Chemistry

Nanoparticles: The Complex Rhythm of Chemistry

Vienna, Austria — Most of commercial chemicals are produced using catalysts. Usually, these catalysts consist of tiny metal nanoparticles that are placed on an oxidic support. Similar to a cut diamond,...

Highly Selective Membranes

Tokyo, Japan — Membranes with microscopic pores are useful for water filtration. The effect of pore size on water filtration is well-understood, as is the role of ions, charged atoms, that interact...

New Method to Fight Cancer With Molecular Fibres

Mainz, Germany — Cancer is a disease in which cells multiply uncontrollably, which could lead to tumour growth. In addition to radiation therapy, cancer is often combated with chemotherapy: The chemicals...

A Ribosome Odyssey in Mitochondria

Solna, Sweden — Proteins make life and are made by ribosomes. In mitochondria, the repertoire of the mitoribosomal architectures turns out to be much more diverse than previously thought. A paper...

Army Researchers Explore Self-Healing Materials

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD — Army and Texas A&M University researchers developed a new material that can autonomously heal in air and underwater. The first-of-its-kind, 3-D printable and stimuli-responsive...

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