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Two-handed microbes point to new method for isolating harmful forms of chemicals

Microbes point to method for isolating harmful forms of drugs

Physics / Soft Matter

created Apr 15, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at MIT and Brown University studying how marine bacteria move recently discovered that a sharp variation in water current segregates right-handed bacteria from their left-handed ...


Salt Water System

Salt Water System Could Generate Hydrogen

Physics / Soft Matter

created Mar 18, 2009 | popularity 3.9 / 5 (29) | comments 17

(PhysOrg.com) -- The idea of generating hydrogen from salt water has often been claimed to work effectively. However, the systems proposed so far generally require a much greater energy input than the energy ...


Bird Feathers Produce Color Through Structure Similar to Beer Foam

Bird Feathers Produce Color Through Structure Similar to Beer Foam

Physics / Soft Matter

created Apr 02, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Some of the brightest colors in nature are created by tiny nanostructures with a structure similar to beer foam or a sponge, according to Yale University researchers.


A water splitter with a double role

A water splitter with a double role

Physics / Soft Matter

created Mar 09, 2009 | popularity 4.4 / 5 (9) | comments 4

(PhysOrg.com) -- There is a lot of hope invested in hydrogen, but it also presents some problems. It is energy-rich, clean and, as a constituent of water, of almost unlimited availability. However, so far ...


Researchers advance knowledge of little 'nano-machines' in our body

Physics / Soft Matter

created Dec 18, 2008 | popularity 5 / 5 (4) | comments 0

A discovery by Canada-U.S. biophysicists will improve the understanding of ion channels, akin to little 'nano-machines' or 'nano-valves' in our body, which when they malfunction can cause genetic illnesses that attack muscles, ...



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