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Researchers Coat Titanium With Polymer To Improve Integration Of Joint Replacements

10 years ago from Science Daily

New research shows that coating a titanium implant with a new biologically inspired material enhances tissue healing, improves bone growth around the implant and strengthens the attachment and integration of...

Researchers Use Supercomputer To Track Pathways In Myoglobin

10 years ago from Science Daily

Myoglobin is responsible for oxygen storage in cells. But how does oxygen travel through the solid protein wall to be anchored by an iron atom deep within the protein? Scientists...

Researchers Are First To Simulate The Binding Of Molecules To A Protein

10 years ago from Science Daily

You may not know what it is, but you burn more than your body weight of it every day. Adenosine triphosphate, a tiny molecule that packs a powerful punch, is...

Chemical reduces cows' carbon 'hoofprint'

10 years ago from UPI

ITHACA, N.Y., July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have discovered that cows receiving recombinant Bovine Somatotropin, or rbST, supplement produce more milk.

Standards set for LED lighting technology

10 years ago from UPI

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 2 (UPI) -- The National Institute of Standards and Technology says it has developed the first two standards for solid-state lighting in the United States.

Millimeter-sized 'Bohr atom' is created

10 years ago from UPI

HOUSTON, July 2 (UPI) -- Nearly a century after Danish physicist Niels Bohr created the first model of the atom, U.S.-led physicists say they've created millimeter-sized atoms.

A front-row seat at this summer's physics extravaganza

10 years ago from Physorg

Nearly 20 years in the making, the largest particle accelerator in the world will start running in Switzerland this summer, offering scientists a glimpse of particles that have never been...

New Insights Into Quantum Mechanics: Unlocking Mysteries Of 'Blinking' Phenomena Of Fluorescent Molecules

10 years ago from Science Daily

More than a century ago, at the dawn of modern quantum mechanics, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Neils Bohr predicted so-called "quantum jumps." More recently, it has been possible to observe...

Pricey Chemicals Gleaned From Biodiesel Waste

10 years ago from Science Daily

Chemical engineers have unveiled a set of techniques for cleanly converting problematic biofuels waste into profitable chemicals. New research in the journal Metabolic Engineering describes a new fermentation process that...

Gold, DNA Combination May Lead To Nano-Sensor

10 years ago from Physorg

The ability to use genetic material to assemble nanoscopic particles of gold could be an important step toward creating tiny “spies” that will be able to infiltrate individual cells and...

Ski Faster with Camera-less Fusion Motion Capture

10 years ago from Physorg

Professional skiers can now learn how to ski faster with the aid of a new system used to capture 3D motion of athletic movements - Fusion Motion Capture (FMC)....

Solution to high energy costs could lie underground

10 years ago from Physorg

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Georgianne Peek thinks a possible solution to high energy costs lies underground. And it`s not coal or oil. It`s compressed air energy storage (CAES).

Can we freeze time? Using lasers to film the secret lives of atoms -- frame by frame

10 years ago from Physorg

Cutting edge laser 'cameras' which can film the super-fast movements of electrons inside materials are the subject of an Imperial College exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008,...

Solar Shield Experiment Aims to Keep the Power On

10 years ago from Physorg

When you flip a light switch to illuminate the pages of your favorite book or reach into your refrigerator for that last piece of key lime pie, you expect the...

Powering Cars With Toxic Waste

10 years ago from PopSci

With global warming grabbing headlines, carbon-free nuclear power is gaining popularity—and with it, concerns over what to do with the spent uranium fuel. The largest long-term burial project, Yucca Mountain,...

Browser pioneer Andreessen joins Facebook board

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Marc Andreessen, an entrepreneur and software engineer behind the Web's earliest browsers, has joined the board of the online hangout Facebook.

Super atoms turn the periodic table upside down

10 years ago from Physorg

Researchers at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands have developed a technique for generating atom clusters made from silver and other metals. Surprisingly enough, these so-called super atoms (clusters...

Sunburn Alert: UVB Does More Damage To DNA Than UVA

10 years ago from Science Daily

As bombs burst in air this July 4, chances are that sunburn will be the red glare that most folks see -- and feel. But unfortunately, even when there is...

An oblivious transfer protocol for quantum cryptography

10 years ago from Physorg

“It's hard to beat the noise that you have with quantum information,” Barbara Terhal tells “So our security protocol relies on the fact that storing quantum bits noiselessly is...

Do The Hyper-coordinate Planar Transition Metal Atoms Exist?

10 years ago from Science Daily

Quantum chemical methods are generally useful and versatile for discovering new compounds having particular chemical bonding configurations. Scientists have now established that the coordination of the transition metals, cobalt, iron...

Open thread: Are science exams harder then arts exams?

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Open thread: New research claims maths and science are more difficult than arts subjects. Do you agree?

Contest to build Galileo begins

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The procurement process is opened to construct Europe's much-delayed Galileo satellite-navigation system.

DOE, Volvo focus on more efficient trucks

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy and the Volvo Group say they plan to expand cooperation in an effort to develop more fuel efficient...

New Electrostatic-based DNA Microarray Technique Could Revolutionize Medical Diagnostics

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have invented a technique in which DNA assays -- the key to personalized medicine -- can be read and evaluated with no need of elaborate chemical labeling or sophisticated...

Fireworks may be greener this year

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The rocket's red glare on future July Fourth celebrations may be more eco-friendly as researchers revise the chemistry behind the pyrotechnic displays.

An Electric Aviation Experience

10 years ago from PopSci

If the passengers on that airplane felt their collective hearts stop for a moment, it wasn't due to the electric current from the lightning strike running through their bodies. In...

Researchers tug at molecules with optical tweezers

10 years ago from Physorg

MIT researchers have developed a novel technique to measure the strength of the bonds between two protein molecules important in cell machinery: Gently tugging them apart with light beams.

More Evidence for a Revolutionary Theory of Water

10 years ago from Physorg

The traditional picture of how liquid water behaves on a molecular level is wrong, according to new experimental evidence collected by a collaboration of researchers from the Department of Energy's...