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Secondary tropical forests absorb carbon at higher rate than old-growth forests

At the climate talks in Paris all attention was focused on how humanity can reduce climate change by reducing carbon emissions or by increasing carbon uptake Forests are an important carbon sink While most attention ... - Read More

Why not recycled concrete?

From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles products made from recycled materials permeate our lives One notable exception is building materials Why can't we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material ... - Read More

Researchers create synthetic biopathway to turn agriculture waste into 'green' products

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost effectively turn agricultural waste like corn stover and orange peels into a variety of useful products ranging ... - Read More

Car roof and battery made with byproducts of paper production

Swedish researchers have produced the world's first model car with a roof and battery made from wood based carbon fibre a lightweight and renewable alternative to metals and other composites Remember wood paneled station wagons ... - Read More

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked with asthma risk

Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of six according to new UBC research Our study results highlight the danger ... - Read More

Scientists guide gold nanoparticles to form 'diamond' superlattices

Using bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy like tetrahedral cages scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticles in a way that ... - Read More

Nature's mirror: The code for chirality

How information is transferred from biological molecules to crystalline surfaces could pave the way for the development of new drugs and other synthetic materials New research published today in Nature Chemistry explains how biological molecules ... - Read More

Graphene decharging and molecular shielding

A new study sheds light on unique property of 2 D materials ability to shield chemical interactions at the molecular level Discovery of shielding effect allows scientists to control reactivity of molecules tune activity of ... - Read More

Researchers Create Synthetic Biopathway to Turn Agriculture Waste Into 'Green' Products

Released 8 Feb 2016 10 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature ... - Read More

Uncovering the Secrets of Elastin's Flexibility

including skin lungs and blood vessels These structures “assemble very rapidly ” Weiss says and this new research “helps us understand this assembly process ” A key part of the puzzle was the flexibility of ... - Read More

Phosphine as a Superconductor? Sure, but the Story May Be Complicated

nearly 2 million times the pressure of our atmosphere here on Earth and similar to the pressure at which phosphine was squeezed in the diamond vice in the superconductor experiment The search for superconductors One ... - Read More

Scientists Take Key Step Toward Custom-Made Nanoscale Chemical Factories

a characteristic essential for future applications Aussignargues said “The engineered protein was also more stable than its natural counterpart which was a big surprise ” he said “You can treat it with things that normally ... - Read More

Watching electrons cool in 30 quadrillionths of a second

Two University of California Riverside assistant professors of physics are among a team of researchers that have developed a new way of seeing electrons cool off in an extremely short time period The development could ... - Read More

Physicists develop a cooling system for the processors of the future

Researchers from MIPT have found a solution to the problem of overheating of active plasmonic components These components will be essential for high speed data transfer within the optoelectronic microprocessors of the future which will ... - Read More

High-performance material polyimide for the first time with angular shape

Using a new synthesis procedure developed at TU Wien it is now possible to produce the extremely resistant material polyimide in the form of angular particles for the first time Polyimides withstand extreme heat and ... - Read More

Sponge-like material to more efficiently store natural gas

Although compressed natural gas represents a cleaner and more efficient fuel for vehicles its volatile nature requires a reinforced heavy tank that stores the gas at high pressure and therefore limits vehicle design Researchers at ... - Read More

Graphene composite may keep wings ice-free

A thin coating of graphene nanoribbons in epoxy developed at Rice University has proven effective at melting ice on a helicopter blade The coating by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour may be an ... - Read More

First materials woven at atomic and molecular levels: Weaving a new story for COFS and MOFs

There are many different ways to make nanomaterials but weaving the oldest and most enduring method of making fabrics has not been one of them until now An international collaboration led by scientists at the ... - Read More

Mystery surrounding non-platinum catalysts for fuel cell technologies solved

A persistent controversy in catalysts for fuel cells has just been solved by a team of researchers from the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences at the University of Tsukuba The oxygen reduction reaction is ... - Read More

Seeing the big picture in photosynthetic light harvesting

To understand what goes on inside a beehive you can't just study the activity of a single bee Likewise to understand the photosynthetic light harvesting that takes place inside the chloroplast of a leaf you ... - Read More
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