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Stanford researchers find a quicker, cheaper way to sort isotopes

Whether it's the summer grass that tickles your feet or the red Bordeaux smacking on your palette, nearly every part of the world around you carries special chemical markers. These markers, called isotopes, can tell scientists where the molecules that compose a substance are from, where they tr...

New clues about a hydrogen fuel catalyst

...fuel system is by "storing" hydrogen as part of a larger molecule. The molecule that contains hydrogen atoms, in this case ammonia borane, serves as a sort of structural support. The catalyst plucks the hydrogen from the ammonia borane as needed to run the device. The PNNL chemists in the Institute fo...

Rapid heating prepares energy-saving zeolite for greater role in industrial separations

...lications in catalysis, adsorption and ion exchange. They are called "molecular sieves" because their pores, being small and very uniform in size, can sort and separate molecules selectively according to the molecules' size. As microscopic particles, zeolites are used in a variety of applications, incl...

Aztech Controls Introduces Standardized Gas Sticks for Semiconductor Tool Hook Up

...r site. Jason Medhurst, Sales Manager of Aztech Controls, has said that "our clients are usually somewhat apprehensive at first because this sort of claim has been made in the past. After working with us, they are amazed at how easy it is to work with us; and gas sticks are now a problem of the...

Researchers enlist DNA to bring carbon nanotubes' promise closer to reality

...equence correctly, it recognizes a particular type of CNT and enables us to sort that variety cleanly. This kind of practical improvement brings us closer to manufacturing possibility." How does DNA recognize and sort types of CNTs? The DuPont-Lehigh team says this could be related to DNA's a...

Israeli scientists show bacteria can plan ahead

...eigh the costs in the right circumstances,' says Pilpel. What are those circumstances? Based on the experimental evidence, the research team created a sort of cost/benefit model to predict the types of situations in which an organism could increase its chances of survival by evolving to anticipate future ...

National Institutes of Health Join Nation's Leading Postgrad Bio Jobs Board

...f of Bio Career Center's candidates are alumni. Other job boards include applicants from a host of fields and education levels, requiring employers to sort through stacks of resumes that are not targeted to their needs. About Bio Career Center Bio Career Center features a jobs board tha...

MIT reels in RNA surprise with microbial ocean catch

...ure, chemicals or pressure and modify their protein expression accordingly. But that sensitivity creates a quandary for the scientists who study them. sort of like the observer effect in quantum physics, by entering the environment or removing the microbes from it, the observer causes the microbes to chan...

Four Major Universities Join Nation's Leading Postgrad Bio Jobs Board

...f of Bio Career Center's candidates are alumni. Other job boards include applicants from a host of fields and education levels, requiring employers to sort through stacks of resumes that are not targeted to their needs. About Bio Career Center Bio Career Center features a jobs board tha...

Bio Career Center Becomes Top in Nation for Life Sciences Careers

.... In fact, nearly half of Bio Career Center's candidates are alumni. Other job boards include applicants from a host of fields, requiring employers to sort through stacks of resumes that aren't targeted to their needs. "Since all of the candidates on our site are postgraduate life scientists and M.D....

Nanotechnologists gain powerful new materials probe

...s. But with MACS, we might be able to get detailed information about magnetic interactions even from a nano-structured thin film sample. These are the sort of interactions that nanotechnologists are trying to take advantage of when they design and shape things at the nanoscale. ...

Babies Learn Music While Sleeping

...n played music - to be more exact, simplified tone sequences - to test what sort of patterns they were sensitive to and whether they would predict what was ...sensitive to rhythmic and melodic patterns, too. Denham says while this sort of technique has been used for many years on adults to measure pre-consciou...

Research highlights potential for improved solar cells

...pecifically, some recent studies described low or negligible carrier multiplication efficiencies, which seemed to run contrary to earlier findings. To sort out these discrepancies, Los Alamos researchers analyzed factors that could have led to a spread in the reported carrier multiplication results. These...

