A combination of semiconductor catalysts, optimum catalyst shape, gold-copper co-catalyst alloy nanoparticles and hydrous hydrazine reducing agent enables an increase of hydrocarbon generation from CO2 by a factor of ten.
Researchers have devised a way to apply light-based therapy to deep tissues never before accessible. Instead of shining an outside light, they delivered light directly to tumor cells, along with a photosensitive source of free radicals that can be activated by the light to destroy cancer.
At the origin of the properties of high-temperature superconductors lies a phenomenon that is too fast to be observed experimentally with conventional methods. A team of scientists from different research centers has applied a sophisticated experimental technique, something like a moviola film-editing system, to slow down and analyze the structure of the process.
A novel method makes it possible to measure oxygen in cells and other biological material with previously un-attainable precision. The method is based on rare earth compounds emitting colored light that vary in color with the amount of oxygen present in the sample. Because emissions are in the visible range of the spectrum, it will be possible to measure oxygen using the optical microscopes already present in most hospitals.
Are cellulose nanocrystals harmful to human health? The answer might depend on the route of exposure, according to a review of the literature, but there have been few studies and many questions remain.
A new $10 million gift from Ronald and JoAnne Willens to Northwestern University's International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) will establish an interdisciplinary research center that will use advances in nanotechnology to develop new cancer treatments. It will be one of the first centers of its kind in the country.
Operating Committee of Materials Science-2015 invites researchers, academicians, scientists, Institutions, corporate entities, associations and students across the world to attend the 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Material Science and Engineering during September 14-16, 2015, at Florida, USA with the theme 'Highlighting and Focusing on future prospects in Materials Science & Engineering'.
Researchers have shown that it is possible to prepare methane hydrates in a laboratory by imitating, and even enhancing, natural processes through the use of activated carbon materials as nano-reactors.