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Caught on camera: Chemical reactions 'filmed' at the single-molecule level

2 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have succeeded in ‘filming’ inter-molecular chemical reactions – using the electron beam of a transmission electron microscope (TEM) as a stop-frame imaging tool. They have also discovered that the...

New process for generating hydrogen fuel

6 hours ago from C&EN

Catalyst produces hydrogen from methanol and water at relatively low temperatures

New low-cost method to produce light-based lab-on-a-chip devices for fast medical tests

6 hours ago from Physorg

A new fabrication process could make it easier and less expensive to incorporate optical sensing onto lab-on-a-chip devices. These devices integrate laboratory functions onto a plastic or glass "chip" typically...

Scent of a Kitten: Perfumer Debuts 'Kitten Fur' Fragrance

7 hours ago from Live Science

How did a fragrance company distill and bottle the elusive and delicious scent of the fur at the back of a kitten’s neck?

Netflix: What's coming and going in April 2017

7 hours ago from UPI

Netflix has a slew of new offerings in April, including all-new episodes of the cult favorite {i:Mystery Science Theater 3000} and plenty of other fresh Netflix Original content among many...

Harvard researchers close in on how ears convert sounds into brain signals

7 hours ago from Harvard Science

At their simplest, the sounds that surround us — from a baby’s cry to heavy metal — are merely vibrations in the air. It’s the job of the ears to capture those...

3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workers

8 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have unlocked the key to transforming microscopic nanorings into smart materials that perform work at human-scale.

Light used to remotely control curvature of plastics

8 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a technique that uses light to get flat, plastic sheets to curve into spheres, tubes or bowls.

Molecular 'treasure maps' to help discover new materials

9 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed a new method which has the potential to revolutionise the way we search for, design and produce new materials.

Scientists evade the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

9 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers report the discovery of a new technique that could drastically improve the sensitivity of instruments such as magnetic resonance imagers (MRIs) and atomic clocks. The study reports a technique...

Bud Light cases spill onto New York street after truck flips

9 hours ago from UPI

Dozens of cases of beer were left scattered along a New York road on Wednesday morning after a Bud Light truck collided with another vehicle.

England truck driver fined for making lunch on truck's fuel tank

9 hours ago from UPI

A truck driver in England stopped to prepare a meal on the fuel tank of his vehicle along the side of the road.

Ultrafast measurements explain quantum dot voltage drop

9 hours ago from Science Daily

Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes.

Self-sustaining bacteria-fueled power cell created

9 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with the first micro-scale self-sustaining cell, which generated power for 13 straight days through symbiotic interactions of two types...

T-Mobile moves the needle in its research lab to compete with larger rivals

9 hours ago from Physorg

For a couple of minutes in a small, nondescript T-Mobile US conference room, the future of wireless is here.

Improving Tractor Trailer Fuel Efficiency Through Aerodynamics

9 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Lawrence Livermore researchers, as part of a Navistar SuperTruck I team, help design a new type of tractor trailer truck that improves fuel economy by 124 percent compare to heavy...

Thales delivers flight simulator to Malaysian air force

11 hours ago from UPI

Thales Group supplied the Malaysian air force with a new FNPT II Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer, marking the product's first delivery in the market.

U.S. Air Force delivers refurbished F-16s to Indonesia

12 hours ago from UPI

The latest batch of refurbished F-16 Fighting Falcons has been delivered to Indonesia.

Quadruped robot exhibits spontaneous changes in step with speed

12 hours ago from Science Daily

A research group has demonstrated that by changing only its parameter related to speed, a quadruped robot can spontaneously change its steps.

U.S. Air Force orders KC-10 engine overhauls

13 hours ago from UPI

The U.S. Air Force placed a $16.9 million order to Northrop Grumman to provide engine overhauls for the branch's KC-10 Extender aircraft.

Visualizing nuclear radiation

13 hours ago from Science Daily

Extraordinary decontamination efforts are underway in areas affected by the 2011 nuclear accidents in Japan. The creation of total radioactivity maps is essential for thorough cleanup, but the most common...

ATP hydrolysis energy explained through large-scale hybrid quantum / classical simulations

14 hours ago from Physorg

In ATP hydrolysis, water is used to split apart adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to create adenosine diphosphate (ADP) to get energy. ATP hydrolysis energy (AHE) is then used in the activities...

Synthetic physiologists engineer new receptor switched off by green light

14 hours ago from Physorg

Optogenetics, the approach to use light to control key processes, has revolutionized how researchers investigate cellular signaling pathways, cellular behavior and the function of large and interconnected tissues such as...

International Leader Appointed to Head Engineering

14 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

The University of Adelaide has today announced the appointment of an international leader in engineering, Professor Anton Middelberg, as its new Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and...

Imprinting nano-patterns in metals

15 hours ago from Physorg

Materials scientists at the TU Darmstadt are imprinting nano-patterns in metals, a technology that could give metallic surfaces permanent functionality, like a lotus effect or reduced frictional properties.

China's Geely opens UK plant for electric London taxis

15 hours ago from Physorg

Chinese carmaker Geely, owner of the London Taxi Company, opened Wednesday a £300-million UK factory making only electrical versions of the iconic London black cab for use worldwide.

Researchers develop a new model to unlock catalytic powers of gold

15 hours ago from Physorg

Until 1985, gold was widely believed to be chemically inert. But once researchers discovered that nano-sized gold particles can act as remarkable and selective catalysts, a world of possibility opened...

A novel 'soft' magnetic material could enable faster computer memory

15 hours ago from Physorg

Magnetic materials are a vital ingredient in the components that store information in computers and mobile phones. Now, A*STAR researchers have developed a material that could help these magnetic-based memory...