Imperfect graphene opens door to better fuel cells
The honeycomb structure of pristine graphene is beautiful, but Northwestern University scientists, together with collaborators from five other institutions, have discovered that if the graphene naturally ...
Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan
A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled by a team of Cornell University researchers.
Electron spin changes as a general mechanism for general anesthesia?
The twain finally meet: Nanowires and nanotubes combined to form intracellular bioelectronic probes
Scientists create renewable fossil fuel alternative using bacteria
The development is a step towards commercial production of a source of fuel that could one day provide an alternative to fossil fuels.
Transport molecule forms a protective structure to guide proteins to cell membrane
The molecular complex that guides an important class of proteins to correct locations in cell membranes does so by forming a dimeric structure with a protective pocket, report scientists from the University ...
Nano-scale gold particles are good candidates for drug delivery
A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells.
The inheritance of the primary cilium and the soul of the cell
Spider venom reveals new secret
University of Arizona researchers led a team that has discovered that venom of spiders in the genus Loxosceles, which contains about 100 spider species including the brown recluse, produces a different chemic ...
New technique allows "nanobiopsies" of living cells
(Phys.org) —Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a robotic "nanobiopsy" system that can extract tiny samples from inside a living cell without killing it. The single-cell nanobiopsy technique is ...
Researchers bring clean energy a step closer
For nearly half a century, scientists have been trying to replace precious metal catalysts in fuel cells. Now, for the first time, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have shown that an inexpensive metal-free catalyst ...
Protons fuel graphene prospects
Graphene, impermeable to all gases and liquids, can easily allow protons to pass through it, University of Manchester researchers have found.
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.
A long-lasting obstacle of solid oxide fuel cells has been overcome
One of the major drawbacks of carbon-fueled battery cells is the intrinsic presence of CO2, which impedes CO oxidation and, therefore, lowers the energy density of the cell. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, resear ...