Turning waste methane into formaldehyde could be a big deal

The primary component of natural gas, methane, is itself a potent greenhouse gas. A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has unveiled a high performance catalyst for methane conversion to formaldehyde. This breakthrough has been led by Professor Kwang-jin Ahn and his team in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST in collaboration with Professor Ja Hun Kwak (School

Turning waste methane into formaldehyde could be a big deal

10 times more capacity for lithium ion batteries?

U of A chemists confirm importance of nano-sizing silicon to improve lithium ion batteries. University of Alberta chemists have taken a critical step toward creating a new generation of silicon-based lithium ion batteries with 10 times the charge capacity of current cells. “We wanted to test how different sizes of silicon nanoparticles could affect fracturing

10 times more capacity for lithium ion batteries?

New technology can clean water twice as fast as commercially available ultrafiltration membranes

Using bacteria to create a water filter that kills bacteria More than one in 10 people in the world lack basic drinking water access, and by 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas, which is why access to clean water is one of the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges.

New technology can clean water twice as fast as commercially available ultrafiltration membranes

Smart microrobots capable of adapting to their surroundings could deliver drugs

One day we may be able to ingest tiny robots that deliver drugs directly to diseased tissue, thanks to research being carried out at EPFL and ETH Zurich. The group of scientists – led by Selman Sakar at EPFL and Bradley Nelson at ETH Zurich – drew inspiration from bacteria to design smart, biocompatible microrobots that are highly flexible.

Smart microrobots capable of adapting to their surroundings could deliver drugs

Fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle which can ultimately lead to improved health

In a University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases. The study was published recently in Cell Reports. The circadian clock operates within the body and its

Fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle which can ultimately lead to improved health

Transforming lighting technology and photovoltaics so you can paint them on

LED lights and monitors, and quality solar panels were born of a revolution in semiconductors that efficiently convert energy to light or vice versa. Now, next-generation semiconducting materials are on the horizon, and in a new study, researchers have uncovered eccentric physics behind their potential to transform lighting technology and photovoltaics yet again. Comparing the quantum properties of

Transforming lighting technology and photovoltaics so you can paint them on

New enzyme biomarker test has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives

Researchers at Queen’s have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives. The test, developed by scientists at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s, can detect enzyme markers of disease known as proteases in humans, animals

New enzyme biomarker test has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives

Artificially produced cells communicate with each other

Friedrich Simmel und Aurore Dupin, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), have for the first time created artificial cell assemblies that can communicate with each other. The cells, separated by fatty membranes, exchange small chemical signaling molecules to trigger more complex reactions, such as the production of RNA and other proteins. Scientists around

Artificially produced cells communicate with each other

Revolutionizing technology with ultra ultrasound

A new and extremely sensitive method of measuring ultrasound could revolutionise everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles. Researchers at The University of Queensland have combined modern nanofabrication* and nanophotonics* techniques to build the ultraprecise ultrasound sensors on a silicon chip. Professor Warwick Bowen, from UQ’s Precision Sensing Initiative and the Australian Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems, said

Revolutionizing technology with ultra ultrasound

Detecting hidden anxiety and depression in young children with a wearable sensor

Early detection important in preventing anxiety disorders, risk of drug abuse, suicide later in life Anxiety and depression are surprisingly common among young children – as many as one in five kids suffer from one of them, starting as early as the preschool years. But it can be hard to detect these conditions, known as

Detecting hidden anxiety and depression in young children with a wearable sensor

Tuning up the immune system via chaos

Chaos in bodily regulation can optimize our immune system according to a recent discovery made by researchers at the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute. The discovery may prove to be of great significance for avoiding serious diseases such as cancer and diabetes. de gaps exist in our understanding of how the immune system works

Tuning up the immune system via chaos

A genuine breakthrough in ice-repelling material

Work Has Implications for Aircraft, Power Transmission Lines and More Icy weather is blamed for multibillion dollar losses every year in the United States, including delays and damage related to air travel, infrastructure and power generation and transmission facilities. Finding effective, durable and environmentally stable de-icing materials has been stymied by the stubborn tenacity with

A genuine breakthrough in ice-repelling material

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