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Preventing, healing tooth decay with a bioactive peptide

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Cavities, or dental caries, are the most widespread non-communicable disease globally, according to the World Health Organization. Having…
Residues in fingerprints hold clues to their age

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Police have long relied on the unique whorls, loops or arches encoded in fingerprints to identify suspects. However,…
Trevor Hayton. Photo Credit: Sonia Fernandez, UCSB
Old Molecule, New Tricks

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Fifty years ago, scientists hit upon what they thought could be the next rocket fuel. Carboranes — molecules…
Can I mix those chemicals? There’s an app for that!

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Improperly mixed chemicals cause a shocking number of fires, explosions, and injuries in laboratories, businesses, and homes each…
The Science of Membranes’ Gatekeeping Abilities

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Controlling what passes through membranes – whether its ions or the microscopic components of a solution known as…
Keeping lead out of drinking water when switching disinfectants

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About 80 percent of water systems across the country use a disinfectant in drinking water that can lead…
Enzymes and X-rays: Study reveals hidden acrobatics of cellular catalysts

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Two days to fire historically intense X-rays at enzymes, the cellular turbo boosts that can shorten the duration…
Surface waters on early Mars may have been habitable for microbial life

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Mars’ water was mineral-rich and salty. New study finds it may have been habitable for microbial life. Presently,…
Liam Collins: Mapping the unseen

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Liam Collins was drawn to study physics to understand “hidden things” and honed his expertise in microscopy so…
Researchers gain control over internal structure of self-assembled composite materials

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Composites made from self-assembling inorganic materials are valued for their unique strength and thermal, optical and magnetic properties.…
The lithium-aluminum-layered double hydroxide chloride (LDH) sorbent being developed by ORNL targets recovery of lithium from geothermal brines—paving the way for increased domestic production of the material for today’s rechargeable batteries. Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ORNL develops sorbent to recover lithium from geothermal brines

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In the quest for domestic sources of lithium to meet growing demand for battery production, scientists at the…
New X-ray method has ‘profound implications’ for the development of lifesaving drugs

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Proteins that contain metal, known as metalloproteins, play important roles in biology, regulating various pathways in the body,…
Mosquitoes are drawn to flowers as much as people — and now scientists know why

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Without their keen sense of smell, mosquitoes wouldn’t get very far. They rely on this sense to find…
Forensic Proteomics: Beyond DNA Profiling

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How analyzing proteins could transform forensic science. A new book edited by a PNNL biochemist details an emerging…
Mixing the unmixable – novel approach for efficiently fusing different polymers

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Cross-linked polymers are structures where large molecular chains are linked together, allowing exceptional mechanical properties and chemical resistance…
Dialling up the heat on nanoparticles

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Rapid progress in the field of metallic nanotechnology is sparking a science revolution that is likely to impact…
Researchers observe ultra-fast birth of radicals

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Understanding how ionizing radiation (including UV and radioactive radiation) interacts with water and forms radicals has a key…
Newly developed screening processes will help accelerate carbon capture research

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University of Alberta researchers have developed techniques that save a significant amount of time in developing more efficient…
Let the europium shine brighter

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A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with…
Platelets instead of spheres make screens more economical

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ETH scientists have further developed QLED technology for screens. They have produced light sources that for the first…
Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light

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A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI…
Looks amazingly similar to a real nugget: 18-​carat gold with latex as the base material. Image credit: ETH Zurich / Peter Rüegg
Scientists create a lightweight 18-​carat gold composite

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Gold is heavy. A solid gold watch is very luxurious, but you wouldn’t wear it for too long…
LLNL discovers new method to create nanocarbons

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Nanocarbons have emerged as major nanomaterials due to their many practical applications, including their potential use in energy…
Chemists find new way to break down old tires into material for new ones

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A team of chemists at McMaster has discovered an innovative way to break down and dissolve the rubber…
Toward safer disposal of printed circuit boards

January 16, 2020

Printed circuit boards are vital components of modern electronics. However, once they have served their purpose, they are…
A new ‘cool’ blue

January 16, 2020

Throughout history, people have sought vibrant blue pigments. The Egyptians and Babylonians used lapis lazuli 6,000 years ago.…
Online calculator can predict mixture effects of chemicals

January 16, 2020

On a daily basis, people are constantly exposed to countless natural and synthetic chemicals from food, consumer products…
Engineers find a way to turn water pollution into valuable chemicals

January 16, 2020

Rice University researchers have identified a simpler way to rid water of cancer-causing pollutants and turn them into…
Nano-engineering technique could aid exploration, scalability of next-gen electronics

January 16, 2020

Just add sulfur. Nebraska engineers Peter and Eli Sutter have shown that the elemental condiment can spice up…
Astronomers Reveal Interstellar Thread of One of Life’s Building Blocks

January 16, 2020

ALMA and Rosetta map the journey of phosphorus. “Life appeared on Earth about 4 billion years ago, but…
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