Like vast international trading companies biological systems pick up freight items in the form of small molecules transport them from place to place and release them at their proper destination These ubiquitous processes are critical ... - Read More
but they no longer use the ozone depleting gases called CFCs They may however contain additional chemicals though the exact constituents can vary “Outside in a landfill potentially harmful substances in the peanuts such as ... - Read More
CIFAR fellows were among physicists who observed the shape of a strange phenomenon that interferes with high temperature superconductivity called charge ordering discovering that it is stripy not checkered and settling a long standing debate ... - Read More
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine have helped untangle a long standing mystery of astrophysics why iron is found spattered throughout Earth's mantle the roughly 2 000 mile thick region between Earth's core and ... - Read More
Using discarded electronic boards the University of the Basque Country's UPV EHU researcher Andoni Salbidegoitia has in collaboration with international researchers developed a system for obtaining clean hydrogen that can be used as fuel The ... - Read More
Northwestern University scientists have developed a robust new material inspired by biological catalysts that is extraordinarily effective at destroying toxic nerve agents that are a threat around the globe First used 100 years ago during ... - Read More
UNSW Australia scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen producing electrode for splitting water that has the potential to be scaled up for industrial production of the clean energy fuel hydrogen The new technology is ... - Read More
What lies beneath growing islands of graphene is important to its properties according to a new study led by Rice University Scientists at Rice analyzed patterns of graphene a single atom thick sheet of carbon ... - Read More
A fabrication technique that uses lasers to deposit superalloys with fewer cracks and excellent mechanical properties has been developed by A*STAR researchers Alloys are mixtures of two or more metallic elements The composition of an ... - Read More
Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have found that periphyton a community of algae bacteria and other natural material living on submerged surfaces is helping to transform mercury pollution from a Superfund site along a New ... - Read More
Scientists in Japan are finding that perovskites have the potential to improve the fabrication of electrodes and wiring in ceramic based electronics such as spark plugs Many ceramic based electronics such as spark plugs and ... - Read More
UC Berkeley chemists have made a major leap forward in carbon capture technology with a material that can efficiently remove carbon from the ambient air of a submarine as readily as from the polluted emissions ... - Read More
Proteins from salt loving halophilic microbes could be the key to cleaning up leaked radioactive strontium and caesium ions from the Fukushima Dai ichi Nuclear Power Plant incident in Japan The publication of the X ... - Read More
Leaded gasoline was a larger emission source of the toxic heavy metal lead than mining in South America even though the extraction of metals from the region's mines historically released huge quantities of lead into ... - Read More
With more than five times the thermal conductivity of copper diamond is the ultimate heat spreader But the slow rate of heat flow into diamond from other materials limits its use in practice In particular ... - Read More
To fully understand how nanomaterials behave one must also understand the atomic scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and therefore their strength and function Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Drexel University and Georgia ... - Read More
Today touch screens are everywhere from smart phones and tablets to computer monitors to interactive digital signage and displays Many touch screens are made of layered thin billionths of a meter thick films of indium ... - Read More
University of Adelaide research has uncovered how the metal cadmium which is accumulating in the food chain causes toxicity in living cells Published in the journal Nature Communications this research has shown how cadmium disrupts ... - Read More
interview by Dawn Levy IMAGE 1 2015 P00289CAPTION CREDITAndrew Stack of Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls on his expertise in geology chemistry and computing to advance understanding of the dynamics of minerals underground Image credit ... - Read More
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