Many molecules have a right and a left form just like shoes In pharmaceuticals it is important that the correct form of the molecule is used Researchers at the University of Gothenburg Sweden have been ... - Read More
Spring is like a perhaps hand wrote the poet E E Cummings carefully moving a perhaps fraction of flower here placing an inch of air there without breaking anything With the hand of nature trained ... - Read More
In the wake of the sobering news that atmospheric carbon dioxide is now at its highest level in at least three million years an important advance in the race to develop carbon neutral renewable energy ... - Read More
Naturally occurring keystone molecules that have powerful behavioral effects on diverse organisms often play large but unrecognized roles in structuring ecosystems according to a theory proposed in the June issue of BioScience The authors of ... - Read More
New York University physicists have uncovered how energy is released and dispersed in magnetic materials in a process akin to the spread of forest fires a finding that has the potential to deepen our understanding ... - Read More
Whether in vehicle transmissions hip replacements or tiny sensors for triggering airbags The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear Investigating the friction behavior ... - Read More
You know that summer is here when juicy red strawberries start to appear on the shelves In Germany this seasonal fruit has never been more popular on average 3.5 kilos per head were consumed in ... - Read More
into molecular signals for the cell so that it can respond appropriately to its environment The signaling molecules inside cilia are tailored to the required responses For example some are proteins that bind to DNA ... - Read More
Researchers from IMDEA Nanociencia Institute and from Autonoma and Complutense Universities of Madrid Spain have managed to give graphene magnetic properties The breakthrough published in the journal 'Nature Physics' opens the door to the development ... - Read More
Researchers have discovered a technique for controlling the sensitivity of graphene chemical sensors The sensors made of an insulating base coated with a graphene sheet a single atom thick layer of carbon are already so ... - Read More
The search for cleaner low temperature nuclear fuels has produced a shock result for a team of experts at The University of Nottingham First they created a stable version of a 'trophy molecule' that has ... - Read More
There is now a way to differentiate between designer clothing and knockoffs Chalmers researcher Christian Müller has produced a thread with unique optical properties which can be used to create invisible patterns in fabrics that ... - Read More
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new technique to see how different types of cells interact in a living mouse The process uses light emitting proteins that glow when two types ... - Read More
Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a technique to isolate a single water molecule inside a buckyball or C60 and to drive motion of the so called big nonpolar ball through the encapsulated small polar H2O ... - Read More
University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors They hope it will be used for more efficient photovoltaic ... - Read More
From methanol to formaldehyde this reaction is the starting point for the synthesis of many everyday plastics Using catalysts made of gold particles formaldehyde could be produced without the environmentally hazardous waste generated in conventional ... - Read More
In the spring following a forest fire trees that survived the blaze explode in new growth and plants sprout in abundance from the scorched earth For centuries it was a mystery how seeds some long ... - Read More
Replacing traditional semiconductors with flexible and lightweight organic components has the potential to realize significant cost savings for manufacturers Recently a promising class of organic materials known as open shell polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAHs has ... - Read More
New research shows that movement of the ring like molecule pyrrole over a metal surface runs counter to the centuries old laws of 'classical' physics that govern our everyday world Share This See Also Physics ... - Read More
After years of scientific uncertainty and speculation researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill show exactly how trees help create one of society's predominant environmental and health concerns air pollution Share This ... - Read More
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