Tiny particles of titanium dioxide are found as key ingredients in wall paints sunscreens and toothpaste they act as reflectors of light or as abrasives However with decreasing particle size and a corresponding change in ... - Read More
Why certain catalyst materials work more efficiently when they are surrounded by water instead of a gas phase is unclear RUB chemists have now gleaned some initial answers from computer simulations They showed that water ... - Read More
In a discovery that could promise a quick fix to the common hangover a team of researchers led by UCLA engineers has identified a method for speeding up the body's reaction to the consumption of ... - Read More
In the search for renewable alternatives to gasoline heavy alcohols such as isobutanol are promising candidates Not only do they contain more energy than ethanol but they are also more compatible with existing gasoline based ... - Read More
Chemists at Boston College have designed a new class of catalysts triggered by the charge of a single proton the team reports in the most recent edition of the journal Nature The simple organic molecules ... - Read More
Researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST South Korea have pioneered a simple but efficient and eco friendly way to produce Edge selectively functionalized graphene nanoplatelets EFGnPs by dry ball milling ... - Read More
Miniaturized laboratory on chip systems promise rapid sensitive and multiplexed detection of biological samples for medical diagnostics drug discovery and high throughput screening Using micro fabrication techniques and incorporating a unique design of transistor based ... - Read More
Zombie mammalian cells that may function better after they die have been created by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico UNM Share This See Also Cell Biology Molecular Biology Genetics ... - Read More
Ancient carbon trapped in Arctic permafrost is extremely sensitive to sunlight and if exposed to the surface when long frozen soils melt and collapse can release climate warming carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much ... - Read More
Scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes long carbon chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline have figured out why the natural reaction typically stops after three to ... - Read More
The rate of chemical processes in cells is dictated by the speed of movement diffusion of molecules needed for a given reaction Using a versatile method developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the ... - Read More
Wear is a fact of life As surfaces rub against one another they break down and lose their original shape With less material to start with and functionality that often depends critically on shape and ... - Read More
Enzymes workhorse molecules of life that underpin almost every biological process may have a new role as intelligent micro and nanomotors with applications in medicine engineering and other fields That's the topic of a report ... - Read More
The research team led by Academy Research Fellow Heikki M Tuononen has been able to identify the mechanism which enables some non metal compounds to mimic the reactivity of their metal based counterparts Chemical reactivity ... - Read More
A new way of making crystalline silicon developed by U M researchers could make this crucial ingredient of computers and solar cells much cheaper and greener Share This See Also Graphene Inorganic Chemistry Spintronics Electronics ... - Read More
Super small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously according to University at Buffalo researchers Share This See Also Alternative Fuels Nature of Water Fuel Cells Energy Technology Nanotechnology Electricity Chemical ... - Read More
The strong binding of gold on electronically modified calcium oxide can now be understood in detail In a computational study researchers Jenni Andersin Janne Nevalaita Karoliina Honkala and Hannu Häkkinen at the University of Jyväskylä ... - Read More
Mussels can be a mouthwatering meal but the chemistry that lets mussels stick to underwater surfaces may also provide a highly adhesive wound closure and more effective healing from surgery Share This See Also Wounds ... - Read More
Safety fears about carbon nanotubes due to their structural similarity to asbestos have been alleviated following research showing that reducing their length removes their toxic properties experts say Share This See Also Pharmacology Personalized Medicine ... - Read More
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