The search for a less expensive sustainable source of biomass or plant material for producing gasoline diesel and jet fuel has led scientists to duckweed that fast growing floating plant that turns ponds and lakes ... - Read More
Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTHealth have discovered phthalates industrial chemicals in common foods purchased in the United States Phthalates can be found in a variety of products and ... - Read More
A screening tool from the U S Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL eases and greatly quickens one of the thorniest tasks in the biofuels industry determining cell wall chemistry to find plants ... - Read More
It is rather difficult to imagine but approximately 635 million years ago ice may have covered a vast portion of our planet in an event called Snowball Earth According to the Snowball Earth hypothesis the ... - Read More
Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified the method by which cells control the recycling of molecules a process that is essential for them to move The discovery provides researchers with a better understanding ... - Read More
In a paper published online Feb 26 in the journal Nature Communications a Yale University team and collaborators propose a way of predicting whether a given glass will be brittle or ductile a desirable property ... - Read More
Identifying the mysterious mechanism underlying high temperature superconductivity HTS remains one of the most important and tantalizing puzzles in physics This remarkable phenomenon allows electric current to pass with perfect efficiency through materials chilled to ... - Read More
The body's immune system exists to identify and destroy foreign objects whether they are bacteria viruses flecks of dirt or splinters Unfortunately nanoparticles designed to deliver drugs and implanted devices like pacemakers or artificial joints ... - Read More
To make fuel cells more economical engineers want a fast and efficient iron based molecule that splits hydrogen gas to make electricity Online Feb 17 at Nature Chemistry researchers report such a catalyst It is ... - Read More
Malignant melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer In more than 50 percent of affected patients a particular mutation plays an important role As the life span of the patients carrying the mutation ... - Read More
Released 2 12 2013 2 00 PM ESTEmbargo expired 2 17 2013 1 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom Pacific Northwest National Laboratory more news from this source Fast and efficient biologically inspired catalyst could someday make ... - Read More
University of Utah engineers demonstrated it is feasible to build the first organic materials that conduct electricity on their edges but act as an insulator inside These materials called organic topological insulators could shuttle information ... - Read More
Ancient carbon trapped in Arctic permafrost is extremely sensitive to sunlight and if exposed to the surface when long frozen soils melt and collapse can release climate warming carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology and the Lillehei Heart Institute have utilized molecular genetic engineering to optimize heart performance in models of diastolic heart failure by creating an ... - Read More
The evolutionary history of proteins shows that protein folding is an important factor Especially the speed of protein folding plays a key role This was the result of a computer analysis carried out by researchers ... - Read More
The rate of chemical processes in cells is dictated by the speed of movement diffusion of molecules needed for a given reaction Using a versatile method developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the ... - Read More
Charged particle accelerators have become crucially important to modern day life be it in health care for cancer treatment or for answering important fundamental scientific questions like the existence of the HIGGS boson the so ... - Read More
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
Microbiologists who study wild marine microbes as opposed to the lab grown variety face enormous challenges in getting a clear picture of the daily activities of their subjects But a team of scientists from MIT ... - Read More
Super small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously according to University at Buffalo researchers Share This See Also Alternative Fuels Nature of Water Fuel Cells Energy Technology Nanotechnology Electricity Chemical ... - Read More
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