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Increasing energy efficiency of metal-air batteries
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:51:17 EST
Scientists have introduced a new way to increase energy efficiency of metal-air batteries.

Melting solid below the freezing point
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:47:29 EST
Researchers have discovered a new phenomenon of so-called metastability in a liquid phase. This state is common in supercooled liquids, which are liquids that cool below the freezing point without turning into a solid or a crystal. These scientists report the first experimental evidence of creating a metastable liquid directly by melting a high-pressure solid crystal of the metal bismuth via a decompression process below its melting point.

Discrepancy between the theoretical, experimental results of a system of biological interest is resolved
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:06:43 EST
A piece of research has resolved the tautomeric equilibrium of a model system of great biological interest. The work was made possible by setting up a piece of equipment that they themselves developed to characterize sets of molecules in a very accurate way. The research has thus put an end to the controversy that existed between the prior experiments and theoretical calculations that yielded contradictory and inconclusive results.

3-D bioprinter to print human skin
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:06:30 EST
Scientists have presented a prototype for a 3D bioprinter that can create totally functional human skin. This skin is adequate for transplanting to patients or for use in research or the testing of cosmetic, chemical, and pharmaceutical products.

Step closer to safe stem cell therapies
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:36:52 EST
A new compound could help rid stem cell samples of potentially tumorigenic cells, making them safer for regenerative therapies, researchers report.