When a chair leg breaks or a cell phone shatters either must be repaired or replaced But what if these materials could be programmed to regenerate themselves replenishing the damaged or missing components and thereby ... - Read More
What do Jell O toothpaste and floating fire ant rafts have in common All are so called viscoelastic materials meaning that they can both resist flow under stress like honey and they can bounce back ... - Read More
Nature builds flawless diamonds sapphires and other gems Now a Northwestern University research team is the first to build near perfect single crystals out of nanoparticles and DNA using the same structure favored by nature ... - Read More
Drugs delivered by nanoparticles hold promise for targeted treatment of many diseases including cancer However the particles have to be injected into patients which has limited their usefulness so far Now researchers from MIT and ... - Read More
Rain as acidic as undiluted lemon juice may have played a part in killing off plants and organisms around the world during the most severe mass extinction in Earth's history About 252 million years ago ... - Read More
Life originated as a result of natural processes that exploited early Earth's raw materials Scientific models of life's origins almost always look to minerals for such essential tasks as the synthesis of life's molecular building ... - Read More
A unique inside look at the electronic structure of a highly touted metal organic framework MOF as it is adsorbing carbon dioxide gas should help in the design of new and improved MOFs for carbon ... - Read More
Spontaneous bursts of light from a solid block illuminate the unusual way interacting quantum particles behave when they are driven far from equilibrium The discovery by Rice University scientists of a way to trigger these ... - Read More
University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to heal gaps in wires too small for even the world's tiniest soldering iron Led by electrical and computer engineering professor Joseph Lyding and graduate student Jae ... - Read More
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel production in tiny marine algae As reported in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the ... - Read More
A team of researchers has uncovered critical information that could help scientists understand how protein polymers interact with other self assembling biopolymers The research helps explain naturally occurring nano material within cells and could one ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University have developed nanoscale patches that can be used to sensitize targeted cell receptors making them more responsive to signals that control cell activity The finding holds ... - Read More
Released 11 21 2013 4 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom Georgia Institute of Technology more news from this source Nov 27 2013 Researchers have created magnetic replicas of sunflower pollen grains using a wet chemical layer ... - Read More
For 40 years scientists thought they understood how certain bacteria work together to anaerobically digest biomass to produce methane gas important in bioenergy and the major source of greenhouse gas But now microbiologists in Derek ... - Read More
Cooling systems generally rely on water pumped through pipes to remove unwanted heat Now researchers at MIT and in Australia have found a way of enhancing heat transfer in such systems by using magnetic fields ... - Read More
Global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels are set to rise again in 2013 reaching a record high of 36 billion tonnes according to new figures from the Global Carbon Project co led ... - Read More
North Carolina State University researchers have developed a technique for efficiently producing nanoscale gold rods in large quantities while simultaneously controlling the dimensions of the nanorods and their optical properties The optical properties of gold ... - Read More
A team of biochemists and mathematicians have developed a sophisticated geometric model to predict how a biological molecule will interact with water molecules computing the results up to 20 times faster than other existing approaches ... - Read More
Traditionally it was assumed that corals do not face a risk of extinction unless they become very rare or have a very restricted range A team of scientists from the University of Hawaii Manoa UHM ... - Read More
If you want to get the most out of the sun you have to improve the performance of the materials used An interdisciplinary team of Engineering at Illinois researchers has set its sights on improving ... - Read More
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