A nano-Solution to global water problem: Nanomembranes could filter bacteria
(PhysOrg.com) -- New nanomaterials research from the University at Buffalo could lead to new solutions for an age-old public health problem: how to separate bacteria from drinking water.
The water dance
Water (H2O) is a unique molecule that holds amazing properties. Scientists have a good grasp of the structure and chemistry of individual molecules of water. But understanding how large numbers of these m ...
Scientists build world's smallest 'water bottle'
Discovering water's role within a protein
A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University has identified a way to probe water molecules deep inside proteins, exposing a communication network mobilized when proteins are turned "on."
Bacteria gauge cold with molecular measuring stick
Some bacteria react to the cold by subtly changing the chemistry of their outer wall so that it remains pliable as temperatures drop. Scientists identified a key protein in this response mechanism a few years ago, but the ...
Conservation of the royal warship Vasa evaluated
The conservation of the royal warship Vasa, which sank in Stockholm on her maiden voyage in 1628 and was raised in 1961, has provided a unique insight into how large waterlogged wooden archaeological relics ...
Water's interaction with platinum requires a closer look, researchers find
(PhysOrg.com) -- Basic assumptions about water's adsorption to platinum do not hold true, Sandia researchers have found.
Water discovered on second asteroid, may be even more common
Water ice on asteroids may be more common than expected, according to a new study that will be presented today at the world's largest gathering of planetary scientists.
Nano drugs: Insoluble medicines can be made orally available if in nano crystal form
Researchers in India have demonstrated that producing nanoscopic crystals of a pharmaceutical product can allow the medication to be absorbed by the gut even if the drug is not soluble in water.
Magnetic anomalies shield the Moon
Scientists have discovered a new type of solar wind interaction with airless bodies in our solar system. Magnetized regions called magnetic anomalies, mostly on the far side of the Moon, were found to strongly ...
Laser spectroscopy exposes organization of water molecules under model membrane surfaces
The behavior of water molecules as they contact biological substances has long puzzled scientists. The first few layers of interfacial water can display complex arrangements that distinctly influence biochemical ...
Researchers develop simple technique to visualize atomic-scale structures
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have devised a new technique -- using a sheet of carbon just one atom thick -- to visualize the structure of molecules. The technique, which ...