In the earth and environmental sciences radioactive isotopes atom variants that decay over time play a major role in age determination A radioactive isotope of the inert gas argon 39Ar for example is used to ... - Read More
When Illinois researchers set out to investigate a method to control how DNA moves through a tiny sequencing device they did not know they were about to witness a display of molecular gymnastics Fast accurate ... - Read More
Two research teams working in the same laboratories at UNSW Australia have found distinct solutions to a critical challenge that has held back the realisation of super powerful quantum computers The teams created two types ... - Read More
An emerging class of electrically conductive plastics called radical polymers may bring low cost transparent solar cells flexible and lightweight batteries and ultrathin antistatic coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft Researchers have established the solid ... - Read More
When someone crumples a sheet of paper that usually means it's about to be thrown away But researchers have now found that crumpling a piece of graphene paper a material formed by bonding together layers ... - 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
Released 29 Sep 2014 11 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom Oak Ridge National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Sep 30 2014 A team led by the U ... - Read More
Sugar is a vital source of energy for both plants and animals alike Understanding just how sugar makes its way into the cell could lead to the design of better drugs for diabetes patients and ... - Read More
Molecules containing carbon halogen bonds are produced naturally across all kingdoms of life and constitute a large family of natural products with a broad range of biological activities The presence of halogen substituents in many ... - Read More
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are first to show the use of sound to communicate with an artificial atom They can thereby demonstrate phenomena from quantum physics with sound taking on the role of ... - Read More
Richard Feynman famously posed the question in 1959 is it possible to see and manipulate individual atoms in materials For a time his vision seemed more science fiction than science but starting with groundbreaking experiments ... - Read More
An interdisciplinary team of engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has made a discovery regarding the surface properties of graphene the Nobel prize winning material that consists of an atomically thin sheet of carbon atoms ... - Read More
A thin layer of graphene paint can make impermeable and chemically resistant coatings which could be used for packaging to keep food fresh for longer and protect metal structures against corrosion new findings from The ... - Read More
Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter The researchers are not shining light through crystal they are transforming light into ... - Read More
Using an electric prism scientists have found a new way of separating water molecules that differ only in their nuclear spin states and under normal conditions do not part ways Since water is such a ... - Read More
New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies walls and other objects Using the special properties of graphene a two ... - Read More
Glass has many applications that call for different properties such as resistance to thermal shock or to chemically harsh environments Glassmakers commonly use additives such as boron oxide to tweak these properties by changing the ... - Read More
Only recently has it become possible to accurately see the structure of a liquid Using X rays and a high tech apparatus that holds liquids without a container Kenneth Kelton PhD the Arthur Holly Compton ... - Read More
A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic The laboratory recreation of a fungus derived antibiotic viridicatumtoxin B may someday help bolster the fight against ... - Read More
By carefully controlling the position of an atomic scale diamond defect within a volume smaller than what some viruses would fill researchers have cleared a path toward better quantum computers and nanoscale sensors They describe ... - Read More
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