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Fluorescent biosensors light up high-throughput metabolic engineering

Synthetic biologists are learning to turn microbes and unicellular organisms into highly productive factories by re engineering their metabolism to produce valued commodities such as fine chemicals therapeutics and biofuels To speed up identification of ... - Read More

Researchers develop new, more-efficient selective oxidation catalyst

Since August 2012 Thomas Manz Chemical and Materials Engineering assistant professor at New Mexico State University and Ph D student Bo Yang have worked to develop a new more efficient selective oxidation catalyst Our new ... - Read More

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked with asthma risk

Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of six according to new UBC research Our study results highlight the danger ... - Read More

Slime Can See

Released 9 Feb 2016 12 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom eLife Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations eLifeFeb 10 2016 After more than 300 years of looking scientists have figured ... - Read More

Chemical design made easier

Rice University scientists using an efficient metal free process have synthesized dozens of small molecule catalysts tools that promise to speed the making of novel chemicals including drugs The lab of synthetic chemist László Kürti ... - Read More

Keeping the Ions Close: A New Activity

Released 28 Aug 2015 1 45 PM EDTSource Newsroom Department of Energy Office of Science more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Physical ... - Read More

New Technology Can Expand LED Lighting, Cutting Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

and developed an easy procedure to make the compound with high yield ” Experiments with some materials have shown that the team’s technology can cut LED costs by as much as 90 percent from current ... - Read More

From tobacco to cyberwood

Humans have been inspired by nature since the beginning of time We mimic nature to develop new technologies with examples ranging from machinery to pharmaceuticals to new materials Planes are modelled on birds and many ... - Read More

Desalination with nanoporous graphene membrane

Less than 1 percent of Earth's water is drinkable Removing salt and other minerals from our biggest available source of water seawater may help satisfy a growing global population thirsty for fresh water for drinking ... - Read More

Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain

Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain The fibers have proven superior to metal electrodes for deep brain stimulation and to read signals from ... - Read More

'Green' batteries made to last: Oxide/carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites

An oxide carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites in oxygen chemical reactions for green energy devices Electrochemical devices are crucial to a green energy revolution in which clean alternatives replace carbon based fuels This revolution ... - Read More

Fine-tuning quantum dots from coal

Graphene quantum dots made from coal introduced in 2013 by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour can be engineered for specific semiconducting properties in either of two single step processes In a new ... - Read More

Catalyst destroys common toxic nerve agents quickly

Northwestern University scientists have developed a robust new material inspired by biological catalysts that is extraordinarily effective at destroying toxic nerve agents that are a threat around the globe First used 100 years ago during ... - Read More

From heat and cold comes image and mirror image

Chemists at Heidelberg University are the first to develop a temperature controlled catalyst that synthesises both molecular mirror images of a product Many chemical compounds exist as an image and a mirror image they differ ... - Read More

The secret to an effortless, split-second slime attack

Researchers explain why a tropical worm's twin jets of paralyzing slime are anything but sluggish The velvet worm is a slow moving unassuming creature With its soft body probing antennae and stubby legs it looks ... - Read More

Polymers designed for protection

Today's Soldiers rely on polymers as part of their protective systems Polymers are molecular chains that can vary from a few linked monomers to millions of chemical units With highly tunable properties and versatile processing ... - Read More

Fluid-filled pores separate materials with fine precision

In nature pores can continuously control how a living organism absorbs or excretes fluids vapors and solids in response to its environment for example tiny holes invisible to the naked eye called stomata cover a ... - Read More

Superatomic Nickel core and unusual molecular reactivity

Scientists in Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow have revealed a unique molecular fragment Ni2O2 consisting of two nickel atoms and two oxygen atoms that have shown plausible superatomic properties Supeatoms are important structural elements in ... - Read More

New x-ray microscope for nanoscale imaging

Delivering the capability to image nanostructures and chemical reactions down to nanometer resolution requires a new class of x ray microscope that can perform precision microscopy experiments using ultra bright x rays from the National ... - Read More

Looking back into the past of oceans: Acidification trends, seasonal fluctuations

Next to global warming ocean acidification is currently considered as the second major carbon dioxide problem With the increase of carbon dioxide CO2 in the atmosphere larger quantities of the gas are getting into the ... - Read More
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