Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive fast highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases The ... - Read More
Changes in the biochemical balance of the ocean were a crucial factor in the end Triassic mass extinction during which half of all plant animal and marine life on Earth perished according to new research ... - Read More
Researchers of the University Jena analyze the microbial community in volcanically active soils In a mofette close to the Czech river Plesná in north western Bohemia the team working with Prof Dr Kirsten Küsel found ... - Read More
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
Scientists at Japan's Kyushu University say polymer wrapped carbon nanotubes hold much promise in biotechnology and energy applications Scientists first reported carbon nanotubes in the early 1990s Since then these tiny cylinders have been ... - Read More
Earth abundant materials based primarily on carbon nitrogen and transition metal oxides can be combined into highly efficient energy conversion devices These devices can be used in fuel cells as well as in electrolysis This ... - Read More
For the crew of the Starship Enterprise Star Trek's Tricorder was an essential tool a multifunctional hand held device used to sense compute and record data in a threatening and unpredictable universe It simplified a ... - Read More
Face recognition security on smartphones can be significantly improved if users store an 'average' photo of themselves according to new research by scientists at the University of York A research team led by Dr David ... - Read More
A Chemistry undergraduate at the University of York has helped to develop a new drug release gel which may help avoid some of the side effects of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen In a ... - Read More
Released 1 Apr 2015 2 35 PM EDTSource Newsroom SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature 2 April 2015 10.1038 nature14296 Apr 2 ... - Read More
A team of Clarkson University researchers is studying the possible links between reported hauntings and indoor air quality Associate Professor of Civil & amp Environmental Engineering Shane Rogers said human experiences reported in many hauntings ... - Read More
Researchers from the UK and Malaysia have detected a human fingerprint deep in the Borneo rainforest in Southeast Asia Cold winds blowing from the north carry industrial pollutants from East Asia to the equator with ... - Read More
The ocean is a large reservoir of dissolved organic molecules and many of these molecules are stable against microbial utilization for hundreds to thousands of years They contain a similar amount of carbon as compared ... - Read More
Soil organic matter long thought to be a semi permanent storehouse for ancient carbon may be much more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought Plants direct between 40 percent and 60 percent of photosynthetically ... - Read More
Biomedical researchers led by Dr Gang Zheng at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have successfully converted microbubble technology already used in diagnostic imaging into nanoparticles that stay trapped in tumours to potentially deliver targeted therapeutic payloads ... - Read More
An unusual and very exciting form of carbon that can be created by drawing on paper looks to hold the key to real time high throughput DNA sequencing a technique that would revolutionise medical research ... - Read More
Landfills can make a profit from all their rotting waste and a new patent explains exactly how to make the most out of the stinky garbage sites Decomposing trash produces methane a landfill gas that ... - Read More
There are electrical signals in the nervous system the brain and throughout the human body and there are tiny magnetic fields associated with these signals that could be important for medical science Researchers from the ... - Read More
From smartphones and tablets to computer monitors and interactive TV screens electronic displays are everywhere As the demand for instant constant communication grows so too does the urgency for more convenient portable devices especially devices ... - Read More
Scientists have achieved an unprecedented level of control over defects in liquid crystals that can be engineered for applications in liquid matter photonics Sitting with a joystick in the comfort of their chairs scientists can ... - Read More
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