Efficiency is big in the tiny world of thermoelectric nanowires Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories say better materials and manufacturing techniques for the nanowires could allow carmakers to harvest power from the heat wasted by ... - Read More
Incredibly tough slightly stretchy spider silk is a lightweight biodegradable wonder material with numerous potential biomedical applications But although humans have been colonizing relatively placid silkworms for thousands of years harvesting silk from territorial and ... - Read More
Imagine thousands of copies of a single protein organizing into a coat of chainmail armor that protects the wearer from harsh and ever changing environmental conditions That is the case for many microorganisms In a ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University are using a technique they developed to observe minute distortions in the atomic structure of complex materials shedding light on what causes these distortions and opening the door to ... - Read More
The engineering world just became even more colorful Northwestern University researchers have created a new technique that can transform silver into any color of the rainbow Their simple method is a fast low cost alternative ... - Read More
Most of our food medicine fuel plastics and synthetic fibers wouldn't exist without catalysts materials that open favorable pathways for chemical reactions to run forth And yet chemists don't fully understand how most catalysts work ... - Read More
Scientists used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter known as the quantum spin Hall effect The researchers published their results in the journal Science in December ... - Read More
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Chemists at the Institute of Transformative Bio Molecules ITbM Nagoya University and the JST ERATO Project have developed a new method to accomplish the programmed synthesis of benzene derivatives with five or six different functional ... - Read More
A team of chemists at Nagoya University has synthesized novel transition metal complexed cycloparaphenylenes CPPs that enable selective monofunctionalization of CPPs for the first time opening doors to the construction of unprecedented nanocarbons Professor Kenichiro ... - Read More
But how are the electronic properties of nanodiamonds deposited on a solid state substrate different from those displayed by nanodiamonds in aqueous solutions Dr Tristan Petit working in the HZB team headed by Prof Emad ... - Read More
A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel according to a new study published in the journal Energy & amp Fuels The researchers ... - Read More
A primary challenge in the biosciences is to understand the way major evolutionary changes in nature are accomplished Sometimes the route turns out to be very simple An example of such simplicity is provided in ... - Read More
except that they exhibit rotational symmetries that have long been considered incompatible with such crystalline organization Quasicrystals are so strange that their discoverer Dan Shechtman remarked “There can be no such creature ” “Quasicrystals are ... - Read More
Georgia Tech researchers working with colleagues in the National Center for Biotechnology Information NCBI have released a new version of a genome annotation system capable of analyzing more than 2 000 prokaryotic genomes per day ... - Read More
A research team led by North Carolina State University has developed a new technique for determining the role that a material's structure has on the efficiency of organic solar cells which are candidates for low ... - Read More
New laser driven compression experiments reproduce the conditions deep inside exotic super Earths and giant planet cores and the conditions during the violent birth of Earth like planets documenting the material properties that determined planet ... - Read More
University of California Berkeley scientists have proved a fundamental relationship between energy and time that sets a quantum speed limit on processes ranging from quantum computing and tunneling to optical switching The energy time uncertainty ... - Read More
University of Chicago scientists have experimentally observed for the first time a phenomenon in ultracold three atom molecules predicted by Russian theoretical physicsist Vitaly Efimov in 1970. In this quantum phenomenon called geometric scaling the ... - Read More
A major hurdle in structural biology and pharmacology is growing crystals to determine the structure of the biomolecules and pharmaceuticals under study Researchers at the University of Tübingen working with colleagues from Oxford and Grenoble ... - Read More
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