Graphene-Based Nanomat Could Lead to Next-Generation Catalysts
Copper-Free Click Chemistry Used in Mice
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, the widely used molecular synthesis technique known as click chemistry has been safely applied to a living organism. A team of Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers ...
Top 15 chemical additives in your food
We don't just want our food to taste good these days: It also has to look good. As a result, food producers use any of 14,000 laboratory-made additives to make our food appear fresher, more attractive or last longer on the ...
Microsoft to cut time holds internet search data
Software giant Microsoft said it would slash by two thirds the time it holds Internet users' personal data gathered from search queries.
Samsung Announces Shark Mobile Phone Series
Samsung Electronics today announced a sleek, tactile new mobile phone, the powerful Samsung Shark range. The first devices in the range, the candy bar Shark (S5350) and slider phones, devices Shark 2 (S5550) ...
Robots climb up the wall (w/ Video)
Minimal changes alter an enzyme dramatically
A new study by a research team at Uppsala University shows how new functions can develop in an enzyme. This can explain, for example, how resistance to toxins can occur so simply. The findings are now being published in the ...
Team cracks the atomic structure of a major cancer drug target
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen, Switzerland, have determined the crystal structure of the ligand binding domain of a ...
WWF says China's wild tigers face extinction
The World Wildlife Fund warned on Tuesday that the wild tiger faced extinction in China after having been decimated by poaching and the destruction of its natural habitat.
Google suspects hacking by China staff: report
Google is checking whether any of its China staff helped hackers lead a major cyberattack against the US Internet giant, which is now mulling whether to leave the country, a report said Tuesday.
More reliable forecasts for water flows can reduce price of electricity
Brazil, Canada, China, the US, Russia, Norway, Japan, and Sweden are among the largest producers of hydroelectric power in the world. One problem for hydroelectric power companies is that the great variations in the river ...
Golden pairs: Catalytic dimers of gold atoms make ethylene from methane
(PhysOrg.com) -- Ethylene (ethene, CH2=CH2) is a primary feedstock for chemical industry, and particularly for the production of plastics like polyethylene and polystyrene. Ethylene is currently made by the steam cracking ...
The changing facebook of genetic
(PhysOrg.com) -- Social factors such as what we eat and where we live influence how natural selection acts on human genes, according to a research that is bringing the worlds of genetics and human sciences closer together.
US IT brands may be gone in 20 years: Acer founder
US computer brands may be gone in 20 years' time due to an inability to produce the low-priced PCs the market demands, the Taiwanese founder of computer maker Acer was quoted as saying Tuesday.