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Doughnut-shaped holes of killer proteins observed for the first time

Spanish and German researchers have successfully seen for the first time the pores shaped like rings and crescent moons that the Bax protein perforates in mitochondrial membranes This advance has been achieved thanks to super ... - Read More

Organic waste for sustainable batteries

A carbon based active material produced from apple leftovers and a material of layered oxides might help reduce the costs of future energy storage systems Both were found to have excellent electrochemical properties and stand ... - Read More

Buildings wrapped in high-efficiency, flexible solar cells? It could happen

A patented breakthrough by researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology improves the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells by 50 percent and could someday provide a huge boost for the viability of solar power ... - Read More

Chemical Cages: New Technique Advances Synthetic Biology

Released 11 Feb 2016 2 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom Arizona State University Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature CommunicationsFeb 12 2016 Living systems rely on a dizzying variety ... - Read More

Clean energy from water

Fuel cells generate electrical energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen To obtain clean energy the splitting of water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen is critical Researchers at the University of ... - Read More

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
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