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New Geochemistry Technique Yields Clues about Earth’s Earliest Days

November 26, 2019

Half a century ago, in the lab nicknamed the “Lunatic Asylum” in the Charles Arms Laboratory of the…
Machine-Learning Analysis of X-ray Data Picks Out Key Catalytic Properties

October 23, 2019

Application of novel artificial intelligence approach identifies active phase of catalyst that converts carbon dioxide to methane. Scientists…
Spectrometer smaller than a coin

October 8, 2019

Nowadays, a mobile phone can do almost anything: take photos or video, send messages, determine its present location,…
Putting the squeeze on red blood cells

September 12, 2019

For the first time, researchers at the University of Bristol’s Blood and Transplant Research Unit, and the French…
Table Salt Compound Spotted on Europa

June 13, 2019

A familiar ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. Using a…
Hyperspectral camera captures wealth of data in an instant

May 21, 2019

Standard snapshots from space don’t quite show Earth in all its glory. There’s so much more to see.…
DTU has completed technology for Mars mission

November 15, 2018

“Having completed and sent off the hardware is a major milestone, but we still have a ways to…
Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry

October 24, 2018

Spectrometers — devices that distinguish different wavelengths of light and are used to determine the chemical composition of…
Isotope detection: Big results come from small instrument

October 17, 2018

A new kid is coming to town in the form of an ultra-sensitive, laser-based, carbon-14 spectrometer that will…
Meet ISʘIS, heading to touch the sun

August 2, 2018

McComas, a professor of astrophysical sciences and the vice president of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, is the principal investigator for…
Startup Licenses UA Spectrometer for Chemical Analysis

May 15, 2018

Botanisol Analytics is targeting the expanding markets for natural products, pharmaceuticals and molecular compounds, although the spectrometer could…
New NIST Spectrometer Measures Single Photons with Great Precision

December 19, 2017

Future communications networks that are less vulnerable to hacking could be closer to reality with an invention that…
Scientists found a simple way to investigate the purity of ground beef

November 25, 2017

These days you cannot trust anyone. You see some ground meat in the store and you must wonder…
Mini tool has massive potential for spectrometry

September 11, 2017

BYU researchers have created a miniaturized, portable version of a tool now capable of analyzing Mars’ atmosphere —…
X-ray Footprinting Solves Mystery of Metal-Breathing Protein

September 5, 2017

Scientists have discovered the details of an unconventional coupling between a bacterial protein and a mineral that allows…
Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller package

August 8, 2017

In a recent paper in Light: Science & Applications, University of Rochester researchers Jannick Rolland and Jacob Reimers…
Tiny “Tornado” Boosts Performance of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry

June 30, 2017

Adding the equivalent of a miniature tornado to the interface between electrospray ionization (ESI) and a mass spectrometer…
New instrument will explore asteroid Psyche

June 17, 2017

In a few years, an instrument designed and built by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers will be…
NASA’s New Spectrometer to Help Future Crews Cope with Cosmic Radiation

April 5, 2017

One of the main health concerns of living and working in space is the long-term exposure to high…
Triboelectric Nanogenerators Boost Mass Spectrometry Performance

March 1, 2017

Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) convert mechanical energy harvested from the environment to electricity for powering small devices such as…
A new drug identification method may help develop drugs quicker and cheaper

February 28, 2017

If you are interested in science, you are probably reading about the development of new therapies and drugs…
NASA and MIT Collaborate to Develop Space-Based Quantum-Dot Spectrometer

February 16, 2017

A NASA technologist has teamed with the inventor of a new nanotechnology that could transform the way space…
Spectral eyes bound for the skies

November 15, 2016

Rice University bioengineer Tomasz Tkaczyk is widening his view from the health of cells to the health of…
FLEX takes on mutants

August 27, 2016

Because a plant isn’t green doesn’t mean it can’t photosynthesise as well as its more usual counterpart, but…
New tool probes deep into minerals and more

March 27, 2016

Rice Earth scientists have many ways to see deep into the planet, from drilling to seismic models to…
New ORNL device combines power of mass spectrometry, microscopy

November 9, 2015

A tool that provides world-class microscopy and spatially resolved chemical analysis shows considerable promise for advancing a number…
Second Instrument Delivered for OSIRIS-REx Mission

July 9, 2015

An instrument that will explore the surface of a primitive asteroid in search of water and organic materials…
Chemists design a quantum-dot spectrometer

July 2, 2015

Instruments that measure the properties of light, known as spectrometers, are widely used in physical, chemical, and biological…
SAPH-ire Helps Scientists Prioritize Protein Modification Research

June 30, 2015

Researchers have developed a new informatics technology that analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3D protein…
Dante: Measuring NIF’s inferno

June 11, 2015

The smooth blue sphere of the National Ignition Facility‘s (NIF) target chamber bristles with diagnostics — nuclear, optical…
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