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Atoms with quantum-memory

Quantum, Quantum
Order tends towards disorder This is also true for quantum states Measurements at the Vienna University of Technology show that in quantum mechanics this transition can be quite different from what we experience in our ... - Read More

Neutron scattering provides data on ion adsorption

Scattering
The adsorption of ions in microporous materials governs the operation of technologies as diverse as water desalination energy storage sensing and mechanical actuation Until now however researchers attempting to improve the performance of these technologies ... - Read More

Rethinking wind power

People have often thought there's no upper bound for wind power that it's one of the most scalable power sources says Harvard applied physicist David Keith After all gusts and breezes don't seem likely to ... - Read More

BPA may affect the developing brain by disrupting gene regulation

developing, BPA
Environmental exposure to bisphenol A BPA a widespread chemical found in plastics and resins may suppress a gene vital to nerve cell function and to the development of the central nervous system according to a ... - Read More

Laser mastery narrows down sources of superconductivity

Laser, Laser
Identifying the mysterious mechanism underlying high temperature superconductivity HTS remains one of the most important and tantalizing puzzles in physics This remarkable phenomenon allows electric current to pass with perfect efficiency through materials chilled to ... - Read More

Formation of nanoparticles can now be studied molecule-by-molecule

Atmospheric aerosol particles affect our climate by slowing down the global warming After years of studying the international research group led by Academy Professor Markku Kulmala from the University of Helsinki Department of Physics Finland ... - Read More

Circulation changes in a warmer ocean

Ocean, Ocean
In a new study scientists suggest that the pattern of ocean circulation was radically altered in the past when climates were warmer Share This See Also Climate Geography Global Warming Oceanography Weather Ecosystems Ocean current ... - Read More

When water speaks: Solvents make catalysts more efficient

Catalysts
Why certain catalyst materials work more efficiently when they are surrounded by water instead of a gas phase is unclear RUB chemists have now gleaned some initial answers from computer simulations They showed that water ... - Read More

Protein 'passport' helps nanoparticles get past immune system

System, Immune system
The body's immune system exists to identify and destroy foreign objects whether they are bacteria viruses flecks of dirt or splinters Unfortunately nanoparticles designed to deliver drugs and implanted devices like pacemakers or artificial joints ... - Read More

Coldness triggers northward flight in monarch butterflies: Migration cycle may be vulnerable to global climate change

Climate change, Climate change, Climate, climate
Each fall millions of monarch butterflies from across the eastern United States begin a southward migration in order to escape the frigid temperatures of their northern boundaries traveling up to 2 000 miles to an ... - Read More

Explosives vapor detection technology: The new 'sniff test'

Sample
A quick accurate and highly sensitive process to reliably detect minute traces of explosives on luggage cargo or travelling passengers has been demonstrated by scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The ... - Read More

Cure for common hangover? 'Pill' mimics action of human liver in fighting alcohol intoxication

Enzyme, Enzyme, Engineering, Enzyme, enzyme
In a discovery that could promise a quick fix to the common hangover a team of researchers led by UCLA engineers has identified a method for speeding up the body's reaction to the consumption of ... - Read More

Molecules assemble in water, hint at origins of life

molecules
The base pairs that hold together two pieces of RNA the older cousin of DNA are some of the most important molecular interactions in living cells Many scientists believe that these base pairs were part ... - Read More

New therapeutics could accelerate wound healing

cells, cells
In before and after photos from advertisements for wound healing ointments bandages and antibiotic creams we see an injury transformed from an inflamed red gash to smooth and flawless skin Share This See Also Wounds ... - Read More

New taxonomy of platinum nanoclusters

Physicists have gained new insights into the inner intricacies of the structural variations of metallic nanoclusters This work by Luca Pavan Cono Di Paola and Francesca Baletto from King's College London UK is about to ... - Read More

Blood is thicker than water – and blood plasma is, too

Blood flows differently than water Anyone who has ever cut themselves knows that blood flows viscously and rather erratically The similarity between blood and ketchup is something not only filmmakers are aware of Experts refer ... - Read More

Scientists explore new technologies that remove atmospheric carbon dioxide

Atmospheric
In his Feb 12 State of the Union address President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy and the most severe ... - Read More

Understanding why cells stick: 'Cyclic mechanical reinforcement' extends longevity of bonds between cells

cells, cells
Research carried out by scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Manchester has revealed new insights into how cells stick to each other and to other bodily structures an essential function ... - Read More

'Bionic proteins': Nano-machines recreate protein activities

Nano
Physicists of the University of Vienna together with researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna developed nano machines which recreate principal activities of proteins They present the first versatile and modular ... - Read More

Shifting sands: Force is the key to granular state-shifting

temperature, materials, Temperature, Materials
Ever wonder why sand can both run through an hourglass like a liquid and be solid enough to support buildings It's because granular materials like sand or dirt can change their behavior or state Researchers ... - Read More
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