Experts warn of synthetic 'bioweapons' danger

(HealthDay)The burgeoning field of "synthetic biology" research could lead to the creation of dangerous new bioweapons, and U.S. defense officials need to be alert to assess the potential threat.

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Quantum step forward in protecting communications from hackers

Researchers at the University of York have shown that a new quantum-based procedure for distributing secure information along communication lines could be successful in preventing serious security ...

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Gas treatment makes wetsuits way warmer

A couple of years ago, researchers from MIT created a beaver fur-inspired material that could be used to produce warmer wetsuits. Now, a different group of MIT scientists have devised ...

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Chemical 'caryatids' improve the stability of metal-organic frameworks

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are materials with nano-sized pores in their crystal structures. These pores allow MOFs to capture molecules so efficiently that they are now prime candidates ...

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Game-changing finding pushes 3-D printing to the molecular limit

New University of Nottingham research proves that advanced materials containing molecules that switch states in response to environmental stimuli such as light can be fabricated using 3-D printing.

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Not always badMXenes' spontaneous oxidation harnessed to create 2-D nanocomposites

Researchers at Missouri S&T have discovered a new way to harness the potential of a type of spontaneously oxidized MXene thin films, to create nanocomposites that could sense both light and ...

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Mysterious IceCube event may be caused by a tau neutrino

Eight years ago, the IceCube detector, a research center located at the South Pole to detect neutrinos emanating from the cosmos, was commissioned. Three years later, it began to register the ...

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Detecting the fingerprints of harmful molecules noninvasively via black silicon

Scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in cooperation with colleagues from the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Australian and Lithuanian Universities have improved the technique ...

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An unlikely marriage among oxides

The term alloy usually refers to a mixture of several metals. However, other materials can also be alloyed. In the semiconductor industry, for instance, oxide and nitride alloys have long been ...

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Creating a new composite fuel for next-generation fast reactors

Joint research efforts of a team of scientists at Lobachevsky University of Nizhny Novgorod (UNN) comprising chemists, physicists and engineers are currently focused on solving the problems ...

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