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Sequencing at seaSequencing at sea

Study reveals immune system is dazed and confused during spaceflightStudy reveals immune system is dazed and confused during spaceflight

800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems

A breakthrough in imaging gold nanoparticles to atomic resolution by electron microscopyA breakthrough in imaging gold nanoparticles to atomic resolution by electron microscopy

Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomicsEvolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics

Bombarded by explosive waves of information, scientists review new ways to process and analyze Big DataBombarded by explosive waves of information, scientists review new ways to process and analyze Big Data

Key to speed? Elite sprinters are unlike other athletes -- deliver forceful punch to groundKey to speed? Elite sprinters are unlike other athletes -- deliver forceful punch to ground

Study: Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth than previously thoughtStudy: Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth than previously thought

Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesisHot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis

Proteins: New class of materials discoveredProteins: New class of materials discovered

Abusive leadership infects entire teamAbusive leadership infects entire team

Stem cells reveal how illness-linked genetic variation affects neuronsStem cells reveal how illness-linked genetic variation affects neurons

Zombie ant fungi manipulate hosts to die on the 'doorstep' of the colonyZombie ant fungi manipulate hosts to die on the 'doorstep' of the colony

Study suggests hatha yoga boosts brain function in older adultsStudy suggests hatha yoga boosts brain function in older adults

Program earns kudos for improving grades, retaining studentsProgram earns kudos for improving grades, retaining students

Common household chemicals decrease reproduction in mice, study findsCommon household chemicals decrease reproduction in mice, study finds

Has the puzzle of rapid climate change in the last ice age been solved?Has the puzzle of rapid climate change in the last ice age been solved?

Lithium-based neutron detector named among Top 100 technologies of the yearLithium-based neutron detector named among Top 100 technologies of the year

A self-organizing thousand-robot swarmA self-organizing thousand-robot swarm

Diamonds are a quantum computer's best friendDiamonds are a quantum computer's best friend

Crash-testing rivetsCrash-testing rivets

Scientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilingsScientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilings

Geography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economyGeography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economy

Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birdsShrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds

A healthy lifestyle adds years to lifeA healthy lifestyle adds years to life

Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?

Strict diet suspends development, doubles lifespan of wormsStrict diet suspends development, doubles lifespan of worms

Identified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonationIdentified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonation

Copied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithmsCopied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithms

Chemistry News

The power of salt (8/30/2014)

An MIT study investigates power generation from the meeting of river water and seawater. ...> Full Article


Bubbling down: Discovery suggests surprising uses for common bubbles (8/29/2014)

Bubbling down: Discovery suggests surprising uses for common bubblesIn a finding with scientific and industrial applications, Princeton researchers find that bursting bubbles can push tiny particles down into a liquid as well as up into the air. ...> Full Article


Organic photovoltaic cells of the future (8/29/2014)

Organic photovoltaic cells of the futureOrganic photovoltaic cells -- a type of solar cell that uses polymeric materials to capture sunlight -- show tremendous promise as energy conversion devices, thanks to key attributes such as flexibility and low-cost production, but have complex power conversion processes. To maneuver around this problem, researchers have developed a method to determine the absolute value of the charge formation efficiency. The secret of their method is the combination of two types of spectroscopy. ...> Full Article


Researchers block plant hormone (8/29/2014)

Researchers block plant hormoneA small molecule inhibits jasmonic acid and helps to explain its effects. ...> Full Article


Recycling old batteries into solar cells (8/28/2014)

An environmental twofer could recycle lead batteries to make solar cells. ...> Full Article


Scripps Research Institute chemists uncover powerful new click chemistry reactivity (8/27/2014)

Scripps Research Institute chemists uncover powerful new click chemistry reactivityChemists led by Nobel laureate K. Barry Sharpless at The Scripps Research Institute have used his click chemistry to uncover unprecedented, powerful reactivity for making new drugs, diagnostics, plastics, smart materials and many other products. ...> Full Article


Novel chip-based platform could simplify measurements of single molecules (8/26/2014)

