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Toward a Molecular Explanation for Schizophrenia

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2014 10:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers find inhibition of a basic cellular process may contribute to the mysterious disease.

Star Trek-Like Molecular Food Scanner SCiO Tops $2 Million On Kickstarter

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jun, 2014 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
A pocket-sized spectrometer that tells you the chemical makeup of things, including nutritional info like calories, carbs, sugars, and more.

Oxygen fluctuations may have stalled life on Earth for a billion years

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2014 02:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Swings in oxygen levels may be behind a mysterious billion-year hiatus in evolution.

Researchers claim hydrogen energy advance

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2014 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at Glasgow University have claimed a breakthrough in producing hydrogen fuel from water.

Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy.

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014 10:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Since water is one of the vital ingredients for life on Earth, scientists want to know how it got here.

Scientists make enzyme that could help explain origins of life

Posted in Science on 30th Oct, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have devised an enzyme with a unique property that might have been crucial to the origin of life on Earth.

Earth’s water has been present since the planet’s earliest days

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2014 09:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Studies of meteorite samples known to have come from the protoplanet Vesta indicate Earth’s surface had water much earlier than scientists previously believed.

New Twist in Life’s Start Could Aid Efforts to Make It from Scratch

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2014 09:26 PM
by AlexMuller
All life on Earth is made of molecules that twist in the same direction. New research reveals that this may not always have been so.

Birds do it, bees do it. Many animals 'self medicate'

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2014 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Some animals are creating their own pharmacies from ingredients that commonly occur in nature.

How did life become complex, and could it happen beyond Earth?

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
How did the chemistry evolve to get life to where we are today? What transitions took place?

Organic matter detected on Mars

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Curiosity rover has made definitive detection of organic molecules, but there’s not enough evidence to tell if it came from ancient Martian life or from a non-biological process.

More on the search for possible life on Mars

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere and detected other organic molecules in a rock sample collected by the robotic drill.

A new method to convert CO2 to a valuable organic compound

Posted in Science on 29th Dec, 2014 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Humans are shifting the carbon cycle by adding more carbon dioxide and influencing nature's ability to remove the greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.

Asteroid impacts may have sparked life on Earth

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2014 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
New data suggests that ancient collisions may have released enough energy to form the building blocks of life.

New technology purifies water with sunlight and catalysts

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jan, 2015 09:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A system that uses sunlight and catalysts to purify polluted water at a high reaction rate, improving access to clean water where it's needed.

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2015 08:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery of Teixobactin could pave the way for a new generation of antibiotics because of the way it was discovered.

'Marvel molecule' could enable treatments for inflammatory diseases

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2015 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
It is hoped the molecule will lead to more effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease, to rheumatoid arthritis and motor neuron disease.

The Search for Life on Mars Could Be Dooming Itself by Accident

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2015 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
When Curiosity goes looking for organic molecules, it vaporises rock and sniffs the gas that comes out. The plan could be going awry due to a mineral called jarosite.

Self-healing nanogel acts as long-term drug supply

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2015 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT chemical engineers have designed a new type of self-healing hydrogel that can be injected through a syringe to supply one or two different drugs at a time.

New material promises more efficient carbon capture

Posted in Science on 13th Mar, 2015 01:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The material could find use in smokestacks, or anyplace else where excess CO2 needs to be removed from the air.

Researchers may have solved origin-of-life conundrum

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2015 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The crash of meteors on early Earth likely generated hydrogen cyanide, which could have kick-started the production of molecules needed to make the first cells.

Possible fatty acid detected on Mars

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2015 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
A fatty acid might be among the molecules discovered on Mars by Curiosity. However, it's not possible yet to determine if the compound has a biological or non-biological origin.

Martian Microbes Could Be Eating Carbon Monoxide From the Atmosphere

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2015 08:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Good news for the possibility of life on Mars.

Night vision eyedrops allow vision of up to 50m in darkness

Posted in Medicine on 28th Mar, 2015 08:27 PM
by AlexMuller
A group of scientists in California have successfully created eye drops that temporarily enable night vision.

Cas9 molecule points the way to viral delivery of CRISPR genome editing

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Companies are working overtime to apply the recently discovered CRISPR genome editing technology to treating diseases.

Oxygen-depleted oceans had key role in mass extinction

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2015 12:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Changes in the chemical balance of the ocean were crucial in the end-Triassic extinction, during which half of all plant, animal and marine life on Earth perished.

