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First discovery of a natural topological insulator

In a step toward understanding and exploiting an exotic form of matter that has been sparking excitement for potential applications in a new genre of supercomputers scientists are reporting the first identification of a naturally ... - Read More

Working at the extreme edge of cosmic ice

Ice
Behind locked doors in a lab built like a bomb shelter Perry Gerakines makes something ordinary yet truly alien ice Share This See Also Nature of Water Spintronics Chemistry Carbon 14 Ice shelf Gas giant ... - Read More

New study reveals how sensitive US East Coast regions may be to ocean acidification

Ocean, Ocean
A continental scale chemical survey in the waters of the eastern U S and Gulf of Mexico is helping researchers determine how distinct bodies of water will resist changes in acidity The study which measures ... - Read More

Researchers find new information about 'Snowball Earth' period

It is rather difficult to imagine but approximately 635 million years ago ice may have covered a vast portion of our planet in an event called Snowball Earth According to the Snowball Earth hypothesis the ... - Read More

Improving climate protection in the agricultural sector

Protection
Agriculture is responsible for around ten to twelve percent of all greenhouse gases attributable to human activities This raises the question of how these emissions could be reduced A recent study has investigated for the ... - Read More

Mineral diversity clue to early Earth chemistry

Mineral evolution is a new way to look at our planet's history It's the study of the increasing diversity and characteristics of Earth's near surface minerals from the dozen that arrived on interstellar dust particles ... - Read More

Balsam for the Bones: Chemists develop a nanopaste for the repair of bone defects

Calcium
Following accidents or cancer surgery surgeons often have to transplant healthy bone tissue or synthetic material to repair the resulting bone defects Unfortunately these procedures do not always have the desired effect Share This See ... - 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

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

Could the humble sea urchin hold the key to carbon capture?

Carbon
The discovery that sea urchins use nickel particles to harness carbon dioxide from the sea could be the key to capturing tons of carbon dioxide CO2 from the atmosphere Share This See Also Nature Biology ... - Read More

Light-emitting nano triangles may have applications in optical technology

Applications, Nano
For the first time scientists have created single layers of a naturally occurring rare mineral called tungstenite or WS2. The resulting sheet of stacked sulfur and tungsten atoms forms a honeycomb pattern of triangles that ... - Read More

Self-assembling silica microwires may herald new generation of integrated optical devices

Silica
Silica microwires are the tiny and as yet underutilized cousins of optical fibers If precisely manufactured however these hair like slivers of silica could enable applications and technology not currently possible with comparatively bulky optical ... - Read More

Using snail teeth to improve solar cells and batteries

cells, cells
An assistant professor at the University of California Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering is using the teeth of a marine snail found off the coast of California to create less costly and more efficient nanoscale ... - Read More
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