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Scientists demonstrate new method for harvesting energy from light

Light, Light
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a new mechanism for extracting energy from light a finding that could improve technologies for generating electricity from solar energy and lead to more efficient optoelectronic devices ... - Read More

Butterfly wings inspire new technologies: From fabrics and cosmetics to sensors

Cosmetics
A new study has revealed that the stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly could expand the range of innovative technologies Scientific lessons learnt from these butterflies have already inspired designs of new ... - Read More

Electronic Shrink Wrap for the Heart and Other Topics at the American Chemical Society Meeting

Electronic sutures that monitor surgical incisions for healing and infection Electronic films that cling to the heart like shrink wrap monitoring and regulating the heartbeat and alerting the patient and cardiologist when medical attention is ... - Read More

Chemists Develop New Approaches to Understanding Disturbing Trends Near Earth's Surface

Chemists who are members of the American Chemical Society ACS collaborating with scientists from other fields through the University of California San Diego UCSD Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment CAICE have ... - Read More

Droplet Digital PCR enables reproducible quantification of microRNA biomarkers

A study published online in Nature Methods today demonstrated that Droplet Digital PCR ddPCR™ technology can be used to precisely and reproducibly quantify microRNA miRNA in plasma and serum across different days paving the way ... - Read More

Bismuth-carrying nanotubes show promise for CT scans

cells, cells
Scientists at Rice University have trapped bismuth in a nanotube cage to tag stem cells for X ray tracking Bismuth is probably best known as the active element in a popular stomach settling elixir and ... - Read More

Purple Sweet Potatoes Among 'New Naturals' for Food and Beverage Colors

exhibited potent antioxidant activities Degradation of chlorogenic acid quinic acid and caffeic acid upon heat treatment produced additional antioxidants in roasted coffees The results suggest that continuous ingestion of antioxidants by habitual coffee drinkers has ... - Read More

Blue-green algae a five-tool player in converting waste to fuel

In the baseball world a superstar can do five things exceptionally well hit hit for power run throw and field said Fuzhong Zhang In the parallel universe of the microbiological world there is a current ... - Read More

Researchers Find Promising New Angle for Drugs to Prevent Stroke and Heart Attack

a side effect that is particularly troublesome when these drugs are used to prevent thrombosis in people undergoing heart surgery “There’s still room for improvement in terms of making an ideal drug that can block ... - Read More

Imaging: A brighter future for cell tracking

A research team in Asia has developed a method for tracking or 'tracing' cells that overcomes the limitations of existing methods The team's fluorescent organic tracers will provide researchers with a non invasive tool to ... - Read More

Combination of two imaging techniques allows new insights into brain function

The ability to measure brain functions non invasively is important both for clinical diagnoses and research in Neurology and Psychology Two main imaging techniques are used positron emission tomography PET which reveals metabolic processes in ... - Read More

How quickly can a bacterium grow? E. coli can replicate close to thermodynamic limits of efficiency

Replication, Heat
All living things must obey the laws of physics including the second law of thermodynamics which states that the universe's disorder or entropy can only grow Highly ordered cells and organisms appear to contradict this ... - Read More

RNA double helix structure identified using synchrotron light

Light, Structure, Structure, Light
When Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the double helical structure of deoxyribonucleic acid DNA in 1953 their findings began a genetic revolution to map study and sequence the building blocks of living organisms DNA ... - Read More

3-D graphene: Solar cells' new platinum?

cells, cells
One of the most promising types of solar cells has a few drawbacks A scientist at Michigan Technological University may have overcome one of them Dye sensitized solar cells are thin flexible easy to make ... - Read More

Peering into the heart of aquatic embryo development

Aquatic
Scientists using a pioneering bio imaging system to record simultaneously the development of hundreds of aquatic embryos have discovered significant parent offspring similarities in the timing and sequence of that development Researchers at Plymouth University ... - Read More

Better insight into molecular interactions

Molecular, molecular
How exactly atoms and molecules in biochemical solutions or at solid liquid interfaces do interact is a question of great importance Answers will provide insights at processes in catalysts smart functional materials and even physiological ... - Read More

Lab-made complexes are 'sun sponges'

Light, Light
A ring of protein and pigments half synthetic and half natural can be used to quickly prototype light harvesting antennas that absorb more sunlight than fully natural ones In diagrams it looks like a confection ... - Read More

Drug delivery: Why gold nanoparticles can penetrate cell walls

Cells are very good at protecting their precious contents and as a result it's very difficult to penetrate their membrane walls to deliver drugs nutrients or biosensors without damaging or destroying the cell One effective ... - Read More

Two become one with the 3-D NanoChemiscope: Unique surface analysis instrument

Surface analysis, Analysis
The 3D NanoChemiscope is a miracle of state of the art analysis technology As a further development of well known microscopic and mass spectroscopic methods it maps the physical and chemical surfaces of materials down ... - Read More

A crystal of a different color: One chemical forms two colors of crystals, sheds insight on agostic bonds important in industrial catalysis

Crystals, Crystal
Chemists have unexpectedly made two differently colored crystals one orange the other blue from one chemical in the same flask while studying a special kind of molecular connection called an agostic bond The discovery reported ... - Read More
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