Increasing the oil content of plant biomass could help fulfill the nation's increasing demand for renewable energy feedstocks But many of the details of how plant leaves make and break down oils have remained a ... - Read More
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to Eric Betzig of Janelia Farm Research Campus Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn VA USA Stefan W Hell ... - Read More
A future where electricity comes mostly from low carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand but will significantly reduce air pollution a study published in the 6 October Proceedings of the ... - Read More
Imagine being able to tune the properties of a solid material just by flashing pulses of light on it for example turning an insulator into a superconductor That is just one potential payoff down the ... - Read More
About one fifth of Earth's atmosphere is oxygen pumped out by green plants as a result of photosynthesis and used by most living things on the planet to keep our metabolisms running But before the ... - Read More
New theoretical physics models could help us better grasp the atmospheric chemistry of ozone depletion Indeed understanding photoabsorption of nitrous oxide N2O a process which involves the transfer of the energy of a photon to ... - Read More
Plants that come under attack from pathogens have an automatic immune response Fungi get around this plant immunity by injecting proteins into the host plant cells These 'effector proteins' enable the fungi to escape the ... - Read More
Is it a solar cell Or a rechargeable battery Actually the patent pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both the world's first solar battery In the October 3 2014 issue of the ... - Read More
The world's fiber optic network spans more than 550 000 miles of undersea cable that transmits e mail websites and other packets of data between continents all at the speed of light A rip or ... - Read More
For hundreds of years biologists have studied cells through the lens of a microscope With a little help from a team of engineers at Drexel University these scientists could soon be donning 3 D glasses ... - Read More
Scientists have taken pictures of the BRCA2 protein for the first time showing how it works to repair damaged DNA Mutations in the gene that encodes BRCA2 are well known for raising the risk of ... - Read More
A new crystallographic technique developed at the University of Leeds is set to transform scientists' ability to observe how molecules work A research paper published in the journal Nature Methods on October 5 describes a ... - Read More
Released 6 Oct 2014 10 20 AM EDTSource Newsroom Georgia Institute of Technology more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Angewandte Chemie CBET 1134398Oct 7 2014 Anyone who ... - Read More
Nanocomposite oxide ceramics have potential uses as ferroelectrics fast ion conductors and nuclear fuels and for storing nuclear waste generating a great deal of scientific interest on the structure properties and applications of these blended ... - Read More
A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it's simply time to put on some skin moisturizer reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois ... - Read More
The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material's spectrum of absorption just right It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach ... - Read More
Using a bio mimicking analog of one of nature's most efficient light harvesting structures blades of grass an international research team led by Alejandro Briseno of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has taken a major ... - Read More
Chemicals released into the air by oil and gas exploration extraction and related activities can spark reactions that lead to high levels of ozone in wintertime high enough to exceed federal health standards according to ... - Read More
A Duke University team has found that nanoparticles called single walled carbon nanotubes accumulate quickly in the bottom sediments of an experimental wetland setting an action they say could indirectly damage the aquatic food chain ... - Read More
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