Proteins are basic building blocks of life The chemistry and structure of proteins are essential for their biological function Indeed the structure of proteins determines their mechanical and catalytic properties e g enzymes Such functions ... - Read More
Photoreactions are driven by light energy and are vital to the synthesis of many natural substances Since many of these substances are also useful as active medical agents chemists try to produce them synthetically But ... - Read More
Researchers at the UPM have developed a carbonaceous material from sewage sludge that when applied to soil can help to improve its quality The material is called biochar and was prepared and characterized by the ... - Read More
Amyloid protein causes diseases like Alzheimer's Parkinson's and Creutzfeldt Jakob disease But amyloid also carries unique characteristics that may lead to the development of new composite materials for the nano processors and data storage of ... - Read More
Quantum dots tiny semiconductor crystals with diameters measured in billionths of a meter have enormous potential for applications that make use of their ability to absorb or emit light and or electric charges Examples include ... - Read More
Scientists from the Hamburg Center for Free Electron Laser Science have devised a novel way to boil water in less than a trillionth of a second The theoretical concept which has not yet been demonstrated ... - Read More
Ribbons of ultrathin graphene combined with polyurethane paint meant for cars is just right for deicing sensitive military radar domes according to scientists at Rice University The Rice lab of chemist James Tour in collaboration ... - Read More
The same tiny cellulose crystals that give trees and plants their high strength light weight and resilience have now been shown to have the stiffness of steel The nanocrystals might be used to create a ... - Read More
In collaboration with the University of Basel an international team of researchers has observed a strong energy loss caused by frictional effects in the vicinity of charge density waves This may have practical significance in ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Houston have found a catalyst that can quickly generate hydrogen from water using sunlight potentially creating a clean and renewable source of energy Their research published online Sunday in Nature ... - Read More
A unique solar panel design made with a new ceramic material points the way to potentially providing sustainable power cheaper more efficiently and requiring less manufacturing time It also reaches a four decade old goal ... - Read More
Networks of nanometer scale machines offer exciting potential applications in medicine industry environmental protection and defense but until now there's been one very small problem the limited capability of nanoscale antennas fabricated from traditional metallic ... - Read More
Researchers have discovered an efficient and easy to use method for bonding together gels and biological tissues A team headed by Ludwik Leibler involving researchers from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie CNRS ESPCI ParisTech ... - Read More
New research at the University of Arkansas shows that behavior can be predicted and understood in thin films made of materials called relaxors which can be used in electronic devices Physicists Sergey Prosandeev and Laurent ... - Read More
A molecule containing a noble gas has been discovered in space by a team including astronomers from Cardiff University The find was made using a Cardiff led instrument aboard Europe's Herschel Space Observatory The molecule ... - Read More
The Petri dish is a classical biological laboratory device but it is no ideal living environment for many types of cells Studies lose validity as cell behavior on a flat plastic surface differs from that ... - Read More
By relentlessly miniaturizing a pre World War II computer technology and combining this with a new and durable material researchers at Case Western Reserve University have built nanoscale switches and logic gates that operate more ... - Read More
Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a novel way to realize electrical conductivity in metal organic framework MOF materials a development that could have profound implications for the future of electronics sensors energy conversion and ... - Read More
A microchip based device developed by Massachusetts General Hospital MGH investigators may greatly simplify the monitoring of patients' response to treatment for ovarian cancer the most lethal form of gynecologic cancer and certain other malignancies ... - Read More
Half Heusler compounds are especially suited for manufacturing thermoelectric modules Waste heat can be converted to electricity with them Researchers have manufactured the alloys for the first time in kilogram quantities More than two thirds ... - Read More
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