Super-stretchy, Self-healing, Tunable Polymers

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 12:05 PM PDT

Newswise imageDiscovery of novel polymers with extreme stretching, vibration suppression, and self-healing.

NSF Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites Adds North Dakota State University Site

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 12:00 PM PDT

Newswise imageJoining current CB2 sites at Iowa State University, Washington State University, and the University of Georgia, NDSU has also been selected as the lead CB2 Center site by the CB2 Industry Advisory Board.

USDA awards $1.8M to Cornell for packaging, beverage concentrate research

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 11:05 AM PDT

Newswise imageThe U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded $1.8 million to two Cornell University food science research projects. One project improves the commercial viability of a new food packaging material that actively reduces the need for preservatives, while decreasing food waste; the other project improves juice and beverage production to keep the fresh taste in concentrates.

Confirmation of old theory leads to new breakthrough in superconductor science

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 10:05 AM PDT

Newswise imageScientists at Harvard have developed a superconductor that is only one nanometer thick. By studying fluctuations in this ultra-thin material as it transitions into superconductivity, the scientists gained insight into the processes that drive superconductivity. They used the new technology to confirm a 23-year-old theory of superconductors developed by scientist Valerii Vinokur from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. Their work could have applications in virtually any technology that uses electricity.

Researchers teleport information within a diamond

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 09:05 AM PDT

Newswise imageResearchers from the Yokohama National University have teleported quantum information securely within the confines of a diamond.

Botox cousin can reduce malaria in an environmentally friendly way

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 09:05 AM PDT

Newswise imageResearchers at the universities in Stockholm and Lund, in collaboration with researchers from the University of California

Toxic substances found in the glass and decoration of alcoholic beverage bottles

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 09:05 AM PDT

Bottles of beer, wine and spirits contain potentially harmful levels of toxic elements, such as lead and cadmium, in their enamelled decorations, a new study shows.

When the dinosaurs died, lichens thrived

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 08:05 AM PDT

Newswise imageWhen an asteroid smacked into the Earth 66 million years ago, it triggered mass extinctions all over the planet.

Beyond the "Sound Barrier" to Get the Heat Out

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 08:05 AM PDT

Newswise imageTo create materials that handle heat well, scientists are exploring how vibrations within the atomic structure carry heat. Atomic vibrations used to remove heat usually are limited by the speed of sound. A new observation may have shattered that limit. A team of scientists observed particles, called phasons, moving faster than the speed of sound that carry heat. The phasons use a pattern of motion in which atoms rearrange themselves, allowing heat to move faster.

Cancer Research Institute and Chordoma Foundation Partner to Advance Immunotherapy Research in Rare Cancer

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 08:00 AM PDT

Newswise imageTwo nonprofits team up to fund research aimed at discovering and developing immunotherapeutic approaches to treating chordoma, a rare type of bone cancer.

Prized Postdoc Works to Demystify Process Behind Quark Combination

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 07:30 AM PDT

Newswise imagePostdoctoral Researcher Andrea Signori has won the 2019 Jefferson Science Associates Postdoctoral Prize for work to understand how quark-based particles are formed.

Recent Breakthrough on DIII-D Enables Major Step Toward Economical Fusion Energy

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 07:00 AM PDT

Newswise image"Super H Mode" experiments demonstrate record fusion performance

Researchers Cook Up Chemical Reactions in Primordial Soup

Posted: 27 Jun 2019 03:05 PM PDT

Newswise imageResearch findings hint at the possibility of PNA on the early earth

UC San Diego Chemists Take Aim at Drug Predictions

Posted: 27 Jun 2019 02:25 PM PDT

Newswise imageChemists at UC San Diego present a promising method for easing the synthesis and evaluation of the algorithms, chemistry and technology needed to predict the bound poses of ligands within a targeted protein--a necessity for the design of new drug therapies.

UAH, Wichita State enter aerospace project agreement

Posted: 27 Jun 2019 01:05 PM PDT

Newswise imageThe University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on aerospace projects with Wichita State University (WSU).

Rutgers Professor Can Discuss Cyanobacteria Blooms in New Jersey

Posted: 27 Jun 2019 12:30 PM PDT