Paper documents self-healing membrane for fuel cell applications Fuel cells, which offer a cleaner, more efficient alternative to the combustion of gasoline and other fossil fuels, are an important enabling technology for the nation’s energy portfolio.
An international group led by scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute has developed a new method for effectively extracting and analyzing cancer cells circulating in patients’ blood. Circulating tumor cells are cancer cells that break away from tumors and travel … Continue reading →
Nanopores could provide a new way to sequence DNA quickly, but the physics involved isn’t well understood. That’s partly because of the complexities involved in studying the random, squiggly form DNA takes in solution. Researchers from Brown have simplified matters … Continue reading →
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an easy way to modify the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells. Their modification can increase solar cell efficiency by more than … Continue reading →
In “before” and “after” photos from advertisements for wound-healing ointments, bandages and antibiotic creams, we see an injury transformed from an inflamed red gash to smooth and flawless skin. What we don’t appreciate is the vital role that our own … Continue reading →
Applications range from protective coating to sterilize hospital surfaces and medical equipment or as an injection to more effectively treat patients SAN JOSE, Calif. – 24 Jan 2013: Researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology revealed today … Continue reading →
Why are efficient and affordable solar cells so highly coveted? Volume. The amount of solar energy lighting up Earth’s land mass every year is nearly 3,000 times the total amount of annual human energy use. But to compete with energy … Continue reading →
Collaboration at JBEI Identifies the First Enzyme Linked to Galactan Synthesis Galactan is a polymer of galactose, a six-carbon sugar that can be readily fermented by yeast into ethanol and is a target of interest for researchers in advanced biofuels … Continue reading →