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Heat-based technique offers new way to measure microscopic particles

Researchers have developed a new heat based technique for counting and measuring the size of microscopic particles The technique is less expensive than light based techniques and can be used on a wider array of ... - Read More

Harnessing everyday motion to power mobile devices

Imagine powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand Rather than plugging it into the wall you become the power source Researchers at the ... - Read More

DNA can be damaged by very low-energy radiation

Damage to DNA by high energy radiation constitutes the most lethal damage occurring at the cellular level Surprisingly very low energy interactions with OH radicals for instance can also induce DNA damage including double strand ... - Read More

Recovering metals and minerals from waste

Scarcity of clean water is one of the most serious global challenges In its spearhead programme VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed energy efficient methods for reuse of water in industrial processes and means ... - Read More

In the lab, scientists coax E. coli to resist radiation damage

Capitalizing on the ability of an organism to evolve in response to punishment from a hostile environment scientists have coaxed the model bacterium Escherichia coli to dramatically resist ionizing radiation and in the process reveal ... - Read More

New nanoparticle that only attacks cervical cancer cells

One of the most promising technologies for the treatment of various cancers is nanotechnology creating drugs that directly attack the cancer cells without damaging other tissues' development The Laboratory of Cellular Oncology at the Research ... - Read More

Africa's air pollution underestimated in climate change models

Human activity in Africa significantly contributes to air pollution However no detailed data regarding country by country pollutant emissions in the continent was available until now To remedy this a joint French Ivory Coast team ... - Read More

Tropical grassy ecosystems under threat, scientists warn

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that tropical grassy areas which play a critical role in the world's ecology are under threat as a result of ineffective management According to research published in ... - Read More

More accurate data on thousands of years of climate change

Using a cutting edge research technique UCLA researchers have reconstructed the temperature history of a region that plays a major role in determining climate around the world The findings published online Feb 27 in the ... - Read More

Effective thermal camouflage and invisibility device for soldiers created

Engineers and scientists have been trying to discover the ultimate cloaking device not just as a hat trick to make things invisible but for its applications in defense technology Now a team from the NUS ... - Read More

First thin films of spin ice reveal cold secrets

Thin films of spin ice have been shown to demonstrate surprising properties which could help in the development of applications of magnetricity the magnetic equivalent of electricity Published today in Nature Communications a team of ... - Read More

Building new drugs just got easier

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have developed a method for modifying organic molecules that significantly expands the possibilities for developing new pharmaceuticals and improving old ones This is a technology that can be ... - Read More

Graphene-metal sandwich: Combining graphene and copper may shrink electronics

Researchers have discovered that creating a graphene copper graphene sandwich strongly enhances the heat conducting properties of copper a discovery that could further help in the downscaling of electronics The work was led by Alexander ... - Read More

Atomically thick metal membranes

For the first time researchers have shown that freestanding metal membranes consisting of a single layer of atoms can be stable under ambient conditions This result of an international research team from Germany Poland and ... - Read More

Oxygen's different shapes described

Oxygen 16 one of the key elements of life on earth is produced by a series of reactions inside of red giant stars Now a team of physicists including one from North Carolina State University ... - Read More

An experiment recreates the crust of Jupiter's moon Europa

Water salts and gases dissolved in the huge ocean that scientists believe could exist below Europa´s icy crust can rise to the surface generating the enigmatic geological formations associated to red tinged materials that can ... - Read More

Nanoscale optical switch breaks miniaturization barrier

An ultra fast and ultra small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles The new optical ... - Read More

Origin of life: Simulating how Earth kick-started metabolism

Researchers have developed a new approach to simulating the energetic processes that may have led to the emergence of cell metabolism on Earth a crucial biological function for all living organisms The research which is ... - Read More

Soft robotic fish moves like the real thing: New robotic fish can change direction almost as rapidly as a real fish

Soft robots which don't just have soft exteriors but are also powered by fluid flowing through flexible channels have become a sufficiently popular research topic that they now have their own journal Soft Robotics In ... - Read More

Better way to make unnatural amino acids devised

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have devised a greatly improved technique for making amino acids not found in nature These unnatural amino acids traditionally have been very difficult to synthesize but are sought ... - Read More
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