Natural affinities—unrecognized until now—may have set stage for life to ignite
The chemical components crucial to the start of life on Earth may have primed and protected each other in never-before-realized ways, according to new research led by University of Washington scientists.
Sodium-air battery offers rechargeable advantages compared to Li-air batteries
Ferroelectric memristors may lead to brain-like computers
Researchers develop method to inkjet print highly conductive, bendable layers of graphene
(Phys.org) —Imagine a bendable tablet computer or an electronic newspaper that could fold to fit in a pocket.
Smart skin: Electronics that stick and stretch like a temporary tattoo (w/ video)
Engineers have developed a device platform that combines electronic components for sensing, medical diagnostics, communications and human-machine interfaces, all on an ultrathin skin-like patch that mounts ...
Xerox Develops Silver Ink for Cheap Printable Electronics
Inkjet-printed graphene electrodes may lead to low-cost, large-area, possibly foldable devices
Measuring Electron Orbitals
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, it has been possible to measure electron density in individual molecular states using what is known as the photoelectric effect. Now published in Science, this method repres ...
Towards replacing silicon with graphene
Norwegian researchers are the world's first to develop a method for producing semiconductors from graphene. This finding may revolutionize the technology industry.
Resolving water's electrical properties
An old confusion about the electrical properties of water's surface has ended, thanks to scientists at Pacific Northwest and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. The conflict arose because two types of ...
New 'nano-drug' hits brain-tumor target found in 2001
Nine years ago, scientists at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute detected a subtle shift occurring in the molecular makeup of the most aggressive type of brain tumors, glioblastoma multiforme. With further ...
Do-it-yourself viruses: How viruses self assemble
A new model of the how the protein coat (capsid) of viruses assembles, published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Biophysics, shows that the construction of intermediate structures prior to fin ...
Scientists identify key component in cell replication
Last week, a presidential limousine shuttled Barack Obama to the most important job in his life. Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have now identified a protein that does much the same for the telomerase ...
Study: Odd biochemistry yields lethal bacterial protein
While working out the structure of a cell-killing protein produced by some strains of the bacterium Enterococcus faecalis, researchers stumbled on a bit of unusual biochemistry. They found that a single enzyme ...