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Carbonized chicken feather fibers can hold vast amounts of hydrogen

Scientists in Delaware say they have developed a new hydrogen storage method - carbonized chicken feather fibers - that can hold vast amounts of hydrogen, a promising but difficult to corral fuel source, and do it at a far lower cost than other hydrogen storage systems under consideration.

Posted: Jun 23rd, 2009

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Effektive Solarzellen und sensible Bioanalytik

Ein neues Simulationsprogramm optimiert Struktur und Anordnung der metallischen Kontaktfinger bei Konzentrator-Solarzellen und verbessert so den Wirkungsgrad. Außerdem: Eine hochsensible Methode, cDNA-Fragmente aus biologischem Probenmaterial herzustellen.

Posted: Jun 23rd, 2009

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New electron microscopy images reveal the assembly of HIV

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the University Clinic Heidelberg, Germany, have produced a three-dimensional reconstruction of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), which shows the structure of the immature form of the virus at unprecedented detail.

Posted: Jun 23rd, 2009

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Live webcast on ethical issues in synthetic biology

On June 24, Erik Parens will discuss the report's findings, exploring the differences between physical and non-physical harms and pro-actionary and pre-cautionary frameworks, in an effort to better define the ethical issues around synthetic biology. Gregory Kaebnick, also of The Hastings Center, will describe the Center?s new, multi-year project that will examine the ethical issues raised in the report in greater depth.

Posted: Jun 23rd, 2009

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'Chemical nose' array of nanoparticles and polymers sniffs out cancer

Using a 'chemical nose' array of nanoparticles and polymers, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a fundamentally new, more effective way to differentiate not only between healthy and cancerous cells but also between metastatic and non-metastatic cancer cells.

Posted: Jun 23rd, 2009

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