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October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016

Oct. 21, 2016 — An international team has used a molecule's own electrons to scatter the molecule — a process called mid-infrared laser-induced electron diffraction, or LIED — and capture snapshots of ... read more

Polymer Scaffolds Build a Better Pill to Swallow

Oct. 21, 2016 — Nanoparticle drugs can make it easier for medications to reach their targets, say researchers. The researchers have developed a polymeric 'scaffold' that helps drugs that often have trouble ... read more

Biomass Heating Could Get a 'Green' Boost With the Help of Fungi

Oct. 19, 2016 — In colder weather, people have long been warming up around campfires and woodstoves. Lately, this idea of burning wood or other biomass for heat has surged in popularity as an alternative to using ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — When a truck rumbles by a building, vibrations can travel up to the structure's roof and down again, generating transient tremors through the intervening floors and beams. Now researchers have ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Algae with altered intracellular signaling have increased oil yields, report scientists. This finding may represent a way to make algae better oil producers without sacrificing ... read more

Biochemistry: Combining Two Catalytic Worlds

Oct. 19, 2016 — Chemical and biological catalysts tend to require very different reaction conditions, making their combination challenging. Researchers have succeeded in taking this hurdle by using a special gel ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — In a development beneficial for both industry and environment, researchers have created a high-quality coating for organic electronics that promises to decrease processing time as well as energy ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Lignocellulosic biomass—plant matter such as cornstalks, straw, and woody plants—is a sustainable source for production of bio-based fuels and chemicals. However, the deconstruction of biomass is ... read more

Window Into Battery Life for Next-Gen Lithium Cells

Oct. 18, 2016 — Dendrites, whiskers of lithium that grow inside batteries and can cause fires like those in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, are the bane of next-generation lithium batteries. While they usually spread ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Researchers will use pressures greater than those found at the center of the Earth to potentially create as yet unknown new materials. In the natural world, such immense forces deep underground can ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — A chemist has won a grant to access a supercomputer network funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. The research group will use its time to better define the atom-to-atom interactions of ... read more

Pushing the Boundaries of Magnet Design

Oct. 18, 2016 — For physicists, loss of magnetization in permanent magnets can be a real concern. In response, scientists created the strongest available magnet -- one offering ten times more magnetic energy than ... read more

When It Comes to Polymer Fragility, Size Does Matter

Oct. 18, 2016 — By combining a number of tools and techniques, a team of researchers was able to find a more complete picture of the glass transition phenomenon in polymers and to point out where the polymers differ ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Graphene coating protects glass from corrosion, a new study as demonstrated. This research can contribute to solving problems related to glass corrosion in several industries, say the study's ... read more

Pre-Treatment of Bandages May Improve the Antibacterial Properties of Nanoparticles

Oct. 18, 2016 — Pre-treating the fabric surface of the bandages used to treat burns with enzymes and polyethylene glycol or cellulase may promote the adhesion of antibacterial nanoparticles and improve their ... read more

Finding Ideal Materials for Carbon Capture

Oct. 17, 2016 — In recent years, a class of highly absorbent, nanoporous materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a promising material for carbon capture in power plants. But finding the ... read more

With Designer Lignin, Biofuels Researchers Reproduced Evolutionary Path

Oct. 14, 2016 — When scientists reported in 2014 that they had successfully engineered a poplar plant "designed for deconstruction," the finding made international news. The highly degradable poplar, the ... read more

Chemists Design Organic Molecules That Glow Persistently at Room Temperature

Oct. 13, 2016 — LEDs have inspired a new generation of electronics, but there is still work ahead if we want luminescent materials to consume less energy and have longer lifespans. Certain inorganic metals seem ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers are sweating the small stuff in their efforts to develop a wearable device that can monitor an individual's glucose level via perspiration on the skin. They have demonstrated the ... read more

How Water Flows Near the Superhydrophobic Surface

Oct. 13, 2016 — Water (and other liquids) has an unusual property when it flows closely to some specially designed surfaces: its speed isn't equal to zero even in the layer that directly touches the wall. This ... read more

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