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Nanoparticle vaccine: Particles that deliver vaccines directly to mucosal surfaces could defend against many infectious diseases

Nanoparticle, Nanoparticle
Many viruses and bacteria infect humans through mucosal surfaces such as those in the lungs gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tract To help fight these pathogens scientists are working on vaccines that can establish a front ... - Read More

Stretchable, foldable transparent electronic display created

Material, Material
Imagine an electronic display nearly as clear as a window or a curtain that illuminates a room or a smartphone screen that doubles in size stretching like rubber Now imagine all of these being made ... - Read More

Molecular mirror images assigned: Safer drugs thanks to a new solution to a 150-year-old chemistry problem?

Just like gloves molecules come in so called left handed and right handed versions Until now however it could be determined only with great difficulty whether a certain molecule is right handed or left handed ... - Read More

Transparent artificial muscle plays music to prove a point

materials, Materials
In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music it's the Morning prelude from Peer Gynt played on an ionic speaker No ordinary speaker ... - Read More

Quick test kit detects phenolic compounds in drinking water

Clean drinking water is a diminishing natural resource in developing nations and in many industrialised countries VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a simple and inexpensive test kit that detects phenolic compounds in ... - Read More

New insights into the polymer mystique for conducting charges

For most of us a modern lifestyle without polymers is unthinkable…if only we knew what they were The ordinary hardware store terms we use for them include plastics polyethylene epoxy resins paints adhesives rubber without ... - Read More

Progress in using ethanol to make key raw material now produced from oil

Ethanol from corn and other plants could become the sustainable raw material for a huge variety of products from plastic packaging to detergents to synthetic rubber that are currently petroleum based This was the conclusion ... - Read More

Lifelike cooling for sunbaked windows: Adaptable microfluidic circulatory system could cut air-conditioning costs

Sun drenched rooms make for happy residents but large glass windows also bring higher air conditioning bills Now a bioinspired microfluidic circulatory system for windows developed by researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired ... - Read More

ID got you, under the skin

Forget fingerprints or iris recognition the next big thing in biometrics will be a thermal imaging scan that maps the blood vessels under the skin of your face for instantaneous face recognition that would be ... - Read More

Silicone liquid crystal stiffens with repeated compression: Discovery may point toward self-healing materials

Crystal, Crystal, Crystal, Crystal, Silicone, Crystal, Crystal, Crystal, Silicone, Silicone, Silicone, Crystal, Crystal, Crystal, Crystal, Crystal, Crystal
Squeeze a piece of silicone and it quickly returns to its original shape as squishy as ever But scientists at Rice University have discovered that the liquid crystal phase of silicone becomes 90 percent stiffer ... - Read More

Better batteries from waste sulfur

A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars reports a University of Arizona led team The new plastic has other potential uses including optical ... - Read More

Embedding photovoltaic modules more quickly

The market for solar modules is highly competitive For this reason companies must save on costs such as by using a new process It embeds the cells twice as fast into their protective plastic sheathing ... - Read More

Stressed proteins can cause blood clots for hours

Proteins, Proteins, proteins
New research from Rice University Baylor College of Medicine BCM and the Puget Sound Blood Center PSBC has revealed how stresses of flow in the small blood vessels of the heart and brain could cause ... - Read More

Metal ions regulate terpenoid metabolism in insects

Ions, Metabolism
Max Planck scientists in Jena Germany have discovered an unusual regulation of enzymes that catalyze chain elongation in an important secondary metabolism the terpenoid pathway In the horseradish leaf beetle Phaedon cochleariae a single enzyme ... - Read More

Giant carbon molecules for sustainable technologies

Scientists in the joint research project FUNgraphen are pinning their hopes for new technologies on a particular form of carbon They have developed new carbon macromolecules and molecular carbon composite materials with special properties The ... - Read More
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