Researchers show fruit flies have latent bioluminescence
New research from Stephen C. Miller, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, shows that fruit flies are secretly harboring the biochemistry needed to glow in the dark—otherwise ...
Of microchemistry and molecules: Electronic microfluidic device synthesizes biocompatible probes
Artificial light-harvesting method achieves 100% energy transfer efficiency
Chemists fabricate 'impossible' material
Recycling astronaut urine for energy and drinking water
On the less glamorous side of space exploration, there's the more practical problem of waste—in particular, what to do with astronaut pee. But rather than ejecting it into space, scientists are developing ...
Millions of molecules screened in search for the ideal organic solar cell material
The road also taken: Alternative and hidden pathways in biological electron transfer
Detecting infection with a microchip
(Phys.org) —Alexander Star places a lapel pin on a table in his Eberly Hall office. Affixed to it is a microchip that he and his team have developed that may save joint implants before they're ruined by ...
New hybrid material simplifies organic transistor design
Metals go from strength to strength
To the human hand, metal feels hard, but at the nanoscale it is surprisingly malleable. Push a lump of metal with brute force through a right-angle mould or die, and while it might look much the same to the ...
(Phys.org) —Using water as fuel has been a recurrent theme of science fiction since the days of Jules Verne. A recent discovery, however, may bring it one step closer to science fact by mimicking the very ...
Engineers develop new materials for hydrogen storage
(Phys.org) —Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have created new ceramic materials that could be used to store hydrogen safely and efficiently.
By means of a catalyst, cellulose can be bleached in seconds
An Aalto University invention accelerates the bleaching process of cellulose pulps and reduces the quantity of chemicals needed therein.
Expanding particles to engineer defects: Researchers find that adding an impurity can create order
Materials scientists have long known that introducing defects into three-dimensional materials can improve their mechanical and electronic properties. Now a new Northwestern study finds how defects affect ...