Intertek has extended the ISO 17025 Accreditation of its Bilbao Technology Center to include environmental testing of water and soil samples contaminated by hydrocarbons.
Because of their nanometer dimensions, the structure and surface chemistry of individual carbon nanotubes cannot be easily studied using conventional techniques. Now, researchers have developed a high-resolution microscopy technique that can resolve individual carbon nanotubes under ambient conditions.
TechNavio, the independent tech-focused global research firm, reports that the global liquid chromatography systems market is facing some serious challenges, but ever-increasing demands for biopharmaceuticals will contribute to market growth over the next four years.
If you want to use a rock to learn about the conditions on early Earth, you have to do some geologic sleuthing: you have to figure out which parts of the rock are original and which came later. That is a tricky task, but now researchers have developed and applied a unique technique that removes much of the guesswork.
In its first months of operation, a robotic telescope called the Automated Planet Finder has found two new planetary systems, giving astronomers a taste of planetary riches to come.
In the months since the Jan. 9 chemical spill into West Virginia’s Elk River, new findings reveal the nature of the chemicals that were released into the water and then into the air in residents’ houses.
Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War who suffer from Gulf War syndrome have impaired function of mitochondria– the energy powerhouses of cells.
Researchers are identifying key avocado compounds that contribute to ideal flavor and may serve as "markers" that breeders could use to select new avocado varieties.
New research seeks to better understand the biochemical processes that occur in cells and, more specifically, the synthesis of proteins in the cell by unlocking the secrets within ribonucleic acid or RNA.
Body odor is a deer hunter’s worst enemy, an alert to animals that an ominous presence is lurking, but the science behind suppressing it to give hunters an edge oddly enough could help researchers develop a life-saving device for diabetes patients.
Recently, a sugar ring that reversibly modifies proteins inside cell nucleus and cytoplasm in a process known as O-GlcNAcylation has been revealed to be a key regulator of cell signaling in the body.
Cancer biologists have now discovered that certain proteins in the extracellular matrix help cancer cells make their escape. Researchers identified dozens of proteins that surround highly metastatic tumors, but not less aggressive tumors, and found that four of those proteins are critical to metastasis.
Scientists have discovered that the part of hops that isn’t used for making beer contains healthful antioxidants and could be used to battle cavities and gum disease.
Scientists have produced a synthetic air reference standard that can be used to accurately measure levels of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere. This will help scientists learn more about climate change.
Standing in a full-body scanner at an airport isn’t fun, and the process adds time and stress to a journey. Researchers are reporting a more precise and direct method for detecting explosives from greater distances. The advance could ultimately do away with the need for full-body scanners.
Physicists have used carbon dating to confirm that an alleged Fernand Léger painting is definitely a fake.
Researchers have used new tools to measure and track B-12 vitamins in the ocean. Once believed to be manufactured only by marine bacteria, the new results show that a whole different class of organism, archaea, can supply this essential vitamin.
Researchers are using a unique method of nanomaterial imaging to more effectively determine the highly variable acid leaching values of Western Australian nickel laterite ores.
Topological insulators are the key to future spintronics technologies. Scientists have unraveled how these strange materials work, overcoming one of the biggest obstacles on the way to next-generation applications.