Complex organic molecules discovered in infant star system

Posted in Science on 10th Apr, 2015 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Hints that prebiotic organic chemistry is universal.

Carbon nanotubes can move molecules in and out of cell membranes

Posted in Hardware on 11th Apr, 2015 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have been able to make membranes permeable by inserting carbon nanotubes that work like little tunnels.

Breath test 'could give clues to stomach cancer risk'

Posted in Medicine on 14th Apr, 2015 01:15 PM
by AlexMuller
A simple breath test could help predict whether people with gut problems are at high risk of developing stomach cancer, an early study shows.

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2015 01:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point, allowing brine to form.

Implanted micropump could deliver epilepsy drugs right into the brain

Posted in Medicine on 27th Apr, 2015 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A promising new treatment for epilepsy directly targets the nerve cells, deep within the brain, that cause seizures.

We're Getting Closer to Creating a Universal Blood Supply

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2015 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
A newly developed enzyme could change type B blood into type O, what's known as a 'universal' blood type, allowing for a successful emergency transfusion.

A new convenient procedure to visualize defects on graphene layers

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2015 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Ideal defect-free graphene is difficult to prepare and a simple direct method to capture and visualize its defects has been lacking.

Psychedelic drugs should be legally reclassified, says psychiatrist

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2015 09:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Pre 1967 research showed "beneficial change in many psychiatric disorders"

Quest to Mine Seawater for Lithium Advances

Posted in Science on 8th Jun, 2015 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Predicted lithium shortages for batteries are leading to novel technologies for recovering the element.

New compounds identified that may treat depression rapidly with few side effects

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jul, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The compounds could offer significant advantages over current antidepressant medications.

Tiny glue guns and glue made of nanoparticles could patch up surgical holes

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2015 02:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Glue made of nanoparticles, delivered by a needle, can be a better replacement for sutures and surgical staples.

Pluto and nitrogen: Why is there so much gas?

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2015 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's New Horizons craft has revealed that Pluto has so much nitrogen that hundreds of tons of it escape into space each hour.

Comet impacts may have cooked up a 'soup of life'

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2015 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
New results show how collisions between comets and planets can make molecules that are the essential building blocks of life.

Why we're smarter than chickens

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2015 07:25 PM
by AlexMuller
A single molecular event in our cells could hold the key to how we evolved to become the smartest animal on the planet, scientists report.

Researchers map a protein 'tree of life' for species across the animal kingdom

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Roughly 20,000 unique proteins are synthesized by our genes, and work together in combination to execute complex processes.

Tiny motors could suck carbon dioxide from the ocean

Posted in Science on 24th Sep, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have designed a new form of tiny motor that could be used to rid the sea of carbon dioxide pollution.

Concern over hidden diesel pollutant

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2015 08:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Atmospheric levels of a little known by-product from diesel engines are up 70 times higher than expected according to a study.

A protein found in whales might make for better synthetic blood

Posted in Science on 2nd Oct, 2015 05:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Have you ever wondered how some whales stay underwater for up to two hours without coming up for air? It’s because they use a highly stable protein called myoglobin.

Drug used to treat cancer appears to sharpen memory

Posted in Science on 3rd Oct, 2015 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A drug that would sharpen your memory and help those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease by rewiring the brain and keeping neurons alive?

Warmest ever superconductor works at Antarctic temperatures

Posted in Science on 4th Oct, 2015 10:29 PM
by AlexMuller
A material has been shown to transmit electricity with no resistance at the highest temperatures ever: the chilly conditions you might experience in Antarctica.

New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto

Posted in Science on 9th Oct, 2015 10:23 AM
by AlexMuller
'Understanding why water appears exactly where it does, and not in other places, is a challenge that we are digging into.'

Methane release from melting permafrost could trigger dangerous global warming

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2015 05:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Molecule for molecule, methane traps more heat than carbon dioxide; approximately 30 times more.

The First New Horizons Study Reveals a Fascinating, Mysterious Pluto

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2015 06:04 AM
by AlexMuller
A few months after the Pluto flyby, the science is coming in.

Protein-folding discovery opens a window on basic life processes

Posted in Science on 17th Oct, 2015 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Biochemists have made a fundamental discovery about protein structure that sheds new light on how proteins fold, one of the most basic processes of life.

Pluto's striking surface variations and unique moon rotations

Posted in Science on 19th Oct, 2015 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Pluto isn't alone in having water ice on its surface, measurements indicate that Nix and Hydra, two of Pluto's five moons, are also covered with water ice.

