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No need for water, enzymes are doing it for themselves

New research by scientists at the University of Bristol has challenged one of the key axioms in biology that enzymes need water to function The breakthrough could eventually lead to the development of new industrial ... - Read More

Discovery of a New Way to Make Foams Could Lead to Lightweight, Sustainable Materials

Released 6 Oct 2014 10 20 AM EDTSource Newsroom Georgia Institute of Technology more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Angewandte Chemie CBET 1134398Oct 7 2014 Anyone who ... - Read More

Bacteria may have ability to reduce impact of diazepam on UK river environments

The natural photo degradation of diazepam valium and similar medicines followed by bacterial breakdown may reduce their potentially harmful impact on the UK's freshwater environment a team of researchers has said Diazepam used to treat ... - Read More

Pollution linked to lethal sea turtle tumors

Pollution in urban and farm runoff in Hawaii is causing tumors in endangered sea turtles a new study finds The study published Tuesday in the peer reviewed open access journal PeerJ shows that nitrogen in ... - Read More

Dog waste contaminates our waterways: A new test could reveal how big the problem is

Americans love their dogs but they don't always love to pick up after them And that's a problem Dog feces left on the ground wash into waterways sometimes carrying bacteria including antibiotic resistant strains that ... - Read More

Creepy crawlers play key role in structure of grasslands

When asked to describe a forest or a meadow most people would probably begin with the plants the species diversity or the color of the foliage They probably wouldn't pay much attention to the animals ... - Read More

Properties in nanocomposite oxide ceramics for reactor fuel

Nanocomposite oxide ceramics have potential uses as ferroelectrics fast ion conductors and nuclear fuels and for storing nuclear waste generating a great deal of scientific interest on the structure properties and applications of these blended ... - Read More

'Skin-like' device monitors cardiovascular and skin health

A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it's simply time to put on some skin moisturizer reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois ... - Read More

Skin pigment renders sun's UV radiation harmless using projectiles

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden and other institutions have worked out how the pigment of the skin manages to protect the body from the sun's dangerous UV rays The skin pigment converts the UV ... - Read More

Harvesting energy from walking around: Shoe insole charges AAA and watch batteries

A shoe fits a device that saves the energy the person makes by walking and successfully uses it in watch batteries At the Center for Research in Advanced Materials CIMAV scientists decided to capture the ... - Read More

New material steals oxygen from the air: One spoonful absorbs all the oxygen in a room

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations Just one spoon of the substance is enough to absorb all the oxygen in a ... - Read More

How to make a 'perfect' solar absorber

The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material's spectrum of absorption just right It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach ... - Read More

Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells

Using a bio mimicking analog of one of nature's most efficient light harvesting structures blades of grass an international research team led by Alejandro Briseno of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has taken a major ... - Read More

Platinum meets its match in quantum dots from coal: New catalyst for fuel cells outperforms platinum

Graphene quantum dots created at Rice University grab onto graphene platelets like barnacles attach themselves to the hull of a boat But these dots enhance the properties of the mothership making them better than platinum ... - Read More

Boosting biofuel: Yeast made to tolerate high levels of ethanol, making them more productive

Yeast are commonly used to transform corn and other plant materials into biofuels such as ethanol However large concentrations of ethanol can be toxic to yeast which has limited the production capacity of many yeast ... - Read More

Deconstruction of avant-garde cuisine could lead to even more fanciful dishes

One of the most iconic forms of avant garde cuisine also known as molecular gastronomy involves the presentation of flavorful edible liquids like cocktails or olive oil packaged into spheres Now a team of scientists ... - Read More

Nanoparticles accumulate quickly in wetlands: Aquatic food chains might be harmed by molecules 'piggybacking' on carbon nanoparticles

A Duke University team has found that nanoparticles called single walled carbon nanotubes accumulate quickly in the bottom sediments of an experimental wetland setting an action they say could indirectly damage the aquatic food chain ... - Read More

Stressed out: Research sheds new light on why rechargeable batteries fail

Pity the poor lithium ion Drawn relentlessly by its electrical charge it surges from anode to cathode and back again shouldering its way through an elaborate molecular obstacle course This journey is essential to powering ... - Read More

New absorber will lead to better biosensors

iological sensors or biosensors are like technological canaries in the coalmine By converting a biological response into an optical or electrical signal they can alert us to dangers in our external and internal environments They ... - Read More

Nanoparticles give up forensic secrets

A group of researchers from Switzerland has thrown light on the precise mechanisms responsible for the impressive ability of nanoparticles to detect fingermarks left at crime scenes Publishing their results today 2 October in IOP ... - Read More
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