11/12/2019
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Latest news from laboratory, environment, chemistry, life science and quality control

  • Nuclear "magic numbers" collapse beyond the doubly magic Nickel 78
    Scientists from the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Research in Japan and an international collaboration network with a strong participation of scientists from Technische Universität Dar...
  • Source of new CFC emissions discovered
    Since 2013, annual emissions of the banned chlorofluorocarbon CFC-11 have increased by around 7,000 metric tons from eastern China, according to a new study by an international team of scientists i...
  • New hybrid semiconductor material for sustainable hydrogen production
    An international team led by TUM chemist Tom Nilges and engineer Karthik Shankar from the University of Alberta have now found a stable yet flexible semiconductor structure that splits water much m...
  • How cells migrate
    When faced with difficult terrain, off-road vehicles can switch from two- to four-wheel drive to keep moving forward. Similarly, cell migration can be driven either by protrusion-directed crawling,...
  • Limiting industrial trans fatty acids in food to protect consumers
    A new European regulation setting a legal limit for industrially-produced trans fatty acids (iTFA) came into force on 14 May. JRC's scientific work has played an important role supporting the intro...
  • Five commandments for the bio revolution
    The push towards the 'bioeconomy', one favouring products made from biomass and other renewable, bio-based materials, is being driven both by policymakers and the market. In the chemicals sector, t...
  • Software tools for automated acquisition of electron microscopy data
    There is a growing demand for high-throughput data acquisition in structural and cell biology research. Developments in microscopy hardware and computing performance have increased the speed and qu...
  • Engineered microbial production of grape flavoring
    Researchers report a microbial method for producing an artificial grape flavor. Methyl anthranilate (MANT) is a common grape flavoring and odorant compound currently produced through a petroleum-ba...
  • Copper oxide photocathodes: laser experiment reveals location of efficiency loss
    Solar cells and photocathodes made of copper oxide might in theory attain high efficiencies for solar energy conversion. In practice, however, large losses occur. Now a team at the HZB has been abl...
  • World Metrology Day: Power to the constants!
    If you come across someone who can tell you by heart and without cheating what a kilogram is after 20 May 2019, beware! It is probably a particular kind of scientist, a metrologist, who is still ov...
  • Microplastics in freshwaters - the risks to the environment
    As small as a grain of dust - but of great global significance. The word microplastics is familiar to many, but the dangers are virtually unexplored. In recent years, plastic pollution has become a...
  • Insects supply chitin as a raw material for the textile industry
    Fossil based chemicals are often used in textile processing. That is why the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB is researching sustainable biobased alternatives....
  • Fuels From Air-conditioning Systems
    Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Toronto have proposed a method enabling air conditioning and ventilation systems to produce synthetic fuels from car...
  • New material also reveals new quasiparticles
    Researchers at PSI have investigated a novel crystalline material that exhibits electronic properties that have never been seen before. It is a crystal of aluminum and platinum atoms arranged in a ...
  • Longest half-life ever directly measured
    The universe is almost 14 billion years old, which is an inconceivable length of time by human standards. Compared to some physical processes, however, it is but a moment. There are radioactive nuc...
  • Carbon nanoelectrode - Particle at the stick
    Since they are so tiny, it is difficult to investigate single nanoparticles. However, this is exactly what researchers are aiming for in order to tailor their properties. A novel approach: particle...
  • 3D printing of biological tissue
    The future of medicine is biological - and scientists hope we will soon be using 3D-printed biologically functional tissue to replace irreparably damaged tissue in the body. A team of researcher...
  • Unique insights into concrete - watching concrete explode
    Even if concrete is not flammable, it can be hazardous in tunnel fires: high-performance concrete can explode at high temperatures. Although the phenomenon is well known, the physics behind it have...
  • Polymers to give early warning signs
    Researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) and Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a method to tailor the properties of stress-indicating molecules that can ...
  • New 3D microscope to visualise fast biological processes
    Researchers from EMBL Heidelberg have combined their expertise to develop a new type of microscope. The revolutionary new light-field microscopy system makes it possible to study fast biological pr...
  • Microscopic Protective Covering for Better Batteries
    Lithium-ion batteries are far superior to other rechargeable battery systems due to their long lifetime and high energy density. However, for many applications, such as electric cars, they still fa...
  • Flexible circuits for 3D printing
    A research cooperation between the University of Hamburg and DESY has developed a process suitable for 3D printing that can be used to produce transparent and mechanically flexible electronic circu...
  • Unlimited access to microbiological research data
    The scientists Dr. Lorenz Reimer, Joaquim Sardà and Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann from the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures have extended the database BacDive ...