Study shows antioxidant use may actually promote the spread of cancer

Posted in Medicine on 19th Oct, 2015 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Cancer cells may benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns about the use of antioxidants by cancer patients.

Accidental orange peel discovery could save lives from mercury poisoning

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists stumble over cheap material that can suck deadly mercury out of oceans.

Deep-sea bacteria could help neutralize greenhouse gas

Posted in Science on 24th Oct, 2015 08:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Bacteria plucked from the bottom of the ocean could be put to work neutralizing large amounts of industrial carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere.

Antiaging protein GDF11 could be source of rejuvenation from young blood

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2015 08:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A specific protein, GDF11, may explain young blood’s beneficial effects.

Study suggests an even distribution of elements in the universe

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2015 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The chemical composition of the Universe is well mixed, and that the mechanisms that determined the composition of our galaxy are in effect throughout the universe.

New analysis of Apollo lunar samples solves decades-old mystery

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2015 11:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Lunar soil samples contain amino acids, but the technology to determine where they came from has not been available until now.

Chemical storage advance may enable much more cost-effective concentrated solar-power storage

Posted in Hardware on 5th Nov, 2015 03:33 PM
by AlexMuller
New thermochemical energy storage system is twice as efficient, with 10 times higher energy density.

New Horizons: Pluto may have ice volcanoes

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2015 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Two possible ice volcanoes have been identified on the surface of Pluto.

A new study challenges assumptions about the origins of Earth's water

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2015 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
If the new hypothesis is correct, it could mean better prospects of finding other rock-and-ocean worlds throughout the galaxy.

What is interplanetary dust and can it spread the ingredients of life?

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2015 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA reported that a cloud of dust was surrounding Mars high above its atmosphere. They ruled out Mars itself and its moons Phobos and Deimos as the sources of the dust.

NASA's chemical 'laptop' would help find life on other planets

Posted in Hardware on 18th Nov, 2015 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's newly tested Chemical Laptop is the first device built to detect amino acids and fatty acids (the telltale signs of life as we know it) on other worlds.

Oxygen, Methane, and Water Ice on Comet 67P Have Learnings for Early Earth Life

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2015 09:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Molecular O2 is an important bio-signature, along with the presence of water and methane, both of which are present on the comet.

Cheap DNA Sequencing Is Here. Writing DNA Is Next

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
When Twist launches its beta program in 2016, it will offer gene synthesis at 10 cents per letter with a guaranteed turnaround time of 10 days.

A breakdown product of aspirin blocks cell death associated with neurodegenerative diseases

Posted in Medicine on 1st Dec, 2015 05:51 AM
by AlexMuller
A component of aspirin binds to an enzyme called GAPDH, which is believed to play a major role in neurodegenerative diseases.

Possible biochemical mechanism underlying long-term memories identified

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2015 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Why do some of our memories fade away, while others last forever? Now scientists have identified a possible biochemical mechanism.

Shaking out the nanomaterials: a new method to purify water

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2015 10:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Purifying water could be as simple as shaking a vial of water and oil.

A Quirk of Physics Could Give Us a Fast, Cheap Way To Diagnose Diseases

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2015 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A test that exploits a quirk of physics could make blood tests for certain diseases faster, cheaper, and easily performed.

Life exploded on Earth after the slow rise of oxygen

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2015 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
It took 100 million years for oxygen in the oceans and atmosphere to increase to the level that allowed the explosion of animal life on Earth 600 million years ago.

Salt-Infused Tarmac Could Keep Roads Ice-Free

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2015 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
What if roads already had salt built right into them? They’d be able to prevent slick conditions from occurring, well before the risk of an accident.

New type of moon rock discovered by Chinese lunar lander

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2015 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
The Yutu rover, part of the Chang’e-3 unmanned lunar mission, has identified a type of basalt unlike anything collected by previous Soviet or US missions.

New Polymer Could Purify Water In Seconds

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2015 07:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a new reusable polymer that can remove pollutants from water within seconds, just like air fresheners trap invisible air pollutants.

Water ice found on the surface of comet 67P

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2016 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
For the first time, scientists have spotted large patches of water ice on the surface of a comet, thanks to instruments aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter.

Brain levels of B12 are prematurely low in those with autism or schizophrenia

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2016 02:09 PM
by AlexMuller
A study has found that B12 levels in the brain are decreased in the elderly and are much lower in those with autism or schizophrenia.

