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August 29, 2016

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August 29, 2016

New Method in Synthesis and Development for Pharmaceuticals

Aug. 25, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new synthetic methods that facilitate the design and synthesis of bioactive compounds and chemical tools for pharmacological studies, the team ... read more

Reducing Tire Waste by Using Completely Degradable, Synthetic Rubber

Aug. 22, 2016 — Scrap tires pile up in landfills, have fed enormous toxic fires, harbor pests and get burned for fuel. Scientists trying to rid us of this scourge have developed a new way to make synthetic rubber. ... read more

Aug. 21, 2016 — What do squid and jellyfish skin have in common with human skin? All three have inspired a team of chemists to create materials that change color or texture in response to variations in their ... read more

Aug. 19, 2016 — Physicists have revolutionized our understanding of a popular technique, known as buffer gas cooling, which is crucial in fields ranging from forensics to the production of ... read more

An Unexpected Finding: Rare Iodine Polymer Discovery Is Key to Starch-Iodine Mystery

Aug. 18, 2016 — In the pursuit of a new class of photovoltaic materials, researchers happened upon an entirely different discovery that addresses a centuries-old mystery of chemistry: Why does an iodine solution ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — A research team has demonstrated a new carbon-based molecular sieve membrane that could dramatically reduce the energy required to separate a class of hydrocarbon molecules known as alkyl ... read more

Superconductivity: After the Scenario, the Staging

Aug. 18, 2016 — Superconductivity with a high Tc continues to present a theoretical mystery. While this phenomenon is experimentally well established, no scientist has managed to explain its mechanism. In the late ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Physicists have an explanation for why certain materials can conduct electricity without resistance at temperatures well above those required by conventional superconductors. Understanding this ... read more

Isotope Research Opens New Possibilities for Cancer Treatment

Aug. 17, 2016 — A new study greatly improves scientists' understanding of the element actinium. The insights could support innovation in creating new classes of anticancer ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Scientists have recently found a new way to identify microscopic damage in polymers and composite materials before total failure ... read more

Biophysics: Stopping the Random Walk

Aug. 17, 2016 — The cell's internal skeleton undergoes constant restructuring. Physicists now show that its associated proteins can be efficiently transported to their sites of action by diffusion -- provided ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Physicists have succeeded in watching a silver catalyst at work for the first time with the aid of an atomic force microscope. The observations made during an Ullmann reaction have allowed the ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Attosecond Science is a new exciting frontier in contemporary physics, aimed at time-resolving the motion of electrons in atoms, molecules and solids on their natural timescale. Electronic dynamics ... read more

Researchers Resolve a Problem That Has Been Holding Back a Technological Revolution

Aug. 16, 2016 — Researchers have cleared that obstacle by developing a new way to purify carbon nanotubes -- the smaller, nimbler semiconductors that are expected to replace silicon within computer chips and a wide ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Scientists have proposed a graphene-based spaser that can 'sniff out' a single molecule, which could be used to detect even small amounts of various substances, including ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Recent findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature, according to new research by theoretical ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — A graduate student has devised an ingenious way to make tiny knotted and interlocked chemical structures that have been impossible for chemists to fabricate until ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Strong field ionization has been studied for over half a century. Yet, the role of electron spin during this process has been largely overlooked. Surprisingly, our joint experimental and theoretical ... read more

Aug. 12, 2016 — Researchers have captured neon within a porous crystalline framework. Neon is well known for being the most unreactive element and is a key component in semiconductor manufacturing, but neon has ... read more

Nature and the Nurture of Aerosols

Aug. 12, 2016 — Scientists conducted a collaborative study that answered foundational questions about how nature influences the composition of aerosols. The team's findings could help avoid unintended ... read more

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