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Keeping the Ions Close: A New Activity

Released 28 Aug 2015 1 45 PM EDTSource Newsroom Department of Energy Office of Science more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Physical ... - Read More

Algae from wastewater solves two problems: Biofuel and clean-up

In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae based biofuels Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high value strains of oil rich ... - Read More

Precocious GEM: Shape-shifting sensor can report conditions from deep in the body

Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST and the National Institutes of Health NIH have devised and demonstrated a new shape shifting probe about one hundredth as wide as a human ... - Read More

Materials Genomics Initiative: Sequencing the DNA of things

The process of trial and error in scientific research is costly and time consuming And while scientific innovation and discovery is necessary to find solutions to some of society's largest challenges think clean energy national ... - Read More

Mimicking nature's chemistry to solve global environmental problems

What many people might call the daily laboratory grind Theodore Betley Ph D calls play As a student he developed a passion for lab work that could now pay off for the rest of the ... - Read More

Desalination with nanoporous graphene membrane

Less than 1 percent of Earth's water is drinkable Removing salt and other minerals from our biggest available source of water seawater may help satisfy a growing global population thirsty for fresh water for drinking ... - Read More

Scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet

University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer sized laser using the thinnest semiconductor available today that is energy efficient easy to build and compatible with existing electronics Lasers play essential roles in countless ... - Read More

Catch-release-repeat: Novel technique for handling molecules

Like vast international trading companies biological systems pick up freight items in the form of small molecules transport them from place to place and release them at their proper destination These ubiquitous processes are critical ... - Read More

New Low-Calorie Rice Could Help Cut Rising Obesity Rates

Scientists have developed a new simple way to cook rice that could cut the number of calories absorbed by the body by more than half potentially reducing obesity rates which is especially important in countries ... - Read More

Kavli Lecture: Mimicking Nature's Chemistry to Solve Global Environmental Problems

I need to learn more about combustion ’ To be honest I think I entered undergraduate studies being very uncertain about what I wanted to do ” But by the time he completed his degree ... - Read More

'Green' batteries made to last: Oxide/carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites

An oxide carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites in oxygen chemical reactions for green energy devices Electrochemical devices are crucial to a green energy revolution in which clean alternatives replace carbon based fuels This revolution ... - Read More

New Lead Against HIV Could Finally Hobble the Virus's Edge

Since HIV emerged in the ‘80s drug “cocktails” transformed the deadly disease into a manageable one But the virus is adept at developing resistance to drugs and treatment regimens require tweaking that can be costly ... - Read More

Graphene 'gateway' discovery opens possibilities for improved energy technologies

Graphene a strong lightweight carbon honeycombed structure that's only one atom thick holds great promise for energy research and development Recently scientists with the Fluid Interface Reactions Structures and Transport FIRST Energy Frontier Research Center ... - Read More

Flight and nuclear safety boosted by sound research

A system for using sound waves to spot potentially dangerous cracks in pipes aircraft engines and nuclear power plants has been developed by a University of Strathclyde academic A study found that transmitting different types ... - Read More

'Chemistry of Natural Resources' Focus of Plenaries at American Chemical Society Meeting

Problems producing biofuels the role of gas hydrates in energy production and how to supply clean safe water are the topics of three plenary talks at the 249th National Meeting & amp Exposition of the ... - Read More

Protecting crops from radiation-contaminated soil

Almost four years after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan farmland remains contaminated with higher than natural levels of radiocesium in some regions of Japan with cesium 134 and cesium ... - Read More

Mystery solved: Why seashells' mineral forms differently in seawater

For almost a century scientists have been puzzled by a process that is crucial to much of the life in Earth's oceans Why does calcium carbonate the tough material of seashells and corals sometimes take ... - Read More

World's challenges demand science changes -- and fast, experts say

World's challenges demand science changes and fast experts say The world has little use and precious little time for detached experts A group of scientists each of them experts makes a compelling case in this ... - Read More

Simulating superconducting materials with ultracold atoms

Using ultracold atoms as a stand in for electrons a Rice University based team of physicists has simulated superconducting materials and made headway on a problem that's vexed physicists for nearly three decades The research ... - Read More

Availabililty of rare metals for manufacturing: Are we (in)dependent of rare metals?

Numerous metallic elements are regarded as critical on one hand they play an ever more important role in so called future technologies and on the other there is a high risk of supply bottlenecks Small ... - Read More
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