New method could help quantify untapped natural gas reservoirs
47 minutes ago
More than 30 states have shale formations that harbor natural gas underground, according to the Energy Information Administration. But industry experts can't agree on exactly how much fuel is inside. That's because natural ...
Stretchable health sensor could improve monitoring of chronic conditions
49 minutes ago
A new type of flexible, wearable sensor could help people with chronic conditions like diabetes avoid the discomfort of regular pin-prick blood tests by monitoring the chemical composition of their sweat instead.
Google Assistant adds more languages in global push
52 minutes ago
Google said Friday its digital assistant software would be available in more than 30 languages by the end of the years as it steps up its artificial intelligence efforts against Amazon and others.
Self-assembling peptides and the fight against obesity and diabetes
53 minutes ago
A collaboration between the Department's Nanoscience Centre and MedImmune is taking great strides towards safer and more effective treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Researchers discover novel exciton interactions in carbon nanotubes
1 hour ago
Nanotechnology researchers studying small bundles of carbon nanotubes have discovered an optical signature showing excitons bound to a single nanotube are accompanied by excitons tunneling across closely interacting nanotubes. ...
Walking crystals may lead to new field of crystal robotics
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Researchers have demonstrated that tiny micrometer-sized crystals—just barely visible to the human eye—can "walk" inchworm-style across the slide of a microscope. Other crystals are capable of different modes of locomotion ...
First nanoscale look at how lithium ions navigate a molecular maze to reach battery electrode
2 hours ago
The lithium-ion batteries that power laptops, electric cars and so many other modern gadgets operate on a simple plan: Lithium ions shuttle back and forth between two electrodes, inserting themselves into one of the electrodes ...
Clay print from seal may be first ever extra-biblical reference to the prophet Isaiah
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Author and archaeologist Eilat Mazar has published an article in Biblical Archaeology Review suggesting that a small piece of clay with a seal imprint on it (called a bulla) might be the first-ever extra-biblical reference ...
Scientists find frustration in battery materials
2 hours ago
Adding carbon atoms to a new type of solid lithium ion battery could make it charge faster and more safely.
Researchers film bacteria using melee combat to steal antibiotic resistance genes
2 hours ago
Researchers at the University of California San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation have identified the mechanism by which a clinically relevant bacterium may gain antibiotic resistance, and have come up with a model for ...