Earth's forests perform a well known service to the planet absorbing a great deal of the carbon dioxide pollution emitted into the atmosphere from human activities But when trees are killed by natural disturbances such ... - Read More
Duke University biomedical engineers have developed a new delivery system that overcomes the shortcomings of a promising class of peptide drugs very small proteins for treating diseases such as diabetes and cancer Share This See ... - Read More
With projections of 9.5 billion people by 2050 humankind faces the challenge of feeding modern diets to additional mouths while using the same amounts of water fertilizer and arable land as today Share This See ... - Read More
A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter UK have invented a new fiber that changes color when stretched Inspired by nature the researchers identified and replicated the unique structural ... - Read More
A new way of making crystalline silicon developed by U M researchers could make this crucial ingredient of computers and solar cells much cheaper and greener Share This See Also Graphene Inorganic Chemistry Spintronics Electronics ... - 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
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
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
Light emitting diodes more commonly called LEDs are known for their energy efficiency and durability but the bluish cold light of current white LEDs has precluded their widespread use for indoor lighting Share This See ... - Read More
Jan 22 2013 — While working out the structure of a cell killing protein produced by some strains of the bacterium Enterococcus faecalis researchers stumbled on a bit of unusual biochemistry They found that a ... - Read More
NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880 continuing a long term trend of rising global temperatures With the exception of 1998 the nine warmest years in the 132 year ... - Read More
A carbon nanotube coated lens that converts light to sound can focus high pressure sound waves to finer points than ever before The University of Michigan engineering researchers who developed the new therapeutic ultrasound approach ... - Read More
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
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
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
Researchers have demonstrated a new technology that combines a laser and electric fields to create tiny centrifuge like whirlpools to separate particles and microbes by size a potential lab on a chip system for medicine ... - Read More
Rice University's latest nanotechnology breakthrough was more than 10 years in the making but it still came with a shock Scientists from Rice the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid the U S Air Force and Israel's ... - Read More
An MIT researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors Share This See Also ... - Read More
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