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Plug n' Play protein crystals

Almost a hundred years ago in 1929 Linus Pauling presented the famous Pauling's Rules to describe the principles governing the structure of complex ionic crystals. These rules essentially describe how the ...

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Breaking benzene

Aromatic compounds are found widely in natural resources such as petroleum and biomass, and breaking the carbon-carbon bonds in these compounds plays an important role in the production of fuels and valuable ...

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Solar fuels as generated by nature

(Phys.org) —Society's energy supply problems could be solved in the future using a model adopted from nature. During photosynthesis, plants, algae and some species of bacteria produce sugars and other energy-rich ...

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To bolster lithium battery life, add a little salt

(Phys.org) —Cornell chemical engineers have achieved a breakthrough in the race to achieve safer, longer-lasting batteries to power the world's automobiles, cell phones, computers and autonomous robots.

Chemists uncover powerful new click chemistry reactivity

Chemists led by Nobel laureate K. Barry Sharpless at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have used his click chemistry to uncover unprecedented, powerful reactivity for making new drugs, diagnostics, plastics, smart materials ...

Molecular shuttle speeds up hydrogen production

An LMU team affiliated with the Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) has achieved a breakthrough in light-driven generation of hydrogen with semiconductor nanocrystals by using a novel molecular shuttle to ...

Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

Scientists get set for simulated nuclear inspection

A new way to diagnose malaria, using magnetic fields

Tattoo biobatteries produce power from sweat

In the future, working up a sweat by exercising may not only be good for your health, but it could also power your small electronic devices. Researchers will report today that they have designed a sensor ...

Chemical reaction yields 'tapes' of porphin molecules

Dr. Wilhelm Auwärter and his team are working on a research project to develop tiny flat molecule tapes at the Department of Physics of Technische Universität München (TUM). These structures could find ...

Finding the sweet spot for cartilage formation

Joint injuries often fail to mend properly when not given assistance. In particular, cartilage exhibits a poor capacity for self-repair. It is possible to stimulate regeneration by implanting synthetic scaffolds ...

Rooting out skin creams that contain toxic mercury

As countries try to rid themselves of toxic mercury pollution, some people are slathering and even injecting creams containing the metal onto or under their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and others at risk for serious ...

A new synthetic amino acid for an emerging class of drugs

Memory in silent neurons

US judge blocks enforcement of new abortion law

US cyber-warriors battling Islamic State on Twitter

Gene clues to glaucoma risk

Patent solution in a canning jar

From shopping bags to shampoo bottles to plastic watering cans – many everyday objects both large and small might look very different if it hadn't been for the invention of chemist and Max Planck researcher ...

Energy drinks cause heart problems

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