Scientists de-polymerize polymers

Japanese scientists have created a process that breaks down certain plastics, allowing the chemicals to be reused to make new higher-quality plastic.

Study: Pet care industry is booming

The American Chemical Society said U.S. pet owners spent $18.5 million last year on veterinary care, medications and other non-food pet supplies.

Nanoparticles carry chemotherapy drug deeper into solid tumors

A new drug delivery method using nano-sized molecules to carry the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin to tumors improves the effectiveness of the drug in mice and increases their survival time, according to a study published online ...

IBM labs eye giving cars 'reflexes'

IBM researchers are looking into ways to give cars “reflexes” that would reduce traffic congestion and help prevent accidents. The scientists are exploring technology that would let vehicles exchange information with ...

Maryland Professor Creates Desktop Supercomputer

A prototype of what may be the next generation of personal computers has been developed by researchers in the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering. Capable of computing speeds 100 times faster than ...

Back-to-Back b Baryons in Batavia

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have announced the observation of the cascade b baryon-again.

Thinking Big about Space Telescopes

NASA's next moon rocket is still on the drawing board, but already scientists are dreaming up big new things to do with it.

Electrified cells don't get dizzy

An unusual but simple direct electrical connection between neighbouring nerve cells enables a neuronal network in the fly’s flight control centre to detect rotational axes. The system remains stable, even when information ...

Transparent transistors to bring future displays, 'e-paper'

Researchers have used nanotechnology to create transparent transistors and circuits, a step that promises a broad range of applications, from e-paper and flexible color screens for consumer electronics to "smart cards" and ...

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