A green transformation for pharmaceuticals

Waste is reduced through the cheap and green development of a catalyst for the transformation of a commercially important functional group

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists Make Gecko-Inspired Wall Climbing Adhesive

Geckos, when not shilling for insurance companies, are most known for their climbing abilities that let them scale walls effortlessly. Thanks to their biology, geckos have…

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Popular Science

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New 2-D quantum materials for nanoelectronics

Researchers at MIT say they have carried out a theoretical analysis showing that a family of two-dimensional materials exhibits exotic quantum properties that may enable a new type of nanoscale ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Brighter images, more efficient LCD displays: New polarizing filter transits more light

University of Utah engineers have developed a polarizing filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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CP light creates chiral nanostructures

Circularly polarized light can produce right- or left-handed twisted nanoribbons.

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Nanotechweb

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Quantum mechanical calculations reveal the hidden states of enzyme active sites

Enzymes carry out fundamental biological processes such as photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation and respiration, with the help of clusters of metal atoms as "active" sites. But scientists lack ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists develop 3-D model of regulator protein bax

Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin, the University of Tubingen, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) provide a new 3D model of the protein Bax, a key regulator of ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Technique could let a small electrical signal change materials' electrical, thermal, and optical characteristics

A new way of switching the magnetic properties of a material using just a small applied voltage, developed by researchers at MIT and collaborators elsewhere, could signal the beginning of a ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Using nanoparticles to better protect industrial applications

An innovative high temperature multi-purpose coating – designed to protect industrial components against heat and oxidation – is currently being trialled on various applications. The coating, ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists get to the heart of fool's gold as a solar material

As the installation of photovoltaic solar cells continues to accelerate, scientists are looking for inexpensive materials beyond the traditional silicon that can efficiently convert sunlight ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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