New Horizons shows that Pluto's heart probably has floating mounds of water ice

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2016 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe these water ice hills are floating in a sea of frozen nitrogen and move over time like icebergs in Earth’s Arctic Ocean.

Battery technology could charge up water desalination

Posted in Science on 6th Feb, 2016 08:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The technology that charges batteries for electronic devices could provide fresh water from salty seas.

A vaccine could help you quit smoking

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2016 04:51 PM
by AlexMuller
To help those trying to quit, scientists came up with the idea of a nicotine vaccine that can train a smoker’s body to attack nicotine molecules before they reach the brain.

Why Europe's New Mission to Mars is Such a Big Deal

Posted in Science on 12th Mar, 2016 08:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Early next week, the ExoMars mission launches with the goal of discovering signs of life on the Red Planet.

Spray-on coating could ice-proof airplanes, power lines, windshields

Posted in Science on 13th Mar, 2016 08:01 PM
by AlexMuller
This could have major implications in industries like energy, shipping and transportation, where ice is a constant problem in cold climates.

European-Russian spacecraft heads out in search for life on Mars

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Europe and Russia launched a spacecraft on Monday in a joint mission to sniff out signs of life on Mars and bring humans closer to flying to the planet themselves.

Catalyst is 3x better than previous record at splitting water

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2016 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A catalyst that's three times better than the previous record-holder at splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen, the vital first step in making fuels from renewables.

New type of molecular tag makes MRI 10,000 times more sensitive

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2016 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered a new form of MRI that’s 10,000 times more sensitive and could record actual biochemical reactions in real time.

Complex sugars cooked up from 'comet ice'

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2016 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have detected ribose, a sugar needed to make RNA and DNA, in laboratory experiments which simulate the very early Solar System.

Europe and Russia delay ExoMars rover project to 2020

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2016 04:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The aim of the mission is to land a rover on the Red Planet. Capable of drilling up to 2m below the surface, it would search for signs of past or present life.

NASA just detected oxygen in the Martian atmosphere

Posted in Science on 10th May, 2016 06:16 PM
by AlexMuller
"Atomic oxygen in the Martian atmosphere is notoriously difficult to measure"

Sensor detects signs of cancer, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's

Posted in Medicine on 24th May, 2016 11:37 AM
by AlexMuller
The biosensor is able to detect molecules linked to various cancers and neurological diseases for rapid diagnosis.

Asteroids 'dumped water into the molten Moon'

Posted in Science on 1st Jun, 2016 11:28 PM
by AlexMuller
How and when water got trapped in volcanic lunar rocks is a huge and open question for planetary scientists.

Carbon capture experiment 'turns waste CO2 to stone'

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2016 07:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists think they have found a smart way to constrain carbon dioxide emissions; just turn them to stone.

An ocean lies a few kilometers beneath Saturn's moon Enceladus's icy surface

Posted in Science on 25th Jun, 2016 08:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Strong heat production in Enceladus's deep interior may power the hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor.

MESSENGER Finds New Evidence for Water Ice at Mercury's Poles

Posted in Science on 27th Jun, 2016 03:26 PM
by AlexMuller
New observations provide compelling support for the hypothesis that Mercury harbors water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its permanently shadowed polar craters.

Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by a supplement

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2016 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A supplement, based on a molecule produced by gut bacteria, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.

New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2016 04:08 PM
by AlexMuller
"There is intense interest in creating artificial photosynthesis as an alternative energy source"

The Water on Mars May Not Be Drinkable

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2016 04:15 PM
by AlexMuller
If the water is coming from underground, it must be held in very deep aquifers, which would make the water far too salty to desalinate.

The Mars curiosity rover is starting to make its own decisions

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2016 02:35 AM
by AlexMuller
The Mars Curiosity Rover can now autonomously decide which rocks to zap with its onboard laser.

Are we looking for Martian life in all the wrong places?

Posted in Science on 9th Aug, 2016 05:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Organic compounds that may have existed in/on rocks located on the surface of Mars would have been degraded by radiation from the Sun.

Ocean sediment sample holds iron believed to be from a supernova

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2016 07:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Sediment layers may contain a type of iron that came from space millions of years ago, iron-60, which prior research has shown is spewed into space when supergiant stars explode.

Have We Been Wrong About the Origins of Life?

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2016 04:11 AM
by AlexMuller
An alternative idea; that life arose deep in the ocean within warm, rocky structures called hydrothermal vents.

