Inspired by natural materials such as bone a matrix of minerals and other substances including living cells MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials such as gold nanoparticles ... - Read More
This alternative approach to creating artificial organic molecules called bioretrosynthesis was first proposed four years ago by Brian Bachmann associate professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University Now Bachmann and a team of collaborators report that ... - Read More
Synthetic diamond crystals are of interest to many industrial sectors Their unique properties make them a suitable material for numerous applications including lenses for high energy laser optics X ray radiation detectors and ophthalmological scalpels ... - Read More
The experimental and numerical study of the behaviour of polymers in concentrated solutions is a line of research that is still highly active In the past it enabled us to understand why materials like rubber ... - Read More
Scientists of the KIT and the University of Kiev have produced an antibiotic whose biological activity can be controlled with light Thanks to the robust diarylethene photoswitch the antimicrobial effect of the peptide mimetic can ... - Read More
A research study participated in by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid UC3M has discovered that nanometric size foam structures follow the same universal laws as does soap lather small bubbles disappear in favor of the ... - Read More
Fashion designers pattern makers and tailors produce new collections using computer programs The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD in Darmstadt is working with partners on connecting both worlds so the design process can ... - Read More
We don't often think of them in these terms but our brains global financial markets and groups of friends are all examples of different kinds of complex networks or systems And unlike the kind of ... - Read More
Small protein fragments also called peptides are promising as drugs because they can be designed for very specific functions inside living cells Insulin and the HIV drug Fuzeon are some of the earliest successful examples ... - Read More
Oriol Cusola a 29 year old researcher from Lleida has patented a new aqueous compound to functionalise or modify the properties of paper and any other cellulosic material The compound uses natural enzymes instead of ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and University of Sydney are confident their new reaserach results will make significant differences to the calculations of surface tension of water used by the next generation of atmospheric ... - Read More
A new kind of single dose vaccine that comes in a nasal spray and doesn't require refrigeration could dramatically alter the public health landscape get more people vaccinated around the world and address the looming ... - Read More
Thermal conduction is a familiar everyday phenomenon In a hot sauna for instance you can sit comfortably on a wooden bench that has a temperature of 100C 212F but if you touch a metallic nail ... - Read More
The term a brighter future might be a cliché but in the case of ultra small probes for lighting up individual proteins it is now most appropriate Researchers at the U S Department of Energy ... - Read More
Plants have many valuable functions They provide food and fuel release the oxygen that we breathe and add beauty to our surroundings Now a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful ... - Read More
Sunlight plus a common titanium pigment might be the secret recipe for ridding pharmaceuticals pesticides and other potentially harmful pollutants from drinking water Scientists combined several high tech components to make an easy to use ... - Read More
A waste product from making paper could yield a safer greener alternative to the potentially harmful chemical BPA now banned from baby bottles but still used in many plastics Scientists made the BPA alternative from ... - Read More
When it comes to analyzing cell components or body fluids or developing new medications there is no way around mass spectrometry Mass spectrometry is a highly sensitive method of measurement that has been used for ... - Read More
A new fully mobile solution for offloading natural gas from ships to land may lead to increased distribution to new markets around the world International demand for natural gas is high and there are plentiful ... - Read More
Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and Reading University have demonstrated that after over 1 500 years frozen in Antarctic ice moss can come back to life and continue to grow For the first time ... - Read More
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