Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Heated pavement technology tested at Des moines International Airport

Engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport. They've installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And the pavement has effectively cleared ice and snow.

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Enzyme structures illuminate mechanism behind bacteria's bioremediation prowess

Scientists have solved the structure of an enzyme caught in the act of attacking toluene -- a chemical derived from wood and oil.

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Scientist pioneers new technology, maps giant virus

In an American laboratory, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus -- one of the world's largest viruses.

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Secret of nanomaterial that makes harvesting sunlight easier

Using sunlight to drive chemical reactions, such as artificial photosynthesis, could soon become much more efficient thanks to nanomaterials.

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New type of sensor material developed

Scientists have succeeded in developing a nickel complex that changes color and magnetism when exposed to methanol vapor. The new material can potentially be used not only as a chemical sensor, but also with future rewritable memory devices.

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Self-assembly technique could lead to long-awaited, simple method for making smaller microchip patterns

A new interface control technique for block co-polymer self-assembly could provide long-sought method for making even tinier patterns on microchips with lines just 9 nanometers wide.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Drug development: Subtle steric differences reveal a model for Ni cross-coupling success

Researchers have developed a predictive model may enable challenging metal-catalyzed cross couplings reactions that are indispensable to drug development.

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