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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015 — In an effort to further the commercial viability of cellulosic ethanol, a team of scientists used the Titan supercomputer to model the interaction of lignin and hemicellulose in the plant cell wall ... read more

July 3, 2015 — If you suffer from chronic muscle pain a doctor will likely recommend for you to apply heat to the injury.  But how do you effectively wrap that heat around a joint? Now scientists have come up ... read more

'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 3, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new technique allowing the bioprinting at ambient temperatures of a strong paste similar to 'play dough' capable of incorporating protein-releasing microspheres. ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Scientists have shown that the road from abstract theory to practical applications needn't always be very long. Their mechanical implementation of a quantum mechanical phenomenon could soon be ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have identified a material that behaves as a conductor and an insulator at the same time, challenging current understanding of how materials behave, and pointing to a new type of ... read more

New Technology Using Silver May Hold Key to Electronics Advances

July 2, 2015 — Engineers have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in microelectronics, ... 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

July 2, 2015 — The chemical industry consumes millions of tons of packing materials as catalytic support media or adsorbents in fixed-bed reactors and heat storage systems. Researchers have developed a means of ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have identified a class of materials that displays clear evidence for stable skyrmions at room temperature and above, paving the way for the development of useful spintronics ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Scientists have successfully developed the NMR system equipped with world's highest magnetic field, 1,020 ... 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

Liquids on Fibers: Slipping or Flowing?

July 1, 2015 — Thin fibers play a tremendous role in many areas of daily life, from the use of glass fibers in ultra-fast data transmission to textile fibers. In order to enable special properties of these fibers, ... 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

July 1, 2015 — Carbon monoxide-rich exhaust gases from steel plants are only being reclaimed to a minor extent as power or heat. Researchers have developed a new recycling process for this materially unused carbon ... 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 — Scientists have successfully produced pairs of spin-entangled electrons and demonstrated, for the first time, that these electrons remain entangled even when they are separated from one another on a ... read more

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