DNA cages 'can survive inside living cells'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Oxford University have shown for the first time that molecular cages made from DNA can enter and survive inside living cells.
Princeton researchers solve problem filling space -- without cubes
(PhysOrg.com) -- Whether packing oranges into a crate, fitting molecules into a human cell or getting data onto a compact disc, wasted space is usually not a good thing.
Moving toward greener chemistry
Phosphorus, a mineral element found in rocks and bone, is a critical ingredient in fertilizers, pesticides, detergents and other industrial and household chemicals. Once phosphorus is mined from rocks, getting ...
Researchers Rediscover the Structure of Water
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of researchers at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource has found the molecular structure of water to be more complex than recently thought, suggesting that molecular models ...
Entropy alone creates complex crystals from simple shapes, study shows
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a study that elevates the role of entropy in creating order, research led by the University of Michigan shows that certain pyramid shapes can spontaneously organize into complex quasicrystals.
Scientists Build Nanostructures out of Single DNA Strands
The Beaver as Chemist: Total Synthesis of Enantiomerically Pure Nupharamine Alkaloids from Castoreum
(PhysOrg.com) -- Castoreum, the dried scent glands of the Canadian beaver, was once one of the most valuable scent components derived from animals. Castoreum contains a complex mixture of substances, including a number of ...