In 2005 scientists studying tiny sac like creatures called sea squirts found bacteria containing two types of chlorophyll a and b in cavities inside the squirts' tissues These two pigments were soaking up most of ... - Read More
Researchers in Switzerland and Japan have developed a rapid simple and safe method for generating large libraries of novel organic molecules in a fraction of the time required for traditional organic synthesis Led by Professor ... - Read More
Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive fast highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases The ... - Read More
the violets indigos blues green yellows and oranges All that filtered through the squirts was deep red light So the scientists were surprised to discover a film of photosynthesizing microbes on the underside of the ... - Read More
Changes in the biochemical balance of the ocean were a crucial factor in the end Triassic mass extinction during which half of all plant animal and marine life on Earth perished according to new research ... - Read More
Humans have been inspired by nature since the beginning of time We mimic nature to develop new technologies with examples ranging from machinery to pharmaceuticals to new materials Planes are modelled on birds and many ... - Read More
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's affect more than 6.4 million Americans according to the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center That number may double in the next 30 years as the population ages unless medical researchers ... - Read More
A Chemistry undergraduate at the University of York has helped to develop a new drug release gel which may help avoid some of the side effects of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen In a ... - Read More
Released 1 Apr 2015 2 35 PM EDTSource Newsroom SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature 2 April 2015 10.1038 nature14296 Apr 2 ... - Read More
The ocean is a large reservoir of dissolved organic molecules and many of these molecules are stable against microbial utilization for hundreds to thousands of years They contain a similar amount of carbon as compared ... - Read More
From smartphones and tablets to computer monitors and interactive TV screens electronic displays are everywhere As the demand for instant constant communication grows so too does the urgency for more convenient portable devices especially devices ... - Read More
Scientists have achieved an unprecedented level of control over defects in liquid crystals that can be engineered for applications in liquid matter photonics Sitting with a joystick in the comfort of their chairs scientists can ... - Read More
Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST and the National Institutes of Health NIH have devised and demonstrated a new shape shifting probe about one hundredth as wide as a human ... - Read More
An international team of more than 18 research groups has demonstrated that the compounds they developed can safely prevent harmful protein aggregation in preliminary tests using animals The findings raise hope that a new class ... - Read More
Imaging tests like mammograms or CT scans can detect tumors but figuring out whether a growth is or isn't cancer usually requires a biopsy to study cells directly Now results of a Johns Hopkins study ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have created new structures that exploit the electromechanical properties of specific nanofibers to stretch to up to seven times their length while remaining tougher than Kevlar These ... - Read More
New types of membrane adsorbers remove unwanted particles from water and also at the same time dissolved substances such as the hormonally active bis phenol A or toxic lead To do this researchers at the ... - Read More
An experimental therapy developed by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University cut in half the time it takes to heal wounds compared to no treatment at all Details of the therapy ... - Read More
The latest DNA nanodevices created at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen TUM including a robot with movable arms a book that opens and closes a switchable gear and an actuator may be intriguing in their own ... - Read More
By figuring out how to precisely order the molecules that make up what scientists call organic glass the materials at the heart of some electronic displays light emitting diodes and solar cells a team of ... - Read More
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