Seeing more with PET scans: Surprising new mechanism for attaching chemical tracers discovered
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Researchers have found a surprisingly versatile workaround to create chemical compounds that could prove useful for medical imaging and drug development.
Neutrons peer into a running engine
13 hours ago
In a first-of-a-kind experiment, researchers used neutrons to investigate the performance of a new aluminum alloy in a gasoline-powered engine—while the engine was running.
Atomic movies may help explain why perovskite solar cells are more efficient
14 hours ago
In recent years, perovskites have taken the solar cell industry by storm. They are cheap, easy to produce and very flexible in their applications. Their efficiency at converting light into electricity has grown faster than ...
Scientists uncover a hidden calcium cholesterol connection
15 hours ago
It's well known that calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth, but new research shows it also plays a key role in moderating another important aspect of health—cholesterol.
Scientists produce robust catalyst to split water into hydrogen, oxygen
15 hours ago
Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen to produce clean energy can be simplified with a single catalyst developed by scientists at Rice University and the University of Houston.
Physicists gain new insights into nanosystems with spherical confinement
17 hours ago
Theoretical physicists led by Professor Kurt Binder and Dr. Arash Nikoubashman at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have used computer simulations to study the arrangement of stiff polymers in spherical ...
New law could shore up US helium supply
18 hours ago
Helium is essential for MRIs, the fiber optics that deliver images to our TVs, scientific research and of course, party balloons. In the past decade, helium prices have sky-rocketed due to supply shortages. But if small updates ...
Longer-lasting fragrance is just a shampoo away, thanks to peptides
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Many people select their shampoo based on smell. Unfortunately, that scent usually doesn't last long on hair. Now, one team reports in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a new way to help the fragrance "stick" to hair longer.
Researcher turning dirty tinfoil into biofuel catalyst
20 hours ago
A researcher at Queen's University Belfast has discovered a way to convert dirty aluminium foil into a biofuel catalyst, which could help to solve global waste and energy problems.
Cooling curtain made of a porous triple-layer membrane—alternative to electrically powered air conditioning
21 hours ago
Climate change is leading to ever higher temperatures and aridity in many areas, making efficient room cooling increasingly important. An ETH doctoral student at the Functional Materials Laboratory has developed an alternative ...