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Health - Chemistry - 28.06.2010
Bursting bubbles with sound offers new treatments for cancer
Bursting bubbles with sound offers new treatments for cancer
The project will enable highly toxic drugs to be delivered in small doses directly to tumours, where their toxicity can safely be put to good use.

Chemistry - Physics - 28.06.2010
NASA Instrument Will Identify Clues to Martian Past
NASA Instrument Will Identify Clues to Martian Past
NASA's Curiosity rover, coming together for a late 2011 launch to Mars, has a newly installed component: a key onboard X-ray instrument for helping the mission achieve its goals. Researchers will use Curiosity in an intriguing area of Mars to search for modern or ancient habitable environments, including any that may have also been favorable for preserving clues about life and environment.

Chemistry - Event - 28.06.2010

Chemistry - Law - 25.06.2010
Visitors go detective using 'chemical photography' at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
Visitors go detective using ’chemical photography’ at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
Scientists invite visitors to play super sleuth using CSI-style to discover microscopic traces of chemicals in fingerprints - News Release For Immediate Release: Friday 25 June 2010 Scientists will in

Chemistry - Law - 24.06.2010
Visitors go detective using 'chemical photography' at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
Visitors go detective using ’chemical photography’ at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
Visitors go detective using 'chemical photography' at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition Scientists invite visitors to play super sleuth using CSI-style to discover microscopic traces of che

Chemistry - Linguistics / Literature - 24.06.2010

Health - Chemistry - 23.06.2010

Physics - Chemistry - 21.06.2010

Chemistry - Economics / Business - 21.06.2010

Chemistry - Economics / Business - 21.06.2010

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 20.06.2010
Rice yields researched to tackle food security issues
A pioneering project in the Philippines, which aims to develop a new, higher-yielding rice plant which could ease the threat of hunger for the poor, is being led by an academic at the University of Sheffield.

Chemistry - Economics / Business - 17.06.2010

Physics - Chemistry - 16.06.2010
Physicists Get an Up-Close Look at Synthetic Quantum Materials
Cambridge, Mass. June 17, 2010 - Physicists at Harvard University have, for the first time, tracked individual atoms in a gas cooled to extreme temperatures as the particles reorganized into a crystal, a process driven by quantum mechanics. The research, described this week in the journal Science, opens new possibilities for particle-by-particle study and engineering of artificial quantum materials.

Physics - Chemistry - 14.06.2010
Navigating the canals by hydrogen barge
Navigating the canals by hydrogen barge
The University of Birmingham's hydrogen powered narrow boat 'the Ross Barlow' has set sail on its first major canal cruise.

Chemistry - Physics - 14.06.2010
Organic nanoelectronics a step closer
Although they could revolutionize a wide range of high-tech products such as computer displays or solar cells, organic materials do not have the same ordered chemical composition as inorganic materials, preventing scientists from using them to their full potential. But an international team of researchers led by McGill's Dr. Dmitrii Perepichka and the Institut national de la recherche scientifique's Dr. Federico Rosei have published research that shows how to solve this decades-old conundrum.

Chemistry - Economics / Business - 09.06.2010
Scientists pursue two major organic farming studies with USDA funding
With new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Thomas Bjorkman will study the use of cover crops in organic farming and how different organic farming practices affect yields.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 09.06.2010

Physics - Chemistry - 08.06.2010
Graphene makes light work of aircraft design
Faster and lighter aircraft could be built using an incredible super-thin material just one atom thick, according to new research conducted at The University of Manchester. Writing in the journal Advanced Materials , a team of materials scientists and physicists say graphene has the potential to replace carbon fibres in high performance materials that are used to build aircraft.

Environment - Chemistry - 08.06.2010
NASA Icebreaker Voyage To Probe Climate Change Impact On Arctic
WASHINGTON - NASA's first dedicated oceanographic field campaign goes to sea June 15 to take an up-close look at how changing conditions in the Arctic are affecting the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems that play a critical role in global climate change.

