The discovery of a fundamental, previously unknown property of microbial nanowires in the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens that allows electron transport across long distances could revolutionize nanotechnology and bioelectronics, says a team of physicists and microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Using a newly developed type of spectroscopy, Berlin researchers have shown that electrons in a semiconductor are best described as a cloud with a size of a few nanometer. The cloud size is determined by the interaction of the electron with vibrations in the crystal lattice.
This June, the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Molecular Workbench won the Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) for its contribution as an innovative tool for science education.
Wissenschaftler des Heidelberger Instituts fuer Theoretische Studien (HITS) und Aerzte der Universitaetsmedizin Mannheim sind an einer neuen Forschergruppe der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft zur Blutgerinnung beteiligt. Langfristiges Ziel der Zusammenarbeit von Wissenschaftlern ist es, die Diagnostik und Therapie von Blutgerinnungsstoerungen, Thrombosen und Schlaganfaellen zu verbessern.
A new collaborative study at the University of Virginia details for the first time a new type of catalytic site where oxidation catalysis occurs, shedding new light on the inner workings of the process.
A new Yale University study argues that seawater desalination should play an important role in helping combat worldwide fresh water shortages once conservation, reuse and other methods have been exhausted. The study also provides insights into how desalination technology can be made more affordable and energy efficient.