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Scientists trick iron-eating bacteria into breathing electrons instead

Scientists have developed a way to grow iron oxidizing bacteria using electricity instead of iron an advance that will allow them to better study the organisms and could one day be used to turn electricity ... - Read More

Bugs in the Atmosphere: Significant microorganism populations found in middle and upper troposphere

Microorganism
In what is believed to be the first study of its kind researchers used genomic techniques to document the presence of significant numbers of living microorganisms principally bacteria in the middle and upper troposphere that ... - Read More

Evolution inspires more efficient solar cell design: Geometric pattern maximizes time light is trapped

Light
The sun's energy is virtually limitless but harnessing its electricity with today's single crystal silicon solar cells is extremely expensive 10 times pricier than coal according to some estimates Organic solar cells polymer solar cells ... - Read More

Evolution inspires more efficient solar cell design: Geometric pattern maximizes time light is trapped in solar cell

cell, cell
The sun's energy is virtually limitless but harnessing its electricity with today's single crystal silicon solar cells is extremely expensive 10 times pricier than coal according to some estimates Organic solar cells polymer solar cells ... - Read More

Love triumphs over hate to make exotic new compound: Compound could be useful in batteries, semiconductors, memory devices

Inorganic Chemistry
Northwestern University graduate student Jonathan Barnes had a hunch for creating an exotic new chemical compound and his idea that the force of love is stronger than hate proved correct He and his colleagues are ... - Read More

Putting the squeeze on cells: By deforming cells, researchers can deliver RNA, proteins and nanoparticles for many applications

Proteins, Nanoparticles, RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA, Proteins, Applications
Living cells are surrounded by a membrane that tightly regulates what gets in and out of the cell This barrier is necessary for cells to control their internal environment but it makes it more difficult ... - Read More

Researchers Solve Complex Problem in Membrane Biochemistry Through Study of Amino Acids

Released 1 24 2013 10 30 AM ESTSource Newsroom University of Arkansas Fayetteville more news from this source Jan 24 2013 FAYETTEVILLE Ark – After years of experimentation researchers at the University of Arkansas have ... - Read More

Health and environment: A closer look at plastics

Environment
Plastics have transformed modern society providing attractive benefits but also befouling waterways and aquifers depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health Share This See Also Health Policy Teen Health Materials Science Inorganic Chemistry Environmental Issues ... - Read More

Scientists Research New Way to Battle Bacteria

Released 1 23 2013 11 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry more news from this source Jan 23 2013 SYRACUSE N Y — Scientists at the SUNY College of Environmental ... - Read More

Antibacterial agent used in common soaps found in increasing amounts in freshwater lakes

When people wash their hands with antibacterial soap most don't think about where the chemicals contained in that soap end up University of Minnesota engineering researchers do Share This See Also Pharmacology Alzheimer's Research Hazardous ... - Read More

Tiny fossils hold answers to big questions on climate change: Research explores 12,000 year fossil record

Climate change, Climate change
The western Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming regions on the planet and the fastest warming part of the Southern Hemisphere Share This See Also Nature Marine Biology Fish Global Warming Climate Oceanography ... - Read More

NASA ozone study may benefit air standards, climate

Ozone
A new NASA led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone forming chemicals location matters Share This See Also Environmental Issues Ozone Holes Air Quality Air Pollution ... - Read More

Bio-tiles and heat-resistant biopolymers

Heat, Biopolymers
Even tiles can be organic if they are made of renewable raw materials They are more resource efficient than their ceramic counterparts and unlock new creative options for design Bioplastics made of polylactides PLA are ... - Read More

Great Oxidation Event: More oxygen through multicellularity

Oxygen, Oxygen , Oxygen
The appearance of free oxygen in Earth's atmosphere led to the Great Oxidation Event This was triggered by cyanobacteria producing the oxygen which developed into multicellular forms as early as 2.3 billion years ago As ... - Read More

Fetal exposure to PVC plastic chemical linked to obesity in offspring

Exposing pregnant mice to low doses of the chemical tributyltin which is used in marine hull paint and PVC plastic can lead to obesity for multiple generations without subsequent exposure a UC Irvine study has ... - Read More

Gas that triggers ozone destruction revealed

Scientists at the Universities of York and Leeds have made a significant discovery about the cause of the destruction of ozone over oceans Share This See Also Ozone Holes Atmosphere Environmental Issues Air Quality Oceanography ... - Read More

Nanoparticles reach new peaks: Researchers show short laser pulses selectively heat gold nanoparticles

Nanoparticles
Plasmonic gold nanoparticles make pinpoint heating on demand possible Now Rice University researchers have found a way to selectively heat diverse nanoparticles that could advance their use in medicine and industry Share This See Also ... - Read More

Jumping droplets help heat transfer: Scalable nanopatterned surfaces for more efficient power generation and desalination

Heat transfer, Heat, Heat transfer
Many industrial plants depend on water vapor condensing on metal plates In power plants the resulting water is then returned to a boiler to be vaporized again in desalination plants it yields a supply of ... - Read More

A temperature below absolute zero: Atoms at negative absolute temperature are the hottest systems in the world

Temperature
What is normal to most people in winter has so far been impossible in physics a minus temperature On the Celsius scale minus temperatures are only surprising in summer On the absolute temperature scale which ... - Read More

New material harvests energy from water vapor

Material, Water, Energy, Energy, Energy, Water
MIT engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source water vapor Share This See Also Energy Technology Electricity Nature of Water Materials Science Solar Energy Thermodynamics ... - Read More
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