Chemistry

Graphene holds up under high pressure

A single sheet of graphene, comprising an atom-thin lattice of carbon, may seem rather fragile. But engineers at MIT have found that the ultrathin …

Graphene

Asteroid Shock Waves Could Have Provided the Building Blocks for RNA

Life begins with a bang.<p>A now famous experiment conducted by chemists Stanley Miller and Harold Urey back in 1952 showed that even if we don't know …

Extraterrestrial Life

Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting biodegradable solution to plastic pollution

"Wax is a polymer, a sort of 'natural plastic,' and has a chemical structure not dissimilar to polyethylene," said CSIC's Bertocchini, the study's …

Recycling

Earth as a planet

Earth is the largest rocky planet in our Solar System, and the only body we know of capable of supporting life. With so much news about exoplanets …

April 24

German engineers develop novel process for 3D printing glass

A team of engineers has developed a process by which it is now possible to 3D print complex forms of glass. The scientists at the Germany-based …

3D Printing

Little Ice Age displaced the tropical rain belt

"Our research shows that the global temperature changes do not have to be very extreme in order to shift the position of the tropical rain belt," …

Men are happier when they work full-time

For one of the studies in his PhD thesis, De Hoon investigated disparities in happiness in relation to part-time or full-time work. Which …

Gender

Researchers investigate the ocean's deep biosphere

Bundled in layers of blankets for warmth, Laura Zinke settled in for a two-hour ride to the bottom of the ocean. The temperature dipped significantly …

Oceans

Genome sequence of fuel-producing alga announced

The genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by a group at Texas A&M …

Genetics

How Big Of A Number Is One Mole?

Just like you can have one dozen eggs (12) or one ream of paper (500), a mole is a number used to measure things. The number associated with one mole …

Totally bizarre facts about the star-nosed mole

<i>They eat faster than any other mammal on Earth.</i><p>Star-nosed moles can identify and eat food (bugs, mostly) in less than two-tenths of a second, taking …

The Brain

In experiments on Earth, testing possible building blocks of alien life

Scientists are attempting to identify the amino acids—building blocks that make proteins and support all life on Earth—that might feasibly form the …

Biology

Game-changing PanDDA method unveils previously hidden 3-D structure data

Scientists have utilised Diamond Light Source to develop a new method to extract previously hidden information from the X-ray diffraction data that …

Biology

Wood filter removes toxic dye from water

Engineers at the University of Maryland have developed a new use for wood: to filter water. Liangbing Hu of the Energy Research Center and his …

Chemical Engineering

Solving the separase–securin complex

Separase–securin complexes from both C. elegans and humans were expressed, purified, and applied to graphene-oxide-covered gold carbon grids before …

Biology

Researchers complete phase one human trials of smart pills

Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have successfully completed phase one human trials of ingestible capsules that have the …

Australian Universities

Space technologies improve surgeries back on earth

Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a novel surgical robotic system that provides tactile feedback and is capable of single-incision and natural …

Hong Kong

Scientists engaged holography in fast estimating particles in media

Optical engineers from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg developed an express method for estimating the distribution of particles in optically …

Nanotech

Researchers develop faster biosensor platform using a magnetic field

A research team led by Professor CheolGi Kim has developed a biosensor platform using magnetic patterns resembling a spider web with detection …

Physics

Organ donation—a new frontier for AI?

Organ transplants are a game of odds. Success depends on a number of factors: how old and how healthy the donor is, how old and how healthy the …

Science

More people than ever before are single – and that's a good thing

The 21st century is the age of living single.

Quantum Mechanics

Cassini mission revealed Saturn's secrets

The largest, Titan, is bigger than the planet Mercury. It possesses a dense nitrogen-rich atmosphere with a surface pressure one and a half times …

Extraterrestrial Life

Cassini, Voyager missions suggest new picture of Sun's interaction with galaxy

New data from NASA's Cassini mission, combined with measurements from the two Voyager spacecraft and NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, …

Solar System

Jellyfish-shaped galaxy found in Abell 2670 cluster

(Phys.org)—Using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE), astronomers have identified a new elliptical jellyfish-like galaxy in the Abell 2670 …

Astronomy

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday.<p>From the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, …

March for Science

Scientists Have Discovered a New Quantum State of Matter

Quantum liquid crystals exist.<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid …

Quantum Mechanics

How to pull water out of thin air, even in the driest parts of the world

Scientists have developed a device that can suck water out of desert skies, powered by sunlight alone.<p>They hope that a version of the technology could eventually supply clean drinking water in some of the driest and poorest parts of the globe.<p>The device is based on a novel material that can pull …

Water

Over 21,000 Drug Convictions Have Been Dismissed Due To A Chemist’s Evidence Tampering

In 2012, Annie Dookhan, a former Massachusettes crime lab chemist tasked with testing drug samples for law enforcement agencies, admitted to tampering with drug evidence and pled guilty to 27 counts of obstruction of justice, evidence tampering, perjury and falsification of records. Dookhan was …

Injustice

‘Outstanding’ Oxford Uni chemist poisoned herself with cyanide after coming out as trans

<b>An Oxford University chemist poisoned herself with cyanide after telling her family and friends she was transgender.</b><p>Erin Shepherd took her own life …

Cyanide

Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics

Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have …

Graphene