Tag: carbon

Building new drugs just got easier

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a method for modifying organic molecules that significantly expands the possibilities for developing new pharmaceuticals...

New boron nanomaterial may be possible

Researchers from Brown University have shown experimentally that a boron-based competitor to graphene is a very real possibility.Graphene has been heralded as a wonder...

Trees grow faster and store more carbon as they age

Trees put on weight faster and faster as they grow older, according to a new study in the journal Nature. The finding that most...

Turning plastic bags into high-tech materials

University of Adelaide researchers have developed a process for turning waste plastic bags into a high-tech nanomaterial.The innovative nanotechnology uses non-biodegradable plastic grocery bags...

Stanford scientists use DNA to assemble a transistor from graphene

DNA is the blueprint for life. Could it also become the template for making a new generation of computer chips based not on silicon,...

Physicists Discover Theoretical Possibility of Large, Hollow Magnetic Cage Molecules

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have discovered, in theory, the possibility of creating large, hollow magnetic cage molecules that could one day be used in...

Study questions nature’s ability to ‘self-correct’ climate change

Forests have a limited capacity to soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study from Northern Arizona University.The study, available online in...

Grocery delivery service is greener than driving to the store

At the end of a long day, it can be more convenient to order your groceries online while sitting on the living room couch...

Confirming carbon’s climate effects, and how it helped end the last...

Harvard scientists are helping to paint the fullest picture yet of how a handful of factors, particularly world-wide increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide, combined...

First plants caused ice ages

New research reveals how the arrival of the first plants 470 million years ago triggered a series of ice ages. Led by the Universities...

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