NASA's Curiosity rover finds fresh signs of ingredients for life on Mars
Mars's life-friendly past just got friendlier. Using samples previously collected by the NASA rover Curiosity, scientists have discovered evidence of nitrates in Martian rock: nitrogen compounds that on Earth ...
Breakthrough finds molecules that block previously 'undruggable' protein tied to cancer
A team of scientists at the University of Kansas has pinpointed six chemical compounds that thwart HuR, an "oncoprotein" that binds to RNA and promotes tumor growth.
Accelerating materials discovery with world's largest database of elastic properties
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have published the world's largest set of data on the complete elastic properties of inorganic compounds, increasing ...
Climate change, plant roots may accelerate carbon loss from soils (Update)
Soil, long thought to be a semi-permanent storehouse for ancient carbon, may be releasing carbon dioxide to the atmosphere faster than anyone thought, according to Oregon State University soil scientists.
Researchers find patterns in evolving genomes of thousands of species
A pair of genetics researchers at Iowa State University found striking patterns in the building blocks of DNA in a wide variety of species, according to their recently published paper.
New technology provides superior ability to rapidly detect volatile organic compounds
Over the past several decades, the progress in micro fabrication technology has revolutionized the world in such fields as computing, signal processing, and automotive manufacturing.
Fracking fluid chemicals uncovered, helping test for contamination
The organic chemicals in fracking fluid have been uncovered in two new studies, providing a basis for water contamination testing and future regulation. The research, published in Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Sc ...
Reducing energy usage with nano-coatings
Thermochromic nano-coatings employed appropriately can help reduce energy usage and generate savings. The coatings either absorb heat or permit its reflection, depending on their temperature. Researchers ...
New adhesive could work underwater, in wet conditions for medicine and industry
A Purdue University chemist has developed an adhesive technology that could help bond items in wet, moist conditions such as human tissue or underwater construction - by studying mussels and oysters.
Malaria-infected cells produce odors attractive to mosquitoes
The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum produces chemical compounds called terpenes that give off odors that attract mosquitoes, according to new research. The study, published this week in mBio, the online op ...
How green tea could help improve MRIs
Green tea's popularity has grown quickly in recent years. Its fans can drink it, enjoy its flavor in their ice cream and slather it on their skin with lotions infused with it. Now, the tea could have a new, ...
Submarine groundwater discharge adds as much nutrients as rivers to the Mediterranean Sea
Submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) consists of a mixture of continental freshwater and seawater, which recirculates through the coastal aquifer. In addition to its importance in the water cycle, as a potentially ...
Research to bring full-flavour to low alcohol wine
A research project at Charles Sturt University (CSU) is aiming to create a full-flavour low alcohol wine.
Technology set to revolutionise global aerosol industry
Technology developed by a specialist research team at the University of Salford looks set to revolutionise the global aerosol industry, following agreements to run commercial trials of the technology by some ...