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
Scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered that DNA linker strands coax nano sized rods to line up in way unlike any other spontaneous arrangement of rod shaped objects ... - 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
Most Americans want the U S to place more emphasis on developing solar power recent polls suggest A major impediment however is the cost to manufacture install and maintain solar panels Simply put most people ... - Read More
Alloys like bronze and steel have been transformational for centuries yielding top of the line machines necessary for industry As scientists move toward nanotechnology however the focus has shifted toward creating alloys at the nanometer ... - Read More
Using a powerful combination of microanalytic techniques that simultaneously image photoelectric current and chemical reaction rates across a surface on a micrometer scale researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have shed ... - Read More
Paper being a light and foldable raw material is a cost efficient and simple means of generating electrically conducting structures Paper is becoming a high tech material Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids ... - Read More
By adding semiconducting nanoparticles to polymers the Materials + Technologies Research Group GMT of the Polytechnical College of San Sebastian of the UPV EHU University of the Basque Country has created nanostructured composite materials with ... - 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
A class of water loving jelly like materials with uses ranges ranging from the mundane such as superabsorbent diaper liners to the sophisticated such as soft contact lenses could be tapped for a new line ... - 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
In biology we often think of natural selection and survival of the fittest What about survival of the luckiest Like pioneers in search of a better life bacteria on a surface wander around and often ... - 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 latest research from a Kansas State University chemical engineer may help improve humidity and pressure sensors particularly those used in outer space Vikas Berry William H Honstead professor of chemical engineering and his research ... - 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
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
Take a swab of saliva from your mouth and within minutes your DNA could be ready for analysis and genome sequencing with the help of a new device University of Washington engineers and NanoFacture http ... - Read More
University of Manchester scientists writing in the journal Nature Geoscience have shown that natural emissions and humanmade pollutants can both have an unexpected cooling effect on Earth's climate by making clouds brighter Clouds are made ... - Read More
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