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Trackable drug-filled nanoparticles: Potential weapon against cancer

Tiny particles filled with a drug could be a new tool for treating cancer in the future A new study published by Swedish scientists in Particle & amp Particle Systems Characterization shows how such nanoparticles ... - Read More

Is nanosilver toxic?

According to Finnish Estonian joint research with data obtained on two crustacean species there is apparently no reason to consider silver nanoparticles more dangerous for aquatic ecosystems than silver ions The results were reported in ... - Read More

Icy cosmic start for amino acids and DNA ingredients

Acids
Using new technology at the telescope and in laboratories researchers have discovered an important pair of prebiotic molecules in interstellar space The discoveries indicate that some basic chemicals that are key steps on the way ... - Read More

Atoms with quantum-memory

Quantum, Quantum
Order tends towards disorder This is also true for quantum states Measurements at the Vienna University of Technology show that in quantum mechanics this transition can be quite different from what we experience in our ... - Read More

Neutron scattering provides data on ion adsorption

Scattering
The adsorption of ions in microporous materials governs the operation of technologies as diverse as water desalination energy storage sensing and mechanical actuation Until now however researchers attempting to improve the performance of these technologies ... - Read More

Changing shape makes chemotherapy drugs better at targeting cancer cells

cancer
Bioengineering researchers at University of California Santa Barbara have found that changing the shape of chemotherapy drug nanoparticles from spherical to rod shaped made them up to 10 000 times more effective at specifically targeting ... - Read More

Unlocking fuel cell conductivity

Work on a high conductivity material demonstrates the role of oxygen ions in enhancing their capabilities Share This See Also Alternative Fuels Batteries Organic Chemistry Biochemistry Spintronics Aviation Electrical conduction Metal Phosphate Lewis structure in ... - Read More

New anti-frost and anti-fog coating for glass

In an advance toward glass that remains clear under the harshest of conditions scientists are reporting development of a new water repellant coating that resists both fogging and frosting Their research on the coating which ... - Read More

Faster, more efficient technique for creating high-density ceramics

A researcher from North Carolina State University has developed a technique for creating high density ceramic materials that requires far lower temperatures than current techniques and takes less than a second as opposed to hours ... - Read More

Key component of China's pollution problem: Scale of nitrogen's effect on people and ecosystems revealed

It's no secret that China is faced with some of the world's worst pollution Until now however information on the magnitude scope and impacts of a major contributor to that pollution human caused nitrogen emissions ... - Read More

Fungal cleaning crew: Chemists determine the structure of an enzyme that breaks down dyes

Fungi serve as a kind of natural cleaning crew for the ecosystem They form enzymes that can degrade hazardous substances converting natural as well as human made toxins into harmless compounds For instance they can ... - Read More

'Fat worms' inch scientists toward better biofuel production

Fat
Fat worms confirm that researchers from Michigan State University have successfully engineered a plant with oily leaves ­ a feat that could enhance biofuel production as well as lead to improved animal feeds Share This ... - Read More

Non-brittle glass possible: In probing mysteries of glass, researchers find a key to toughness

In a paper published online Feb 26 in the journal Nature Communications a Yale University team and collaborators propose a way of predicting whether a given glass will be brittle or ductile a desirable property ... - Read More

March of the pathogens: Parasite metabolism can foretell disease ranges under climate change

Metabolism
Knowing the temperatures that viruses bacteria worms and all other parasites need to grow and survive could help determine the future range of infectious diseases under climate change according to new research Share This See ... - Read More

Rethinking wind power

People have often thought there's no upper bound for wind power that it's one of the most scalable power sources says Harvard applied physicist David Keith After all gusts and breezes don't seem likely to ... - Read More

Scientists develop a whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun

Energy, Energy, Energy, energy, energy
A new method of harvesting the Sun's energy is emerging thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry Chemical Engineering and Materials Though still in its infancy the research promises to convert sunlight ... - Read More

BPA may affect the developing brain by disrupting gene regulation

developing, BPA
Environmental exposure to bisphenol A BPA a widespread chemical found in plastics and resins may suppress a gene vital to nerve cell function and to the development of the central nervous system according to a ... - Read More

Clues to climate cycles dug from south pole snow pit

Climate, climate
Particles from the upper atmosphere trapped in a deep pile of Antarctic snow hold clear chemical traces of global meteorological events a team from the University of California San Diego and a colleague from France ... - Read More

Scientists develop a whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun

A new method of harvesting the Sun's energy is emerging thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry Chemical Engineering and Materials Though still in its infancy the research promises to convert sunlight ... - Read More

The cradle of the nanoparticle

Nanoparticle, Nanoparticle
A new model facilitates predictions about how nanoparticles form and gives clues about how the process can be controlled Share This See Also Nature of Water Nanotechnology Materials Science Chemistry Physics Inorganic Chemistry Nanoparticle Sedimentary ... - Read More
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