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July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015

Sugar in Your Cuppa Not Just About a Sweet Tooth

July 30, 2015 — New research has given tea and coffee drinkers new information about why their favorite drinks taste as they do. The study shows that sugar has an important effect in reducing the bitterness of tea ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Scientists have exploited the light of fireflies in a new method that detects biological molecules without the need for complex devices and high costs. The researchers were able to add a small ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Organic molecules allow producing printable electronics and solar cells with extraordinary properties. In spintronics, too, molecules open up the unexpected possibility of controlling the magnetism ... read more

Unique Material Created for the Next Generation Solar Cells

July 17, 2015 — Researchers have developed material which offers much cheaper alternative to the one which is currently being used in hybrid solar cells. The efficiency of the semi-conductors created by the team of ... read more

July 15, 2015 — In the quest for better, less expensive ways to store and use energy, platinum and other precious metals play an important role. They serve as catalysts to propel the most efficient fuel cells, but ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A newly discovered family of chemical structures could increase the value of biogas and natural gas that contains carbon ... read more

July 15, 2015 — The Sun can be a better chemist, thanks to zinc oxide nanorod arrays grown on a graphene substrate and 'decorated' with dots of cadmium sulphide. In the presence of solar radiation, this ... read more

New Fuel-Cell Materials Pave the Way for Practical Hydrogen-Powered Cars

July 15, 2015 — Hydrogen fuel cells promise clean cars that emit only water. Several major car manufacturers have recently announced their investment to increase the availability of fueling stations, while others ... read more

July 13, 2015 — A long-standing chemistry puzzle has been solved, with potential implications ranging from industrial processes to atmospheric ... read more

July 13, 2015 — In a breakthrough for nanoscience, polymer engineers have made such a mold for nanostructures that can shape liquid silicon out of an organic polymer material. This paves the way for perfect, 3-D, ... read more

July 13, 2015 — A researcher employs a clay typically used for gardening to develop a proton-conducting, bulk nanostructured ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Scientists are forging toward tunable carbon-capture materials with a new study that shows how chemical changes affect the abilities of enhanced buckyballs to confine greenhouse gases. In a recent ... read more

July 9, 2015 — A new chemical reaction pathway on titanium dioxide has been discovered. The reaction mechanism involves the application of an electric field that narrows the width of the reaction barrier, thereby ... read more

Sensor Technology Can Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, Research Shows

July 7, 2015 — New research has shown how a smart sensor chip, able to pick up on subtle differences in glycoprotein molecules, can improve the accuracy and efficiency of prostate cancer ... read more

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

Ion Channel Mechanics Yield Insights Into Optogenetics Experiments

July 6, 2015 — Optogenetics techniques, which allow scientists to map and control nerve cells using light stimulation, are being used to study neural circuits in the brain with unprecedented precision. This ... read more

Does That 'Green' Plasticizer Make My PVC Flexible Enough for You?

July 6, 2015 — A study of an eco-friendly solvent helping to make PVC plastic more flexible reveals the molecular-level interaction of hydrogen bonds between the two ingredients. What gives plastic objects their ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Lithium ion batteries are a huge technological advancement from lead acid batteries which have existed since the late 1850's.  Thanks to their low weight, high energy density and slower loss of ... 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 1, 2015 — Researchers have designed a microscope instrument so stable that it can accurately measure the 3-D movement of individual molecules over many hours -- hundreds of times longer than the current limit ... read more

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