From barrels to biology: Scientists develop cost-competitive bioderived polymers for a post-petroleum future
Solar thermal process produces cement with no carbon dioxide emissions
Physical chemistry could answer many questions on fracking
Improving the cost and efficiency of renewable energy storage
A major challenge in renewable energy is storage. A common approach is a reaction that splits water into oxygen and hydrogen, and uses the hydrogen as a fuel to store energy. The efficiency of 'water splitting' depends heavily ...
'Peanut' particles could be used to build micro-scale factories
Mechanobiology: Enzyme micropump autonomously delivers insulin in response to glucose levels
Scientists rediscover self-healing silicone mechanism from the 1950s
Scientists sleuth out proteins involved in Crohn's disease
(Phys.org) —University of Delaware researchers have identified a protein, hiding in plain sight, that acts like a bodyguard to help protect and stabilize another key protein, that when unstable, is involved ...
Scientist hopes to improve rare earth purification process
Using the second fastest supercomputer in the world, a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory is attempting to develop a more efficient process for purifying rare-earth materials.
Antibiotics 2.0: The atomic structure and mechanism of mammalian host-defense peptides
Wires turn salt water into freshwater
Squid skin protein could improve biomedical technologies, study shows
The common pencil squid (Loliginidae) may hold the key to a new generation of medical technologies that could communicate more directly with the human body. UC Irvine materials science researchers have d ...
Melanin from Jurassic-era mollusk could lead to new tool for cancer diagnosis
Water molecules favor negative charges
(Phys.org) —In the presence of charged substances, H2O molecules favor associating with elements with a negative electrical charge rather than a positive electric charge. EPFL researchers have published ...