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Clean energy from water

Fuel cells generate electrical energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen To obtain clean energy the splitting of water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen is critical Researchers at the University of ... - Read More

Why not recycled concrete?

From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles products made from recycled materials permeate our lives One notable exception is building materials Why can't we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material ... - Read More

Researchers create synthetic biopathway to turn agriculture waste into 'green' products

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost effectively turn agricultural waste like corn stover and orange peels into a variety of useful products ranging ... - Read More

Scientists guide gold nanoparticles to form 'diamond' superlattices

Using bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy like tetrahedral cages scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticles in a way that ... - Read More

Nature's mirror: The code for chirality

How information is transferred from biological molecules to crystalline surfaces could pave the way for the development of new drugs and other synthetic materials New research published today in Nature Chemistry explains how biological molecules ... - Read More

Researchers Create Synthetic Biopathway to Turn Agriculture Waste Into 'Green' Products

Released 8 Feb 2016 10 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature ... - Read More

Uncovering the Secrets of Elastin's Flexibility

including skin lungs and blood vessels These structures “assemble very rapidly ” Weiss says and this new research “helps us understand this assembly process ” A key part of the puzzle was the flexibility of ... - Read More

Wayne State Chemistry Professor Earns Prestigious NSF CAREER Award to Examine Unusual Chemical Structures

Released 3 Feb 2016 9 05 AM ESTSource Newsroom Wayne State University Division of Research more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations National Science Foundation ... - Read More

Phosphine as a Superconductor? Sure, but the Story May Be Complicated

nearly 2 million times the pressure of our atmosphere here on Earth and similar to the pressure at which phosphine was squeezed in the diamond vice in the superconductor experiment The search for superconductors One ... - 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

Study Reveals Proteins Most Associated With Aging

Released 29 Jan 2016 1 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom Stony Brook University more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations StructureJan 30 2016 STONY BROOK N ... - Read More

Watching electrons cool in 30 quadrillionths of a second

Two University of California Riverside assistant professors of physics are among a team of researchers that have developed a new way of seeing electrons cool off in an extremely short time period The development could ... - Read More

New finding may explain heat loss in fusion reactors

One of the biggest obstacles to making fusion power practical and realizing its promise of virtually limitless and relatively clean energy has been that computer models have been unable to predict how the hot electrically ... - Read More

First materials woven at atomic and molecular levels: Weaving a new story for COFS and MOFs

There are many different ways to make nanomaterials but weaving the oldest and most enduring method of making fabrics has not been one of them until now An international collaboration led by scientists at the ... - Read More

Mystery surrounding non-platinum catalysts for fuel cell technologies solved

A persistent controversy in catalysts for fuel cells has just been solved by a team of researchers from the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences at the University of Tsukuba The oxygen reduction reaction is ... - Read More

Seeing the big picture in photosynthetic light harvesting

To understand what goes on inside a beehive you can't just study the activity of a single bee Likewise to understand the photosynthetic light harvesting that takes place inside the chloroplast of a leaf you ... - Read More

Self-stacking nanogrids

Since the 1960s computer chips have been built using a process called photolithography But in the past five years chip features have gotten smaller than the wavelength of light which has required some ingenious modifications ... - Read More

Cracking Cases

there is undeniable potential for a NACIL future that honors its past ORNL is managed by UT Battelle for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter ... - Read More

No More Insulin Injections?

a ring containing two carbon atoms and three nitrogen atoms They suspect this class of molecules may interfere with the immune system’s ability to recognize the material as foreign The work was supported in part ... - Read More

Researchers Prove Surprising Chemistry Inside a Potential Breakthrough Battery

Released 20 Jan 2016 11 05 AM ESTSource Newsroom University of Illinois at Chicago more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations NatureJan 23 2016 Lithium ... - Read More
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