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New forensic technique for identifying cloth fibers

Crime scene investigators may soon have a new tool to help them catch evildoers Researchers have demonstrated the proof of principle for a new forensic technique to identify individual fibers of cloth which often all ... - Read More

Recycling valuable materials used in TVs, car batteries, cell phones

Many of today's technologies from hybrid car batteries to flat screen televisions rely on materials known as rare earth elements REEs that are in short supply but scientists are reporting development of a new method ... - Read More

Go ahead, dunk your cell phone in salt water

Barrier films used in everything from food and drug packaging to consumer electronics and solar cells help prevent your food from spoiling help to preserve medication and protect your electronics from damage due to exposure ... - Read More

'Molecular Velcro' may lead to cost-effective alternatives to natural antibodies

Antibodies
Taking inspiration from the human immune system researchers at the U S Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab have created a new material that can be programmed to identify an endless variety ... - Read More

World's most powerful terahertz quantum cascade laser

Cascade
Whether it is diagnostic imaging analysis of unknown substances or ultrafast communication terahertz radiation sources are becoming more and more important At the Vienna University of Technology an important breakthrough has been achieved Terahertz waves ... - Read More

Rare earths in bacteria: Methane-decomposing bacteria from hot springs need the valuable metals to produce energy

Bacteria, bacteria
Rare earths are among the most precious raw materials of all These metals are used in mobile telephones display screens and computers And they are apparently indispensable for some organisms as well A team of ... - Read More

Incurable brain cancer gene silenced: Gene regulation technology increases survival rates in mice with glioblastoma

Gene, Gene
Glioblastoma multiforme GBM the brain cancer that killed Sen Edward Kennedy and kills approximately 13 000 Americans a year is aggressive and incurable Now a Northwestern University research team is the first to demonstrate delivery ... - Read More

Spinning atoms in light crystals

Crystals
After more than 40 years of intense research experimental physicists still seek to explore the rich behaviour of electrons confined to a two dimensional crystalline structure exposed to large magnetic fields Now a team of ... - Read More

Breakthrough in study of aluminum should yield new technological advances

Yield
Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon today announced a scientific advance that has eluded researchers for more than 100 years a platform to study and fully understand the aqueous chemistry of ... - Read More

Neutrons, electrons and theory reveal secrets of natural gas reserves

Natural gas, Gas
Gas and oil deposits in shale have no place to hide from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technique that provides an inside look at pores and reveals structural information potentially vital to the nation's energy ... - Read More

Physicists provide new insights into coral skeleton formation

Crystals
An international team of scientists led by physicists from the University of York has shed important new light on coral skeleton formation Their investigations carried out at the nanoscale provide valuable new information for scientists ... - Read More

Shading system design based on model of the bird-of-paradise flower

System
An innovative folding mechanism without joints and hinges Prof Dr Jan Knippers from the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design ITKE at the University of Stuttgart Prof Dr Thomas Speck Director of the Botanical ... - Read More

Unique nano carrier to target drug delivery to cancer cells

Nano, cancer, Drug delivery
A unique nanostructure developed by a team of international researchers including those at the University of Cincinnati promises improved all in one detection diagnoses and drug delivery treatment of cancer cells The first of its ... - Read More

Persuading light to mix it up with matter

Light, Matter, Matter, Light
Researchers at MIT have succeeded in producing and measuring a coupling of photons and electrons on the surface of an unusual type of material called a topological insulator This type of coupling had been predicted ... - Read More

Polymer scientists jam nanoparticles, trapping liquids in useful shapes

Sharp observation by doctoral student Mengmeng Cui in Thomas Russell's polymer science and engineering laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently led her to discover how to kinetically trap and control one liquid within ... - Read More

Nanoscale engineering boosts performance of quantum dot light emitting diodes

Engineering
Dramatic advances in the field of quantum dot light emitting diodes QD LEDs could come from recent work by the Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy team at Los Alamos National Laboratory Quantum dots are nano sized ... - Read More

New device stores electricity on silicon chips

Silicon
Solar cells that produce electricity 24 7 not just when the sun is shining Mobile phones with built in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges These are just two ... - Read More

Team uses forest waste to develop cheaper, greener supercapacitors

Researchers report that wood biochar supercapacitors can produce as much power as today's activated carbon supercapacitors at a fraction of the cost and with environmentally friendly byproducts The report appears in the journal Electrochimica Acta ... - Read More

Hypoxia Issues in the Gulf of Mexico

The Mississippi River Basin is home to much of the United States' fertile crop land Though we need our food and energy crops their production has led to an increase in the levels of nutrients ... - Read More

Optimism about meeting 'Grand Challenge' of global prosperity

With ecological viability threatened world resources draining population burgeoning and despair running rampant the end is nigh Or not says Lawrence M Cathles Cornell professor of earth and atmospheric sciences In spite of our apparent ... - Read More
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