Laser frequency combs— high-precision tools for measuring different colors of light in an ever-growing range of applications such as advanced atomic clocks, medical diagnostics and astronomy— are not only getting smaller but also much easier to make.
Researchers are forecasting that by 2100 most conifer forests will be heavily disturbed, if not gone, as air temperatures rise in combination with drought.
A robot has “learned” to foresee human action in order to step in and offer a helping hand, or more accurately, roll in and offer a helping claw.
Inspired by the way plants grow toward light sources, a phenomenon known as phototropism, bioengineers from the Univ. of California, Berkeley have created a hydrogel that could be manipulated by light.
NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in 2016. The hope is that OSIRIS-REx will visit an asteroid called Bennu and return with samples.
Forty years ago, in April 1973, a small, ambitious spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, heading towards the third-brightest point of light in the night sky.
The unusual behavior of complex fluids is part of our daily life: cake dough climbs up the stirring bar, ketchup becomes liquid when you shake it. Now, a team has developed a numerical model of such liquids. They describe it in an issue of "Physical Review Letters.”
The rate of chemical processes in cells is dictated by the speed of movement (diffusion) of molecules needed for a given reaction. A team managed to determine– for the first time– the diffusion coefficients for virtually all the proteins occurring in Escherichia coli. The method can adapted for virtually any cell and every molecule.
Coating liquid metal droplets in a nanoparticle mix creates an extra strong non-stick conductive material that retains its shape even under high impact. The breakthrough paves the way for new developments in soft electronics.
As technology provides computational chemists with exponential improvements in computational capability, they are finding ways to employ the new power to investigate formerly unaddressable research problems, using new and improved application software to run larger simulations or more complex analyses on larger and more diverse data sets.
From drug discovery through approval and monitoring life cycles, implementing a knowledge management solution can add value to your enterprise. Learn the value of simplification, standardization and integration in implementing a successful knowledge management platform and achieving your business goals.
This webcast addresses directions for next-generation sequencing, solutions available to provide the scalable HPC infrastructure demanded by the research, and successful implementation of next-generation sequencing in a clinical and translational research environment.
Validating pharmaceutical chromatographic methods are time-consuming, error-prone processes. And, they are riddled with compliance concerns. As a result, laboratory productivity decreases while both the time and costs associated with bringing products to market increases.