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Materials Science 3 hours ago

Bipolar order: A straightforward technique to have more control over organic thin films

Modern and emerging applications in various fields have found creative uses for organic thin films (TFs); some prominent examples include sensors, photovoltaic systems, transistors, and optoelectronics. However, the methods ...

Plants & Animals 6 hours ago

In search of drought-tolerant holm oaks

A research group at the University of Córdoba studied the molecular properties of the holm oak (Quercus ilex) in search of trees that are more resistant to drought and root rot.

Molecular & Computational biology 8 hours ago

When one become two: Separating DNA for more accurate nanopore analysis

A new software tool developed by Earlham Institute researchers will help bioinformaticians improve the quality and accuracy of their biological data, and avoid mis-assemblies. The fast, lightweight, user-friendly tool visualizes ...

Polymers 8 hours ago

Electric cars: Special dyes could prevent unnecessary motor replacements

One day in the near future dyes in electric motors might indicate when cable insulation is becoming brittle and the motor needs replacing. Scientists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), together with ELANTAS, ...

Earth Sciences 9 hours ago

Ozone-depleting chemicals may spend less time in the atmosphere than previously thought

MIT scientists have found that ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, stay in the atmosphere for a shorter amount of time than previously estimated. Their study suggests that CFCs, which were globally phased out in ...

Materials Science 9 hours ago

Toward overcoming solubility issues in organic chemistry

Scientists from Hokkaido University have developed a rapid, efficient protocol for cross-coupling reactions, vastly expanding the pool of chemicals that can be used for the synthesis of useful organic compounds.

Materials Science 9 hours ago

'Seeing' previously unseen nano-level glass damage

For the first time, the subsurface structural changes of silica glass due to nanoscale wear and damage has been revealed via spectroscopy, which may lead to improvements in glass products such as electronic displays and vehicle ...

Optics & Photonics 11 hours ago

Crystalline supermirrors for trace gas detection in environmental science and medicine

In an international cooperation with partners from industry and research, physicists from the University of Vienna, together with Thorlabs, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the University of ...

Materials Science 11 hours ago

How chemists are building molecular assembly lines

Four huge robot arms surround the gleaming metal shell of what will soon be a top-of-the-range automobile. They jerk into life, attaching the bonnet, the wing mirrors, and other panels. It's the kind of precision operation ...

Biochemistry 11 hours ago

Novel method of labeling DNA bases for sequencing

An international research team headed by Michal Hocek of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague) and Charles University and Ciara K. O'Sullivan of Universitat Rovira ...

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