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Novel 'Butterfly' Molecule Could Build New Sensors, Photoenergy Conversion Devices

Exciting new work by a Florida State University research team has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature emit white light and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions And the ... - Read More

Graphene 'droplets' open up possibilities in drug delivery, disease detection

A chance discovery about the 'wonder material' graphene already exciting scientists because of its potential uses in electronics energy storage and energy generation takes it a step closer to being used in medicine and human ... - Read More

Watching chemistry in motion: Chemical environments mapped using molecular vibrations

Scientists have long known that a molecule's behavior depends on its environment Taking advantage of this phenomenon a group of researchers at the University of Chicago developed a new technique to map microscopic environments using ... - Read More

Scientists change butterflies wing color in just six generations

Yale University scientists have chosen the most fleeting of mediums for their groundbreaking work on biomimicry They've changed the color of butterfly wings In so doing they produced the first structural color change in an ... - Read More

Biomotor discovered in many bacteria and viruses

Scientists at the University of Kentucky led by nano biotechnologist Peixuan Guo have made some critical discoveries over the past year into the operation of biomotors the molecular machines used by viruses and bacteria in ... - Read More

New prosthetic arm controlled by neural messages

A new design aims to identify the memory of movement in the amputee's brain in order to manipulate the prosthetic device Controlling a prosthetic arm by just imagining a motion may be possible through the ... - Read More

Ion duet offers tunable module for quantum simulator

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have demonstrated a pas de deux of atomic ions that combines the fine choreography of dance with precise individual control NIST's ion duet described in ... - Read More

Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

Spinach gave Popeye super strength but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists the ability to convert sunlight into a clean efficient alternative fuel Purdue University physicists are ... - Read More

Dead body feeding larvae useful in forensic investigations

Non biting blow fly Chrysomya megacephala is commonly found in dead bodies and is used in forensic investigations to determine the time of death referred to as the post mortem interval A report of synanthropic ... - Read More

Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

Quantum computers have yet to materialise Ye scientists are making progress in devising suitable means of making such computers faster One such approach relies on quantum dots a kind of artificial atom easily controlled by ... - Read More

Chemist develops X-ray vision for quality assurance

A DTU researcher has developed a method that uses X rays for the rapid identification of substances present in an indeterminate powder The new technique has the capacity to recognize advanced biological molecules such as ... - Read More

Atomic structure of key muscle component revealed

Actin is the most abundant protein in the body and when you look more closely at its fundamental role in life it's easy to see why It is the basis of most movement in the ... - Read More

How to power California with wind, water and sun

New Stanford research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices Imagine a smog free Los Angeles where electric cars ... - Read More

Removing disordered regions of shape-shifting protein explains how blood clots

In results recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS Saint Louis University scientists have discovered that removal of disordered sections of a protein's structure reveals the molecular mechanism of a key ... - Read More

Directly visualizing hydrogen bonds

Using a newly developed ultrafast femtosecond infrared light source chemists at the University of Chicago have been able to directly visualize the coordinated vibrations between hydrogen bonded molecules the first time this sort of chemical ... - Read More

Improving tumor radiation therapy: When basic ions break DNA down

Scientists now have a better understanding of how short DNA strands decompose in microseconds A European team found new fragmentation pathways that occur universally when DNA strands are exposed to metal ions from a family ... - Read More

Best-ever efficiency points to clean, green gas-diesel engine

The one cylinder test engine in the basement of a University of Wisconsin Madison lab is connected to a life support system of pipes tubes ducts and cables You might think that the engine resembles ... - Read More

Efficient structures help build a sustainable future

When envisioning a new structure engineers often have to balance design choices against the environmental impact of materials used It is estimated that 40 to 50 percent of greenhouse gases are produced by the construction ... - Read More

Study of noninvasive retinal imaging device presented at Alzheimer's conference

A noninvasive optical imaging device developed at Cedars Sinai can provide early detection of changes that later occur in the brain and are a classic sign of Alzheimer's disease according to preliminary results from investigators ... - Read More

Flashes of light on a superconductor

A study just published in Nature Communications and carried out by a collaboration of several Italian and international centres including SISSA used a technique based on applying short flashes of light to observe and analyse ... - Read More
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