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April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

Apr. 22, 2015 — As computers continue to shrink -- moving from desks and laps to hands and wrists -- memory has to become smaller, stable and more energy conscious. A group of researchers is trying to do just that ... read more

Soy: It's Good for Eating, Baking -- And Cleaning Up Crude Oil Spills

Apr. 22, 2015 — If you've studied ingredient labels on food packaging, you've probably noticed that soy lecithin is in a lot of products, ranging from buttery spreads to chocolate cake. Scientists have now ... read more

Nanoparticle Drug Reverses Parkinson's-Like Symptoms in Rats

Apr. 22, 2015 — As baby boomers age, the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease is expected to increase. Patients who develop this disease usually start experiencing symptoms around age 60 or ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Chemists have created a device that generates and detects terahertz waves over a wide spectral range with extreme precision, allowing it to be used as an unparalleled tool for measuring terahertz ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Engineers have discovered a method to increase the amount of electric charge that can be stored in graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The research may provide a better understanding of how ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers have unveiled an important step in the conversion of light into storable energy: They have studied the formation of so-called polarons in zinc oxide. The pseudoparticles travel through ... read more

Invisible Inks Could Help Foil Counterfeiters of All Kinds

Apr. 22, 2015 — Scientists have invented sophisticated fluorescent inks that one day could be used as multicolored barcodes for consumers to authenticate products often counterfeited. Snap a photo with your ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Enzymes, the micro machines in our cells, can evolve to perform new tasks when confronted with novel situations. But what if you want an enzyme to do an entirely different job -- one that it would ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — With a tag, an anchor and a cage that can be unlocked with light, chemists have devised a simple, modular system that can locate proteins at the membrane of a ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a way to easily and effectively fasten proteins to nanoparticles -- essentially an arranged marriage -- by simply mixing them together. The biotechnology is in its ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Physicists have used a new quantum model to reveal the molecular structure of water's liquid ... read more

Understanding Thermo-Mechanical Properties of a New Class of Materials

Apr. 17, 2015 — Scientists describe how an accurate statistical description of heterogeneous particulate materials, which is used within statistical micromechanics theories, governs the overall thermo-mechanical ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — An international research team has investigated the electronic properties of the family of unconventional superconductors based on fullerenes which have the highest known superconducting critical ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — Researchers have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt. They have shown they can ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — A group of engineers have created technology to recover and purify, either seawater or wastewater from households, hotels, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, regardless of the content ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — The key to better cell phones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — By combining biocompatible light-capturing nanowire arrays with select bacterial populations, a potentially game-changing new artificial photosynthesis system offers a win/win situation for the ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Double-walled carbon nanotubes have unique electronic properties that may someday be tuned for semiconducting applications or for strong, highly conductive nanotube fibers, according to ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Scientists have developed the concept of protein adaptor based nano-object assembly (PABNOA). PABNOA makes it possible to assemble gold nanoparticles in various structures with the help of ... read more

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