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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.

New solutions needed to recycle fracking water, experts say
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:53:09 EDT
Scientists have produced a detailed analysis of water produced by hydraulic fracturing of three gas reservoirs and suggested environmentally friendly remedies are needed to treat and reuse it.

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.