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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Nov. 26, 2015 — Researchers will develop new synthesis processes for long-chain molecules in order to characterize and construct them with so far unreached precision. This will result in an innovative leap in a ... read more

Shedding Light on Oil Behaviors Before the Next Spill

Nov. 25, 2015 — There are still critical research gaps hampering efforts to both assess the environmental impacts of crude oil spills and to effectively remediate them, a Canadian, comprehensive scientific report ... read more

Discovery Could Open Door to Frozen Preservation of Tissues, Whole Organs

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new approach to 'vitrification,' or ice-free cryopreservation, has been discovered, which could ultimately allow a much wider use of extreme cold to preserve tissues and even organs for ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Swimming in a pool of syrup would be difficult for most people, but for bacteria like E. coli, it's easier than swimming in water. Scientists have known for decades that these cells move faster ... read more

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

Nov. 23, 2015 — Bombarding and stretching an important industrial catalyst opens up tiny holes on its surface where atoms can attach and react, greatly increasing its activity as a promoter of chemical reactions, ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Taking inspiration from water beetles and other swimming insects, academics have developed the Row-bot, a robot that thrives in dirty water. The Row-bot mimics the way that the water boatman moves ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — A process to remove contaminants from oil sands wastewater has been found by researchers, which uses only sunlight and nanoparticles. They report that the process is more effective and inexpensive ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — The need for low-cost portable devices to measure substances of medical or biological interest (blood sugar levels, for instance) is growing, primarily within the health sector, though also areas ... 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

Salty Solution Found for Better, Safer Batteries

Nov. 19, 2015 — A groundbreaking 'Water-in-Salt' aqueous Lithium ion battery technology has been created by a group of researchers, which could provide power, efficiency and longevity comparable to ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Two new catalysts have been developed as effective treatment of tap water. With these catalysts, researchers intend to eliminate harmful chlorine ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Chemists have created a new material that combines the flexibility of polymer gels with the rigid structure provided by metal-based clusters. The new gels could be well-suited for a range of possible ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists are using a class of materials called organometal halide perovskites to build a highly functioning ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — A newly developed, simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor holds promise for the design of new diagnostic strategies and, potentially, for the prognosis and treatment of pancreatic and other ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Though they're not quite ready for boarding a lá "Fantastic Voyage," nanoscale submarines are proving themselves ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — An innovative new coating that could be used to improve medical devices and implants, thanks to a 'goo' thought to be have been home to the building blocks of ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — High-performance lithium ion batteries face a major problem: Lithium will eventually start to run out as batteries are deployed in electric cars and stationary storage units. Researchers have now ... read more

High Durability, Efficiency of 1 Cm2 Size Perovskite Solar Cells

Nov. 13, 2015 — A research group has improved the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of perovskite solar cells to over 16% while employing cells that were greater than 1 cm<sup>2</sup>. The high ... read more

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