Harvesting hydrogen fuel from the Sun using Earth-abundant materials
The race is on to optimize solar energy's performance. More efficient silicon photovoltaic panels, dye-sensitized solar cells, concentrated cells and thermodynamic solar plants all pursue the same goal: to ...
Antibiotics 2.0: The atomic structure and mechanism of mammalian host-defense peptides
Wires turn salt water into freshwater
New technique to make foams could lead to lightweight, sustainable materials
Anyone who has blown a bubble and seen how quickly it pops has first-hand experience on the major challenge in creating stable foams.
Melanin from Jurassic-era mollusk could lead to new tool for cancer diagnosis
'Quadruple helix' DNA discovered in human cells
In 1953, Cambridge researchers Watson and Crick published a paper describing the interweaving 'double helix' DNA structure - the chemical code for all life. Now, in the year of that scientific landmark's 60th Anniversary, ...
Into the breach: Transporting molecular cargo through algal cell walls
New view of dendrites in Li batteries gets to the root of the problem
Scientists create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading
A team of Stanford researchers has developed a protein therapy that disrupts the process that causes cancer cells to break away from original tumor sites, travel through the blood stream and start aggressive ...
Two for the price of one: Single-molecule microscopy simultaneously monitors protein structure and function
New material steals oxygen from the air
Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations. Just one spoon of the substance is enough to absorb all the ...