The flip side of salting winter roads
Swedish scientists have studied models to help road and bridge maintenance engineers work out how much damage salting the roads in winter might cause to steel-reinforced concrete structures.
PEFT: Clever thinking creates cleaner water
Two chemists from the University of Waikato have come up with an innovative method for treating bore water on Waikato farms.
Light-activated reversal of anesthesia
In a new study, a light-sensitive moiety has been added to propofol, a commonly used anesthetic, allowing its narcotic effect to be controlled by light. The compound also offers a possible route to the treatment of certain ...
Bridges get a quick check-up with new imaging technique
Swiss engineers have developed a new imaging technique that lets them see the insides of massive concrete bridges. Much like a sonogram, this technique provides quick, easy-to-interpret images, so that the ...
Graphene battery demonstrated to power an LED
Chemists devise a way to create a five point knotted molecule
The interplay of dancing electrons
Negative ions play an important role in everything from how our bodies function to the structure of the universe. Scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed a new method that makes it possible ...
First quantitative measure of radiation leaked from Fukushima reactor
Atmospheric chemists at the University of California, San Diego, report the first quantitative measurement of the amount of radiation leaked from the damaged nuclear reactor in Fukushima, Japan, following the devastating ...
Pig model of cystic fibrosis improves understanding of disease
It's been more than 20 years since scientists first discovered the gene that causes cystic fibrosis (CF), yet questions about how the mutated gene causes disease remain unanswered.
Cystic fibrosis gene typo is a double whammy
An imbalance of salt and water in patients with cystic fibrosis makes their lungs clog up with sticky mucus that is prone to infection. The cause of the offending imbalance is a well-known genetic error, one that blocks the ...
One step closer to a drug treatment for cystic fibrosis
A University of Missouri researcher believes his latest work moves scientists closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis, one of the world's most common fatal genetic diseases.
Channeling efforts to fight cystic fibrosis
The lab of Kevin Foskett, PhD, the Isaac Ott Professor of Physiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has found a possible new target for fighting cystic fibrosis (CF) that could compensate ...
Scientists observe single ions moving through tiny carbon-nanotube channel
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, a team of MIT chemical engineers has observed single ions marching through a tiny carbon-nanotube channel. Such channels could be used as extremely sensitive detectors ...
Chemists develop new 'light switch' chloride binder
Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have designed a molecule that binds chloride ions -- but can be conveniently compelled to release the ions in the presence of ultraviolet light.