A Scientific Milestone: Sex of Dolphin at SeaWorld San Diego Determined Prior to Conception

...ego. O'Brien and Robeck used sperm previously sorted then cryopreserved at the Center, which is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment necessary to sort and freeze sperm. Sperm sexing by flow cytometry utilizes a technology owned and developed by the biotechnology company XY Inc. SeaWorld and B...

Researchers discover method for mass production of nanomaterial graphene

... studied in depth through a variety of electronic tests and microscopic techniques not previously possible." "Interdisciplinary research of this sort is a benefit of collaborative institutes like the CNSI," said Kaner, who is also an associate director of the CNSI. "Graphene is a cutting-edge nanoma...

Simbionix Raises Largest Amount in Company's History in Venture Capital to Accelerate Growth

...to bring innovative products to market," Mr. Zamler concluded. Ran Bronstein, Simbionix President and one of its founders commented "funding of this sort is an important achievement for the Simbionix team. It's an additional indication demonstrating the growth and the validity of the medical education a...

Tsunami invisibility cloak, dark energy v. the void, sorting nanotubes with light, and more

...nding at an ever increasing rate. The most popular explanation is that some sort of force is pushing the accelerating the universe's expansion. That force i...nting out that forthcoming tests of the Copernican principle should help us sort out the mystery in the next few years. -JR Meta-Screens: Squeezing...

CU scientists create world's thinnest balloon -- just one atom thick

...s could poke atomic-sized holes in the membrane and use the system to study how single atoms or ions pass through the opening. "This could serve as sort of an artificial analog of an ion channel in biology," McEuen said -- or as a way to measure the properties of an atom by observing its effect on the ...

Purifying nanorods: Big success with tiny cleanup

...orods. The research is available online and will appear in the Sep. 25 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society . It's an example of the sort of processing and synthesis methods that the federal government called for last year in a key report that examined the economic potential of nanotechn...

Molecular sleuths track evolution through the ribosome

...able, you weren't able to correlate where these signatures were with what was touching them in 3-D space," Roberts said. "So nobody had ever done this sort of analysis before." The researchers found that 50 percent of the signatures distinguishing the archaeal and bacterial ribosomes is located in five...

Penn scientists carve functional nanoribbons using super-heated, nano-sized particles of iron

... lie along single lines in the graphene plane," Johnson said. "Standard etching techniques being used in the semiconductor industry do not allow this sort of fabrication. Instead, they produce rough edges with lots of atomic scale defects that limit the performance of the fabricated devices." Specific...

Virtual world is sign of future for scientists, engineers

...ls for other applications also being developed, said Arvind Raman, a Purdue professor of mechanical engineering. "We will see more and more of this sort of thing for many other types of instruments that are being used around the world," he said. "This allows researchers to spend more time doing researc...

Study reveals principles behind stability and electronic properties of gold nanoclusters

...gold layer to form a linear thiolate-gold-thiolate bridge while interacting weakly with the metal surface below. These goldthiolate complexes formed a sort of protective crust around the nanoparticles. "This discovery contradicted what most chemists believed was going on which was that the sulfur atom...

Tethered molecules act as light-driven reversible nanoswitches

...ful work as a switch or nanoscale-drive motor, it will be necessary to coordinate the motion of multiple molecules and to build moving parts into some sort of assembly. According to Weiss, further research by the team already has found some surprises when the molecules are lined up to work in unison, lik...

Researchers bring new meaning to the term 'computer bug'

...cake problem. The burnt pancake problem involves a stack of pancakes of different sizes, each of which has a golden and a burnt side. The aim is to sort the stack so the largest pancake is on the bottom and all pancakes are golden side up. Each flip reverses the order and the orientation (i.e. which si...

When to Wait and When to Treat? New Program Will Search for Biomarkers in Men With Prostate Cancer to Help Find an Answer

...ation or "watchful waiting." For most men with prostate cancer, the disease never progresses to become a serious health problem, yet most receive some sort of treatment, such as radiation or surgery. Such treatments can have side effects, such as impotence and incontinence, which can be worse than the low...

