Researchers use ancient gene to study virus biology
Researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered that an ancient gene—ribonucleotide reductase (RNR), which occurs in all cellular life—provides important biological insights into the characteristics of unknown ...
New method for observing chemical reactions in real and rapid time
(Phys.org) —A research team at the University of Delaware has developed a new method for observing chemical reactions in real and rapid time at the boundaries between soil mineral particles and water.
Students test sanitation system in India using breathable fabric technology
A group of University of Delaware students and researchers spent New Year's in an unconventional way—installing sanitation systems in India.
New technology to fabricate high-performance, flexible optical devices
A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has developed a way to fabricate high-performance flexible optical devices by combining chalcogenide glass and polymers.
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 in Crohn's disease. ...
A new approach to creating organic zeolites
Yushan Yan, Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Delaware, is known worldwide for using nanomaterials to solve problems in energy engineering, environmental sustainability and electronics.
Researcher discovers inexpensive catalyst to produce oxygen and hydrogen gas
(Phys.org) —The University of Delaware's Yushan Yan believes that electrochemical energy engineering is the key to reducing humankind's reliance on combustion as the dominant player in energy conversion.
Researchers develop method to process bismuth as catalyst for carbon dioxide reduction
(Phys.org) —A research team led by Joel Rosenthal in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware has achieved yet another a breakthrough toward the renewable production of solar fuels.
Study connects penguin chick weights to local weather conditions
Adélie penguins are an indigenous species of the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP), one of the most rapidly warming areas on Earth. Since 1950, the average annual temperature in the Antarctic Peninsula has increased 2 degrees ...
High-altitude wind turbines have potential to generate large amounts of electricity
(Phys.org) —Wind turbines hovering high in the air and tethered to the ground, like kites, have the potential to generate huge amounts of electricity, based on a recent wind availability study led by the University of Delaware.