Researchers have long sought an efficient way to untangle DNA in order to study its structure neatly unraveled and straightened out under a microscope Now chemists and engineers at KU Leuven in Belgium have devised ... - Read More
From a practical standpoint the wiring of the human eye a product of our evolutionary baggage doesn't make a lot of sense In vertebrates photoreceptors are located behind the neurons in the back of the ... - Read More
For nearly half a century scientists have been trying to replace precious metal catalysts in fuel cells Now for the first time researchers at Case Western Reserve University have shown that an inexpensive metal free ... - Read More
Mo Rastgaar is poised to take a giant step forward in the development of a better prosthetic ankle The Michigan Technological University mechanical engineer and his team have already developed a prototype that can provide ... - Read More
A unique study of frozen ice cores from the Tibetan Himalayas has shown that international agreements on phasing out the use of toxic persistent organic pollutants are working The research paper in the leading American ... - Read More
Rising soil temperatures significantly affect autumn leaves and consequently the food web appearance and biochemical makeup of the lakes and ponds those leaves fall into a Dartmouth College led study finds The study is one ... - Read More
A Scripps Institution of Oceanography led study on how natural and human made sources of nitrogen are recycled through the Lake Tahoe ecosystem provides new information on how global change may affect the iconic blue ... - Read More
Coal from China could become a major source of the metal lithium according to a review of the geochemistry by scientists published in the International Journal of Oil Gas and Coal Technology Lithium is an ... - Read More
Scientists in Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow have revealed a unique molecular fragment Ni2O2 consisting of two nickel atoms and two oxygen atoms that have shown plausible superatomic properties Supeatoms are important structural elements in ... - Read More
Natural resins obtained from plants to be used as a coating element to enhance durability and anti rust properties Coating systems are formulated using a mixture of dammar silver and nanoclay in varied compositions Generally ... - Read More
Delivering the capability to image nanostructures and chemical reactions down to nanometer resolution requires a new class of x ray microscope that can perform precision microscopy experiments using ultra bright x rays from the National ... - Read More
High performance materials for gas storage thermal insulators or nanomachines need a thorough understanding of the behavior of the material down to the molecular level Thermodynamics which have been developed two hundred years ago to ... - Read More
RUB engineers have developed a new concept for accelerating data transfer in server farms To this end the team at the Chair of Photonics and Terahertz Technology applies a quantum mechanical variable i e the ... - Read More
Most of the laws of nature treat particles and antiparticles equally but stars and planets are made of particles or matter and not antiparticles or antimatter That asymmetry which favors matter to a very small ... - Read More
A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality A team led by Vitaly Kresin professor of ... - Read More
University of Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells This new development opens up the possibility of preventing or treating a broad range of cancers ... - Read More
The characteristic blue glow from a nuclear reactor is present in radiation therapy too Investigators from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center led by Brian W Pogue PhD and PhD candidates Adam K Glaser and Rongxiao ... - Read More
Did you ever wonder why the water is so clear around coral reefs Scientists have known for years that sponges can filter water and gather nutrients from the ocean making it appear crystal clear For ... - Read More
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