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Could we make cars with petroleum residues? New method could turn refinery byproducts into high-value, lightweight structural materials for cars, planes and spacecraft

As the world strives to improve the efficiency of cars and other vehicles to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the range of electric vehicles, the search for materials that are ever lighter and strong enough for use in car bodies is underway. Lightweight carbon fiber materials, similar to the …

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Yale study details method to increase accuracy and safety of CRISPR gene editing

Yale’s Glazer Lab has published a study on the possibility of increasing the precision and safety of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing through the use of peptide nucleic acids. Elizabeth Watson 11:02 p.m., March 09, 2022 Staff reporter Ellie Huh A new study published at Yale’s Glazer Lab has important implications for …

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Human rights organization develops method to estimate prevalence of online child sexual exploitation

The International Justice Mission (IJM), a global human rights organization, has developed a research approach to estimate the prevalence of trafficking to produce child sexual exploitation material. The method is expected to be implemented in the Philippines this year. “This is a remarkable victory for all who work and want …

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Discovery Reveals Role of Oxygen Impurities in Semiconductor Properties

A research team probing the properties of a semiconductor combined with a new thin oxide film has observed a surprising new source of conductivity from oxygen atoms trapped inside. Scott Chambers, materials scientist at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, reported the team’s discovery at the American Physical …

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OPDP Social Science Research Program: Aiming to understand how healthcare providers and patients interpret prescription drug information

CDER’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) four-person research team investigates issues related to promotional communications about prescription drugs directly to consumers and healthcare providers. The team uses methodologies such as surveys, experimental research, and qualitative research in its efforts. The team also provides technical assistance within the FDA and …

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A vital contribution to conservation efforts — ScienceDaily

Amphibian biodiversity is in decline worldwide and collecting information about their habitats and populations through monitoring is vital for conservation efforts. However, it is difficult to accurately monitor amphibians using conventional methods. To address these issues, a collaborative research team has developed a new technique to identify amphibian species that …

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New method for producing green ammonia – News

Ammonia is widely used in fertilizer production, and green ammonia could enable more sustainable agriculture RESEARCHERS from Monash University, Australia, have discovered a method of producing green ammonia that could benefit agriculture, as well as transport. Ammonia is an important product for the production of fertilizers. Typically, it is produced …

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New targeted method to probe the function of 3D chromosomal structure

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new method capable of inducing interactions between specifically chosen locations on the genome allows researchers to begin to identify the causal relationship between the three-dimensional structure of chromosomes and genome function. A paper by Penn State researchers describing the method, called “chemically induced chromosome interaction …

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Experts Develop New Method to Produce GaSe Crystals in 5 Minutes

Gallium selenide crystals are used in semiconductors, ultra-thin nanomaterials, and other applications due to their unique electronic and optical properties. GaSe crystals are layered and soft, and take days to grow, making it difficult to fully explore their applications and advance future technologies. A liquid metal-assisted chemical vapor deposition method …

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A scientist invents a new method of manipulating droplets “WRAP”

Additive-free magnetic droplet actuation on a slippery ferrofluid-infused surface. The actuation force is provided by the ferromagnetic wetting ridge that forms spontaneously around the deposited drop. Credit: Jianqiang Zhang et al. The precise manipulation and transport of micro-droplets is a difficult but crucial task for biomedical and industrial applications. A …

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Hyper-efficient method to remove carbon dioxide from the air

Engineers at the University of Delaware have demonstrated a way to effectively capture 99% of carbon dioxide from the air using a new hydrogen-powered electrochemical system. This is a significant advance for carbon dioxide capture and could bring more environmentally friendly fuel cells closer to market. The research team, led …

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Molecular level control method can double the efficiency of widely used industrial catalysts

2/CH3OH/H2O. Credit: by Xuan Tang and Professor Sheng Dai, East China University of Science and Technology” width=”600″ height=”308″/> Scanning transmission electron microscopy images of metallic copper (yellow) and zinc oxide (pink/orange) catalysts. In the left image, Cu and Zn metal oxides are mainly present as separate particles after activation with …

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The method doubles the efficiency of widely used industrial catalysts

The science of catalysis – the carrying out of a chemical reaction – is probably not the most well-known branch of study, but it is woven into the fabric of modern society. Scanning transmission electron microscopy images of metallic copper (yellow) and zinc oxide (pink/orange) catalysts. In the left image, …

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New carbon capture method turns CO2 into solid carbon ‘in an instant’

A new decarbonization technology developed by researchers at RMIT University in Australia instantly turns CO2 into solid carbon, a press release reveals. The team says their method is commercially viable and could soon be deployed to help global efforts to reduce the ongoing effects of the climate crisis. A “radically …

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New method may help make immunomodulation more effective in people with type 1 diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes must carefully follow prescribed insulin regimens each day, receiving injections of the hormone through a syringe, insulin pump or other device. And without viable long-term treatments, this treatment is a life sentence. Pancreatic islets control insulin production when blood sugar levels change, and in type …

