Symmetry is ubiquitous in the natural world It occurs in gemstones and snowflakes and even in biology an area typically associated with complexity and diversity There are striking examples the shapes of virus particles such ... - Read More
A passive method for sorting and fixing microbeads of different sizes could lead to cheaper and more functional biological assays Biological assays are an integral part of the researcher's toolkit in the fields of biomolecular ... - Read More
and it’s what Florida State Professor Thomas Albrecht Schmitt the lead researcher on the project calls “wicked stuff ” In carefully choreographed experiments Albrecht Schmitt and his colleagues found that californium had amazing abilities to ... - Read More
Synthetic diamond crystals are of interest to many industrial sectors Their unique properties make them a suitable material for numerous applications including lenses for high energy laser optics X ray radiation detectors and ophthalmological scalpels ... - Read More
Although markets for trading carbon emission credits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have stalled in United States federal policy making carbon markets are emerging at the state level within the U S and around the ... - Read More
Scientists of the KIT and the University of Kiev have produced an antibiotic whose biological activity can be controlled with light Thanks to the robust diarylethene photoswitch the antimicrobial effect of the peptide mimetic can ... - Read More
A research study participated in by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid UC3M has discovered that nanometric size foam structures follow the same universal laws as does soap lather small bubbles disappear in favor of the ... - Read More
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat In tests this increased the service life of the coating by 300% This ... - Read More
A Surprise in Materials Chemistry At Vienna University of Technology materials for lightweight construction protective clothing or sports equipment can be produced at high temperatures and high pressures This process is faster better and more ... - Read More
Thermal conduction is a familiar everyday phenomenon In a hot sauna for instance you can sit comfortably on a wooden bench that has a temperature of 100C 212F but if you touch a metallic nail ... - Read More
is an organ transplant But there are far more patients on waitlists for a transplant than there are donated hearts Even if a patient receives a new heart complications can arise The ideal solution would ... - Read More
A team of University of Toronto physicists led by Alex Hayat has proposed a novel and efficient way to leverage the strange quantum physics phenomenon known as entanglement The approach would involve combining light emitting ... - Read More
The term a brighter future might be a cliché but in the case of ultra small probes for lighting up individual proteins it is now most appropriate Researchers at the U S Department of Energy ... - Read More
Engineers would love to create flexible electronic devices such as e readers that could be folded to fit into a pocket One approach they are trying involves designing circuits based on electronic fibers known as ... - Read More
A waste product from making paper could yield a safer greener alternative to the potentially harmful chemical BPA now banned from baby bottles but still used in many plastics Scientists made the BPA alternative from ... - Read More
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have developed a method for modifying organic molecules that significantly expands the possibilities for developing new pharmaceuticals and improving old ones This is a technology that can be ... - Read More
For the first time researchers have shown that freestanding metal membranes consisting of a single layer of atoms can be stable under ambient conditions This result of an international research team from Germany Poland and ... - Read More
Oxygen 16 one of the key elements of life on earth is produced by a series of reactions inside of red giant stars Now a team of physicists including one from North Carolina State University ... - Read More
Move over nanotechnologists and make room for the biggest of the small Scientists at the Harvard's Wyss Institute have built a set of self assembling DNA cages one tenth as wide as a bacterium The ... - Read More
A team of MIT researchers has used a novel material that's just a few atoms thick to create devices that can harness or emit light This proof of concept could lead to ultrathin lightweight and ... - Read More
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