Trinity geologists re-write Earth's evolutionary history books
Geologists from Trinity College Dublin have rewritten the evolutionary history books by finding that oxygen-producing life forms were present on Earth some 3 billion years ago – a full 60 million years ...
Australia's first fuel cell bicycle
UNSW researchers have built an Australian-first bicycle that can take riders up to 125 kilometres on a single battery charge and $2 of hydrogen.
Gold's unexpected oxidation activity: Decoding the role of water in gold nanocatalysis
Researchers from the University of Houston and Trinity University have for the first time provided direct evidence of a water-mediated reaction mechanism for the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide.
Bioengineers close to brewing opioid painkillers without using opium from poppies
For centuries poppy plants have been grown to provide opium, the compound from which morphine and other important medicines such as oxycodone are derived.
Synthesis produces new antibiotic: Scientists confirm potent synthesis of natural tetracycline
A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic.
Researchers achieve highest resolution ever with X-ray microscopy
(Phys.org) —A record-setting X-ray microscopy experiment may have ushered in a new era for nanoscale imaging. Working at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley ...
Physics research removes outcome unpredictability of ultracold atomic reactions
Findings from a physics study by a Kansas State University researcher are helping scientists accurately predict the once unpredictable.
Electron microscopes take first measurements of nanoscale chemistry in action
(Phys.org) —Scientists' underwater cameras got a boost this summer from the Electron Microscopy Center at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. Along with colleagues at the University ...
Mexico acid leak leaves orange river, toxic water
Ramona Yesenia stood in her town square with two empty jugs, waiting for water to replace the municipal supply contaminated by a chemical spill that turned Mexico's Sonora river orange.
No Fukushima radiation found in coastal areas
It was raining when Eric Norman, Berkeley Lab physicist and University of California (UC) Berkeley professor of Nuclear Engineering, heard about the nuclear-reactor meltdown in Fukushima, Japan. "I immediately ...
Lavender farmers rebel against EU chemical rules
The sweet smell of lavender is tinged with bitterness this year in the south of France, as farmers who harvest the flower protest European regulations linking the plant to chemical toxins.
Zombie ant fungi 'know' brains of their hosts
(Phys.org) —A parasitic fungus that reproduces by manipulating the behavior of ants emits a cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals when encountering the brain of its natural target host, but not when ...
Chemists discover way nose perceives common class of odors
Biologists claim that humans can perceive and distinguish a trillion different odors, but little is known about the underlying chemical processes involved. Biochemists at The City College of New York have ...
Warming, decanting and swirling: do they make wine taste better?
Do you inspect the appearance of a wine before swirling it around the glass (holding the stem, naturally)? Inhale deeply while describing the flamboyant nature of your Shiraz? Do you do that slurpy thing ...