- Your Future Semiconductor Could Be A Single Carbon Molecule With A Charge
Virginia Tech chemistry Professor Harry Dorn has developed a new area of fullerene chemistry that may be the backbone for development of molecular semiconductors and quantum computing applications. Dorn plays with the hollow carbon molecules known as full ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2008 - 3:35pm
- Fluorescent Lights Plus Titanium Dioxide Paint Equals Dead Hospital Superbugs
New nanotechnology paints for walls, ceilings, and surfaces could be used to kill hospital superbugs when fluorescent lights are switched on, said scientists today at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn meeting being held this week at Trinit ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2008 - 12:32am
- Analytical Chemists Tackle Heroin Purity
Scientists in Spain are reporting an advance toward a new method for determining the purity of heroin that could save lives by allowing investigators to quickly identify impure and more toxic forms of the drug being sold on the street. Unlike conventional ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 22 2008 - 9:43am
- Desperate Nanoparticles- The Secret Lives Of Catalysts
The first-ever glimpse of nanoscale catalysts in action could lead to improved pollution control and fuel cell technologies. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory observed catalysts restructuring themsel ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 21 2008 - 12:35pm
- Are There Facts In Experimental Sciences?
I recently attended an NSF workshop on eChemistry: New Models for Scholarly Communication in Chemistry in Washington (Oct 23-24, 2008). The group consisted of about a dozen members, including publishers, social scientists, librarians and chemists. For back ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Aug 11 2010 - 10:39am
- Are AHFCAs The Chemical Key To Hundreds Of New Antibiotics?
Chemistry researchers at The University of Warwick and the John Innes Centre, have found a novel signalling molecule that could be a key that will open up hundreds of new antibiotics unlocking them from the DNA of the Streptomyces family of bacteria. ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 29 2008 - 10:58am
- Carbon Nanotubes Take Data Storage To The Molecular Level
Computers are getting smaller and smaller and as hand-held devices like mobile phones and music players get more powerful the race is on to develop memory formats that can satisfy the ever-growing demand for information storage on those tiny formats. Curre ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 11 2008 - 3:49pm
- Plexiglas Could Soon Be Made From Fatty Acids
In the future, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) could be made from natural raw materials such as sugars, alcohols or fatty acids. PMMA is a synthetic plastic developed in 1928 and today produced in great quantities. While PMMA is often known colloquially as ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2008 - 10:57am
- 'Battered' Polymers Could Mean Self-Healing Paint
Research chemists at the University of Warwick have devised a process which covers small particles of polymer with a layer of silica-based nanoparticles and provides a versatile material that can be used to create a range of high performance materials- lik ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 25 2008 - 12:52am
- Worm Tech: Superglue From The Sea
Sandcastle worms live in intertidal surf, building sturdy tube-shaped homes from bits of sand and shell and their own natural glue. University of Utah bioengineers have made a synthetic version of this seaworthy superglue, and hope it will be used within s ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 25 2008 - 1:02am