Life may have arrived from space
New research shows that organic molecules, on which life is based, can survive the impact from a meteorite.
Field study suggests sponges creating food for coral reef organisms
A rapid, paper-based diagnostic test for tuberculosis
In a study published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM), researchers in Taiwan describe a simple, color-based diagnostic approach with the potential to detect target DNA se ...
When animal waste provides greener fertilisers
Reducing the environmentally damaging fertilisers is one of the challenges of modern agriculture. A solution based on animal waste could be an option.
New photoresist technology for organic semiconductors enabling submicron patterns
FUJIFILM Corporation and imec have developed a new photoresist technology for organic semiconductors that enables the realization of submicron patterns.
Aussie diggers linked to ecosystem decline
A new Murdoch University-led study has highlighted the relationship between the loss of Australian digging mammals and ecosystem decline.
Sensor provides new approach to molecule detection on silicon surfaces
Alastair McLean and Benedict Drevniok from the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy and their collaborators have found a way to "feel" the surface of silicon molecules at the molecular ...
Carbon capture: Durable plastic doubles as a cleaner
Melamine, a small aromatic molecule loaded with nitrogen atoms, has traditionally found fame as a tough plastic that is ideal for making durable dishware and laminate coatings. Research by Mei Xuan Tan, Yugen ...
Spotlight on nanoparticles' imperceptible effects
From the clothes and make-up we wear to the electronic devices we use every day, nanotechnology is becoming ubiquitous. But while industry has mastered the production of such materials, little is known about ...
Engineers develop a stretchable, foldable transparent electronic display (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Imagine an electronic display nearly as clear as a window, or a curtain that illuminates a room, or a smartphone screen that doubles in size, stretching like rubber. Now imagine all of these ...
New catalyzer to avoid environmental pollution from chlorinated volatile organic compounds
Researchers from the University of Alicante (UA) and the University of the Basque Country (UPV) have developed and patented a new catalyst that efficiently removes volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chlorinated ...
Yeast uses CO2 to boost bioethanol production
Introducing four genes from bacteria and spinach has enabled researchers at the Delft University of Technology to improve the production of bioethanol with yeast by using carbon dioxide. Their findings were ...
Shedding new light on the 'electron highways' of organic solar cells
(Phys.org) —Sunlight absorbed by organic solar cells must first navigate a nanoscale gauntlet before becoming useable electricity. After hitting the light-absorbing material of the solar cell, called the ...
We may all be Martians: New research supports theory that life started on Mars
New evidence has emerged which supports the long-debated theory that life on Earth may have started on Mars.