Energy-efficient plastic production

Davide Crapanzano of the University of Twente (The Netherlands) has demonstrated the conditions under which a new catalytic membrane can be used for the cheaper, faster and more energy-efficient production of raw materials ...

Understanding the APJ Receptor Binding Site

(PhysOrg.com) -- Apelin is a recently discovered peptide that binds to the apelin (or APJ) G-protein-coupled receptor. Apelin-13 (NH2-QRPRLSHKGPMPF-COOH), one of several cleavage products of the proprotein form of the apelin ...

Quick-Change Molecules Caught in the Act

(PhysOrg.com) -- The chemistry of life happens so fast that a millionth of a second is an eternity -- an eternity that is largely invisible to science. In that time, molecules change in ways we cannot see. Now, though, there ...

S.Korea firm to put cable TV on Internet

A South Korean cable television company said it launched a service on the Internet on Tuesday allowing viewers to access their favourite shows anywhere.

BP warns of long effort to cap spill

BP officials warned they may not be able to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil leak until August, as Louisiana residents warned the spill could wipe out dozens of fish species.

Australia takes legal action to stop Japan whaling

Australia has launched legal action at the International Court of Justice to stop Japan's hunting of whales, Japanese officials said Tuesday, calling the move "extremely regrettable".

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