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August 3, 2015

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August 3, 2015

Imaging Probe Yields Double Insight

July 29, 2015 — An organic dye that can light up cancer cells for two powerful imaging techniques providing complementary diagnostic information has been developed and successfully tested in mice, researchers ... read more

Detecting Small Metallic Contaminants in Food Via Magnetization

July 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed a practical metallic-contaminant detector using three high-Tc RF superconducting quantum interference devices for food inspection. While the detection of small metallic ... read more

July 29, 2015 — The boxfish's unique armor draws its strength from hexagon-shaped scales and the connections between them, engineers have found. Engineers also describe how the structure of the boxfish could ... read more

Graphene Supercurrents Go Ballistic

July 29, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated superconducting electric currents in the two-dimensional material graphene that bounce between sheet edges without scattering. This first direct observation of the ... read more

July 29, 2015 — Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are proving to be incredibly flexible with a myriad of potential applications including as antimicrobial agents, hydrogen-storage materials and solar-cell components. ... read more

July 29, 2015 — A cutting-edge method of reducing the carbon dioxide content of natural gas, a process of major economic and environmental importance in the oil and gas industry, has been developed by ... read more

July 28, 2015 — Rewritable CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs owe their existence to phase-change materials, those materials that change their internal order when heated and whose structures can be switched back and forth ... read more

July 28, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new chemical reaction that breaks the strongest bond in a molecule instead of the weakest, completely reversing the norm for reactions in which bonds are evenly split to ... read more

July 28, 2015 — Researchers have observed 'Luttinger-liquid' plasmons in metallic single-walled nanotubes. This holds great promise for novel plasmonic and nanophotonic devices over a broad frequency ... read more

July 28, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have directly seen how organic molecules bind to other materials at the atomic level. Using a special kind of electron microscopy, this information can lead to ... read more

Scientists’ New Chemical Blueprint Could Be the Answer to Tackling Stone Theft

July 28, 2015 — Scientists hope their early trials of a new chemical blueprint technique could assist a crackdown on stone ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Solar energy could be made cheaper if solar cells could be coaxed to generate more power. A huge gain in this direction has been made by a team of chemists that has found an ingenious way to make ... read more

July 27, 2015 — The discovery of a previously unknown type of metal deformation -- sinuous flow -- and a method to suppress it could lead to more efficient machining and other manufacturing advances by reducing the ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Using powerful computer simulations, researchers have identified a material with a higher melting point than any known substance. The computations show that a material made with hafnium, nitrogen, ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Researchers have created a polymer gel that could allow for the development of long-acting devices that reside in the stomach, including orally delivered capsules that can release drugs over a number ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Missing link in microbial cellulose decomposition<br ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Those who wish to renovate their houses and make them more energy-efficient often use the well-known yellow to blue thermal images to visually identify weak spots applying infra-red measurements. ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Coating the inside of glass microtubes with a polymer hydrogel material dramatically alters the way capillary forces draw water into the tiny structures, researchers have found. The discovery could ... read more

July 27, 2015 — A plasmonic device that, combined with semiconductor quantum dots, could one day be turned into an ultrafast light-emitting diode for optical computing has been developed by ... read more

Acetic Acid as a Proton Shuttle in Gold Chemistry

July 27, 2015 — A new study gives a vivid example of unusual chemical reactivity found in the reactions with organogold complexes. Using the complex of modern physical methods joined with computational studies, the ... read more

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