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May 26, 2017

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May 26, 2017

May 24, 2017 — Is it possible to watch at the level of single cells how fish embryos become trout, carp or salmon? Researchers have successfully combined two very advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques. The ... read more

May 24, 2017 — A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. Research results show that it is possible to significantly reduce the need for platinum, a ... read more

May 23, 2017 — Chemists have developed a new technique to convert carbon-hydrogen bonds into carbon-carbon bonds using catalysts made of silicon and boron, both abundant and inexpensive ... read more

May 23, 2017 — Materials exposed to neutron radiation tend to experience significant damage. At the nanoscale, these incident neutrons collide with a material's atoms, which then collide with each other. The ... read more

Making Biological Drugs With Spider Silk Protein

May 23, 2017 — Researchers have managed to synthesize lung surfactant, a drug used in the care of preterm babies, by mimicking the production of spider silk. Animal studies reveal it to be just as effective as the ... read more

Two Simple Building Blocks Produce Complex 3-D Material

May 23, 2017 — Scientists have built a structurally complex material from two simple building blocks that is the lowest-density metal-organic framework ever made. Directed by design rules developed by the ... read more

May 23, 2017 — The first total synthesis of dimeric securinega alkaloid (-)-flueggenine C was completed via an accelerated intermolecular Rauhut-Currier (RC) reaction. The research team succeeded in synthesizing ... read more

May 23, 2017 — By introducing defects into the perfect surface of graphene on silicon carbide, researchers have increased the capacity of the material to store electrical charge. This result increases our knowledge ... read more

New Method: Water Mapping Around Solutes

May 23, 2017 — Chemists have developed a new method that allows them to map changes in the dynamics and structure of water molecules in the vicinity of solutes. With this technique, called terahertz calorimetry, ... read more

Magnetic Order in a Two-Dimensional Molecular Chessboard

May 22, 2017 — Achieving magnetic order in low-dimensional systems consisting of only one or two dimensions has been a research goal for some time. Researchers now show that magnetic order can be created in a ... read more

May 22, 2017 — Scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing ... read more

Wearable Devices Communicate Vital Brain Activity Information

May 20, 2017 — What can we learn about emotions, the brain and behavior from a wristband? Plenty, according to a prominent ... read more

A Fresh Math Perspective Opens New Possibilities for Computational Chemistry

May 19, 2017 — A new mathematical “shortcut” is speeding up molecular absorption calculations by a factor of five, so simulations that used to take 10 to 15 hours to compute can now be done in approximately 2.5 ... read more

May 19, 2017 — A breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete's body heat and sweat has now been developed by researchers. These flaps, which range from ... read more

May 19, 2017 — A coating of lithium oxide on the inside of fusion machines known as tokamaks absorbs as much deuterium as pure lithium does, a team of physicists has ... read more

Predicting Influenza Outbreaks Faster With a Digitally-Empowered Wearable Device

May 19, 2017 — Through integration with a wearable thermometer, the Thermia online health educational tool has enabled prediction of seasonal influenza outbreaks in China one month earlier than before, according to ... read more

May 19, 2017 — A new paper describes a new approach to revolutionize the production of molecular hydrogen. This gas is considered to be one of the most promising energy carriers of the ... read more

May 18, 2017 — Using neutron crystallography, research team has mapped the three-dimensional structure of a protein that breaks down polysaccharides, such as the fibrous cellulose of grasses and woody plants, a ... read more

May 18, 2017 — A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building's air could soon be the basis of portable, disposable sensor devices. Scientists have ... read more

Deconstructing Osmosis Provides Insight for Medical and Industrial Use

May 18, 2017 — New research into osmosis-driven behavior now provides a more granular theoretical understanding of the deterministic mechanisms, report scientists in two new papers. The first paper deconstructs the ... read more

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