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- Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon Spill Found to Persist in the Environment
Date: July 16, 2014
R&D Magazine (Rockaway, NJ: monthly circulation 80,000) "Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon spill found to persist in the environment" July 16, 2014 The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest accidental release of oil into the ocean, with approximately 210 million gallons gushing from the blown out well. In an attempt to prevent vast quantities of oil from fouling beaches and marshes, BP applied 1.84 million gallons of chemical dispersant to oil released in ...
- Nanocamera Takes Pictures at Distances Smaller Than Light’s Wavelength
Date: July 18, 2014
Product Design & Development (Rockaway, NJ: 81,700 unique monthly visits) "Nanocamera takes pictures at distances smaller than light’s wavelength" July 18, 2014 Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that an array of novel gold, pillar-bowtie nanoantennas (pBNAs) can be used like traditional photographic film to record light for distances that are much smaller than the wavelength of light (for example, distances less than ~600 nm for red light). A standard optical microscope acts as a ...
- Innovative Technique May Transform the Hunt For New Antibiotics and Cancer Therapies
Date: July 21, 2014
Nanowerk (Honolulu, HI: 84,500 unique monthly visits) "Innovative technique may transform the hunt for new antibiotics and cancer therapies" July 14, 2014 Antibiotic resistance is depleting our arsenal against deadly diseases and infections, such as tuberculosis and Staph infections, but recent research shows promise to speed up the drug discovery process. In a study reported in ACS Chemical Biology ("Nucleophilic 1,4-Additions for Natural Product Discovery"), University of Illinois researchers developed a new technique to quickly uncover novel, medically relevant products produced ...
- 3-D Nanostructure Could Benefit Nanoelectronics, Gas Storage
Date: July 21, 2014
Phys.Org (Tilburg, Netherlands: 1.8 million unique monthly visits) "3-D nanostructure could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage" July 15, 2014 A three-dimensional porous nanostructure would have a balance of strength, toughness and ability to transfer heat that could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage and composite materials that perform multiple functions, according to engineers at Rice University. The researchers made this prediction by using computer simulations to create a series of 3-D prototypes with boron nitride, a chemical compound made of boron and ...
- Scientists Develop Inbuilt Anti-Glare Screen for Smartphones, Tablets
Date: July 17, 2014
Times of India (New Delhi, India: daily circulation 3.14 million) "Scientists develop inbuilt anti-glare screen for smartphones, tablets" July 17, 2014 Soon, you will not have to tilt your smartphone or tablet to avoid glare while watching your favorite movie or video. Scientists have developed a novel glass surface that reduces both glare and reflection on mobile devices. "Mobile or tablet users still have to dish out extra cash for a filter or film to lay on top of ...