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May 30, 2015

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May 30, 2015

May 29, 2015 — An international research team’s theoretical simulation of the synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes has revealed important details of the mechanisms at play. This could lead to better ways ... read more

Using Carbon Nanotubes to Improve Bio-Oil Refining

May 29, 2015 — New catalyst structures based on multi-walled carbon nanotubes are set to make the refining of commodity chemicals and fuels from bio-oil more ... read more

Manipulating Cell Membranes Using Nanotubes

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed a targeted method for opening up cell membranes in order to deliver drugs to, or manipulate the genes of, individual ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed a waste-free and cost-effective approach for preparing complex organic molecules and revealing the physical nature of the processes that control the direction of chemical ... read more

Testing for Tuberculosis Reliably and Quickly

May 28, 2015 — Researchers have developed a simple diagnostic test to quickly and reliably detect tuberculosis in ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Scientists have been researching the process of laser pulse filamentation -- the effect produced when a laser beam propagating in air focuses into a filament. The researchers discovered how this ... read more

Recharging Electric Vehicles in Private

May 27, 2015 — An electronic payment system developed in Singapore will protect the privacy of customers recharging their electric ... read more

May 27, 2015 — An international scientific team has successfully created a three-dimensional model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer. Their model could ultimately help discover new drugs and cast new light ... read more

Making Good Use of Social Media

May 27, 2015 — Researchers are extracting useful information from billions of social media posts to support businesses, governments and healthcare ... read more

Devices Designed to Identify Pathogens in Food

May 27, 2015 — A new tool could detect whether a product is free of microorganisms like E. coli or ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Engineers have created tiny acoustic vortices and used them to grip and spin microscopic particles suspended in ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Hybrid cars have been a success. The shipping industry is now moving in the same green ... read more

Understanding How Cells Follow Electric Fields

May 28, 2015 — Weak electric fields may be important in guiding cells into wounds to heal them. Researchers have developed a screen to search for genes linked to electrotaxis, the ability to move in response to ... read more

May 28, 2015 — A portable, finger-probe device successfully measured liver function in brain dead adult organ donors, a finding that could change the way organs are assessed and save thousands of dollars per ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Physicists have conducted the most precise and controlled measurements yet of the interaction between the atoms and molecules that comprise air and the type of carbon surface used in battery ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Elemental particles that transmit both heat and sound -- known as acoustic phonons -- also have magnetic properties and can, therefore, be controlled by magnets, even for materials thought to be ... read more

May 27, 2015 — A three-dimensional imaging technique often used in the automotive and aerospace industries for accurate measurement may be useful to measure the efficacy of injectable wrinkle reducers such as Botox ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Researchers have developed a software platform designed to manage and control devices for “Internet of Things” (IoT) systems. The platform can be tailored for everything from city management ... read more

May 28, 2015 — After years of research decoding the complex structure and production of spider silk, researchers have now succeeded in producing samples of this exceptionally strong and resilient material in the ... read more

Innovative Components Pave Way for Cheaper Wind Energy

May 28, 2015 — Wind turbines began cropping up across the landscapes of Spain and Germany in the 1990s'. These two countries have the highest wind energy production in the EU. But according to the Global Wind ... read more

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