The recipe and process for preparing Maya Blue a highly resistant pigment used for centuries in Mesoamerica were lost We know that the ingredients are a plant dye indigo and a type of clay known ... - Read More
Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality So reports a new Ecological Applications paper which highlights the ecological cost of pharmaceutical waste and the ... - Read More
Surface appearances can be so misleading In most forests the amount of carbon held in soils is substantially greater than the amount contained in the trees themselves Share This See Also Soil Types Organic Nature ... - Read More
Clumps of proteins that accumulate in brain cells are a hallmark of neurological diseases such as dementia Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease Over the past several years there has been much controversy over the structure ... - Read More
Researchers with the joint program between IRB Barcelona and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center BSC have devised a new strategy to study the shape of proteins Share This See Also Molecular Biology Cell Biology Biology Biochemistry ... - Read More
Wouldn't it be convenient if you could reverse the rusting of your car by shining a bright light on it It turns out that this concept works for undoing oxidation on copper nanoparticles and it ... - Read More
Two University of Calgary researchers have developed a ground breaking way to make new affordable and efficient catalysts for converting electricity into chemical energy Share This See Also Fuel Cells Energy Technology Solar Energy Wind ... - Read More
The first observation of massive swelling and shrinkage of inorganic layered materials like a biological cell provides insights into the production of two dimensional crystals Share This See Also Materials Science Civil Engineering Weapons Technology ... - Read More
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that it was awarded a $9.25 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA to further advance a blood cleansing technology ... - Read More
When blessed with a resource in overwhelming abundance it's generally a good idea to make valuable use of that resource Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant organic material on Earth For thousands of years it ... - Read More
Chemists at the California Institute of Technology Caltech and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory believe they can now explain one of the remaining mysteries of photosynthesis the chemical process by which plants convert sunlight into ... - Read More
In some of the first results from a federally funded initiative to find new ways of capturing carbon dioxide CO2 from coal fired power plants Rice University scientists have found that CO2 can be removed ... - Read More
Like tiny crawling compass needles whole living cells and cell fragments orient and move in response to electric fields but in opposite directions scientists at the University of California Davis have found Their results published ... - Read More
When Charles Babbage prototyped the first computing machine in the 19th century he imagined using mechanical gears and latches to control information ENIAC the first modern computer developed in the 1940s used vacuum tubes and ... - Read More
Graphene the single atom thick form of carbon has become famous for its extraordinary strength But less than perfect sheets of the material show unexpected weakness according to researchers at Rice University in Houston and ... - Read More
Released 3 28 2013 2 30 PM EDTSource Newsroom Dick Jones Communications Mar 28 2013 Osmosis – the flow of a solvent across a semipermeable membrane from a region of lower to higher solute concentration ... - Read More
Living in colder climates in the US is more energy demanding than living in warmer climates This is according to Dr Michael Sivak at the University of Michigan who has published new research today 28 ... - Read More
A Northwestern University research team has found a way to manufacture single laser devices that are the size of a virus particle and that operate at room temperature These plasmonic nanolasers could be readily integrated ... - Read More
Comedians publicly ridiculing a presidential candidate may cause audiences to have negative attitudes toward that individual according to a study by Amy Bree Becker Assistant Professor at Towson University Share This See Also Social Psychology ... - Read More
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