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Picking apart photosynthesis: New insights could lead to better catalysts for water splitting

Catalysts, Photosynthesis
Chemists at the California Institute of Technology Caltech and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory believe they can now explain one of the remaining mysteries of photosynthesis the chemical process by which plants convert sunlight into ... - Read More

Clean electricity from bacteria? Researchers make breakthrough in race to create 'bio-batteries'

Bacteria, bacteria
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made an important breakthrough in the quest to generate clean electricity from bacteria Share This See Also Bacteria Microbes and More Electricity Energy Technology Energy and the ... - Read More

Enzymes allow DNA to swap information with exotic molecules

molecules
The discovery of the Rosetta Stone resolved a longstanding puzzle permitting the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs into Ancient Greek Share This See Also Biochemistry Research Biotechnology Organic Chemistry Biochemistry RNA Protein folding Denaturation biochemistry Macromolecule ... - Read More

Breakthrough could lead to cheaper, more sustainable chemical production

Chemical, Chemical, chemical, chemical
A key advance newly reported by chemists from Brown and Yale Universities could lead to a cheaper and more sustainable way to make acrylate an important commodity chemical used to make materials from polyester fabrics ... - Read More

DNA catalysts do the work of protein enzymes

Illinois chemists have used DNA to do a protein's job creating opportunities for DNA to find work in more areas of biology chemistry and medicine than ever before Share This See Also Human Biology Genes ... - Read More

Breakthrough research shows chemical reaction in real time

Time
The ultrafast ultrabright X ray pulses of the Linac Coherent Light Source LCLS have enabled unprecedented views of a catalyst in action an important step in the effort to develop cleaner and more efficient energy ... - Read More

New cancer diagnostic technique debuts

Cancer cells break down sugars and produce the metabolic acid lactate at a much higher rate than normal cells This phenomenon provides a telltale sign that cancer is present via diagnostics such as PET scans ... - Read More

Watery Research Theme to Flow Through New Tokmakoff Lab

it’s just mind boggling ” Tokmakoff said Tucked into the many aspects of that problem is the molecular fine print how a protein recognizes and binds to its partner Many classes of proteins exhibit such ... - Read More

Causes of 2011 Arctic ozone hole determined

Ozone, Ozone
A combination of extreme cold temperatures human made chemicals and a stagnant atmosphere were behind what became known as the Arctic ozone hole of 2011 a new NASA study finds Share This See Also Ozone ... - Read More

Ozone layer above North Pole expected to recover by end of century

Ozone, Ozone
Good news for the ozone layer above the Arctic The Montreal Protocol is showing effects according to recent measurements the ozone layer over the North Pole should recover by the end of the century This ... - Read More

Temp-controlled 'nanopores' may allow detailed blood analysis

Analysis
Tiny biomolecular chambers called nanopores that can be selectively heated may help doctors diagnose disease more effectively if recent research by a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST Wheaton College and ... - Read More

Working at the extreme edge of cosmic ice

Ice
Behind locked doors in a lab built like a bomb shelter Perry Gerakines makes something ordinary yet truly alien ice Share This See Also Nature of Water Spintronics Chemistry Carbon 14 Ice shelf Gas giant ... - Read More

New study reveals how sensitive US East Coast regions may be to ocean acidification

Ocean, Ocean
A continental scale chemical survey in the waters of the eastern U S and Gulf of Mexico is helping researchers determine how distinct bodies of water will resist changes in acidity The study which measures ... - Read More

Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming

Pollutants
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for clues about why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010 now thinks the culprits are hiding in plain ... - Read More

Mineral diversity clue to early Earth chemistry

Mineral evolution is a new way to look at our planet's history It's the study of the increasing diversity and characteristics of Earth's near surface minerals from the dozen that arrived on interstellar dust particles ... - Read More

Is nanosilver toxic?

According to Finnish Estonian joint research with data obtained on two crustacean species there is apparently no reason to consider silver nanoparticles more dangerous for aquatic ecosystems than silver ions The results were reported in ... - Read More

Icy cosmic start for amino acids and DNA ingredients

Acids
Using new technology at the telescope and in laboratories researchers have discovered an important pair of prebiotic molecules in interstellar space The discoveries indicate that some basic chemicals that are key steps on the way ... - Read More

Fungal cleaning crew: Chemists determine the structure of an enzyme that breaks down dyes

Fungi serve as a kind of natural cleaning crew for the ecosystem They form enzymes that can degrade hazardous substances converting natural as well as human made toxins into harmless compounds For instance they can ... - Read More

Scientists develop a whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun

Energy, Energy, Energy, energy, energy
A new method of harvesting the Sun's energy is emerging thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry Chemical Engineering and Materials Though still in its infancy the research promises to convert sunlight ... - Read More

Scientists develop a whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun

A new method of harvesting the Sun's energy is emerging thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry Chemical Engineering and Materials Though still in its infancy the research promises to convert sunlight ... - Read More
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