Researchers in Colorado are reporting the first successful 'wiring up' of hydrogenase enzymes. Those much-heralded proteins are envisioned as stars in a future hydrogen economy where they may serve as catalysts for hydrogen production and oxidation in fuel cells.
Using an innovative device with microscopic chambers, researchers from four institutions, including Johns Hopkins, have gleaned important new information about how bacteria survive in hostile environments by forming antibiotic-resistant communities called biofilms.
In the first-ever report of its kind, futurists and analysts at the DC-based research and consulting firm Social Technologies released a series of 12 briefs this month that shed light on the top areas for technology innovation through 2025.
Principally new weapons based on nanotechnology will be designed in Russia within 15 years for combating radiation, chemical and biological terrorism, the chief of the Russian Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defence Troops, Colonel-General Vladimir Fillipov said.
Scientists at the University of Virginia have discovered a new class of hydrogen storage materials that could make the storage and transportation of energy much more efficient - and affordable - through higher-performing hydrogen fuel cells.
The Surface Science Group in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Aston University has recently purchased two new state-of-the art surface analytical instruments for probing the outer layers of the surfaces of solids.