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August 30, 2015

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers combined the power of two computational programs to determine the atomic structure of the abiological molecule cyanostar. This breakthrough will allow researchers to investigate the ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — New research has found that water molecules react differently to electric fields, which could provide a new way to study spin isomers at the single-molecule level. Water molecules exist in two forms ... read more

Graphene Oxide's Secret Properties Revealed at Atomic Level

Aug. 21, 2015 — Scientists have found that graphene oxide's inherent defects give rise to a surprising mechanical property caused by an unusual mechanochemical ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — Inspired by natural 'snapping' systems like Venus flytrap leaves and hummingbird beaks, a team of scientists has developed a way to use curved creases to give thin curved shells a fast, ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Chemists embed metallic nanoparticles into laser-induced graphene, turning it into a useful catalyst for fuel cell and other ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — By dispersing nanoparticles with an electrospray, scientists have found a more efficient and safer way to use water-soluble solvents to create monolayer nanoparticle ... read more

Solar Cell Efficiency Could Double With Novel 'Green' Antenna

Aug. 18, 2015 — The use of solar energy in the US is growing, but panels on rooftops are still a rare sight. They cost thousands of dollars, and homeowners don't recoup costs for years. But scientists may have ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — New research findings contradict a fundamental assumption about the functioning of 'organic' solar cells made of low-cost plastics, suggesting a new strategy for creating inexpensive solar ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Using physical chemistry methods to look at biology at the nanoscale, a researcher has invented a new technology to image single molecules with unprecedented spectral and spatial resolution, thus ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Scientists have revealed never-before-seen details of how our brain sends rapid-fire messages between its cells. They mapped the 3-D atomic structure of a two-part protein complex that controls the ... read more

How to Preserve Fleeting Digital Information With DNA for Future Generations

Aug. 17, 2015 — Hand-written letters and old photos seem quaint in today's digital age. But there's one thing traditional media have over hard drives: longevity. Scientists are turning to nature's ... read more

Unlikely Element Turns Up in Enzyme; Commercial Renewable Fuels Might Ultimately Result

Aug. 14, 2015 — Tungsten is exceptionally rare in biological systems. Thus, it came as a huge surprise to researchers when they discovered it in what appeared to be a novel enzyme in the hot spring-inhabiting ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — A new type of polymer can show that it has changed shape. After exposure to UV light, the chain-like molecules emit a different color of light. This opens a new pathway for research into how viruses ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Wax capsule delivery systems can simplify a wide range of chemistry transformations, researchers have found. Some labs use what is known as a "glove box," an inert container that permits ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Using a light-activated catalyst, researchers have unlocked a new pathway in nickel chemistry to construct carbon-oxygen bonds that would be highly valuable to pharmaceutical and agrochemical ... read more

New Life of Old Molecules: Calcium Carbide

Aug. 12, 2015 — Chemical applications of calcium carbide have been the focus of recent research, advancing the idea of diverse acetylene chemistry on the basis of carbide technology. Using a proposed approach, cheap ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Scientists devised a new way of assembling ordered crystals made of nanoparticles. In this process, nanoparticles in the shape of cubes, octahedrons, and spheres coordinate with each other to build ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — 1,3-Diaminopropane is a three carbon diamine, which has a wide range of industrial applications including epoxy resin and cross-linking agents, as well as precursors for pharmaceuticals, ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — Optical materials serve a major role in modern sciences and technology. Many of the devices we use feature technology resulting from material discoveries in this fast moving area of ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — The chemical reactions that make methanol from carbon dioxide rely on a catalyst to speed up the conversion, and scientists identified a new material that could fill this role. With its unique ... read more

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