Archive: 07/14/2010

CCNY-led team develops non-toxic oil recovery agent

A team of chemists led by Dr. George John, Associate Professor at The City College of New York (CCNY), have developed a non-toxic, recyclable agent that can solidify oil on salt water so that it can be scooped up like the ...

Jul 14, 2010
4.7 / 5 (3) 1

Nanotubes pass acid test

Rice University scientists have found the "ultimate" solvent for all kinds of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a breakthrough that brings the creation of a highly conductive quantum nanowire ever closer.

Jul 14, 2010
4.6 / 5 (11) 4 | with audio podcast

Scientists' work improves odds of finding diamonds

While prospectors and geologists have been successful in finding diamonds through diligent searching, one University of Houston professor and his team's work could help improve the odds by focusing future searches in particular ...

Jul 14, 2010
4.3 / 5 (6) 7 | with audio podcast

New role for the JNK protein

Put simply, a tumor is the result of out-of-control cell growth. To assure that the cell cycle - the cell's process of duplicating itself to make more cells - goes smoothly, a large network of proteins tells other proteins ...

Jul 14, 2010
5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast