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Researchers produce two bio-fuels from a single algae

A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel according to a new study published in the journal Energy & amp Fuels The researchers ... - Read More

Carbon nanoballs can greatly contribute to sustainable energy supply

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high voltage cables can withstand a 26 per cent higher voltage if nanometer sized carbon balls are added This could result ... - Read More

Cell imaging gets colorful

The detection and imaging of protein protein interactions in live cells just got a lot more colorful thanks to a new technology developed by University of Alberta chemist Dr Robert E Campbell and his team ... - Read More

Novel radioguided brain surgery technique could help pinpoint cancerous tissue

Radioguided surgery RGS allows the surgeon to evaluate the completeness of a tumor resection while minimizing the amount of healthy tissue removed During the procedure a surgeon is provided with vital and real time information ... - Read More

The origin of life: Labyrinths as crucibles of life

Water filled micropores in hot rock may have acted as the nurseries in which life on Earth began A team at Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet LMU in Munich has now shown that temperature gradients in pore ... - Read More

New mechanism unlocked for evolution of green fluorescent protein

A primary challenge in the biosciences is to understand the way major evolutionary changes in nature are accomplished Sometimes the route turns out to be very simple An example of such simplicity is provided in ... - Read More

Demystifying nanocrystal solar cells

ETH researchers have developed a comprehensive model to explain how electrons flow inside new types of solar cells made of tiny crystals The model allows for a better understanding of such cells and may help ... - Read More

No Joke: Chemistry Thesis Transmuted Into Comic Book

except that they exhibit rotational symmetries that have long been considered incompatible with such crystalline organization Quasicrystals are so strange that their discoverer Dan Shechtman remarked “There can be no such creature ” “Quasicrystals are ... - Read More

Spiky 'Hedgehog Particles' for Safer Paints, Fewer VOC Emissions

A new process that can sprout microscopic spikes on nearly any type of particle may lead to more environmentally friendly paints and a variety of other innovations Made by a team of University of Michigan ... - Read More

Faster annotation system for prokaryotic genomes unveiled

Georgia Tech researchers working with colleagues in the National Center for Biotechnology Information NCBI have released a new version of a genome annotation system capable of analyzing more than 2 000 prokaryotic genomes per day ... - Read More

Chemists find a way to unboil egg whites: Ability to quickly restore molecular proteins could slash biotechnology costs

UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry ... - Read More

Nanoshuttle wear and tear: It’s the mileage, not the age

As nanomachine design rapidly advances researchers are moving from wondering if the nanomachine works to how long it will work This is an especially important question as there are so many potential applications for instance ... - Read More

Visualizing interacting electrons in a molecule

Understanding this kind of electronic effects in organic molecules is crucial for their use in optoelectronic applications for example in organic light emitting diodes OLEDs organic field effect transistors OFETs and solar cells In their ... - Read More

Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel, petroleum processing

Using one of the largest supercomputers in the world a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products The discovery ... - Read More

Lead negatively impacts cognitive functions of boys more than girls

A study recently published in the Journal of Environmental Health provides evidence the female hormones estrogen and estradiol may help ward off the effects of lead exposure for young girls explaining why boys in greater ... - Read More

Promising drug candidate protects against radiation exposure from nuclear fallout

The 2011 Fukushima disaster was a stark reminder of the continuing dangers posed by nuclear fallout highlighting the need for an approved drug that can be taken after radiation exposure to protect against organ injury ... - Read More

More light shed on on biomass breakdown

Scientists at the University of York are part of a research team which has found that a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade resistant forms of starch Earlier research established that the enzymes lytic ... - Read More

Using less fish to test chemicals safety

The JRC has released a new strategy on how to replace reduce and refine the use of fish in testing of chemicals' effect on flora and fauna in water aquatic toxicity and chemicals' uptake and ... - Read More

The latest fashion: Graphene edges can be tailor-made

Theoretical physicists at Rice University are living on the edge as they study the astounding properties of graphene In a new study they figure out how researchers can fracture graphene nanoribbons to get the edges ... - Read More

Ocean could hold key to predicting recurring extreme winters

Research at the National Oceanography Centre NOC may help to predict extreme winters across Europe by identifying the set of environmental conditions that are associated with pairs of severe winters across consecutive years Pairs of ... - Read More
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