<b>Searching for the chemistry of life</b>

Searching for the chemistry of life

In the search for the chemical origins of life, researchers have found a possible alternative path for the emergence of the characteristic DNA pattern: According to the experiments, the characteristic DNA base pairs can form by dry heating,...
<b>Here’s Looking at You, MKID</b>

Here’s Looking at You, MKID

Researchers announce the debut of a superfast exoplanet camera. In the years since astronomers discovered the first exoplanet — a planet that orbits a star outside the solar system — more than 4,000 have been observed. Usually, th...
<b>First Graphene to test PureGRAPH in natural rubber</b>

First Graphene to test PureGRAPH in natural rubber

First Graphene (FGR) has reported on the initiation of a research program to test the introduction of its PureGRAPH graphene powder into natural rubber products. The company has previously reported great success in introducing PureGRAPH int...
<b>Enzymatic photocaging for the study of gene regulation through DNA methylation</b>

Enzymatic photocaging for the study of gene regulation through DNA methylation

The addition and removal of methyl groups on DNA plays an important role in gene regulation. In order to study these mechanisms more precisely, a German team has developed a new method by which specific methylation sites can be blocked and...
<b>Template-Free Synthesis of Mesoporous β-MnO2 Nanoparticles</b>

Template-Free Synthesis of Mesoporous β-MnO2 Nanoparticles

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology explore a novel and simplistic method to synthesize manganese dioxide with a specific crystalline structure called β-MnO2. Their study sheds light on how different synthesis conditions can produc...
<b>Scientists find water microdroplets can transform into hydrogen peroxide when condensing on cold surf</b>

Scientists find water microdroplets can transform into hydrogen peroxide when condensing on cold surf

Photo shows water microdroplet condensate formed on the surface of a glass container containing cold water (left) and an image of water microdroplets formed on a polished silicon surface (right). In its bulk liquid form, whether in a bathtu...
<b>New 3D Printing Method Could Help Create Durable Prosthetics, Medical Devices</b>

New 3D Printing Method Could Help Create Durable Prosthetics, Medical Devices

More durable prosthetics and medical devices for patients and stronger parts for airplanes and automobiles are just some of the products that could be created through a new 3D printing technology invented by a UMass Lowell researcher. Subst...
<b>Ultrathin nanosheets separate ions from water</b>

Ultrathin nanosheets separate ions from water

In a world-first, an international research team, led by Monash University and ANSTO, has created an ultrathin porous membrane to completely separate potentially harmful ions, such as lead and mercury, from water. This innovation could enha...
<b>On-surface synthesis of graphene nanoribbons could advance quantum devices</b>

On-surface synthesis of graphene nanoribbons could advance quantum devices

Graphene is composed of single-atom-thick layers of carbon taking on ultralight, conductive and extremely strong mechanical characteristics. The popularly studied material holds promise to transform electronics and information science becau...