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New method uses waste to clean arsenic from lake contaminated by gold mine

The site construction. Credit: Jeff Bain and Joanne Angai Arsenic leached into the lake from the tailings of the abandoned Long Lake gold mine, which operated intermittently until 1937 and produced approximately 200,000 metric tons of tailings, discharged directly into the non-containment environment. Now, a team of researchers from the …

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New method, more accurate crop quality detection

image: Schematic diagram of the method based on data fusion of diffuse reflectance spectra and diffuse transmission in the near infrared for the detection of amylose content in rice flour. see Following 1 credit Based on near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and data fusion technology, the researchers proposed a new analytical …

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Efficient method to simulate light-matter interactions at the atomic scale

The light-matter interaction is an essential subject for the disciplines of physical and chemical sciences and optical and electrical engineering. The invention of the laser in the early 1960s led to several innovations in these fields. Since then, laser technologies have developed in various directions. In the field of optical …

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Researchers discover new way to assess the quality of donor kidneys

Researchers have found a way to assess the quality of kidneys before transplantation that could help increase the number of usable donor kidneys. The study was published in the ‘Optics Express Journal’. “Today, the lack of methods to accurately measure donor kidney damage and predict transplant outcome leads to high …

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A new development method for flexible electronics

Flexible capacitors for contact and pressure detection. Credit: WANG Meng et al. Simple, fast and green flexible electronic preparation technology has been proposed by the research team led by Professor Zhao Gang of the China University of Science and Technology (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to deal with …

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New method that may offer a more accurate way to assess the quality of donor kidneys

A new study has found a way to assess the quality of kidneys before transplantation that may one day help increase the number of usable donor kidneys. The study was published in the ‘Optics Express Journal’. “Today, the lack of methods to accurately measure donor kidney damage and predict transplant …

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Scientific news | New method that may offer a more accurate way to assess the quality of donor kidneys

Washington [US]Jan. 7 (ANI): A new study has found a way to assess the quality of kidneys before transplantation that may one day help increase the number of usable donor kidneys. The study was published in the ‘Optics Express Journal’. Read also | Santosh Trophy 2022: West Bengal, Kerala and …

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Researchers develop method that gives enzymes the ability to catalyze reactions new to nature

Credit: Pixabay / CC0 public domain Enzymes are the catalytic workhorses of biology, binding molecules together, separating them and reconfiguring them in processes vital for everything from digestion to respiration. Their availability, efficiency, and specificity have long made them popular for reactions outside biological systems, including those involved in food …

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New method to supplement genetic data – ScienceDaily

The use of genetic information is now essential for modern plant breeding. Even though DNA sequencing has become much cheaper since the human genome was first decoded in 2003, collecting all of the genetic information still represents a large part of the costs of animal breeding and vegetable. One trick …

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Two-step scalable annealing method for the preparation of ultra-high density single-atom catalyst libraries

Figure (a) shows the strategy for preparing single atom ultra high density catalysts (UHD-SAC). Figure (b) shows the ring dark field transmission electron microscopy (STEM) image of an ultra-high density single atom platinum metal on nitrogen doped carbon. Figure (c) shows a photograph of the robotic synthesis platform and the …

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New recycling method turns plastic into fertilizer Press briefing with Assistant Professor Daisuke Aoki

Aoki (left; corresponding author) and Abe (right; first author) holding plants and commercially available polycarbonate goggles On October 28, the Tokyo Institute of Technology held an online press briefing with Assistant Professor Daisuke Aoki from the Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Materials and Technology. He discussed …

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A study highlights a “promising” method of combining milk and vegetable proteins in dairy applications

“The objective of this study was to create a stable colloidal dispersion of casein micelles (CM) with pea protein (PP) to improve the solubility of PP in aqueous solution”,explained scientists from the Department of Food Science and Technology at Ohio State University, who recently published their report in the Journal …

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Simple method to recycle okara using 3D printing

3D printed okara models by DIW. 3D printed freeze dried okara snacks with different fill levels and sizes. Credit: SUTD Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a method to perform 3D printing by direct ink writing (DIW) of okara, a soybean byproduct generated by …

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SUTD researchers have developed a simple method for you

image: 3D printed freeze-dried okara snacks with different fill levels and sizes. see Following Credit: SUTD Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a method to perform direct ink writing (DIW) 3D printing from okara—A soybean by-product generated from the production of soymilk and tofu …

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A new method to measure the essential properties of spin waves in graphene

Spin waves, a change in the spin of electrons that propagates through a material, could fundamentally change the way devices store and transport information. These waves, also called magnons, do not disperse and do not couple with other particles. Under the right conditions, they can even act as a superfluid, …

