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Design of self-assembling protein nanomachines starts to click: A nanocage builds itself from engineered components

A route for constructing protein nanomachines engineered for specific applications may be closer to reality Biological systems produce an incredible array of self assembling functional protein tools Some examples of these nanoscale protein materials are ... - Read More

Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis

Surface catalysts are notoriously difficult to study mechanistically but scientists at the University of South Carolina and Rice University have shown how to get real time reaction information from Ag nanocatalysts that have long frustrated ... - Read More

Understanding Mussels' Stickiness Could Lead to Better Surgical and Underwater Glues

Released 6 4 2014 8 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom American Chemical Society ACS more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations LangmuirJun 7 2014 Mussels might be a welcome ... - Read More

Nano world: Where towers construct themselves

Imagine a tower builds itself into the desired structure only by choosing the appropriate bricks Absurd and however in the nano world this is reality There an unordered crowd of components can initiate the formation ... - Read More

Vanishing da Vinci: Nondestructive way to determine state of degradation of ancient works of art

One of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces drawn in red chalk on paper during the early 1500s and widely believed to be a self portrait is in extremely poor condition Centuries of exposure to humid storage ... - Read More

Proteins 'ring like bells': Quantum mechanics and biochemical reactions

As far back as 1948 Erwin Schrödinger the inventor of modern quantum mechanics published the book What is life In it he suggested that quantum mechanics and coherent ringing might be at the basis of ... - Read More

Lasers, night-vision technology help improve imaging of hidden lymphatic system

The human lymphatic system is an important but poorly understood circulatory system consisting of tiny vessels spread throughout the body This drainage network helps guard against infections and prevents swelling which occasionally happens when disease ... - Read More

Just add water: 3-D silicon shapes fold themselves when wetted by microscopic droplets

Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have taken the precise art of origami down to the microscopic scale Using only a drop of water the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon ... - Read More

Progress on detecting glucose levels in saliva: New biochip sensor

Researchers from Brown University have developed a new biochip sensor that can selectively measure concentrations of glucose in a complex solution similar to human saliva The advance is an important step toward a device that ... - Read More

Reducing emissions will be primary way to fight climate change, study finds

Forget about positioning giant mirrors in space to reduce the amount of sunlight being trapped in Earth's atmosphere or seeding clouds to reduce the amount of light entering earth's atmosphere Those approaches to climate engineering ... - Read More

Microbes engineered for direct conversion of biomass to fuel

The promise of affordable transportation fuels from biomass a sustainable carbon neutral route to American energy independence has been left perpetually on hold by the economics of the conversion process New research from the University ... - Read More

Solving the puzzle of ice age climates: Southern Ocean and explanation for 'Last Glacial Maximum'

The paleoclimate record for the last ice age a time 21 000 years ago called the Last Glacial Maximum LGM tells of a cold Earth whose northern continents were covered by vast ice sheets Chemical ... - Read More

Observing the random diffusion of missing atoms in graphene

Imperfections in the regular atomic arrangements in crystals determine many of the properties of a material and their diffusion is behind many microstructural changes in solids However imaging non repeating atomic arrangements is difficult in ... - Read More

Exciton detected in metal for first time: Microscopic quantum mechanical description of how light excites electrons in metals

University of Pittsburgh researchers have become the first to detect a fundamental particle of light matter interaction in metals the exciton The team will publish its work online June 1 in Nature Physics Humankind has ... - Read More

Transforming hydrogen into safer liquid fuel using atmospheric carbon dioxide

Hydrogen is often touted as the fuel of the future But because this gas is highly explosive it must be stored and transported under pressure in specialized and expensive containers Hydrogen therefore has issues in ... - Read More

World's best thermometer made from light

University of Adelaide physics researchers have produced the world's most sensitive thermometer three times more precise than the best thermometers in existence Published in the journal Physical Review Letters the researchers from the University's Institute ... - Read More

Tracking animals on videos: Software able to identify and track a specific individual within a group

Researchers from the Spanish National Research Council CSIC have developed a software based on the discovery of some algorithms that enable the identification of each individual therefore allowing their tracking within the group Thus the ... - Read More

Nano-platform ready: Scientists use DNA origami to create 2-D structures

Scientists at New York University and the University of Melbourne have developed a method using DNA origami to turn one dimensional nano materials into two dimensions Their breakthrough published in the latest issue of the ... - Read More

Rare chemical phenomenon that could be harnessed to harvest solar energy demonstrated by researchers

A team of international scientists led by Professor Jagadese J Vittal of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore's NUS Faculty of Science has successfully unraveled the chemical reaction responsible for propelling ... - Read More

Doing more with less: in cellulo structure determinations

Anyone involved in macromolecular crystallography will know that for many years scientists have had to rely on a multi stage process utilizing protein usually expressed in engineered cells which is then extracted and purified before ... - Read More
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