<b>Novel Microorganism can Produce Biodiesel Precursors from Discarded Cardboard Boxes</b>

Novel Microorganism can Produce Biodiesel Precursors from Discarded Cardboard Boxes

Automobile exhaust emitted by fossil-fuel-based vehicles, especially those operating on diesel, is known to be a major source of fine dust and greenhouse gases. Using biodiesel instead of diesel is an effective way of coping with climate ch...
<b>Animal-free method predicts nanoparticle toxicity for safer industrial materials</b>

Animal-free method predicts nanoparticle toxicity for safer industrial materials

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München together with scientists across Europe developed a novel animal-free method to predict the toxic effect of nanoparticles to the human lung. The method aims to enable the safety-by-design development...
<b>Researchers synthesize nanoparticles tailored for special applications</b>

Researchers synthesize nanoparticles tailored for special applications

“Core-shell” clusters pave the way for new efficient nanomaterials that make catalysts, magnetic and laser sensors or measuring devices for detecting electromagnetic radiation more efficient. Whether in innovative high-tech materials, m...
<b>Advanced energy materials: hierarchical multi-element nanoparticles as bifunctional catalysts for oxy</b>

Advanced energy materials: hierarchical multi-element nanoparticles as bifunctional catalysts for oxy

Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) oxygen evolution reaction (OER) of oxygen electrode are the basic components of metal air battery. In order to overcome the complex slow four electron transfer process it is necessary to prepare efficient inex...
<b>Deep Unsupervised Drum Transcription</b>

Deep Unsupervised Drum Transcription

Deep learning-based models help to improve transcription systems. In this task, the score is estimated from the input audio. However, most of the current systems rely on supervised learning and require a large-scale annotated dataset. A r...
<b>Graphene additives show a new way to control the structure of organic crystals</b>

Graphene additives show a new way to control the structure of organic crystals

A research team at the University of Manchester has shown that by tuning the surface properties of graphene, it is possible to change the type of polymorphs produced. Glycine, the simplest amino acid, has been used as reference molecule, wh...
<b>Thermal MagIC: New NIST Project to Build Nano-Thermometers Could Revolutionize Temperature Imaging</b>

Thermal MagIC: New NIST Project to Build Nano-Thermometers Could Revolutionize Temperature Imaging

Thermal MagIC: New NIST Project to Build Nano-Thermometers Could Revolutionize Temperature Imaging...
<b>New MOF-Based Material can Harness and Store Solar Energy for a Long Time</b>

New MOF-Based Material can Harness and Store Solar Energy for a Long Time

Researchers from Lancaster University have analyzed a crystalline material and found it exhibits properties that enable it to harness energy from the sun. Image credit: Santos Hau The shift away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy to...
<b>Scientists design magnets with outstanding properties</b>

Scientists design magnets with outstanding properties

Magnets are an integral part of our everyday lives and are found in many medical and electronic devices, including household appliances, electric motors, and computers. The demand for new magnetic materials has significantly increased in re...