing renewable energy

Two University of Calgary researchers have developed a ground breaking way to make new affordable and efficient catalysts for converting electricity into chemical energy Share This See Also Fuel Cells Energy Technology Solar Energy Wind ... - Read More

Researchers engineer plant cell walls to boost sugar yields for biofuels

sugar
When blessed with a resource in overwhelming abundance it's generally a good idea to make valuable use of that resource Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant organic material on Earth For thousands of years it ... - Read More

'Waste heat' may economize CO2 capture

Heat
In some of the first results from a federally funded initiative to find new ways of capturing carbon dioxide CO2 from coal fired power plants Rice University scientists have found that CO2 can be removed ... - Read More

Cold cities less sustainable than warm cities, research suggests

Living in colder climates in the US is more energy demanding than living in warmer climates This is according to Dr Michael Sivak at the University of Michigan who has published new research today 28 ... - Read More

Stirred not mixed: How seawater turbulence affects marine food webs

marine, Marine
New research shows that ocean turbulence directly affects the ability of microscopic marine organisms to recycle organic material back into the food web Share This See Also Bacteria Extreme Survival Organic Pollution Oceanography Geochemistry Food ... - Read More

How underground rodent wards off cancer: Second mole rat species has different mechanism for resisting cancer

cancer
Biologists at the University of Rochester have determined how blind mole rats fight off cancer and the mechanism differs from what they discovered three years ago in another long lived and cancer resistant mole rat ... - Read More

How microbes survive at bare minimum: Archaea eat protein

Protein, Protein, protein
Beneath the ocean floor is a desolate place with no oxygen and sunlight Yet microbes have thrived in this environment for millions of years Share This See Also Global Warming Geochemistry Microorganism Prokaryote Humus Eukaryote ... - Read More
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