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Scientists Trace 'Poisoning' in Chemical Reactions to the Atomic Scale

Nov 24 2016 Researchers have revealed new atomic scale details about pesky deposits that can stop or slow chemical reactions vital to fuel production and other processes This disruption to reactions is known as deactivation ... - Read More

X-Rays Reveal Artistry in an Ancient Vase

shows certain standards of aesthetic excellence The artist invested more in his work than we had given him credit for Such collaborations spark scientific innovation as well Well conserved art objects allow researchers to look ... - Read More

Water helps assembly of biofibers that could capture sunlight

When it comes to water some materials have a split personality and some of these materials could hold the key to new ways of harnessing solar energy These small assemblies of organic molecules have parts ... - Read More

Scientists Take Key Step Toward Custom-Made Nanoscale Chemical Factories

a characteristic essential for future applications Aussignargues said “The engineered protein was also more stable than its natural counterpart which was a big surprise ” he said “You can treat it with things that normally ... - Read More

Application of New Spectroscopy Method To Capture Reactions in Photosynthesis

Released 14 Sep 2015 12 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RPI more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Physical ChemistrySep 16 ... - Read More

Detecting Lysosomal pH with Better Fluorescent Probes

the chemicals can be toxic The team decreased toxicity by creating new molecules a process called synthesis “Designing a molecule is an art and synthesis is our toolkit ” Zhang explains He goes on to ... - Read More

Precocious GEM: Shape-shifting sensor can report conditions from deep in the body

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

Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain

Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain The fibers have proven superior to metal electrodes for deep brain stimulation and to read signals from ... - Read More

Uncovering a reaction's secrets

A theoretical and experimental study could lead to improved catalysts for producing hydrogen fuel from waste biomass Experimental analysis and computer simulations reveal new insights into the process by which ethanol produced from waste biomass ... - Read More

Light as puppeteer: Controlling single, micron-sized particles with light

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University OIST have demonstrated a more robust method for controlling single micron sized particles with light Passing light along optical microfibers or nanofibers to manipulate ... - Read More

Shaken, not stirred, is best for cancer imaging

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

Addressing long-standing mysteries behind anti-wear motor oil additive

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

Simulating superconducting materials with ultracold atoms

Using ultracold atoms as a stand in for electrons a Rice University based team of physicists has simulated superconducting materials and made headway on a problem that's vexed physicists for nearly three decades The research ... - Read More

Classical nova explosions are major lithium factories in the universe

A team of astronomers from National Astronomical Observatory of Japan NAOJ Osaka Kyoiku University Nagoya University and Kyoto Sangyo University observed Nova Delphini 2013 which occurred on August 14 2013. Using the 8.2 meter Subaru ... - Read More

Interaction between light and sound in nanoscale waveguide

Scientists from Ghent University and imec announce today that they demonstrated interaction between light and sound in a nanoscale area Their findings elucidate the physics of light matter coupling at these scales and pave the ... - Read More

Seeing through sparklers: What happens to heat-treated diamonds

Diamonds come in all colours with price tags to match ice white blue and pink attract high prices and stones with brown hues the least But now that brown diamonds can be heat treated to ... - Read More

Nanoscale solution to big problem of overheating in microelectronic devices

Anyone who has ever toasted the top of their legs with their laptop or broiled their ear on a cell phone knows that microelectronic devices can give off a lot of heat These devices contain ... - Read More

Novel radioguided brain surgery technique could help pinpoint cancerous tissue

Radioguided surgery RGS allows the surgeon to evaluate the completeness of a tumor resection while minimizing the amount of healthy tissue removed During the procedure a surgeon is provided with vital and real time information ... - Read More

Visualizing interacting electrons in a molecule

Understanding this kind of electronic effects in organic molecules is crucial for their use in optoelectronic applications for example in organic light emitting diodes OLEDs organic field effect transistors OFETs and solar cells In their ... - Read More

New technique helps probe performance of organic solar cell materials

A research team led by North Carolina State University has developed a new technique for determining the role that a material's structure has on the efficiency of organic solar cells which are candidates for low ... - Read More
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