Environment - Chemistry - 04.06.2010
NASA Briefs Media About First Arctic Oceanographic Voyage
MEDIA ADVISORY : M10-088 WASHINGTON - NASA will hold a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 8 to preview the agency's first dedicated oceanographic research voyage.

Chemistry - Economics / Business - 01.06.2010

Physics - Chemistry - 01.06.2010
Tattoo may help diabetics track their blood sugar
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ? Paul Barone, a postdoctoral researcher in MIT Department of Chemical Engineering, and professor Michael Strano are working on a new type of blood glucose monitor that could not only eliminate the need for finger pricks but also offer more accurate readings. 'Diabetes is an enormous problem, global in scope, and despite decades of engineering advances, our ability to accurately measure glucose in the human body still remains quite primitive,' says Strano, the Charles and Hilda Roddey Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 01.06.2010
Chemists design new way to fluorescently label proteins
MIT researchers have designed a fluorescent probe that can be targeted to different locations within a cell.

Physics - Chemistry - 01.06.2010
Tattoo may help diabetics track their blood sugar
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ? Paul Barone, a postdoctoral researcher in MIT Department of Chemical Engineering, and professor Michael Strano are working on a new type of blood glucose monitor that could not only eliminate the need for finger pricks but also offer more accurate readings. 'Diabetes is an enormous problem, global in scope, and despite decades of engineering advances, our ability to accurately measure glucose in the human body still remains quite primitive,' says Strano, the Charles and Hilda Roddey Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 01.06.2010
Chemists design new way to fluorescently label proteins
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ? Since the 1990s, a green fluorescent protein known simply as GFP has revolutionized cell biology.

Physics - Chemistry - 30.05.2010
Crystallisation drives controlled assembly of nanoparticles
Crystallisation drives controlled assembly of nanoparticles
Cylindrical structures such as fibres or filaments with nanoscale dimensions are rapidly attracting interest for use in a variety of potentially important applications ? the controlled delivery of drugs to the body, for instance.

Chemistry - 26.05.2010
NASA Satellite Spots Oil at Mississippi Delta Mouth
NASA Satellite Spots Oil at Mississippi Delta Mouth
On May 24, 2010, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this false-color, high-resolution view of the very tip of the Mississippi River delta.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 19.05.2010
Researchers Identify Genes and Brain Centers That Regulate Meal Size in Flies
Researchers Identify Genes and Brain Centers That Regulate Meal Size in Flies
PASADENA, Calif.—Biologists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Yale University have identified two genes, the leucokinin neuropeptide and the leucokinin receptor, that appear to regulate meal sizes and frequency in fruit flies. Both genes have mammalian counterparts that seem to play a similar role in food intake, indicating that the steps that control meal size and meal frequency are not just behaviorally similar but are controlled by the same genes throughout the animal kingdom.

Health - Chemistry - 18.05.2010
University launches major initiative to study complex diseases
The University of Birmingham is launching a major new initiative that will exploit state of the art technologies and high performance computing to unravel mechanisms of complex diseases, discover new diagnostic markers, and ultimately improve patient treatment and care.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 17.05.2010
New laser lab launches
New laser lab launches
In video interviews, Imperial scientists explain how the state-of-the-art technology will help their research - News By Lucy Goodchild Tuesday 18 May 2010 A new laser laboratory that will help scientists see how proteins become activated at a molecular level launched at Imperial College London on 29 April 2010.

Economics / Business - Chemistry - 17.05.2010
Fast food lamb curries have carbon footprint of 140 million car miles
Supermarket lamb curry ready-made meals eaten in the UK amount to an annual carbon footprint equivalent to 5,500 car trips around the world or 140 million car miles.

Physics - Chemistry - 17.05.2010
Cassini Double Play: Enceladus and Titan
Cassini Double Play: Enceladus and Titan
About a month and a half after its last double flyby, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will be turning another double play this week, visiting the geyser moon Enceladus and the hazy moon Titan.

