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From allergens to anodes: pollen derived battery electrodes

Pollens, the bane of allergy sufferers, could represent a boon for battery makers: Recent research has suggested their potential use as anodes in lithium-ion...
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Nanotech weapon against chronic bacterial infections

One of the scourges of infections in hospitals – biofilms formed by bacteria that stick to each other on living tissue and medical instruments,...

Purdue professor solves 140-year fluid mechanics enigma

A Purdue University researcher has solved a 140-year-old enigma in fluid mechanics: Why does a simple formula describe the seemingly complex physics for the...

Stanford scientists produce cancer drug from rare plant in lab to...

Stanford scientists produced a common cancer drug – previously only available from an endangered plant – in a common laboratory plant. This work could...

New Approach Holds Promise for Earlier, Easier Detection of Colorectal Cancer

 Chemists at Caltech have developed a new sensitive technique capable of detecting colorectal cancer in tissue samples—a method that could one day be used...

Sub-micrometer carbon spheres reduce engine friction as oil additive

Tiny, perfectly smooth carbon spheres added to motor oil have been shown to reduce friction and wear typically seen in engines by as much...

“There’s no more important issue than energy”

At the conclusion of MIT’s 10th annual Energy Conference, panelist Cheryl Martin, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E research program, declared, “There...

New Approach May Lead to Inhalable Vaccines for Influenza, Pneumonia

Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines...

Injectable 3D vaccines could fight cancer and infectious diseases

New findings show programmable biomaterials can be delivered using needle injection to induce an immune response and fight deadly diseases

New Computer Model Predicts Gut Metabolites to Better Understand Gastrointestinal Disease

Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from Texas A&M University have published the first research to use computational modeling to predict and...

New method for methanol processing could reduce carbon dioxide emissions

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a more efficient way to turn methanol into useful chemicals,...

Microbot muscles: Chains of particles assemble and flex

In a step toward robots smaller than a grain of sand, University of Michigan researchers have shown how chains of self-assembling particles could serve...

New versatile process efficiently converts biomass to liquid fuel

Researchers have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method could make possible mobile processing plants.The researchers at...