Photocatalysis catalysis assisted by light is a promising route to convert solar energy into chemical fuels Particularly appealing is the possibility to use photocatalysis to split water molecules into molecular hydrogen Although photocatalysis has been ... - Read More
They shed light on atomic and molecular processes ultrashort laser pulses are required to study extremely fast quantum phenomena For years scientists have been trying to tune the shape of light waves so as to ... - Read More
Numerous studies have linked exposure to bisphenol A BPA in plastic receipt paper toys and other products with various health problems from poor growth to cancer and the FDA has been supporting efforts to find ... - Read More
Using a material found in Silly Putty and surgical tubing a group of researchers at the University of California Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium ion batteries that ... - Read More
Graphene continues to reign as the next potential superstar material for the electronics industry a slimmer stronger and much faster electron conductor than silicon With no natural energy band gap however graphene's superfast conductance can't ... - Read More
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout discharged roughly five million barrels of oil and up to 500 000 metric tonnes of natural gas into Gulf of Mexico offshore waters over a period of 84 days In ... - Read More
Proteins are responsible for nearly every essential process of life Their form and structure or their fold are of crucial importance for their functionality Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry MPIB in Martinsried ... - Read More
A team of U K researchers has developed a way to dramatically reduce the complexity of modeling bistable systems which involve the interaction of two evolving species where one changes faster than the other slow ... - Read More
'Cell migration' is a broad term for all the processes associated with the movement of cells from one location to another It lies at the core of biological processes like embryonic development immune responses and ... - Read More
With the first ever production of synthesized solar jet fuel the EU funded SOLAR JET project has successfully demonstrated the entire production chain for renewable kerosene obtained directly from sunlight water and carbon dioxide CO2 ... - Read More
The drive to develop ultrasmall and ultrafast electronic devices using a single atomic layer of semiconductors such as transition metal dichalcogenides has received a significant boost Researchers with the U S Department of Energy DOE ... - Read More
UNSW Australia chemists have invented a new type of tiny lab on a chip device that could have a diverse range of applications including to detect toxic gases fabricate integrated circuits and screen biological molecules ... - Read More
Stanford scientists have developed faster more energy efficient microchips based on the human brain 9 000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC This offers greater possibilities for advances in robotics ... - Read More
A new version of spaser technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small efficient and flexible they could be printed on clothing A team of researchers from Monash University's Department of Electrical ... - Read More
When someone suffers from a stroke a silent countdown begins A fast diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death So scientists are working on a new blood test that one day ... - Read More
When startled by predators tiny fruit flies respond like fighter jets employing screaming fast banked turns to evade attacks Researchers at the University of Washington used an array of high speed video cameras operating at ... - Read More
Small protein fragments also called peptides are promising as drugs because they can be designed for very specific functions inside living cells Insulin and the HIV drug Fuzeon are some of the earliest successful examples ... - Read More
An ultra fast and ultra small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles The new optical ... - Read More
The precise control of the rotational temperature of molecular ions opens up new possibilities for laboratory based astrochemistry Chemical reactions taking place in outer space can now be more easily studied on Earth An international ... - Read More
Sandia National Laboratories researchers Jim Martin and Kyle Solis have what Martin calls a devil of a problem They've discovered how to harness magnetic fields to create vigorous organized fluid flows in particle suspensions The ... - Read More
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