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November 25, 2015

Nov. 24, 2015 — A metal-free process has been developed for the rapid synthesis of elusive small-molecule catalysts that promise to speed the making of novel chemicals, including ... read more

Taking Care of Old Oil Wells

Nov. 24, 2015 — Thousands of old offshore oil wells will have to be plugged to prevent them leaking, an expensive exercise. Researchers are now proposing a solution that may offer some relief for what is a major ... read more

Innovative Reports to Help Utility Regulators, Policymakers and Electric Industry

Nov. 23, 2015 — The electric industry in the U.S. is undergoing significant changes for a number of reasons, including new and improved technologies, changing customer desires, low load growth in many regions, and ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Thermal expansion has now been measured at low temperatures for future space missions. The results of the project are of importance for further space missions that have already been planned, such as ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Scientists are warning of the risks that seismic surveys may pose to sea turtles. Widely used in marine oil and gas exploration, seismic surveys use airguns to produce sound waves that penetrate the ... read more

Oily Waste With Natural Radionuclides: Stimulates or Inhibits Soil Bacterial Community?

Nov. 23, 2015 — Researchers have revealed both structural and functional changes of the microbial community resistant to and able to decompose oily wastes in soil. The experiment was dedicated to measuring carbon ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new technology that uses an oscillating electric field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nanoparticles from blood has been developed by a team of engineers. The technology could serve as ... read more

Breakthrough Allows Tracking of Single Molecules in 3-D With Nanoscale Accuracy

Nov. 23, 2015 — An innovative approach to calibrating high-tech microscopes enables researchers to track the movement of single molecules in 3-D at the nanoscale. Tracking how molecules move, form shapes and ... read more

Out of School and Into Debt? Calls for Teens to Better Understad on Money Matters

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new study has found school leavers and first-year university students don't know how to manage a car loan, repay credit cards or figure out mobile phone ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Although today's pacemakers are lifesaving electronic devices, they are limited by their artificial nature. For example, the devices require regular maintenance, must be replaced periodically, ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated that macroscopic entanglement can be generated at room temperature and in a small magnetic ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Physicists have used ultracold atoms to imitate the behavior of electrons in a solid. Researchers have devised a new way to study the phenomenon of magnetism. Using ultracold atoms at near absolute ... read more

Ground-Breaking Research Could Challenge Underlying Principles of Physics

Nov. 20, 2015 — An international team of physicists has published ground-breaking research on the decay of subatomic particles called kaons - which could change how scientists understand the formation of the ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Scientists have discovered new evidence to support the development of scalable and secure high rate quantum ... read more

3D Imaging Sheds New Light on 250 Million Year Old Fossil

Nov. 20, 2015 — A new study has used high-resolution imaging techniques to reinterpret fossilized bones first encountered in northeast Italy in ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Virtual reality has potential to revolutionize some aspects of medicine and healthcare. Several medical specialties are already using it to train physicians and assist diagnosis and it also has ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Atomic-level imaging of catalysts could help manufacturers lower the cost and improve the performance of emission-free fuel cell ... read more

Greater Potential for Transport in Climate Mitigation

Nov. 19, 2015 — The transport sector has the potential to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases in half by 2050, according to a new analysis. Given the continuing drop in battery prices, electric drives have ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — The complete genetic makeup of a species of ecologically important algae, which may aid in biofuel production, has been sequenced by scientists. This is only the second time that researchers have ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — A new injectable “biogel” is effective in delivering anti-cancer agents directly into cancerous tumours and killing them. This technology has already been successfully tested in the laboratory. ... read more

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