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New details on microtubules and how the anti-cancer drug Taxol works

A pathway to the design of even more effective versions of the powerful anti cancer drug Taxol has been opened with the most detailed look ever at the assembly and disassembly of microtubules tiny fibers ... - Read More

Making better medicines with handful of chemical building blocks

Soon making and improving medical drugs could be as easy for chemists as stacking blocks is for a child University of Illinois chemist Martin Burke a pioneer of a technique that constructs complex molecules from ... - Read More

Shaping ultrashort laser pulses: Laser light needs more bass

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

Liquid crystal as lubricant

Thanks to a new lubricant small gears can run with virtually no friction Made from liquid crystalline fluid these lubricants drastically reduce friction and wear Lubricants are used in motors axels ventilators and manufacturing machines ... - Read More

Fungi clean oil-polluted soil, study shows

Fungi can be harnessed to clean polluted soil which cannot be cleaned using traditional composting This has been found by a researcher at Aalto University in Finland Soil that has been polluted by organic pollutants ... - Read More

New lithium battery created

The long life of lithium ion batteries makes them the rechargeable of choice for everything from implantable medical devices to wearable consumer electronics But lithium ion batteries rely on liquid chemistries involving lithium salts dissolved ... - Read More

Safe alternatives to BPA: New technology may help identify

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

Not all diamonds are forever: Researchers see nanodiamonds created in coal fade away in seconds

Images taken by Rice University scientists show that some diamonds are not forever The Rice researchers behind a new study that explains the creation of nanodiamonds in treated coal also show that some microscopic diamonds ... - Read More

New 'T-ray' tech converts light to sound for weapons detection, medical imaging

A device that essentially listens for light waves could help open up the last frontier of the electromagnetic spectrum the terahertz range So called T rays which are light waves too long for human eyes ... - Read More

Water caged in buckyballs: Work on 'spin isomer conversion' may enhance magnetic resonance imaging

In a new paper in the Journal of Chemical Physics produced by AIP Publishing a research team in the United Kingdom and the United States describes how water molecules caged in fullerene spheres buckyballs are ... - Read More

Understanding biomechanics behind amazing ant strength opens door to advanced robotics

A recent study into the biomechanics of the necks of ants a common insect that can amazingly lift objects many times heavier than its own body might unlock one of nature's little mysteries and quite ... - Read More

Circuits and sensors direct from the printer

Printers are becoming more and more versatile Now they can even print sensors and electronic components on 2D and 3D substrates A new robot assisted production line allows the process to be automated These days ... - Read More

Device for stopping uncontrolled seizures implanted in patient

NYU Langone Medical Center last month became the first hospital outside of a clinical trial site to implant a pacemaker like device in the brain that may be a game changer for patients with epilepsy ... - Read More

Weak chemical forces combined to strengthen novel imaging technology

When Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong graduate student Cartney Smith and colleagues set out to improve MR imaging MRI they turned current contrast agent technology on its head or rather they ... - Read More

New, fossil-fuel-free process makes biodiesel sustainable

A new fuel cell concept developed by an Michigan State University researcher will allow biodiesel plants to eliminate the creation of hazardous wastes while removing their dependence on fossil fuel from their production process The ... - Read More

Scientists investigate the role of the 'silent killer' inside deep-diving animals

With its imperceptible features carbon monoxide is widely known as the silent killer due to its risks at lethal concentrations Far less known is that carbon monoxide is produced naturally in small quantities in humans ... - Read More

Emissions from forests influence very first stage of cloud formation

Clouds play a critical role in Earth's climate Clouds also are the largest source of uncertainty in present climate models according to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Much of the ... - Read More

On the shoulder of a giant: Precursor volcano to the island of O'ahu discovered

Researchers from the University of Hawai'i Mānoa UHM Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de L'Environment France and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute recently discovered that O'ahu actually consists of three major Hawaiian shield volcanoes ... - Read More

Growing camelina, safflower in the pacific northwest

on blowing dust emissions The Columbia Plateau of the Inland Pacific Northwest experiences significant windblown dust from excessively tilled agricultural lands Brenton Sharratt and William Schillinger found that adding camelina or safflower crops into a ... - Read More

New implanted devices may reshape medicine: Researchers create transistors that wrap around tissues

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Tokyo have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3 D objects such as ... - Read More
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