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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds Diffuse Between Atmospheric Particles

Oct. 24, 2016 — Semi-volatile organic compounds can readily diffuse into the billions of tiny atmospheric particles that inhabit the air, easily moving among them, researchers have discovered. The findings provide ... read more

Measuring the Forces of Biology

Oct. 21, 2016 — Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. But while much is known about the biological components that form such cellular stuctures, ... 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

Physicists Develop World's First Artificial Cell-Like Spheres from Natural Proteins

Oct. 17, 2016 — Physicists have developed the world's first artificial cell-like spheres from natural proteins, outlines a new ... 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. 11, 2016 — The first definitive evidence has been reported for a chemical bond between two negatively charged molecules of bisulfate, or HSO4, a new molecular structure with potential applications to the safe ... read more

Oct. 7, 2016 — Ion-molecule reactions are ubiquitous. They are important in the emergence of primordial life as solar wind falls onto chemicals turning them into the prebiotic building blocks of life. Ion-molecule ... read more

Oct. 7, 2016 — The structure of the palladium catalyst for hydrogen oxidation in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells has been revealed by scientists. Contrary to current views the results, obtained by ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Bionic enzymes got a needed boost in speed thanks to new research. By pairing a noble metal with a natural enzyme, scientists created a hybrid capable of churning out molecules at a rate comparable ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — An environmentally friendly, efficient and low-cost method for hydrogenation of graphene with visible light has been ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — A team of researchers have used ultrasonic forces to accurately pattern thousands of microscopic water-based droplets. Each droplet can be designed to perform a biochemical experiment, which could ... read more

Harnessing Algae for the Creation of Clean Energy

Oct. 6, 2016 — Researchers have revealed how microalgae produce hydrogen, a clean fuel of the future, and suggest a possible mechanism to jumpstart mass production of this environmentally-friendly energy ... read more

Organic Semiconducting Polymers Can Harvest Sunlight to Split CO2 Into Alcohol Fuels

Oct. 6, 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

Oct. 6, 2016 — Chemists have combined different dye molecules in aggregates and thereby observed surprising properties. Their discovery may help to use sunlight more efficiently for the generation of ... read more

How Solvent Molecules Cooperate in Reactions

Oct. 6, 2016 — Molecules from the solvent environment that at first glance seem to be uninvolved can be essential for chemical reactions. This has been shown by researchers studying the formation of an ether in ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Organic solar cells have now been developed with a significantly lower driving force and faster charge separation than previous cells, report ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — An environmentally friendly technology to zap outbreak-causing viruses and bacteria from public drinking water has been developed by scientists. The protein-based photocatalyst uses light to generate ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — It was the Softenon disaster that made the pharmaceutical industry fully aware of the importance of knowing the enantiomeric purity and chirality of drugs and their metabolites. This disaster ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Scientists have documented water molecular dipoles ordering by confining water molecules within nanocages in a beryl ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — A better understanding of how bacteria fix nitrogen gas into nitrogen-carrying ammonia could lead to energy savings in industrial processes. Researchers are studying the bacterial enzyme that does ... read more

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