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Motorized microscopic matchsticks move in water with sense of direction

Water, Water, Water
Chemists physicists and computer scientists at the University of Warwick have come together to devise a new powerful and very versatile way of controlling the speed and direction of motion of microscopic structures in water ... - Read More

How the newest diesel engines emit very little greenhouse gas nitrous oxide

Gas
The newest catalytic converters in diesel engines blast away a pollutant from combustion with the help of ammonia Common in European cars the engines exhaust harmless nitrogen and water How they do this hasn't been ... - Read More

The Real Reason to Worry About Bees

a condition sometimes termed colony collapse disorder CCD Although honeybees have been doing better in recent years something continues to kill about 1 in every 3 honeybees each year He spoke at a symposium on ... - Read More

American Chemical Society Issues Guidelines for Safer Research Laboratories

The world's largest scientific society today issued guidelines to better ensure the safety of the tens of thousands of personnel who work in research laboratories around the country The American Chemical Society ACS issued the ... - Read More

State E-Waste Disposal Bans Have Been Largely Ineffective

are topics that have received much attention in both the media and research community While the environmental footprint of IT devices is indeed significant a singular focus on their direct impacts ignores the indirect environmental ... - Read More

Edible Coatings for Ready-to-Eat Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

refrigerated packaged apple slices that last 2 3 weeks without turning brown or losing crispness Apples ordinarily begin to turn brown within 30 minutes after cutting or peeling Pavlath’s process involves treating freshly cut apple ... - Read More

Programmable glue made of DNA directs tiny gel bricks to self-assemble

Gel
A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has found a way to self assemble complex structures out of bricks smaller than a grain of salt The self ... - Read More

Genome of elastomeric materials creates novel materials

Materials, materials
A wide range of biologically inspired materials may now be possible by combining protein studies materials science and RNA sequencing according to an international team of researchers Biological methods of synthesizing materials are not new ... - Read More

Scientists demonstrate new method for harvesting energy from light

Light, Light
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a new mechanism for extracting energy from light a finding that could improve technologies for generating electricity from solar energy and lead to more efficient optoelectronic devices ... - Read More

Butterfly wings inspire new technologies: From fabrics and cosmetics to sensors

Cosmetics
A new study has revealed that the stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly could expand the range of innovative technologies Scientific lessons learnt from these butterflies have already inspired designs of new ... - Read More

Electronic Shrink Wrap for the Heart and Other Topics at the American Chemical Society Meeting

Electronic sutures that monitor surgical incisions for healing and infection Electronic films that cling to the heart like shrink wrap monitoring and regulating the heartbeat and alerting the patient and cardiologist when medical attention is ... - Read More

New opportunites found for waste heat

Heat
Physicists at the University of Houston's physics department and the Texas Center for Superconductivity are working on an innovation that could boost vehicle mileage by 5 percent and power plant and industrial processing performance as ... - Read More

Shining a little light changes metal into semiconductor

Light, Light
By blending their expertise two materials science engineers at Washington University in St Louis changed the electronic properties of new class of materials just by exposing it to light This image shows how electrons in ... - Read More

Growing thin films of germanium

Thin films, Films
Researchers have developed a new technique to produce thin films of germanium crystals key components for next generation electronic devices such as advanced large scale integrated circuits and flexible electronics which are required for gadgets ... - Read More

Scientists use DNA to assemble a transistor from graphene

DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA
Graphene is a sheet of carbon atoms arrayed in a honeycomb pattern just a single atom thick It could be a better semiconductor than silicon if we could fashion it into ribbons 20 to 50 ... - Read More

Bismuth-carrying nanotubes show promise for CT scans

cells, cells
Scientists at Rice University have trapped bismuth in a nanotube cage to tag stem cells for X ray tracking Bismuth is probably best known as the active element in a popular stomach settling elixir and ... - Read More

First Uses of New Solar Energy Technology: Killing Germs on Medical, Dental Instruments

go into a container of water Sunlight focused into the water quickly heats the nanoparticles which scientists are terming “nanoheaters ” A layer of steam forms on the nanoheaters and buoys them up to the ... - Read More

Henry Ford's Ideas May Cut the Cost and Speed Production of Medicines

Ideas that Henry Ford taught a century ago about the advantages of continuous mass production are finding their way into the manufacture of one of the few remaining products still made batch wise the billions ... - Read More

DNA 'cages' may aid drug delivery

Drug delivery
Nanoscale cages made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus McGill University researchers report in a new study The research published online Sept 1 ... - Read More

Wiring microbes to conduct and produce electricity faster

Electron, Electron, Electron
A team of researchers in Ireland have found evidence that altering the chemistry of an electrode surface surface engineering can help microbial communities to connect to the electrode to produce more electricity electron exchange more ... - Read More
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