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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Tooth decay is a serious health problem and it is often necessary to repair cavities Today they often use a composite filling material made of acrylate compounds as it resembles the colour of the teeth ... - Read More
Rivers drive the evolution of Earth's surface by eroding and depositing sediment But for nearly a century geologists have puzzled over why theoretical models which use principles of physics to predict patterns of sediment transport ... - Read More
Proteins from salt loving halophilic microbes could be the key to cleaning up leaked radioactive strontium and caesium ions from the Fukushima Dai ichi Nuclear Power Plant incident in Japan The publication of the X ... - Read More
Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris have identified a method for manufacturing longer lasting and stronger forms of glass The ... - Read More
From Saharan dust storms to icy clouds to smoke on the opposite side of the continent the first image from NASA's newest cloud and aerosol measuring instrument provides a profile of the atmosphere above Africa ... - Read More
Researchers in South Korea have for the first time developed a simple technique to produce a two dimensional nitrogen containing crystal that has the capacity to be a potential rival to graphene and silicon as ... - Read More
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have developed a broadly useful technique for building new drug molecules and other chemical products The technique reported March 9 2015 as an Advance Online paper by the ... - Read More
Researchers at the Universities of Basel and Valencia have reported important advances in the development of next generation lighting technologies in the journal Chemical Science Lighting technology is in a state of change The old ... - Read More
At the origin of the properties of high temperature superconductors lies a phenomenon that is too fast to be observed experimentally with conventional methods A team of scientists from different research centres including the Milan ... - Read More
To fully understand how nanomaterials behave one must also understand the atomic scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and therefore their strength and function Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Drexel University and Georgia ... - Read More
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