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Simpler process to grow germanium nanowires could improve lithium-ion batteries
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:32:14 EDT
Researchers have developed what they call “a simple, one-step method” to grow nanowires of germanium from an aqueous solution. Their process could make it more feasible to use germanium in lithium-ion batteries.

Global warming pioneer calls for carbon dioxide to be taken from atmosphere and stored underground
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:09:15 EDT
Wally Broeker, the first person to alert the world to global warming, has called for atmospheric carbon dioxide to be captured and stored underground.

Synthesis produces new fungus-derived antibiotic
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:09:07 EDT
A fortuitous collaboration has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic. The laboratory recreation of a fungus-derived antibiotic, viridicatumtoxin B, may someday help bolster the fight against bacteria that evolve resistance to treatments in hospitals and clinics around the world.

Nanoscale assembly line: Nanoscale production line for assembly of biological molecules created
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:08:12 EDT
Researchers have realized a long-held dream: inspired by an industrial assembly line, they have developed a nanoscale production line for the assembly of biological molecules.

Spot light on tailor-made multicyclic type of polymers
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:37:40 EDT
Scientists have synthesized multicyclic type of polymers for the first time offering insights for tailoring polymer properties as well as the mathematics of complex geometries.