A slum on the outskirts of Accra Ghana received major media attention in 2010 and 2011 when the outside world realized where computers go to die In an area called Agbogbloshie impoverished residents were burning ... - Read More
Scientists using sophisticated imaging techniques have observed a molecular protein folding process that may help medical researchers understand and treat diseases such as Alzheimer's Lou Gehrig's and cancer The study reported this month in the ... - Read More
A research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST S Korea found a new physical organogel electrolyte with two unique characteristics an irreversible thermal gelation and a high value of the Li+ ... - Read More
A single advanced building control now in development could slash 18 percent tens of thousands of dollars off the overall annual energy bill of the average large office building with no loss of comfort according ... - Read More
Our present understanding of thermodynamics is fundamentally incorrect if applied to small systems and needs to be modified according to new research from University College London UCL and the University of Gdańsk The work establishes ... - Read More
The search for thermoelectrics exotic materials that convert heat directly into electricity has received a boost from researchers at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo who have found the best way ... - Read More
To the ancients probing the philosophical question of how to distinguish the living from the dead centered on the mystery of the vital heat To modern microbiology this question was always less mysterious than it ... - Read More
aking a page from computer aided drug designers Rice University researchers have developed a computational method that chemists can use to tailor the properties of zeolites one of the world's most used industrial minerals The ... - Read More
Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have created a symmetrical five sided macrocycle that is easy to synthesize and has characteristics that may help expand the molecular tool box available to researchers in biology chemistry and ... - Read More
Out in the wilds or anywhere off the grid sophisticated instruments small enough to fit in a shirt pocket will one day scavenge power from sunlight body heat or other sources to monitor water quality ... - Read More
With prefabricated houses the dream of having one's own home can quickly become a reality Until now nails have been used to hold the individual components together Now an adhesive tape has been developed to ... - Read More
Light emitting diodes or LEDs are the most efficient and environmentally friendly light bulbs on the market But they come at a higher up front price than other bulbs especially the ones with warmer and ... - Read More
In findings that could help overcome a major technological hurdle in the road toward smaller and more powerful electronics an international research team involving University of Michigan engineering researchers has shown the unique ways in ... - Read More
Gold bars may signify great wealth but the precious metal packs a much more practical punch when shrunk down to just billionths of a meter Unfortunately unlocking gold's potential often requires complex synthesis techniques that ... - Read More
Flying low and slow above the wild pristine terrain of Alaska's North Slope in a specially instrumented NASA plane research scientist Charles Miller of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena Calif surveys the endless whiteness of ... - Read More
Today's technological innovation enables smartphone users to diagnose serious diseases such as diabetes or lung cancer quickly and effectively by simply breathing into a small gadget a nanofiber breathing sensor mounted on the phones Il ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Granada Spain have analysed the presence of patulin a type of toxin produced by fungi in several commercial apple juices The results show that more than 50% of the samples ... - Read More
Screens made of organic light diodes promise unfathomable possibilities Yet high production costs often prevent their widespread use A new kind of production saves not only costs but also improves the radiance of the OLED ... - Read More
Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a computational model of 1 366 genes in E coli that includes 3D protein structures and has enabled them to compute the temperature sensitivity of ... - Read More
Tiny bubbles of water found in quartz grains in Australia may hold the key to understanding what caused Earth's first ice age say scientists The Anglo French study published in the journal Nature analysed the ... - Read More
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