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An ideal material: Solving a mystery leads to the discovery of a true topological insulator

Topological
An old material gets a new name and with it topological insulators have another chance to shine Samarium hexaboride SmB6 has been around since the late 1960s but understanding its low temperature behavior has remained ... - 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

Light-emitting nano triangles may have applications in optical technology

Applications, Nano
For the first time scientists have created single layers of a naturally occurring rare mineral called tungstenite or WS2. The resulting sheet of stacked sulfur and tungsten atoms forms a honeycomb pattern of triangles that ... - Read More

Macromolecular shredder for RNA: Researchers unravel the structure of the machinery for RNA disposal

RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA
Much in the same way as we use shredders to destroy documents that are no longer useful or that contain potentially damaging information cells use molecular machines to degrade unwanted or defective macromolecules Scientists of ... - Read More

Newly discovered plant structure may lead to improved biofuel processing

Plant
When Li Tan approached his colleagues at the University of Georgia with some unusual data he had collected they initially seemed convinced that his experiment had become contaminated what he was seeing simply didn't make ... - 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

Flat boron by the numbers: Researchers calculate what it would take to make new two-dimensional material

Material, Material
It would be a terrible thing if laboratories striving to grow graphene from carbon atoms kept winding up with big pesky diamonds Share This See Also Graphene Materials Science Spintronics Physics Nanotechnology Chemistry Carbon nanotube ... - Read More

Routes towards defect-free graphene

Carbon
A new way of growing graphene without the defects that weaken it and prevent electrons from flowing freely within it could open the way to large scale manufacturing of graphene based devices with applications in ... - Read More

Protein origami: Quick folders are the best

Protein, Protein
The evolutionary history of proteins shows that protein folding is an important factor Especially the speed of protein folding plays a key role This was the result of a computer analysis carried out by researchers ... - 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

First artificial enzyme created by evolution in a test tube

Enzyme, Enzyme, Enzyme
There's a wobbly new biochemical structure in Burckhard Seelig's lab at the University of Minnesota that may resemble what enzymes looked like billions of years ago when life on earth began to evolve long before ... - Read More

Mechanism behind wear at atomic scale

Atomic, Wear
Wear is a fact of life As surfaces rub against one another they break down and lose their original shape With less material to start with and functionality that often depends critically on shape and ... - Read More

Scientists Unravel the Mysteries of Spider Silk

Released 1 28 2013 2 10 PM ESTSource Newsroom Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences more news from this source Jan 30 2013 Scientists at ASU are celebrating their recent success on ... - Read More

Beer's Bitter Compounds Could Help Brew New Medicines

Released 1 29 2013 12 20 PM ESTSource Newsroom University of Washington more news from this source Jan 30 2013 Researchers employing a century old observational technique have determined the precise configuration of humulones substances ... - 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

'Scarecrow' gene: Key to efficient crops, could lead to staple crops with much higher yields

Gene
With projections of 9.5 billion people by 2050 humankind faces the challenge of feeding modern diets to additional mouths while using the same amounts of water fertilizer and arable land as today Share This See ... - 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

Bioinspired fibers change color when stretched

Engineering
A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter UK have invented a new fiber that changes color when stretched Inspired by nature the researchers identified and replicated the unique structural ... - Read More

Mysteries of spider silk strength unraveled

Materials, Properties
Scientists at ASU are celebrating their recent success on the path to understanding what makes the fiber that spiders spin weight for weight at least five times as strong as piano wire They have found ... - 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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