Scientists determine strength of 'liquid smoke' with 3D images

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have created a 3D image of a material referred to as "liquid smoke." Aerogel, also known as liquid smoke or "San Francisco fog," is an open-cell polymer with pores smaller than 50 nanometers in ...

New disease-fighting nanoparticles look like miniature pastries

Ultra-miniature bialy-shaped particles — called nanobialys because they resemble tiny versions of the flat, onion-topped rolls popular in New York City — could soon be carrying medicinal compounds through patients' bloodstreams ...

Summer heat too hot for you? What is comfortable?

Extreme heat or cold is not only uncomfortable, it can be deadly—causing proteins to unravel and malfunction. For many years now, scientists have understood the molecular mechanisms that enable animals to sense dangerous ...

Researchers say China's export trade impacts climate

Carnegie Mellon University's Christopher L. Weber argues that China's new title as the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter is at least partly due to consumption of Chinese goods in the West.

E. coli discovery could lead to new antibacterial target

Northeastern University scientists have discovered a new and unique DNA binding property of a protein in E. coli. Penny J. Beuning, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, spent the last two ...

Scientists find quick method to make magnets

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ultra-strong, high-temperature, high-performance permanent magnet compounds, such as Samarium Cobalt, are the mainstay materials for several industries that rely on high-performance motor and power generation ...

Phoenix Mars Lander Working With Sticky Soil

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists and engineers on NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission spent the weekend examining how the icy soil on Mars interacts with the scoop on the lander's robotic arm, while trying different techniques to deliver ...

IBM Research Develops Technology to Aid Human Memory

(PhysOrg.com) -- To help people remember key facts, today, IBM unveiled a software technology created in its Research Labs that uses the images, sounds, and text recorded on everyday mobile devices to help people recall names, ...

Researchers redefine ultrathin display process

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University has developed a new process for manufacturing high-performance flexible displays on transparent plastic.

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