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Biobatteries catch breath

Oxygen
An air breathing bio battery has been constructed by researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw The core element providing the new power source with relatively high ... - Read More

Order in the chaos of a cell membrane

An explanation has been proposed for the way in which ordered structures arise in cell membranes Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam have discovered how complex compounds of sugar ... - Read More

Pour, shake and stir: How gold particles, DNA and water have the potential to shape the future of medicine

Water, Water, Water
A diagnostic 'cocktail ' containing a single drop of blood a dribble of water and a dose of DNA powder with gold particles could one day lead to the treatment of the world's leading diseases ... - Read More

The cradle of the nanoparticle

Nanoparticle, Nanoparticle
A new model facilitates predictions about how nanoparticles form and gives clues about how the process can be controlled Share This See Also Nature of Water Nanotechnology Materials Science Chemistry Physics Inorganic Chemistry Nanoparticle Sedimentary ... - Read More

Circulation changes in a warmer ocean

Ocean, Ocean
In a new study scientists suggest that the pattern of ocean circulation was radically altered in the past when climates were warmer Share This See Also Climate Geography Global Warming Oceanography Weather Ecosystems Ocean current ... - Read More

Titanium dioxide nanoreactor: Synthesis to produce nanoparticles at room temperature in a polymer network

Synthesis, Synthesis , Polymer
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

Sunlight yields more efficient carbon dioxide to methanol model

Methanol
Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington are pioneering a new method for using carbon dioxide or CO2 to make liquid methanol fuel by using copper oxide nanowires and sunlight Share This See Also ... - Read More

Nano-channel disentangles knotted DNA

Nano
DNA just like hair has a tendency to become knotted thus it may be useful to disentangle it Unfortunately it is not possible to actively choose at random or better in one solution the filaments ... - Read More

Scientists explore new technologies that remove atmospheric carbon dioxide

Atmospheric
In his Feb 12 State of the Union address President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy and the most severe ... - Read More

Highly flexible organic semiconductors: Research paves way for thin-sheet plastic displays or wearable electronics

Organic semiconductors hold promise for making low cost flexible electronics conceivably video displays that bend like book pages or roll and unroll like posters or wearable circuitry sewn into uniforms or athletic wear Researchers have ... - Read More

Scientists Discover How Animals Taste, and Avoid, High Salt Concentrations

is mediated by different cells ” Dr Ryba said “So we thought there must be different taste receptor cells for high salt But unexpectedly Dr Oka found high salt is mediated by cells we already ... - Read More

Building a biochemistry lab on a chip

Building
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' cells may outperform live ones as catalysts and conductors

Catalysts
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

Could the humble sea urchin hold the key to carbon capture?

Carbon
The discovery that sea urchins use nickel particles to harness carbon dioxide from the sea could be the key to capturing tons of carbon dioxide CO2 from the atmosphere Share This See Also Nature Biology ... - Read More

New findings on the structure of graphite oxides in alcohols

The structure of graphite oxide surprisingly expands when cooled in methanol or ethanol Also graphite oxide selectively absorbs methanol from water methanol mixtures Two new studies by physicists at Umeå University in Sweden published in ... - Read More

A possible answer for protection against chemical/biological agents, fuel leaks, and coffee stains

A recent discovery funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFOSR may very well lead to a process that not only benefits every uniformed service member of the Department of Defense but everyone ... - Read More

Physicists shine a light on particle assembly

Light, Light
New York University physicists have developed a method for moving microscopic particles with the flick of a light switch Their work reported in the journal Science relies on a blue light to prompt colloids to ... - Read More

Discovery in synthetic biology takes us a step closer to new 'industrial revolution'

Biology
Scientists report that they have developed a method that cuts down the time it takes to make new 'parts' for microscopic biological factories from 2 days to only 6 hours Share This See Also Biochemistry ... - Read More

A Material That Most Liquids Won't Wet

chemicals used in refrigerators and air conditioners In Tuteja's lab in a demonstration the surface repelled coffee soy sauce and vegetable oil as well as toxic hydrochloric and sulfuric acids that could burn skin Tuteja ... - Read More

Evolution inspires more efficient solar cell design: Geometric pattern maximizes time light is trapped

Light
The sun's energy is virtually limitless but harnessing its electricity with today's single crystal silicon solar cells is extremely expensive 10 times pricier than coal according to some estimates Organic solar cells polymer solar cells ... - Read More
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