Chemistry - Physics - 16.05.2010
Scientists home in on lithium battery safety flaws
Scientists home in on lithium battery safety flaws
By helping them understand how these batteries behave under different conditions the new method - which involves Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy - could help researchers solve the fire safety problems that have dogged the development of these batteries. Lithium-ion battery technology has enabled the development of many electronic devices we now take for granted, such as laptop computers and mobile phones.

Environment - Chemistry - 13.05.2010
From café to compost: Imperial College London to reduce food waste to landfill by one tonne a week
From café to compost: Imperial College London to reduce food waste to landfill by one tonne a week
Food waste at South Kensington Campus will be used for compost thanks to the College's new composting unit, the CompPod- News release For immediate use Friday 13 May 2010 A tonne of food waste, includ

Chemistry - Computer Science - 13.05.2010
Cell Phone Sensors for Toxins Developed at UC San Diego
Tiny sensors tucked into cell phones could map airborne toxins in real time May 13, 2010 By Susan Brown A tiny flake of silicon can be engineered to respond to a wide range of chemical hazards.

Chemistry - Physics - 13.05.2010
The Undergraduate Diaries – this week: I want to be an RAF fighter pilot
The Undergraduate Diaries – this week: I want to be an RAF fighter pilot
Kat Suddaby, 20, is studying Natural Sciences at Pembroke College. She was brought up near Leeds and went to Boston Spa School.

Chemistry - Physics - 13.05.2010
Turning CO2 into fuel
Turning CO2 into fuel
With new fossil fuel power stations being built every week, and the idea of burying CO2 [ carbon sequestration ] regarded by many scientists as unproven or even unworkable, coming up with an alternative solution to what to do with CO2 is more pressing than ever.

Physics - Chemistry - 12.05.2010
David Charbonneau Named Professor of Astronomy at Harvard
Cambridge, Mass. May 13, 2010 - David Charbonneau, an international leader in the search for planets orbiting stars other than our sun, has been named professor of astronomy at Harvard University.

Chemistry - Computer Science - 11.05.2010
Spiders at the Nanoscale: Molecules that Behave Like Robots
Spiders at the Nanoscale: Molecules that Behave Like Robots
PASADENA, Calif.—A team of scientists from Columbia University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan, and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have programmed an autonomous molecular "robot" made out of DNA to start, move, turn, and stop while following a DNA track.

Chemistry - Physics - 07.05.2010
Engineer’s research on CO2 conversion gets boost from Japanese chemical company
Perhaps no other researcher has had as much success as UCLA's James Liao in developing technology to turn carbon dioxide into products essential for the green economy.

Chemistry - Physics - 07.05.2010
Playing Dorothy
Playing Dorothy
To help mark the centenary of Dorothy Hodgkin's birth a special play will be performed next week at Oxford University's Lady Margaret Hall.

Physics - Chemistry - 03.05.2010
Researchers use new microscope to 'see' atoms for first time
Researchers use new microscope to ’see’ atoms for first time
UCLA researchers report in the April 30 edition of the journal Cell that they have imaged a virus structure at a resolution high enough to effectively "see" atoms, the first published instance of imaging biological complexes at such a resolution. The research team, led by Hong Zhou, UCLA professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, used cryo-electron microscopy to image the structure at 3.3 angstroms.

Physics - Chemistry - 02.05.2010
Stanford’s energy institute funds its first round of research
The Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE) at Stanford University has handed out its first research grants, totaling $1.8 million in seed funding.

Chemistry - Earth Sciences - 30.04.2010
Global glaciation snowballed into giant change in carbon cycle
Global glaciation snowballed into giant change in carbon cycle
For insight into what can happen when the Earth's carbon cycle is altered - a cause and consequence of climate change - scientists can look to an event that occurred some 720 million years ago. New data from a Princeton University-led team of geologists suggest that an episode called "snowball Earth," which may have covered the continents and oceans in a thick sheet of ice, produced a dramatic change in the carbon cycle.