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Wild plants are infected with many viruses and still thrive

Researchers have studied viruses as agents of disease in humans domestic animals and plants but a study of plant viruses in the wild may point to a more cooperative benevolent role of the microbe according ... - Read More

Scientists explore new technologies that remove atmospheric carbon dioxide

Atmospheric
In his Feb 12 State of the Union address President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy and the most severe ... - Read More

Not your conventional nucleic acids: Spherical nucleic acids have novel properties that are perfect for biomedical applications

Northwestern University's Chad A Mirkin a world renowned leader in nanotechnology research and its application has invented and developed a powerful material that could revolutionize biomedicine spherical nucleic acids SNAs Share This See Also Genes ... - Read More

Chemists develop single molecule sieves to separate complex molecular mixtures

Complex
Chemists at the University of Liverpool have created a new technique that could be used in industry to separate complex organic chemical mixtures Share This See Also Organic Chemistry Chemistry Fossil Fuels Biochemistry Materials Science ... - Read More

Dopants dramatically alter electronic structure of superconductor

Structure, Structure
Over the last quarter century scientists have discovered a handful of materials that can be converted from magnetic insulators or metals into superconductors able to carry electrical current with no energy loss an enormously promising ... - Read More

Organic electronics: How to make contact between carbon compounds and metal

Compounds
Organic electronics has already hit the market in smart phone displays and holds great promise for future applications like flexible electroluminescent foils a potential replacement for conventional light bulbs or solar cells that convert sunlight ... - Read More

In the blink of an eye: X-ray imaging on the attosecond timescale

In the blink of an eye more attoseconds have expired than the age of Earth measured in minutes A lot more To be precise an attosecond is one billionth of a billionth of a second ... - Read More

Forging a new periodic table using nanostructures: Artificial atoms and bonds provide a new set of building blocks for future materials

Northwestern University's Chad A Mirkin a leader in nanotechnology research and its application has developed a completely new set of building blocks that is based on nanoparticles and DNA Using these tools scientists will be ... - Read More

Microbes team up to boost plants' stress tolerance

While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions according to a Penn State virologist Share This See Also Endangered Plants Microbes ... - Read More

Understanding why cells stick

cells, cells
Research carried out by scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Manchester has revealed new insights into how cells stick to each other and to other bodily structures an essential function in ... - Read More

Understanding why cells stick: 'Cyclic mechanical reinforcement' extends longevity of bonds between cells

cells, cells
Research carried out by scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Manchester has revealed new insights into how cells stick to each other and to other bodily structures an essential function ... - Read More

Tough, light and strong: Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials

New materials
In a sweeping review of the field of bio inspired engineering and biomimicry in the Feb 15 issue of the journal Science two engineers at the University of California San Diego identify three characteristics of ... - Read More

Affordable fuel cells closer: Synthetic molecule first electricity-making catalyst to use iron to split hydrogen gas

Catalyst, Gas, Fuel cells, Fuel
To make fuel cells more economical engineers want a fast and efficient iron based molecule that splits hydrogen gas to make electricity Online Feb 17 at Nature Chemistry researchers report such a catalyst It is ... - Read More

Nanosensors support skin cancer therapy

therapy, Nanosensors, cancer
Malignant melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer In more than 50 percent of affected patients a particular mutation plays an important role As the life span of the patients carrying the mutation ... - Read More

'Bionic proteins': Nano-machines recreate protein activities

Nano
Physicists of the University of Vienna together with researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna developed nano machines which recreate principal activities of proteins They present the first versatile and modular ... - Read More

Shifting sands: Force is the key to granular state-shifting

temperature, materials, Temperature, Materials
Ever wonder why sand can both run through an hourglass like a liquid and be solid enough to support buildings It's because granular materials like sand or dirt can change their behavior or state Researchers ... - Read More

Highly flexible organic semiconductors: Research paves way for thin-sheet plastic displays or wearable electronics

Organic semiconductors hold promise for making low cost flexible electronics conceivably video displays that bend like book pages or roll and unroll like posters or wearable circuitry sewn into uniforms or athletic wear Researchers have ... - Read More

Nano-machines for 'bionic proteins'

Nano
Physicists of the University of Vienna together with researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna developed nano machines which recreate principal activities of proteins They present the first versatile and modular ... - Read More

A war without end, with Earth's carbon cycle held in the balance

earth, carbon, Earth, Carbon
The greatest battle in Earth's history has been going on for hundreds of millions of years it isn't over yet and until now no one knew it existed scientists reported February 13 in the journal ... - Read More

Marsh plants actively engineer their landscape

Plants, plants
Marsh plants far from being passive wallflowers are secret gardeners that actively engineer their landscape to increase their species' odds of survival says a team of scientists from Duke University and the University of Padova ... - Read More
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