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Scientists propose a new method of sustainable development

image: Researchers used plant-derived acrylate and acetaldehyde as raw materials to produce PCTA and CHDM see Following Credit: DICP Poly (1,4-cyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate-co-isophthalate) (PCTA) is an important copolyester that has been widely used in cosmetic containers, household appliances, and medical packaging. Currently, PCTA is made by polycondensation of cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM), …

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Recycling method reduces environmental footprint of plastic waste stream – sciencedaily

Plastics found in electronic waste (e-waste) are rarely recycled due to their complex composition and dangerous additives, but scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new use for them – by reusing them as an alternative to plastics used in laboratory cell culture vessels, such as …

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New method for measuring spin waves brings us one step closer to spin superfluidity – sciencedaily

Spin waves, a change in the spin of electrons that propagates through a material, could fundamentally change the way devices store and transport information. These waves, also called magnons, do not disperse and do not couple with other particles. Under the right conditions, they can even act as a superfluid, …

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The upcycling method reduces the environmental footprint of the plastic waste stream

Scientists at NTU Singapore have developed a new use for plastics found in electronic waste, which are rarely recycled – reusing them as an alternative to plastics used in laboratory cell culture containers, such as Petri dishes. Credit: NTU Singapore Plastics found in electronic waste (e-waste) are rarely recycled due …

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The POSTECH team develops a test method to detect the Omicron variant

A research team from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) has developed diagnostic technology to detect the Covid-19 Omicron variant in just 20 minutes. A research team, led by Professor Lee Jeong-wook of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology, has developed a new …

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Trince reports cheaper, faster and safer method than viral vectors

The funds supporting the spin-off included Novalis Biotech Acceleration, a Flemish innovation fund specializing in early investments in biotechnology and life science start-ups; Qbic II, the Belgian interuniversity venture capital fund; and a group of experienced private investors also participated. Trince plans to grow to 35 to 40 employees within …

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New sampling method for bats – sciencedaily

How to understand the activity of wild bats? Most of the time silent, flying in the dark, bats feed at night and escape our senses. Many bats can use echolocation to hunt and can avoid the traditional nets used to capture them; those that have not “echoed” cannot be detected …

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Potential method discovered to help assess prognosis for metastatic colorectal cancer – NCAL Research Spotlight

Kaiser Permanente study suggests links between type of mutation, tumor location and survival By Sue Rochman A study by Kaiser Permanente suggests that the prognosis of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer can be determined at least in part by whether the tumor has a specific type of mutation – but …

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Scientists use new deep learning method to add 301 planets to Kepler’s total number

Deep neural networks are machine learning systems that automatically learn a task if the necessary data is provided. An artificial neural network (ANN) with many layers between the input and output layers is called a deep neural network (DNN). Neural networks come in different shapes and sizes. However, they all …

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A research group develops a new method for processing image data

An international research team from the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Research Neutron Source (FRM II) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed new imaging technology. In the future, this technology could not only improve the resolution of neutron measurements by several times, but could also reduce radiation exposure during x-ray …

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Scientists propose new method for disinfection of water supply facilities, reports NUST MISIS

MOSCOW, November 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Scientists from NUST MISIS and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new approach for disinfecting surfaces of water supply facilities such as water wells, filters, pipes and tanks. They found that ozone treatment is more effective in inactivating viruses …

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New method proposed for an efficient structure

image: The related result was posted on Langmuir as a cover story seen Following Credit: ZHANG Wei Small particle number (CM) non-spherical clusters have potential applications in coatings, self-assembly of materials, biomedical diagnostics. The sphere has the smallest area under a certain volume, that is, the total Gibbs free energy …

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CGT Professor and Colleagues Receive $15 Million Geospatial Science Research Grant

Vetria Byrd, assistant professor of computer graphics technology, and a multidisciplinary research team have received a five-year, $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a new science research institute focused on geospatial data. The Institute for Geospatial Understanding through an Integrative Discovery Environment, known as I-GUIDE, will …

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SIU’s research team aims to take food replication from science fiction to reality

NASA has selected a research team from Southern Illinois University Carbondale to work on a machine that would use microbial processes and recycled carbon to provide tasty and nutritious food for astronauts on future deep space trips. The team, from left to right, includes Poopalasingam Sivakumar, Gayan L. Aruma Baduge, …

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Strengthening Health Data Science Research in Africa | New

October 27, 2021 — Researchers at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health are leading a new collaborative effort to increase data science research training opportunities in five African countries. They will work with colleagues from the University of Heidelberg to help develop a training center at the University of …

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A student from the Scientific Research Institute named a finalist of the GENIUS Olympiad

The results show genetic resistance to methicillin and sulfa drugs in the Pennsylvania water supply. Abby Robinson, a participant in the Institute for Scientific Research and sophomore student at Conrad Weiser High School, was named a US finalist in the GENIUS Olympiad for her research on antibiotic-resistant genes in the …

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