The ultrafast ultrabright X ray pulses of the Linac Coherent Light Source LCLS have enabled unprecedented views of a catalyst in action an important step in the effort to develop cleaner and more efficient energy ... - Read More
Earth is the only known planet that holds water in massive quantities and in all three of the main phase states But the earthly omnipresent compound water has very unusual properties that become particularly evident ... - Read More
For years researchers have developed thin films of bismuth telluride Bi2Te3 which converts heat into electricity or electricity to cooling on top of gallium arsenide GaAs to create cooling devices for electronics But while they ... - Read More
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST and the University of Maryland College Park have built a practical high efficiency nanostructured electron source Described in the journal Nanotechnology this new patent pending ... - Read More
Researchers at the Ruhr Universität Bochum have developed a new method for attaching proteins to the surface of germanium crystals for the first time also membrane proteins This enables time resolved tracking of the interactions ... - Read More
An explanation has been proposed for the way in which ordered structures arise in cell membranes Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam have discovered how complex compounds of sugar ... - Read More
Fungi serve as a kind of natural cleaning crew for the ecosystem They form enzymes that can degrade hazardous substances converting natural as well as human made toxins into harmless compounds For instance they can ... - Read More
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
Tiny particles of titanium dioxide are found as key ingredients in wall paints sunscreens and toothpaste they act as reflectors of light or as abrasives However with decreasing particle size and a corresponding change in ... - Read More
Organic electronics has already hit the market in smart phone displays and holds great promise for future applications like flexible electroluminescent foils a potential replacement for conventional light bulbs or solar cells that convert sunlight ... - Read More
In a sweeping review of the field of bio inspired engineering and biomimicry in the Feb 15 issue of the journal Science two engineers at the University of California San Diego identify three characteristics of ... - Read More
Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz JGU have confirmed the original model of the molecular structure of water and have thus made it possible to resolve a long standing scientific controversy about the structure of ... - Read More
Metals contained in nanoparticles can enter into the food chain Scientists have for the first time traced the nanoparticles taken up from the soil by crop plants and analysed the chemical states of their metallic ... - Read More
Released 1 29 2013 12 20 PM ESTSource Newsroom University of Washington more news from this source Jan 30 2013 Researchers employing a century old observational technique have determined the precise configuration of humulones substances ... - Read More
A non invasive method that makes it possible to observe in situ how assemblies of lipids are oriented in biological tissues and which does not require any labeling or preparation has been developed by physicists ... - Read More
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