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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Nov. 24, 2015 — A metal-free process has been developed for the rapid synthesis of elusive small-molecule catalysts that promise to speed the making of novel chemicals, including ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — The need for low-cost portable devices to measure substances of medical or biological interest (blood sugar levels, for instance) is growing, primarily within the health sector, though also areas ... read more

Oily Waste With Natural Radionuclides: Stimulates or Inhibits Soil Bacterial Community?

Nov. 23, 2015 — Researchers have revealed both structural and functional changes of the microbial community resistant to and able to decompose oily wastes in soil. The experiment was dedicated to measuring carbon ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Two new catalysts have been developed as effective treatment of tap water. With these catalysts, researchers intend to eliminate harmful chlorine ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — Graphene is the first truly two-dimensional crystal, which was obtained experimentally and investigated regarding its unique chemical and physical properties. In 2010, two researchers were awarded ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — Polymeric carbon nitride is an organic material with interesting optoelectronic properties. As an inexpensive photocatalyst, it can be used to facilitate water splitting using sunlight. Research has ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — In the quest for renewable fuels, scientists are taking lessons from a humble bacterium that fills our oceans and covers moist surfaces the world over. Cyanothece 51142, a type of bacteria also ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists have developed a technique called 'gas adsorption crystallography' that provides a new way to study the process by which metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are able to store immense ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Researchers have successfully predicted the crystal structures of small organic molecules by computational methods without experimental input. The ability to predict crystal structures could enable ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Using an artificial Ebola virus model, a medical researchers have demonstrated how a supermolecule -- constituted by 13 fullerenes -- has been able of inhibiting the virus infection by blocking a ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Using a high-tech imaging method, biomedical engineers were able to see early-developing cancer cells deeper in tissue than ever before with the help of a novel protein from a ... read more

Device Combines Power of Mass Spectrometry, Microscopy

Nov. 6, 2015 — A new device is a potentially huge help for studying chemical interactions, disease, ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new way of making fuel cell membranes using nanoscale fasteners, paving the way for lower-cost, higher-efficiency and more easily manufactured fuel ... read more

Using Hydrogen to Enhance Lithium Ion Batteries

Nov. 5, 2015 — Scientists have found that lithium ion batteries operate longer and faster when their electrodes are treated with ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — The bottle brush, with its long stalk and dense spray of plastic bristles, is the unsung hero of kitchens everywhere, fitting through the narrow necks of water bottles and vases and into the ... read more

Researcher Develops Material to Create Sustainable Energy Source

Nov. 2, 2015 — A new article details how this new material efficiently captures sunlight and then, how the energy can be used to break down water into oxygen and hydrogen. This process is known as oxidation, and it ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Converting solar or wind into carbon-based 'fossil' fuels might seem anything but green, but when you start with carbon dioxide -- which can be dragged out of the air -- it's as green ... read more

Engineers Design Magnetic Cell Sensors

Nov. 2, 2015 — Engineers have designed magnetic protein nanoparticles that can be used to track cells or to monitor interactions within cells. The new "hypermagnetic" protein nanoparticles can be produced ... read more

Researchers Build Nanoscale Autonomous Walking Machine from DNA

Nov. 2, 2015 — Researchers have developed a nanoscale machine made of DNA that can randomly walk in any direction across bumpy surfaces. Future applications of such a DNA walker might include a cancer detector that ... read more

Drug Manufacture: A Dash of Nickel Sets Dominoes in Motion

Nov. 2, 2015 — A synthetic process that combines multiple components through quick, consecutive reactions is promising for drug ... read more

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