Construction crews may someday use a plant molecule called lignin in their asphalt and sealant mixtures to help roads and roofs hold up better under various weather conditions It also could make them more environmentally ... - Read More
and consume “You might be surprised to learn this but you’re eating lignin every day if you’re eating vegetables ” he points out The researchers acknowledge funding from ICOPAL B V Van Gelder B V ... - Read More
CH5+ formed by adding a proton H+ to the well known methane CH4 molecule is the prototype of fluxional molecules In contrast to common molecules which are depicted as a rigid structure consisting of balls ... - 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
Graphene a strong lightweight carbon honeycombed structure that's only one atom thick holds great promise for energy research and development Recently scientists with the Fluid Interface Reactions Structures and Transport FIRST Energy Frontier Research Center ... - Read More
Chemists at Heidelberg University are the first to develop a temperature controlled catalyst that synthesises both molecular mirror images of a product Many chemical compounds exist as an image and a mirror image they differ ... - Read More
One of life's strongest bonds has been discovered by a science team researching biofuels with the help of supercomputers Their find could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non food waste plants ... - Read More
James Bond liked his martini to be 'shaken not stirred' and now A*STAR researchers have found that shaking rather than stirring also produces better nanoparticles for bioimaging with important implications for spying on cancer Fluorescent ... - Read More
Research led by a Brown University Ph D student has revealed a new way to make light absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells The new method involves a room temperature solvent bath to ... - Read More
In the eyes of physicists magnetic molecules can be considered as nanoscale magnets Remotely controlling the direction in which they rotate like spinning tops may intuitively be difficult to achieve However Russian physicists have just ... - Read More
The pistons in your car engine rub up against their cylinder walls thousands of times a minute without lubrication in the form of motor oil they and other parts of the engine would quickly wear ... - Read More
As with magnets and alternating current positively charged molecules never aim for one another Indeed similarly charged poles are repelled Nevertheless a team from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Chemistry has managed to become ... - Read More
Vanderbilt University researchers have achieved the first image fusion of mass spectrometry and microscopy a technical tour de force that could among other things dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer Microscopy can yield ... - Read More
Light can be used to activate normal non genetically modified neurons through the use of targeted gold nanoparticles report scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago The new technique ... - Read More
A new molecule making machine could do for chemistry what 3 D printing did for engineering Make it fast flexible and accessible to anyone Chemists at the University of Illinois led by chemistry professor and ... - Read More
Today's Soldiers rely on polymers as part of their protective systems Polymers are molecular chains that can vary from a few linked monomers to millions of chemical units With highly tunable properties and versatile processing ... - Read More
A puzzling observation pursued through hundreds of experiments has led Stanford researchers to a simple yet profound discovery under certain circumstances droplets of fluid will move like performers in a dance choreographed by molecular physics ... - Read More
Rivers drive the evolution of Earth's surface by eroding and depositing sediment But for nearly a century geologists have puzzled over why theoretical models which use principles of physics to predict patterns of sediment transport ... - Read More
New clinical trial findings provide further evidence that combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy is the best treatment for people with a low grade form of brain cancer The findings come from a phase II study ... - Read More
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