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a new approach for studying single molecules and nanoparticles by combining electrical and optical measurements on an integrated chip-based platform. In a paper published July 9 in Nano Letters, the researchers reported using the device to distinguish viruses from similarly sized nanoparticles with 100 percent fidelity. ...> Full Article


Engineer turns metal into glass (8/25/2014)

Materials scientists have long sought to form glass from pure, monoatomic metals. Scott X. Mao and colleagues did it. Their paper, 'Formation of Monoatomic Metallic Glasses Through Ultrafast Liquid Quenching,' was recently published online in Nature. ...> Full Article


Copper foam turns carbon dioxide into useful chemicals (8/24/2014)

Copper foam turns carbon dioxide into useful chemicalsScientists at Brown University's Center for Capture and Conversion of Carbon Dioxide have discovered that copper foam could provide a new way of converting excess carbon dioxide into useful industrial chemicals. ...> Full Article


Foam favorable for oil extraction (8/24/2014)

Foam favorable for oil extractionRice University researchers demonstrate that foam may be a superior fluid to displace and extract tough-to-reach oil. ...> Full Article


Therapy for ultraviolet laser beams: Hydrogen-treated fibers (8/23/2014)

Therapy for ultraviolet laser beams: Hydrogen-treated fibersScientists have known for years that hydrogen can alter the performance of optical fibers, which are often used to transmit or even generate laser light in optical devices. Now NIST researchers have put this to practical use to make optical fibers that transmit stable, high-power ultraviolet laser light for hundreds of hours without damage. ...> Full Article


Researchers prove stability of wonder material silicene (8/23/2014)

An international team of researchers has taken a significant step towards understanding the fundamental properties of the two-dimensional material silicene by showing that it can remain stable in the presence of oxygen. ...> Full Article


Scientists enhance synthesis of chromium dioxide (100) epitaxial thin film growth (8/22/2014)

Scientists enhance synthesis of chromium dioxide (100) epitaxial thin film growthHigh quality CrO2 film on the (100)-oriented TiO2 substrate was fabricated by using a simple route under ambient pressures. The film shows preferential orientation along (100) direction and has a Curie temperature Tc = 396 K. The resistivity of the film is studied down to about 0.6 K and can be fitted with ρ(T)=ρ0+AT2exp(-Δ/T). The magnetization of the film becomes saturated in a relatively low field and follows Bloch's T3/2 law. ...> Full Article


Origami could lead to exotic materials, tiny transformers (8/21/2014)

Embracing the pleats, creases and tucks of the Japanese art of decorative paper folding, Cornell University researchers are uncovering how origami principles could lead to exotic materials, soft robots and even tiny transformers. Publishing online in the journal Science Aug. 8. ...> Full Article


Researchers uncover novel process for creation of fuel and chemical compounds (8/20/2014)

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified the genes and enzymes that create a promising compound -- the 19 carbon furan-containing fatty acid (19Fu-FA). The compound has a variety of potential uses as a biological alternative for compounds currently derived from fossil fuels. ...> Full Article

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The power of salt

Bubbling down: Discovery suggests surprising uses for common bubblesBubbling down: Discovery suggests surprising uses for common bubbles

Organic photovoltaic cells of the futureOrganic photovoltaic cells of the future

Researchers block plant hormoneResearchers block plant hormone

Recycling old batteries into solar cells

Scripps Research Institute chemists uncover powerful new click chemistry reactivityScripps Research Institute chemists uncover powerful new click chemistry reactivity

Novel chip-based platform could simplify measurements of single molecules

Engineer turns metal into glass

Copper foam turns carbon dioxide into useful chemicalsCopper foam turns carbon dioxide into useful chemicals

Foam favorable for oil extractionFoam favorable for oil extraction

Therapy for ultraviolet laser beams: Hydrogen-treated fibersTherapy for ultraviolet laser beams: Hydrogen-treated fibers

Researchers prove stability of wonder material silicene

Scientists enhance synthesis of chromium dioxide (100) epitaxial thin film growthScientists enhance synthesis of chromium dioxide (100) epitaxial thin film growth

Origami could lead to exotic materials, tiny transformers

Researchers uncover novel process for creation of fuel and chemical compounds



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