Chemists' breakthrough in synthesis advances a potent anti-cancer agent

It's a feat three decades in the making: Harvard University chemists have achieved what a new paper calls a "landmark in drug discovery" with the total synthesis of halichondrin. Known to be ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers solve mystery of how gas bubbles form in liquid

The formation of air bubbles in a liquid appears very similar to its inverse process, the formation of liquid droplets from, say, a dripping water faucet. But the physics involved is actually ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists reveal reversible super-glue inspired by snail mucus

Snails secrete a mucous that acts like super-glue, allowing them to adhere to rough surfaces like rocks.

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Gold for iron nanocubes

One of the major challenges in nanotechnology is the precise control of shape, size and elemental composition of every single nanoparticle. Physical methods are able to produce homogeneous nanoparticles ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Preventing drugs from being transported from cells

An international research team has investigated the transport mechanism of a bacterial membrane protein using an artificially produced antibody fragment. The transport proteins, called ABC exporters, ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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A new 2-D magnet draws future devices closer

We are all familiar with the image of electrons zipping around an atom's nucleus and forming chemical bonds in molecules and materials. But what is less known is that electrons have an additional ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Tuning into the LCDs of tomorrow: Exploring the novel IGZO-11 semiconductor

In 1985, Noboru Kimizuka of the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials, Japan had pioneered the idea of polycrystalline indium-gallium-zinc oxide (IGZO) ceramics, with the general ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Quantum simulation could help flights run on time

A powerful new form of computing could help scientists design new types of materials for nanoelectronics, allow airlines to solve complex logistical problems to ensure flights run on time, and ...

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers urge reduced use of PFAS chemicals in consumer products

Human exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals could be greatly reduced if manufacturers add chemicals only when they are truly essential in terms of health, safety and functioning ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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