'Sticky nanotubes' hold key to future technologies

... than larger structures because of attractive forces between individual atoms called van der Waals forces. "Operating in a nanoscale environment is sort of like having flypaper everywhere because of the attraction of van der Waals forces," Raman said. "These forces are very relevant on this size scale ...

deCODE Lauds Federal Legislation to Ban Discrimination on the Basis of Genetic Information

...ribute to better healthcare, not only our own but also for that of people around the world and of our children and grandchildren. My hope is that this sort of legislation will help to ensure that people will be able to participate in research and utilize the rapid advances in genetics to preserve and impr...

SeqWright Expands Next Generation Lineup with the Addition of 454's GS FLX(TM) System

... quite a natural addition to our next generation services division as it enables us to take on many more large-scale genomics projects and makes these sort of projects within reach of many more genomics researchers." About SeqWright: SeqWright Incorporated is a world-class genomic services support org...

Self-assembled materials form mini stem cell lab

...ne having one polymer and one small molecule that instantly assemble into a flexible but strong sac in which you can grow human stem cells, creating a sort of miniature laboratory. And that sac, if used for cell therapy, could cloak the stem cells from the human bodys immune system and biodegrade upon arr...

UM physicists show electrons can travel over 100 times faster in graphene than in silicon

... is only one atom thick, current samples must sit on a substrate, in this case silicon dioxide. Trapped electrical charges in the silicon dioxide (a sort of atomic-scale dirt) can affect the electrons in graphene and reduce the mobility. Also, vibrations of the silicon dioxide atoms themselves can also...

NIST team proves bridge from conventional to molecular electronics possible

...paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society,* a NIST team demonstrates that a single layer of organic molecules can be assembled on the same sort of substrate used in conventional microchips. The ability to use a silicon crystal substrate that is compatible with the industry-standard CMOS (co...

Honey bee invaders exploit the genetic resources of their predecessors

...tfield thinks that these changes may involve social adaptations to survive the hard winters. The way the honey bees survive in temperate regions is sort of the way humans do, Whitfield said. They have a shelter. They store resources. Not needing to survive in such cold weather, African bees store l...

New filter clears up fiber optic communications

... AMES, Iowa - Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have come up with a potentially perfect way to sort and distribute the massive amounts of data that travel daily over optical fibers to people throughout the world. The new technology, a three-dimensi...

Nanotech's health, environmental impacts worry scientists and the public

... This is a policy relevant finding, she added, because, on average, university nanotech scientists have been hesitant to engage the public in this sort of discourse. ...

AGA Medical Corporation Responds to Occlutech Statement on the Status of the Ongoing Patent Litigation in Europe

...g a purported victory Occlutech GmbH had achieved in the AIPPI in AGA's patent dispute with Occlutech. The release suggested that a proceeding of some sort was conducted before the AIPPI and that organization agreed with the Occlutech position. That suggestion is false and misleading. AGA has not been inv...

NHS Choices Launches New BMI Calculator

...h resources being made available to the public by the NHS Choices," said a spokesman. "It puts patients in the driving seat by giving them exactly the sort of reliable and dependable information they need to take control of their health at the click of a mouse." Notes for Editors: NHS Choices ( http:/...

Discovery of 'creator' gene for cerebral cortex points to potential stem cell treatments

...ents, he said. Researchers in Monukis lab are deeply involved with stem cell research. Last month, they published a study identifying a new way to sort stem cells that should be quicker, easier and more cost-effective than current methods. The technique could in the future expedite therapies for peopl...

Triage study challenges notions of emergency medical response to disaster

...l. "In our current work, we are incorporating details such as the spectrum of likely injuries from a particular event, the diagnostic tests needed to sort out critical from noncritical patients, and transportation times from the site of injury to the care center," Dr. Xiong says. "This work and othe...

Study Reaffirms Superiority of Trofile(TM) Assay

... is both sound and broadly disclosed to the clinical and scientific communities. Trofile is no exception and we are pleased to see comparisons of this sort based on sound scientific analysis." Details of Pfizer's Announcement Pfizer has stated in its announcement that it is communicating these study r...
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