<b>Bacteria killed by new light-activated coating</b>

Bacteria killed by new light-activated coating

This photograph depicts Clostridium difficile colonies after 48hrs growth on a blood agar plate; Magnified 4.8X. C. difficile, an anaerobic gram-positive rod, is the most frequently identified cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD)....
<b>A Synthetic Strategy to Stabilize Bio-Inspired Solar Energy Harvesting Materials</b>

A Synthetic Strategy to Stabilize Bio-Inspired Solar Energy Harvesting Materials

Inspired by nature, researchers at The City College of New York (CCNY) can demonstrate a synthetic strategy to stabilize bio-inspired solar energy harvesting materials. Their findings, published in the latest issue of Nature Chemistry , cou...
<b>Small: CO and Co9S8 in carbon nanotubes: a three function electrocatalyst for water splitting in zinc</b>

Small: CO and Co9S8 in carbon nanotubes: a three function electrocatalyst for water splitting in zinc

With the gradual depletion of "spkds" other fossil energy storage devices more more attention has been paid. However their performance is strongly restricted by the electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) oxygen evolution reacti...
<b>StocExpo Announces New Women in Tanks Initiative</b>

StocExpo Announces New Women in Tanks Initiative

StocExpo, the world’s leading bulk liquid storage event has announced its next new focal point for the 2021 event in Antwerp – Women in Tanks – to highlight the women working in the tank storage sector. Related Stories Top 50 Women in...
<b>A talented 2-D material gets a new gig</b>

A talented 2-D material gets a new gig

An optical image of the graphene device on a silicon dioxide/silicon chip. Shining metal wires are connected to gold electrodes for electrical measurement. Ever since graphene's discovery in 2004, scientists have looked for ways to put this...
<b>Nanosecond laser-induced amplification of a photochromic reaction in a diarylethene nanoparticle</b>

Nanosecond laser-induced amplification of a photochromic reaction in a diarylethene nanoparticle

Schematic illustration of the heating of the nanoparticle and the amplification of the photochemical reaction during nanosecond laser pulse excitation.Intense nanosecond 532-nm pulse laser excitation to aqueous nanoparticles colloids of a p...
<b>Study unveils new mechanism for long-distance cell communication</b>

Study unveils new mechanism for long-distance cell communication

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) can move through denser matrices that can relax over time, including those found in the body. Aquaporin-1, a membrane protein that allows water to come in and out of EVs, is essential for this transport ability....
<b>Metal wires of carbon complete toolbox for carbon-based computers</b>

Metal wires of carbon complete toolbox for carbon-based computers

Scanning tunneling microscope image of wide-band metallic graphene nanoribbon (GNR). Each cluster of protrusions corresponds to a singly-occupied electron orbital. The formation of a pentagonal ring near each cluster leads to a more than te...
<b>3D Printing Rises to the Forefront in the Fight Against Covid-19</b>

3D Printing Rises to the Forefront in the Fight Against Covid-19

The prevalence of the highly infectious coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has caused massive health and socio-economic upheavals worldwide. Major slumps in industrial production due to stringent lockdown measures and export restrictions have l...
<b>Researchers create morphing crystals powered by water evaporation</b>

Researchers create morphing crystals powered by water evaporation

New study details the molecular-level design of materials that enable clean and sustainable water evaporation energy to be harvested and efficiently converted into motion with the potential to power future mechanical devices and machines....