Novel chemical reaction
(Phys.org) -- A chemical reaction reported by University of Delaware assistant professor Donald Watson and his laboratory group has set the chemistry world abuzz for its creativity and potential utility.
Sensor on a chip: New technology holds potential for monitoring ecosystem, human health
University of Delaware researchers are developing sensors that they hope will allow real-time, in situ detection of water and air pollutants in an inexpensive and environmentally friendly manner.
Researchers demonstrate that processing can affect size of nanocarriers for targeted drug delivery
Significant advances have been made in chemotherapy over the past decade, but targeting drugs to cancer cells while avoiding healthy tissues continues to be a major challenge.
Spintronics: Scientists find new magic in magnetic material
From powerful computers to super-sensitive medical and environmental detectors that are faster, smaller and use less energy—yes, we want them, but how do we get them?
Researchers aim to disarm a 'cereal killer'
A fungus that kills an estimated 30 percent of the world's rice crop may finally have met its match, thanks to a research discovery made by scientists at the University of Delaware and the University of California at Davis.
Marine biologist examining deep-sea vision on cruise to Barbados, Bahamas
At the depths of the ocean where sunlight gradually fades, crustaceans are specially adapted to see in dim environments. Bring them up to the surface, however, and their sensitive eyes can be damaged—or blinded—by bright ...
Kepler provides insights into unusual dwarf star
(Phys.org) —Astronomer John Gizis of the University of Delaware, working with data obtained by the Kepler mission, is studying a highly unusual dwarf star and its powerful flares that may hold clues to the likelihood of ...
How plant small RNAs are activated to control transposons in pollen
Studying a distant relative of viruses known as transposons, the University of Delaware's Blake Meyers is working with researchers from Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) Laboratory to see how small RNAs in plants are activated and ...
Researchers manipulate cubic zirconia to improve conductivity in fuel cells
(Phys.org) —Cubic zirconia has long been favored for its use in costume jewelry. Known scientifically as yttria-stabilized zirconia, it is also a known conductor of oxygen, making it useful as an electrolyte in solid oxide ...
Researcher develops novel wastewater treatment fabric
Each year in India, waterborne diseases sicken approximately 37.7 million people. One and a half million children die of diarrhea alone, according to a report by WaterAid.