08/18/2019
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  • Nanoparticles with innovative electronic properties
    Researchers at the Chair of Organic Chemistry II at FAU have discovered that it is possible to control the optical and electronic properties of aluminium oxide nanoparticles, despite the fact that ...
  • New database to monitor national energy use and CO2 emissions
    How much of the Swedish chemical industry's energy use is from renewables and how much from fuel oil? What are the global trends in fossil fuels consumption over the last decades? The new on-lin...
  • Toxin responsible for Legionella growth identified
    A team of scientists led by EMBL group leader Sagar Bhogaraju and Ivan Dikic of Goethe University, Frankfurt, discovered that the toxin SidJ in Legionella bacteria enforces a unique modification on...
  • New chemistry that may help explain the origins of cellular life
    Before life began on Earth, the environment likely contained a massive number of chemicals that reacted with each other more or less randomly, and it is unclear how things as complex as cells could...
  • Self-organizing molecules - nanorings with two sides
    The tiny rings that chemists at the Center for Nanointegration (CENIDE) at the UDE create in the laboratory are as small as a bacterium. Self-organized, individual polymer chains form the flexible ...
  • Discovery of new fermions in topological chiral crystals
    Chiral topology is the new frontier in the field of quantum matter. In the recent study, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden discovered new fermions b...
  • Nano brush will 'smell' food freshness
    A coating made of nano size hairs, a polymer brush, has many more potential applications than the current ones, according to Sissi de Beer of the University of Twente. Until now, the brushes are ma...
  • High-performance sodium ion batteries using copper sulfide
    Researchers presented a new strategy for extending sodium ion batteries' cyclability using copper sulfide as the electrode material. This strategy has led to high-performance conversion reactions a...
  • Fighting unwanted biofilms with novel materials
    Biofilms are enormously resistant accumulations of germs, which can cause serious problems, especially in hospitals. Like a single large creature, they can spread within wounds or colonize implants...
  • BioTek acquisition expands Agilent's cell-analysis footprint
    Agilent has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-owned BioTek, a recognized global leader in design, manufacture and distribution of innovative life science instrumen...
  • 'Liquid forensics' could lead to safer drinking water
    Ping! The popular 1990 film, The Hunt for Red October, helped introduce sonar technology on submarines to pop culture. Now, nearly 30 years later, a team of scientists at the University of Miss...
  • A new tool for live-cell imaging
    Scientists at Colorado State University (CSU) and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed a new powerful tool called a "frankenbody", for imaging protein dynamics in living cells....
  • Producing Graphene from Carbon Dioxide
    The general public knows the chemical compound of carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas in the atmosphere and because of its global-warming effect. However, carbon dioxide can also be a useful raw mat...
  • Identifying new psychoactive substances
    Over the years, the JRC has become a strategic partner in the international fight against new psychoactive substances, a growing concern in the European Union. The JRC has been invited this week...
  • Measuring the Laws of Nature
    A physical constant, which is of great importance for basic research, has now be re-measured, with much higher precision than ever before. There are some numerical values that define the basic p...
  • Micropatch made of DNA
    Researchers reported the fabrication of microstructure arrays of DNA materials using topographic control. This method provides a platform for forming multiscale hierarchical orientations of soft an...
  • Chemists give chance a helping hand
    Whether they are synthetic materials such as PET and Teflon, medicines or flavourings, life without synthetically produced compounds is barely conceivable in our everyday lives today. The chemical ...
  • Closing the last gap for the Periodic Table's 150th birthday
    Timely for the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements" which celebrates the 150th anniversary of Mendeleev's discovery of the periodic table, a European collaboration of che...
  • Nanocoating prevents greasy smears
    The shiny new refrigerator features an attractive stainless steel front. But it doesn't take long before the door is covered in dark fingerprints that are difficult to remove with only a cloth and ...
  • App developer console opens up our food safety data
    A new "developer portal" using application programming interface (API) technology makes EFSA's information more accessible to software developers, allowing them to design creative new apps and tool...
  • Efficiently Producing Fatty Acids and Biofuels from Glucose
    Researchers have presented a new strategy for efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels that can transform glucose and oleaginous microorganisms into microbial diesel fuel, with one-step direc...
  • Atomic motion captured on-the-fly by machine learning
    Physicists of the University of Vienna publish findings on the phase transitions of hybrid perovskites that have the potential to serve as novel solar cell materials. At the atomic scale materia...
  • Rössler Prize for work on bright nanoparticles
    A brilliant blue, a luminous green, a deep red - the range of colours Maksym Kovalenko presents in an array of test tubes in his lab is fascinating. But what is fascinating about the colours isn't ...