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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

A quantum dot energy harvester

Quantum, Quantum
A new type of nanoscale engine has been proposed that would use quantum dots to generate electricity from waste heat potentially making microcircuits more efficient Share This See Also Physics Quantum Physics Energy Technology Spintronics ... - Read More

Opera's poisons and potions connect students with chemistry

Chemistry, Chemistry, Poisons, Poisons, Chemistry, Poisons
Opera audiences can feel the chemistry in romance inspired classics like Mimi's aria from La Bohème Cavaradossi's remembrance of his beloved while awaiting execution in Tosca and that young lady pining for her man with ... - Read More

Sustainable new catalysts fueled by a single proton

Chemists at Boston College have designed a new class of catalysts triggered by the charge of a single proton the team reports in the most recent edition of the journal Nature The simple organic molecules ... - Read More

A cooler way to protect silicon surfaces

Silicon
New room temperature process could lead to less expensive solar cells and other electronic devices Share This See Also Electronics Solar Energy Materials Science Spintronics Research Computer Science Mobile Computing Silicon Semiconductor Solar cell Germanium ... - Read More

Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials: 'Organic topological insulators' for quantum computing

Topological
University of Utah engineers demonstrated it is feasible to build the first organic materials that conduct electricity on their edges but act as an insulator inside These materials called organic topological insulators could shuttle information ... - Read More

Eco-safe antibacterial fiber discovered

bacteria, Bacteria
Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have discovered an antibacterial polymer that can be used in everyday products such as sportswear diapers and bandages without causing resistant bacteria Share This See Also ... - Read More

Surgery: How 'Mallard' dye fills need for speed

Scientists at the University of York have developed a new medical tool which could help surgeons carrying out complex procedures in the operating theatre Share This See Also Blood Clots Today's Healthcare Diseases and Conditions ... - Read More

Self-assembling, origami-inspired particles

Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry
The nanotechnology research space is rapidly growing with vast implications for the healthcare consumer electronics surveillance and defense industries However a major limitation to this research is the ability to create particles that vary in ... - Read More

Team creates MRI for the nanoscale: Level comparable to an atomic force microscope

MRI, Atomic
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI reveals details of living tissues diseased organs and tumors inside the body without x rays or surgery What if the same technology could peer down to the level of atoms Doctors ... - Read More

Light-emitting bioprobe fits in a single cell

cell, Light, Light, cell
If engineers at Stanford have their way biological research may soon be transformed by a new class of light emitting probes small enough to be injected into individual cells without harm to the host Welcome ... - Read More

Photonics: Deconstructed nanosensors light the way forward

A flexible design approach for nanosensors that overcomes practicality and reliability issues is now available Share This See Also Optics Materials Science Nanotechnology Biochemistry Nature of Water Chemistry Optics Spectroscopy Quantum dot Doppler effect Metal ... - Read More

What green algae are up to in the dark

Green
How green algae produce hydrogen in the dark is reported by biologists at the Ruhr Universität Bochum in the Journal of Biological Chemistry Biologists have uncovered a mechanism for the production of the gas which ... - Read More

World's most sensitive plasmon resonance sensor inspired by ancient Roman cup

Resonance, Resonance
Utilizing optical characteristics first demonstrated by the ancient Romans researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have created a novel ultra sensitive tool for chemical DNA and protein analysis Share This See Also ... - Read More

Unchecked antibiotic use in animals may affect global human health

antibiotics, antibiotics
The increasing production and use of antibiotics about half of which is used in animal production is mirrored by the growing number of antibiotic resistance genes or ARGs effectively reducing antibiotics' ability to fend off ... - Read More

Bio-tiles and heat-resistant biopolymers

Heat, Heat-resistant biopolymers
Even tiles can be organic if they are made of renewable raw materials They are more resource efficient than their ceramic counterparts and unlock new creative options for design Bioplastics made of polylactides PLA are ... - Read More
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