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January 16, 2019

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January 16, 2019

Jan. 11, 2019 — Researchers have come up with a new way to create ammonia from nitrogen and water at low temperature and low pressure. They've done it successfully so far in a laboratory without using hydrogen ... read more

Jan. 10, 2019 — Scientists have created an 'on' switch for CRISPR-Cas9 that allows it to be turned on in select cells only, specifically those that have a particular protein-cutting enzyme, or protease. ... read more

Jan. 10, 2019 — Distinguishing between left-handed and right-handed ('chiral') molecules is crucial in chemistry and the life sciences, and is commonly done using a method called circular dichroism. ... read more

Jan. 10, 2019 — Pairs of negatively charged phosphate groups and positive magnesium ions represent a key structural feature of DNA and RNA embedded in water. Vibrations of phosphate groups have now been established ... read more

Scientists Design New Responsive Porous Material Inspired by Proteins

Jan. 9, 2019 — Scientists have, for the first time, synthesized a new material that exhibits structural change and triggered chemical activity like a ... read more

Jan. 9, 2019 — Chirality is a geometric property of some molecules and ions, and a chiral molecule/ion is non-superposable on its mirror image, just like our right and left hands. A number of chiral molecules can ... read more

New Catalysts for Better Fuel Cells

Jan. 9, 2019 — Researchers have fabricated nano-sized catalysts that could improve the performance and production of clean energy fuel ... read more

Jan. 7, 2019 — Scientists have studied host-guest interactions in vanadate clusters. V12 is a spherical bowl that hosts small molecules in its interior. The team created empty (guest-free) V12 for the first time. ... read more

Jan. 3, 2019 — Scientists made hollow nanosized boxes with corner holes, demonstrating how these ''nanowrappers'' can carry and release DNA-coated ... read more

Dec. 26, 2018 — A research team has used plasma treatment to make fluoropolymers and silicone resin adhere without any adhesives. Heat-assisted helium-plasma treatment created oxygen-containing functional groups on ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — Researchers have successfully combined a table-top laser-based extreme high-order harmonic source for short-pulse soft-X-ray absorption spectroscopy in the water window with novel flatjet technology. ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — Researchers demonstrated their ability to observe electrons' movements during a chemical ... read more

Dec. 20, 2018 — Scientists have designed an electrocatalytic mechanism that works like a mammalian lung to convert water into fuel. Their research could help existing clean energy technologies run more ... read more

Dec. 20, 2018 — ZIF glasses, a new family of glass, could combine the transparency of silicate glass with the nonbrittle quality of metallic glass, according to ... read more

Enzyme's Unfrozen Adventure: In Crystallo Protein Thermodynamics

Dec. 20, 2018 — Researchers a have reported the first in crystallo thermodynamic analysis of copper amine oxidase catalysis using a non-cryocooled technique. The method, which analyzes protein crystals coated with a ... read more

Dec. 19, 2018 — New research demonstrates the ability to use a dirhodium catalyst to selectively functionalize C-H bonds in a streamlined manner, while also maintaining virtually full control of the ... read more

Preventing Concrete Bridges from Falling Apart

Dec. 19, 2018 — A new study examines the adverse effects of the adsorption of natural gas constituents found in our environment -- and mixtures of several such gases -- into one of the materials that make up ... read more

Dec. 19, 2018 — A newly discovered protein could help detect, target, and collect lanthanides, rare-earth metals used in smartphones, from the ... read more

Powder Could Help Cut CO2 Emissions

Dec. 19, 2018 — Scientists have created a powder that can capture CO2 from factories and power plants. The powder can filter and remove CO2 at facilities powered by fossil fuels before it is released into the ... read more

Graphene's Magic Is in the Defects

Dec. 18, 2018 — A team of researchers has solved a longstanding puzzle of how to build ultra-sensitive, ultra-small electrochemical sensors with homogenous and predictable properties by discovering how to engineer ... read more

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