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September 26, 2016

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September 26, 2016

Molecular Switches: Two Ways to Turn

Sep. 21, 2016 — Chemists have synthesized a new photo-activatable molecule, which shows 2-dimensional switching behavior -- an essential prerequisite for the construction of complex molecular ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Researchers are developing tiny, sophisticated technological and biological machines enabling non-invasive, selective therapies. Their creations include genetically modified cells that can be ... read more

Brain to Robot: 'Move, Please'

Sep. 21, 2016 — Using the power of thought to control a robot that helps to move a paralysed hand: new research could fundamentally change the therapy and daily lives of stroke ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Scientists have known for a long time that an atom or molecule can also be in two different states at once. Now researchers have exploited this Schroedinger’s Cat behavior to create X-ray movies of ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Scientists have successfully paired ferroelectric and ferrimagnetic materials so that their alignment can be controlled with a small electric field at near room temperatures, an achievement that ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — In the moments after a heart attack, every second counts. Medical professionals need to act quickly to stabilize the patient and prevent further damage to the heart. Often, that means opening up the ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — The industrial catalysts of the future won’t just speed up reactions, they’ll control how chemical processes work and determine how much of a particular product is ... read more

Inexpensive Semiconducting Organic Polymers Can Harvest Sunlight to Split Carbon Dioxide Into Alcohol Fuels

Sep. 20, 2016 — Chemists have been the first to demonstrate that an organic semiconductor polymer called polyaniline is a promising photocathode material for the conversion of carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels ... read more

Small Molecules Lead to a Big Change in Reaction Outcomes

Sep. 20, 2016 — Scientists have found a way to rewire the behavior of an important group of small molecules involved in the synthesis of carbon-to-oxygen chemical bonds. The process allows small, synthetic molecules ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — A new, inexpensive method for detecting salt concentrations in sweat or other bodily fluids has been developed by biomaterials scientists. The fluorescent sensor, derived from citric acid molecules, ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Scientists are looking for better ways to clean contaminated concrete to reduce the impact of a U.S. transportation hub being contaminated with a chemical ... read more

Direct Observation of Graphene Decoupling on Cu(111)

Sep. 19, 2016 — A recent quantum mechanical study of graphene has elucidated the intercalation mechanism and pathways for graphene decoupling from the copper ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — Antimicrobial cutting boards. Flame-retardant carpets. Friction-resistant bearings. Engineered surfaces add value to the things we use, providing extra layers of safety, easing their operation, ... read more

When Hackers Turn out the Lights

Sep. 16, 2016 — The development of the smart power grid and the smart meter in our homes to accompany it brings several benefits, such as improved delivery and more efficient billing. Conversely, any digital, ... read more

Shedding Light on the Limits of the Expanded Genetic Code

Sep. 15, 2016 — In 2014, scientists made a huge news splash when they reported the ability to grow bacteria with an expanded genetic code. Critics feared the rise of unnatural creatures; others appreciated the ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — By coating tiny gel beads with lung-derived stem cells and then allowing them to self-assemble into the shapes of the air sacs found in human lungs, researchers have succeeded in creating ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — A small device implanted under the skin can improve breast cancer survival by catching cancer cells, slowing the development of metastatic tumors in other organs and allowing time to intervene with ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — A new artificial magnetic material has been developed by researchers, enabling remarkable possibilities to materials research, say ... read more

Using Nature's Own Solvents for the Preparation of Pure Lignin

Sep. 15, 2016 — Lignin can now be efficiently and cost-effectively separated from sawdust, by using eutectic solvents. A research group has developed solvents using which 50% of the lignin from wood can be extracted ... read more

Drug-Loaded Synthetic Nanoparticles Can Distinguish Lung Cancer Cells from Healthy Cells

Sep. 15, 2016 — A synthetic polymer that can transport a drug into lung cancer cells without going inside of normal lung cells has now been successfully developed by scientists, a new report ... read more

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