Moon Express to mine hydroxyl from the moon and provide it to fuel orbital and other space missions

Posted in Hardware on 31st Aug, 2016 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Moon Express plans to create a robotic lunar hydroxyl mining machine. It will fill a small fuel tank then it will launch into lunar orbit.

DNA sequenced in space for first time on the ISS

Posted in Science on 4th Sep, 2016 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
The device, which was sent up to the space station in July, could help astronauts diagnose illness in space and allow them to identify disease-causing microbes on the ISS.

Popular insecticide greatly reduces Bee ability to lay eggs

Posted in Science on 10th Sep, 2016 10:40 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study has found neonicotinoids, the world’s most commonly used insecticide, cause queen honeybees to lay as much as two-thirds fewer eggs.

NASA asteroid probe may find clues to origins of life on Earth

Posted in Science on 11th Sep, 2016 10:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Water ice and organic materials, which are key compounds that may have made Earth habitable or even given life its start.

Plumes on Europa Might Confirm Suspicions of Water Beneath Its Icy Crust

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2016 04:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Several missions are scheduled to investigate these findings.

Liquid water in the rest of the solar system is about 50 times Earth's volume of water

Posted in Science on 2nd Oct, 2016 04:55 AM
by AlexMuller
The locations of some subsurface oceans are on Europa, Enceladus, Ganymede, Titan, the asteroid Ceres, Callisto, Dione and Pluto.

New Alaskan oil discovery boost Alaska oil reserves by nearly double and should begin production by 2022

Posted in Business on 9th Oct, 2016 03:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Smith Bay ranks as one of the world’s largest recent oil discoveries.

First human clinical trial for nicotinamide riboside

Posted in Medicine on 13th Oct, 2016 01:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Vitamin safely boosts levels of important cell metabolite NAD+, which is critical for cellular energy production and protection against stress and DNA damage.

A new imaging technique maps serotonin activity in living brains

Posted in Science on 1st Nov, 2016 03:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Imaging technique that creates 3D video of serotonin transport could aid antidepressant development.

Solar cells can be made with tin instead of lead, scientists find

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2016 02:39 PM
by AlexMuller
A breakthrough in solar power could make it cheaper and more commercially viable, thanks to research at the University of Warwick.

Antacid aerosol particles could cool the planet and repair ozone damage

Posted in Science on 14th Dec, 2016 03:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have identified an aerosol for geoengineering that may be able to cool the planet while repairing ozone.

Curiosity Delivers New Evidence That Life Could Have Thrived on Mars

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2016 04:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Evidence of chemical complexity suggests that Mars had a long history with water, improving the chances that life existed on the planet.

Water Ice Found On Dwarf Planet Ceres, Hidden in Permanent Shadow

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2016 07:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Just like the moon and Mercury, Ceres has cold pockets of perpetual darkness on its surface where researchers have now detected ice.

Boron has been detected on Mars for the first time

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2016 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The Curiosity rover has found boron on the surface of Mars, indicating that, at some point, the Red Planet had long-term habitable groundwater.

The Cognitive Benefits of Smart Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2017 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Some nootropics can have a very beneficial impact on mental and physical functionality.

Nasa wants to 3d print habitats with metal extracted from martian soil

Posted in Science on 25th Feb, 2017 04:20 PM
by Alex Muller
scientists are studying the various ways to make goods on Mars rather than carry materials there.

New nuclear magnetic resonance technique offers 'molecular window' for live disease diagnosis

Posted in Hardware on 6th May, 2017 06:42 PM
by Alex Muller
NMR that can look inside a living system to get a high-resolution profile of which specific molecules are present, and extract a full metabolic profile.

China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'

Posted in Science on 20th May, 2017 04:18 PM
by Alex Muller
China has for the first time extracted gas from an ice-like substance under the South China Sea considered key to future global energy supply.

Icy molecules hold 25,000 gigabytes in a space the size of a quarter

Posted in Science on 28th Aug, 2017 04:12 AM
by Alex Muller
A major breakthrough in the field of molecular data storage proving that high volumes of data can effectively be stored in individual molecules.

Scientists find evidence of water on TRAPPIST-1 planets

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2017 07:33 AM
by Alex Muller
The TRAPPIST-1 system lies around 40 light years away and consists of seven planets in tight orbit around their parent star.

Motorized molecules that can drill into cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2017 06:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Motorised molecules driven by light have been used to drill holes in the membranes of individual cells, including cancerous ones.

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