Team changes game for synthesizing new materials
University of Oregon chemist David C. Johnson likens his lab's newly published accomplishments to combining two flavors of ice cream—vanilla and chocolate—and churning out thousands of flavors to appeal ...
Turning up the heat on biofuels
(Phys.org) —The production of biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass would benefit on several levels if carried out at temperatures between 65 and 70 degrees Celsius. Researchers with the Energy Biosciences ...
Applying diamond coatings at lower temperatures expands options for electronic devices
A new method for creating thin films of diamonds, which is described in the journal Applied Physics Letters, produced by AIP Publishing, may allow manufacturers to enhance future electronics.
Alloy has potential for electronics in wells
An alloy that may improve high-temperature electronics in oil and geothermal wells was really a solution in search of a problem.
Bottom-up process for making dodecane-in-water nanoemulsions
(Phys.org) —A new process for generating nanometer-scale oil droplets in water has been reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie by Japanese researchers, who have developed a technique they named MAGIQ ...
Snails have a thing for sexy stems
In the marshlands of the southeast United States, the periwinkle snail is among the most abundant grazing species. "You can look out at high tide and see them everywhere, climbing up on the grasses," said ...
Metabolic model of E. coli reveals how bacterial growth responds to temperature change
Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a computational model of 1,366 genes in E. coli that includes 3D protein structures and has enabled them to compute the temperature sensitivity of the ...
Researchers help show new way to study and improve catalytic reactions
Catalysts are everywhere. They make chemical reactions that normally occur at extremely high temperatures and pressures possible within factories, cars and the comparatively balmy conditions within the human ...
Solar cooling system keeps water at nine degrees Celsius for up to three months
Maintaining food in places where high temperatures prevail, using little energy at a low cost, is now possible with Mexican technology, thanks to the creation of a solar cooling system designed by Susana ...
Controlling the function of nerve cells that mediate perception of painful stimuli
Chemical biologists at LMU have synthesized a set of molecules which make it possible to optically control the function of nerve cells that mediate perception of painful stimuli.
Rain brings relief as India heatwave death toll tops 2,200
Scattered rain on Sunday brought much-needed but only temporary relief to parts of India hit by a long heatwave as the death toll from the blistering temperatures crossed 2,200, officials said.
USDA approves GMO potato designed by Simplot
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of a potato that is genetically modified to resist bruising and to produce less of a chemical that has caused cancer in animals.
A potential Rosetta stone of high temperature superconductivity
High purity single crystals of superconducting material (CeCoIn5) with the highest observed superconducting temperature for a cerium-based material enabled investigation of the relationship among magnetism, ...
GO FIGURE: Figuring the odds of Earth's global hot streak
The global heat streak of the 21st century can be explained with statistics that defy astronomical odds.