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High-sensitivity cameras reveal the atomic structure of metal-organic frameworks

Highly sensitive electron cameras allow researchers to see the atomic structure of metal-organic frameworks.

An alternative to opioids? Compound from marine snail is potent pain reliever

A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the benefits continue long after the compound have cleared the body. Show More Summary

New hydronium-ion battery presents opportunity for more sustainable energy storage

A new type of battery developed by scientists at Oregon State University shows promise for sustainable, high-power energy storage.

New hydronium-ion battery presents opportunity for more sustainable energy storage

(Oregon State University) A new type of battery shows promise for sustainable, high-power energy storage.It's the world's first battery to use only hydronium ions as the charge carrier.

Fluorescence method detects mercury contamination in fish

Researchers from the University of Burgos (Spain) have developed a fluorescent polymer that lights up in contact with mercury that may be present in fish. High levels of the metal were detected in samples of swordfish and tuna. According to the conclusions of another Spanish study, mercury exposure is linked to reduced foetal and placental growth in pregnant women.

Tick "cement" as a potential bioadhesive for human tissue

Ticks are well known for their ability to anchor themselves firmly to the skin, so that they can suck blood for several days. This anchoring mechanism is so effective because it is based on a cement-like substance with excellent adhesive properties, so that it works like a dowel for the mouthparts of the tick. Show More Summary

Researchers develop unique model to customize common industrial process

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have published a precise computer model of a deposition process using electrically charged particles that will provide scientists and engineers with unprecedented insights into the method.

Crowdsourcing effort helps researchers predict how a molecule will smell

You can anticipate a color before you see it, based solely on the length of light waves. Music can be interpreted from notes on a page without being heard. Not so with odor. The only way to tell if something will smell like roses or turpentine, sea breeze or gasoline, is to sniff it.

Scientists end long-standing controversy about a ubiquitous reaction involved in catalysts, corrosion, and more

ater is behind creating certain biofuels, sequestering carbon, and forming corrosive rust. If and how water (H2O) breaks when it hits a metal oxide surface, such as a catalyst or a pipe, matters. In a pioneering study, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), led by Dr. Show More Summary

Uranium from seawater factors into nuclear power

Trace amounts of uranium exist in seawater, but efforts to extract that critical ingredient for nuclear power have produced insufficient quantities to make it a viable source for those countries that lack uranium mines. A practical method...Show More Summary

Switched-on DNA

(Arizona State University) DNA, the stuff of life, may very well also pack quite the jolt for engineers trying to advance the development of tiny, low-cost electronic devices.Much like flipping your light switch at home -- only on aShow More Summary

A Bacterial Killcode Against Cancer

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Gut bacteria as a potential chemotherapeutic carrier for brain cancer treatment

An open letter to my fellow industry scientists: Why the March for Science must be led by us

On April 22nd, scientists, science-lovers and people who care about evidence-based reasoning are going to participate in protests and marches around the country. The flagship march will take place in Washington DC, but there are sister marches in Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta and Raleigh, to name a few cities. Show More Summary

Lignin Instead of Phenol Formaldehyde Resins

Reactive lignin from pulp industry side streams to be used as a replacement for phenol compounds in wood adhesives

Examining exploding stars through the atomic nucleus

(Michigan State University) Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth), in a laboratory rather than from afar via a telescope. Show More Summary

Structure of Apple Allergen Identified

Basis for understanding cross-reactivity between birch pollen and apple allergens

Alcohol as Rocket Fuel

German-Brazilian cooperation reports unique technology that makes it possible to use ethanol as fuel

Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries

(University of Southern California) USC researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries -- small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for cars.

PPPL-led fusion code selected for all three pre-exascale supercomputers.

(DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) Description of PPPL-led fusion code selected to run on all three pre-exascale supercomputers.

New grant boosts UC San Diego-led malaria research program

(University of California - San Diego) An international research team, led by principal investigator Elizabeth A. Winzeler, PhD, professor in the pediatric division of host-microbe systems and therapeutics at University of California...Show More Summary

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