University Research

09.17.18University Research

Designer Enzyme Conquers Sulfite Reduction, a Bottleneck in Environmental CleanupExternal link

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have cleared one hurdle toward environmental cleanup of certain contaminants with a newly designed synthetic enzyme that reduces the compound sulfite to sulfide – a notoriously complex multistep chemical reaction that has eluded chemists for years. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.17.18University Research

Princeton Scientists Discover a 'Tuneable' Novel Quantum State of MatterExternal link

An international team of researchers led by Princeton physicist Zahid Hasan has discovered a quantum state of matter that can be “tuned” at will — and it’s 10 times more tuneable than existing theories can explain. This level of manipulability opens enormous possibilities for next-generation nanotechnologies and quantum computing. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.17.18University Research

Rare Antibodies Show Scientists How to Neutralize the Many Types of EbolaExternal link

Two new studies by scientists at Scripps Research are bringing Ebola virus’s weaknesses into the spotlight, showing for the first time exactly how human and mouse antibodies can bind to the virus and stop infection—not only for Ebola virus, but for other closely related pathogens as well. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.14.18University Research

Grant Award: New Materials Bring Accessibility to Topological InsulatorsExternal link

Mingzhong Wu, a professor in the Department of Physics at Colorado State University, will explore a new topological insulator, alpha-Sn thin films. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.14.18University Research

Natural Mechanism Could Lower Emissions From Tropical PeatlandsExternal link

Scientists have long feared that as Earth warms, tropical peatlands -- which store up to 10 percent of the planet’s soil carbon -- could dry out, decay and release vast pools of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere, rapidly accelerating climate change. A new international study headed by researchers at Florida State University and Duke University, reveals the outlook may not be as bleak. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.14.18University Research

‘Cloud Computing’ Takes on New Meaning for ScientistsExternal link

Clouds may be wispy puffs of water vapor drifting through the sky, but they’re heavy lifting computationally for scientists wanting to factor them into climate simulations. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and Columbia University have turned to data science to achieve better cumulus calculating results. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.13.18University Research

A New Dimension for BatteriesExternal link

Engineers at the University of Maryland have created a thin battery, made of a few million carefully constructed “microbatteries” in a square inch. Each microbattery is shaped like a very tall, round room, providing much surface area – like wall space – on which nano-thin battery layers are assembled. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.13.18University Research

New Biofuel Production System Powered by a Community of Algae and FungiExternal link

MSU scientists have a new proof of concept for a biofuel production platform that uses two species of marine algae and soil fungi. It lowers cultivation and harvesting costs and increases productivity, factors that currently hold back biofuels from being widely adopted. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.13.18University Research

Researchers Discover How Caged Molecules 'Rattle and Sing'External link

A team of energy researchers from the University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered that molecular motion can be predicted with high accuracy when confining molecules in small nanocages. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.12.18University Research

ASU Research Finds Better Predictors of Metal Structure FailuresExternal link

An Arizona State University research team has released new insights about intergranular stress-corrosion cracking (SCC), an environmental cause of premature failure in engineered structures, including bridges, aircraft and nuclear power generating plants. Read MoreExternal linkage

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