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July 5, 2015

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July 5, 2015

'Invisible' Protein Structure Explains the Power of Enzymes

July 3, 2015 — A research group has managed to capture and describe a protein structure that, until now, has been impossible to study. The discovery lays the base for developing designed enzymes as catalysts to new ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have identified a system that could store quantum information for longer times, which is critical for the future of quantum ... read more

Implantable 'Artificial Pancreas' Could Help Diabetes Patients Control Their Blood Sugar

July 1, 2015 — Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. The development of an implantable "artificial pancreas" that continuously ... read more

July 1, 2015 — A materials science and engineering team has developed a new energy cell that can store large-scale solar energy even when it's ... read more

Clues to Inner Atomic Life from Subtle Light-Emission Shifts

July 1, 2015 — Hyperfine structure of light absorption by short-lived cadmium atom isotopes reveals characteristics of the nucleus that matter for high precision detection methods. Atoms absorb and emit light of ... read more

Improving Insulation Materials, Down to Wetting Crossed Fibers

July 1, 2015 — Scientists model the manner in which a liquid wets fibers, gaining useful insights for improving glass wool properties. Sandcastles are a prime example of how adding a small amount of liquid to a ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Building on a unique idea, scientists have developed a cost-effective new method for converting and storing solar energy into ... read more

Controlling Liquids at Micro and Nano Scales

July 1, 2015 — From targeted drug delivery to the self-assembly of nano robots, new research is using super-sized atoms to reveal the behavior of liquids in microscopic ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Snake skin inspired surfaces smash records, providing an astonishing 40 percent friction reduction in tests of high performance materials. These new surfaces could improve the reliability of ... read more

Chemists Characterize 3-D Macroporous Hydrogels

June 30, 2015 — Chemists have developed two novel methods to characterize 3-D macroporous hydrogels -- materials that hold great promise for developing 'smart' responsive materials that can be used for ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical ... read more

June 30, 2015 — A new study of hydrogen storage material magnesium hydride reveals path to better performance, possibly paving way toward better future fuel ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Seeking a better way to identify faulty energy infrastructure before it fails, researchers are using subatomic particles called muons to analyze the thickness of concrete slabs and metal pipes. Their ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Tiny gel particles that can perform the same essential functions as platelets have been developed by researchers. The particles could one day be used to control excessive bleeding following traumatic ... read more

New Method of Quantum Entanglement Packs Vastly More Data in a Photon

June 30, 2015 — Electrical engineers have demonstrated a new way to harness light particles, or photons, that are connected to each other and act in unison no matter how far apart they are -- a phenomenon known as ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Three-dimensional imaging of plant branching structures is allowing researchers to see how exactly their internal tissues respond under stress, giving new insights into the design of potential new ... read more

Exploreing 3-D Printing for Oral, Dental Tissue Engineering

June 29, 2015 — A case report has been released on the first application of a 3-D printed scaffold for periodontal tissue engineering in a human patient, along with a review of 3-D printing for oral and craniofacial ... read more

Physicists Shatter Stubborn Mystery of How Glass Forms

June 29, 2015 — Scientists have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem that has stumped scientists for ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Making carbon-carbon bonds continues to be an important strategy to synthesize useful pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and organic materials. Chemists have now expanded the scope of a Nobel ... read more

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