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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Establishment of Systems Metabolic Engineering Strategies to Develop Microbial Strains

Oct. 12, 2015 — Ten general strategies of systems metabolic engineering have been proposed by experts to successfully develop industrial microbial ... read more

Electronics Get a Power Boost With the Addition of Simple Material

Oct. 9, 2015 — Materials scientist have just discovered a way to give the workhorse transistor a big boost, using a new technique to incorporate vanadium oxide, one of a family of materials called functional ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in building protein gates for artificial nano-vesicles that become transparent only under specific conditions. The gate responds to certain pH values, triggering a reaction ... read more

Solitons Acquire Chirality

Oct. 8, 2015 — A team of Korean scientists has discovered a new class of solitons, which they named chiral ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — While the cleaning of car exhausts is among the best known applications of catalytic processes, it is only the tip of the iceberg. Practically the entire chemical industry relies on catalytic ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Researchers in Sweden have discovered that a certain bed material improves the combustion efficiency of waste and biomass while decreasing operating and maintenance costs significantly. In ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — A research team has created the exotic ring-shaped magnetic effects called skyrmions under ambient room conditions for the first time. The achievement brings skyrmions a step closer to use in ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Quasiparticles are central to energy applications but can be difficult to detect. Researchers have seen evidence of quasiparticles called negative trions forming and fading in an ultrathin layer of ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that a mere 9-trillionths-of-a-meter reduction in the length of a chemical bond dramatically boosts the reactivity of a family of molecules that helps keep humans and many ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Chemists using computational techniques to predict how nanoscale materials will behave recently made a surprising discovery about the structure of bimetallic catalysts. An imperfect surface may ... read more

Professor Solves 140-Year Fluid Mechanics Enigma

Oct. 7, 2015 — A researcher has solved a 140-year-old enigma in fluid mechanics: Why does a simple formula describe the seemingly complex physics for the behavior of elliptical particles moving through ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Researchers designed and made a material that manipulates the speed of light in a new, more effective way than previous methods, according to new ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), recently used as a power source for households in Japan, have several drawbacks such as high-cost, material degradation and long start-up time derived from high ... read more

Tellurium Electrodes Boost Lithium Batteries

Oct. 7, 2015 — Tellurium electrodes have higher energy densities and may be charged and discharged faster than conventional electrode ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Researchers compared three different drug delivery models based on ionic liquids. Scientists have developed a powerful API-IL concept to access structural diversity and dual-action pharmaceuticals. ... read more

Candle Soot Can Power the Lithium Batteries in Electric Cars

Oct. 7, 2015 — Burning a candle could be all it takes to make an inexpensive but powerful electric car battery, according to new research. The research reveals that candle soot could be used to power the kind of ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — New findings have overturned a scientific dogma that stood for decades, by showing that potassium can work with graphite in a potassium-ion battery -- a discovery that could pose a challenge and more ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — New work demonstrates an improved three-dimensional energy storage device constructed by trapping functional nanoparticles within the walls of a foam-like structure made of nanocellulose. The foam is ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — Pools of fatty molecules self-assemble around treated water droplets to create a cell-like bioreactor that could offer substantial advantages for carrying out complex synthesis processes, say ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — A single-electron transistor is an electrical device that takes advantage of a strange quantum phenomenon called tunneling to transport single electrons across a thin insulator. The device serves as ... read more

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