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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 2016

Chemical Cages: New Technique Advances Synthetic Biology

Feb. 10, 2016 — A clever means of localizing and confining enzymes and the substrate molecules they bind with has been presented by researchers, speeding up reactions essential for life ... read more

Why Not Recycled Concrete?

Feb. 8, 2016 — From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles, products made from recycled materials permeate our lives. One notable exception is building materials. Why can’t we recycle concrete from our ... read more

Scientists Create Laser-Activated Superconductor

Feb. 8, 2016 — Shining lasers at superconductors can make them work at higher temperatures, suggests new findings from an international team of ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — Scientists have created a crystal structure that boosts the interaction between tiny bursts of light and individual electrons, an advance that could be a significant step toward establishing quantum ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — How information is transferred from biological molecules to crystalline surfaces could pave the way for the development of new drugs and other synthetic ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — A new way to generate very low-resistance electric current in a new class of materials has been discovered by scientists. The discovery, which relies on the separation of right- and ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — The interaction of thermal energy from the environment with motional degrees of freedom is well known and often referred to as Brownian motion (also thermal motion). But in the case of polar ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — A new study sheds light on unique property of 2-D materials -- ability to shield chemical interactions at the molecular level. Discovery of shielding effect allows scientists to control reactivity of ... read more

Clean Energy from Water

Feb. 8, 2016 — Fuel cells generate electrical energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen. To obtain clean energy, the splitting of water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen is critical. ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — In the one-dimensional (1-D), various exotic phenomena are predicted that are totally different from those in the 3-D world in which we live. One of the reasons of this is that particles cannot pass ... read more

Feb. 5, 2016 — A shock-absorbing football helmet system being developed could blunt some dangerous physics that today's head protection ... read more

Feb. 5, 2016 — The way to better wearable electronics is dotted with iron steppingstones. Check out how nanotubes bridge the gap with quantum ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — The technology that charges batteries for electronic devices could provide fresh water from salty seas, says a new study. Electricity running through a salt water-filled battery draws the salt ions ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Scientists have developed the first known statistical theory for the toughness of polycrystalline graphene, which is made with chemical vapor deposition, and found that it is indeed strong, but more ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — The material at the heart of the lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles, laptop computers and smartphones has been shown to impair a key soil bacterium. The study is an early signal that ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Scientists have for the first time reengineered a building block of a geometric nanocompartment that occurs naturally in bacteria to give it a new ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Using bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy-like tetrahedral cages, scientists have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticles in a way that mimics the crystalline structure of diamond. The ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Scientists have created a material which turns fluorescent if there are molecules from explosives in the vicinity. The discovery could improve airport security, for example -- and also it gives us an ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new option to control properties of the interface between the two layers, for instance the amount of charge transferred from one layer to the other or the emergence of ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — It is possible to design and construct interfaces between materials with different structures by making a bridge between them, scientists have ... read more

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