Visible blue light induces copper-catalyzed C-N cross-couplings

(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers at California Institute of Technology has found a way to use visible blue light to induce copper-catalyzed C-N cross-couplings. In their paper published ...

Fri 12 Feb 16 from Phys.org

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New imaging technique shows how DNA is protected at chromosomes' ends

A new imaging technique has allowed researchers at North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Pittsburgh to see how DNA loops around ...

Thu 11 Feb 16 from Phys.org

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Shaping crystals with the flow

OIST scientists designed a new method to create crystals using a combination of shear flow and controlled temperature.

Fri 12 Feb 16 from Phys.org

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Sneezing produces complex fluid cascade, not a simple spray

Here's some incentive to cover your mouth the next time you sneeze: New high-speed videos captured by MIT researchers show that as a person sneezes, they launch a sheet of fluid that balloons, ...

Thu 11 Feb 16 from Phys.org

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Electrons in graphene behave like water, not like a metal

Graphene is an atom thick sheet of carbon arranged in a honeycomb-shaped lattice. Its properties are remarkable as far as industrial applications go: it's the strongest material in the world ...

Fri 12 Feb 16 from ZME Science

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Legal tussle delays launch of huge toxicity database

Health risks of nearly 10,000 chemicals charted to help predict toxicity of untested substances.

Thu 11 Feb 16 from Nature News

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Mussel-mimicking adhesive polymer shown to be non-toxic to cells

Purdue University researchers have shown that a synthetic version of a high-strength adhesive produced by mussels is non-toxic to living cells, suggesting its potential suitability for surgical ...

Fri 12 Feb 16 from Phys.org

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Bumpy liquid films could simplify fabrication of microlenses

Have you ever noticed that when heated a film of oil in a pan doesn't remain completely flat? Instead, it forms a wavy pattern that resembles the exterior of an orange. These sorts of deformations ...

Thu 11 Feb 16 from Phys.org

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Stretchable polymer reverts back to original shape when triggered by body heat

Shape memory materials that can revert back into a desired form after being bent, twisted and stretched are finding their way into a number of applications, ranging from sports bras ...

Wed 10 Feb 16 from Gizmag

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