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Engineering cells for more efficient biofuel production

In the search for renewable alternatives to gasoline heavy alcohols such as isobutanol are promising candidates Not only do they contain more energy than ethanol but they are also more compatible with existing gasoline based ... - Read More

Pollution doesn't change the rate of droplet formation

Pollution, Pollution
When it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds a little oily and viscous organic material apparently doesn't matter that much And that's good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions ... - Read More

In the blink of an eye: X-ray imaging on the attosecond timescale

In the blink of an eye more attoseconds have expired than the age of Earth measured in minutes A lot more To be precise an attosecond is one billionth of a billionth of a second ... - Read More

Shifting sands: Force is the key to granular state-shifting

temperature, materials, Temperature, Materials
Ever wonder why sand can both run through an hourglass like a liquid and be solid enough to support buildings It's because granular materials like sand or dirt can change their behavior or state Researchers ... - Read More

Self-assembling, origami-inspired particles

Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry
The nanotechnology research space is rapidly growing with vast implications for the healthcare consumer electronics surveillance and defense industries However a major limitation to this research is the ability to create particles that vary in ... - Read More

Innovative technique pinpoints protein locations, helping scientists figure out their functions

Protein, Protein, protein
An innovative technique which pinpoints protein locations and helps researchers unravel the protein's functions has been developed by the researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT researchers who recently moved from MIT to the ... - 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

Studying ice cores from West Antarctica for clues as to why the Earth began to emerge from the Ice Age

Ice
A slice of ice from 17 500 years ago can help scientists figure out how Earth came out of the Ice Age and how climate change can happen in the future according to South Dakota ... - Read More

Gases work with particles to promote cloud formation

climate, Climate
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Georgia Institute of Technology have published a study in the online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS showing for the first time that certain volatile ... - Read More

Achilles Heel: Popular Drug-Carrying Nanoparticles Get Trapped in Bloodstream

all the way up to centimeter sized arteries They discovered this with the help of plastic channels lined with the same cells that make up the interiors of blood vessels Human blood with added nano ... - Read More

Gap geometry grasped: New algorithm elucidates structure of liquids and how they flow through porous media

Structure, Structure
A new algorithm could help understand the structure of liquids and how they flow through porous media Share This See Also Nature of Water Biochemistry Organic Chemistry Computer Programming Mathematics Software Molecule Volume Earth science ... - Read More

Antarctic lake beneath the ice sheet tested

Water, Water
In a first of its kind feat of science and engineering a National Science Foundation NSF funded research team has successfully drilled through 800 meters 2 600 feet of Antarctic ice to reach a subglacial ... - Read More

Shedding light on role of Amazon forests in global carbon cycle

Light, Carbon
Earth's forests perform a well known service to the planet absorbing a great deal of the carbon dioxide pollution emitted into the atmosphere from human activities But when trees are killed by natural disturbances such ... - Read More

Nanophotonics enables new kind of optical spectrometer

Spectrometer, Nanophotonics
By bringing nanophotonics technology to traditional optical spectroscopy a new kind of optical spectrometer with functions of sensing and spectral measurement has been recently demonstrated by a research team at The University of Alabama in ... - Read More

Love triumphs over hate to make exotic new compound: Compound could be useful in batteries, semiconductors, memory devices

Inorganic Chemistry
Northwestern University graduate student Jonathan Barnes had a hunch for creating an exotic new chemical compound and his idea that the force of love is stronger than hate proved correct He and his colleagues are ... - Read More

Microbiologists eavesdrop on the hidden lives of microbes

Gene, Genes
Microbiologists who study wild marine microbes as opposed to the lab grown variety face enormous challenges in getting a clear picture of the daily activities of their subjects But a team of scientists from MIT ... - Read More

Self-assembling silica microwires may herald new generation of integrated optical devices

Silica
Silica microwires are the tiny and as yet underutilized cousins of optical fibers If precisely manufactured however these hair like slivers of silica could enable applications and technology not currently possible with comparatively bulky optical ... - Read More

Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft completes delta critical design review

System
The Joint Polar Satellite System JPSS 1 spacecraft recently cleared its final major design review demonstrating that spacecraft development is on track to provide critical environmental data when launched no later than the first quarter ... - Read More

Did an 8th century gamma ray burst irradiate Earth?

Gamma ray
A nearby short duration gamma ray burst may be the cause of an intense blast of high energy radiation that hit the Earth in the 8th century according to new research led by astronomers Valeri ... - Read More

Separating gases using a rigid polymer sieve: New polymer selectively sieves gas molecules

Gas separation is crucial for many industrial processes including obtaining nitrogen or oxygen from air and purifying natural gas or hydrogen Currently the most energy efficient method for separating gases involves polymer membranes however most ... - Read More
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