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Nanofiber carpet could lead to new sticky or insulating surfaces

4 days ago from Science Daily

Inspired by the extraordinary characteristics of polar bear fur, lotus leaves and gecko feet, engineering researchers have developed a new way to make arrays of nanofibers that could bring us...

Solar panels for yeast cell biofactories

4 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists presents a highly adaptable solution to creating yeast biohybrids with enhanced metabolism driven by light energy.

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon mysteriously surfaces on injury report

4 days ago from UPI

Already expected to be without their top wide receiver, the Cincinnati Bengals also are dealing with an injury to running back Joe Mixon.

'Smart skin' simplifies spotting strain in structures

4 days ago from Physorg

Thanks to one peculiar characteristic of carbon nanotubes, engineers will soon be able to measure the accumulated strain in an airplane, a bridge or a pipeline – or just about...

Cotton-based hybrid biofuel cell could power implantable medical devices

4 days ago from Physorg

A glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and sensors. The new fuel cell, which provides twice...

Beyond the molecular movie: Dynamics of bands and bonds during a photoinduced phase transition

4 days ago from Science NOW

Ultrafast nonequilibrium dynamics offer a route to study the microscopic interactions that govern macroscopic behavior. In particular, photoinduced phase transitions (PIPTs) in solids provide a test case for how forces,...

Wafer-scale single-crystal hexagonal boron nitride film via self-collimated grain formation

4 days ago from Science NOW

Although polycrystalline hexagonal boron nitride (PC-hBN) has been realized, defects and grain boundaries still cause charge scatterings and trap sites, impeding high-performance electronics. Here, we report a method of synthesizing...

Light-driven fine chemical production in yeast biohybrids

4 days ago from Science NOW

Inorganic-biological hybrid systems have potential to be sustainable, efficient, and versatile chemical synthesis platforms by integrating the light-harvesting properties of semiconductors with the synthetic potential of biological cells. We have...

Reversible self-assembly of superstructured networks

4 days ago from Science NOW

Soft structures in nature, such as protein assemblies, can organize reversibly into functional and often hierarchical architectures through noncovalent interactions. Molecularly encoding this dynamic capability in synthetic materials has remained...

Templated nanofiber synthesis via chemical vapor polymerization into liquid crystalline films

4 days ago from Science NOW

Extrusion, electrospinning, and microdrawing are widely used to create fibrous polymer mats, but these approaches offer limited access to oriented arrays of nanometer-scale fibers with controlled size, shape, and lateral...

Heterobiaryl synthesis by contractive C-C coupling via P(V) intermediates

4 days ago from Science NOW

Heterobiaryls composed of pyridine and diazine rings are key components of pharmaceuticals and are often central to pharmacological function. We present an alternative approach to metal-catalyzed cross-coupling to make heterobiaryls...

Mini ‘solar panels’ help yeast shine at churning out drug ingredients

4 days ago from Sciencenews.org

Microbes equipped with light-harvesting semiconductor particles generate useful chemicals much more efficiently than ordinary microbes.

Solar panels for yeast cell biofactories

4 days ago from Physorg

Genetically engineered microbes such as bacteria and yeasts have long been used as living factories to produce drugs and fine chemicals. More recently, researchers have started to combine bacteria with...

Nanofiber carpet could lead to new sticky or insulating surfaces

4 days ago from Physorg

Inspired by the extraordinary characteristics of polar bear fur, lotus leaves and gecko feet, engineering researchers have developed a new way to make arrays of nanofibers that could bring us...

Preventing chemical weapons as sciences converge

4 days ago from Physorg

Alarming examples of the dangers from chemical weapons have been seen recently in the use of industrial chemicals and the nerve agent sarin against civilians in Syria, and in the...

Lucy Hale joins cast of 'Fantasy Island' film adaptation

4 days ago from UPI

Lucy Hale has been cast in Sony and Blumhouse's upcoming film adaptation of classic television series, "Fantasy Island."

Can we produce enough green hydrogen to save the world?

4 days ago from Science Blog

by Jonathan O’Callaghan Around a fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions are produced by industries such as steel and cement so if we’re going to work towards an emission-free society...

Air Force to purchase $52M in Joint Programmable Fuses from Kaman

4 days ago from UPI

The Air Force has awarded Kaman Precision Products $52 million for the Joint Programmable Fuzes for use on Joint Direct Attack Munition and general purpose air-dropped bombs.

Fullerene compounds made simulation-ready

4 days ago from Physorg

What in the smart nanomaterials world is widely available, highly symmetrical and inexpensive? Hollow carbon structures, shaped like a football, called fullerenes. Their applications range from artificial photosynthesis and nonlinear...

Germany tweaks law to limit diesel car bans

4 days ago from Physorg

The German government will ease air pollution law so as to spare cities that only slightly exceed limits on harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) from diesel vehicle bans, ministers agreed Thursday,...

Look: Fergie's son wishes Josh Duhamel a happy birthday

4 days ago from UPI

Fergie captured a video of 5-year-old Axl singing and dancing to the Beastie Boys on Josh Duhamel's 46th birthday.

Next step on the path towards an efficient biofuel cell

4 days ago from Science Daily

Fuel cells that work with the enzyme hydrogenase are, in principle, just as efficient as those that contain the expensive precious metal platinum as a catalyst. However, the enzymes need...

Rapid, flexible water analysis creates industry stir

4 days ago from Physorg

The EU-funded CYTO-WATER project has developed an innovative onsite analytical system capable of rapidly detecting different microorganisms in water.

Taking hydrogen mobility forward in Europe

4 days ago from Physorg

In the drive to decarbonise Europe's transport sector, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer crucial benefits. For one, their fuel – hydrogen – can be generated from a wide variety...

Terahertz laser pulses amplify optical phonons in solids

4 days ago from Physorg

A study led by scientists of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg/Germany presents evidence of...

Car-free Paris? It was already a dream in 1790

4 days ago from Physorg

The debate over the place of cars in cities may seem like a recent one, but in fact was raging well before the first automobile even saw the light of...

Feeling the pressure with universal tactile imaging

4 days ago from Physorg

Touch, or tactile sensing, is fundamentally important for a range of real-life applications, from robotics to surgical medicine to sports science. Tactile sensors are modeled on the biological sense of...

A professor's study of the fictional Hogwarts faculty

4 days ago from Physorg

Melissa C. Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Focused Inquiry in Virginia Commonwealth University's University College, was initially skeptical of the Harry Potter phenomenon, even as...