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Scientists decipher the spectrum of CH5+ for the first time

CH5+ formed by adding a proton H+ to the well known methane CH4 molecule is the prototype of fluxional molecules In contrast to common molecules which are depicted as a rigid structure consisting of balls ... - Read More

Scientists develop cool process to make better graphene

A new technique invented at Caltech to produce graphene a material made up of an atom thick layer of carbon at room temperature could help pave the way for commercially feasible graphene based solar cells ... - Read More

The ecstasy and the agony: Compression studies of MDMA

MDMA 3 4 methyenedioxymethamphetamine a Class A substance that is usually found in a tableted form is a psychoactive drug which is structurally similar to methylamphetamine and acts as a central nervous system stimulant producing ... - Read More

30 years after C60: Fullerene chemistry with silicon opens new possibilities in semiconductor industry

Goethe University chemists have managed to synthesise a compound featuring an Si20 dodecahedron The Platonic solid which was published in the Angewandte Chemie journal is not just aesthetically pleasing it also opens up new perspectives ... - Read More

Insect wings might serve gyroscopic function, new research suggests

Gyroscopes measure rotation in everyday technologies from unmanned aerial vehicles to cell phone screen stabilizers Though many animals can move with more precision and accuracy than our best engineered aircraft and technologies gyroscopes are rarely ... - Read More

Catalyst destroys common toxic nerve agents quickly

Northwestern University scientists have developed a robust new material inspired by biological catalysts that is extraordinarily effective at destroying toxic nerve agents that are a threat around the globe First used 100 years ago during ... - Read More

Materials research could unlock potential of lithium-sulfur batteries

Drexel researchers along with colleagues at Aix Marseille University in France have discovered a high performance cathode material with great promise for use in next generation lithium sulfur batteries that could one day be used ... - 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

Supercomputers help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels

One of life's strongest bonds has been discovered by a science team researching biofuels with the help of supercomputers Their find could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non food waste plants ... - Read More

The secret to an effortless, split-second slime attack

Researchers explain why a tropical worm's twin jets of paralyzing slime are anything but sluggish The velvet worm is a slow moving unassuming creature With its soft body probing antennae and stubby legs it looks ... - Read More

Maps predict strength of structures

Mother of pearl the iridescent layer in the shells of some mollusks inspired a Rice University study that will help scientists and engineers judge the ultimate strength stiffness and toughness of composite materials for anything ... - Read More

Second natural quasicrystal ever found in ancient meteorite

A team from Princeton University and the University of Florence in Italy has discovered a quasicrystal so named because of its unorthodox arrangement of atoms in a 4.5 billion year old meteorite from a remote ... - Read More

High power and high safety oxide-based negative electrode materials for Li-ion battery

Mixed Ti Nb oxide Ti2Nb10O29 TNO is one of the negative electrode materials for large scale Li ion battery with high safety because the potential = 1.6 V vs Li Li+ for Li storage of ... - Read More

Bond and bond alike: Unlikely hydrogen bond discovered

As with magnets and alternating current positively charged molecules never aim for one another Indeed similarly charged poles are repelled Nevertheless a team from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Chemistry has managed to become ... - 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

Biotech materials made simple: Crystal structures altered by a single protein

In nacre layer lattices of inorganic calcium carbonate alternate with layers of organic material Chitin collagen and various proteins ensure that the calcium carbonate grows in these defined layers What role the proteins play during ... - Read More

Super-resolution microscopes reveal link between genome packaging, cell pluripotency

In 1953 Watson and Crick first published the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA They were able to visualize the DNA structure by means of X Ray diffraction Techniques such as electron ... - Read More

Unique proteins found in heat-loving organisms attach to plant matter

Unique proteins newly discovered in heat loving bacteria are more than capable of attaching themselves to plant cellulose possibly paving the way for more efficient methods of converting plant matter into biofuels The unusual proteins ... - Read More

New material captures carbon at half the energy cost

UC Berkeley chemists have made a major leap forward in carbon capture technology with a material that can efficiently remove carbon from the ambient air of a submarine as readily as from the polluted emissions ... - Read More

New information helps predict future climate change impacts on global tropics

Researchers at the University of Montana Princeton University Stanford University and Rutgers University among others are collecting new measurements of tropical forests to gain a better understanding of how they respond to seasonal climate variations ... - Read More
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