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Tomoyasu Mani Wins 2016 Blavatnik Regional Award for Young Scientists

Tomoyasu Mani former Goldhaber Fellow at the U S Department of Energy’s DOE Brookhaven National Laboratory and now an assistant professor in the University of Connecticut’s Department of Chemistry has received the 2016 Blavatnik Regional ... - Read More

Researchers Identify Enzyme That Removes Molecular Modifications From Transfer RNA

New research by scientists from the University of Chicago demonstrates that the mammalian enzyme ALKBH1 can remove molecular modifications from transfer RNA causing a measurable effect on protein translation in the cell The study published ... - Read More

X-Rays Reveal Artistry in an Ancient Vase

shows certain standards of aesthetic excellence The artist invested more in his work than we had given him credit for Such collaborations spark scientific innovation as well Well conserved art objects allow researchers to look ... - Read More

Nano-Spike Catalysts Convert Carbon Dioxide Directly Into Ethanol

In a new twist to waste to fuel technology scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon ... - Read More

Discovery: A new form of light

Glow in the dark stickers weird deep sea fish LED lightbulbs all have forms of luminescence In other words instead of just reflecting light they make their own Now a team of scientists from the ... - Read More

Metamaterial uses light to control its motion

Researchers have designed a device that uses light to manipulate its mechanical properties The device which was fabricated using a plasmomechanical metamaterial operates through a unique mechanism that couples its optical and mechanical resonances enabling ... - Read More

"Weighing" Atoms with Electrons

Oct 12 2016 The different elements found in nature each have their distinct isotopes For carbon there are 99 atoms of the lighter stable carbon isotope 12C for each 13C atom which has one more ... - Read More

Sir Fraser Stoddart Is Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Oct 10 2016 EVANSTON Sir Fraser Stoddart Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University today Oct 5 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry The ... - Read More

UChicago Site of Radiocarbon Dating Discovery Named Historic Landmark

not 25 000 years ago as previously believed “This radiocarbon dating method was a transformative advance to archaeology and historical studies allowing the determination of the age of archeological sites and objects without reliance on ... - Read More

Scientists Rev Up Speed of Bionic Enzyme Reactions

Oct 10 2016 Bionic enzymes got a needed boost in speed thanks to new research at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab By pairing a noble metal with a natural enzyme ... - Read More

Ames Lab Discovers Way to Make Alane a Better Hydrogen Fuel Option for Vehicles

Sep 28 2016 Scientists at the U S Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory in collaboration with several partners have discovered a less expensive more energy efficient way to produce alane – aluminum trihydride – a ... - Read More

World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector, What to Expect From the Coming Quantum Era and More in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

Hubble Finds Planet Orbiting Pair of Stars Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and a trick of nature have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting two stars in the system OGLE 2007 BLG 349 ... - Read More

In Bird Feathers, Scientists Find Hints About Color of Extinct Animals

Sep 24 2016 In order to discover the true colors of ancient animals scientists are using X rays to closely examine the chemical details of modern bird feathers The researchers were able to map elements ... - Read More

Congressional Briefing Warns of Dangers of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

To mark 25 years of research into chemicals that disrupt the body’s hormones the Endocrine Society will sponsor a Congressional briefing Sept 21 exploring the latest breakthroughs in the field The evidence is more definitive ... - Read More

Cleaning Concrete Contaminated with Chemicals

that would be too expensive ” said Tenney “We need to decontaminate it and make it safe The public has to be confident enough to come back and use the affected facility ” The project ... - Read More

Water helps assembly of biofibers that could capture sunlight

When it comes to water some materials have a split personality and some of these materials could hold the key to new ways of harnessing solar energy These small assemblies of organic molecules have parts ... - Read More

'Open Science' Paves New Pathway to Develop Malaria Drugs

was welcome to share data and collaborate by adding comments to an electronic notebook as part of the Open Source Malaria Consortium Some scientists designed and synthesized new generations of the antimalarial compounds others ran ... - Read More

Chemistry Says Moon Is Proto-Earth's Mantle, Relocated

but two have been very influential ” In the original giant impact model the impact melted a part of the Earth and the entire impactor flinging some of the melt outward like clay from a ... - Read More

Chemists Offer Enhanced 3D Look Inside Batteries

substances used to move charges between the electrodes Specifically they found that MRI images of the electrolyte became strongly distorted in the vicinity of dendrites providing a highly sensitive measure of when and where they ... - Read More

Researchers prevent, normalize tumors using light to control cell electric signals

Tufts University biologists using a frog model have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to prevent tumors from forming and normalize tumors after they have formed by using light to control electrical ... - Read More
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