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- Nanotechnology Against Malaria Parasites
Date: December 9, 2014
Phys.Org (Tilburg, Netherlands: 1.8 million unique monthly visits) "Nanotechnology against malaria parasites" December 9, 2014 Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells, they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now developed so-called nanomimics of host cell membranes that trick the parasites. This could lead to novel treatment and vaccination strategies in the fight against malaria and other infectious diseases. Their research results have ...
- Ultrafast Complex Molecular Simulations By 'Cutting Up Molecules'
Date: December 5, 2014
Science Daily (Sandy Hook, CT: 6.8 million unique monthly visits) "Ultrafast complex molecular simulations by 'cutting up molecules'" December 5, 2014 Scientists at ITbM, Nagoya University and AIST have developed an ultrafast quantum chemical method, which allows rapid and accurate simulations of complex molecular systems consisting of thousands of molecules…. The study, published online on September 22, 2014 in the journal, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, demonstrates a new quantum mechanical computational method achieving rapid and efficient simulation ...
- Crazy Steampunk Contraption Shoots Out Low Cost Solar Cells
Date: December 8, 2014
Clean Technica (1.3 million unique monthly visits) "Crazy Steampunk Contraption Shoots Out Low Cost Solar Cells" December 8, 2014 In the quest for low cost solar cells, researchers have been diving into some strange new territory. The latest development comes courtesy of the University of Toronto, where researchers have cobbled together a contraption for spraying out solar cells. We’ve heard of spray-on solar cells before but the team, headed up by researcher Illan Kramer, has developed a new twist ...
- How Long Can Ebola Virus Survive?
Date: December 11, 2014
Times of India (New Delhi, India: daily circulation 3.14 million) "How long can Ebola virus survive?" December 11, 2014 No one really knows whether the deadly Ebola virus can survive on glass surfaces or countertops and cause infection or how long it remains active in water, wastewater, or sludge, say researchers. The Ebola virus travels from person to person through direct contact with infected body fluids. … The study appeared in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters. View the article ...
- Methane Still Belches from USA's Old Oil and Gas Wells
Date: December 9, 2014
USA Today (Washington, DC: 5.2 million unique monthly visits) "Methane still belches from USA's old oil and gas wells" December 9, 2014 Two studies out this week focus on unintentional emissions of methane — a potent greenhouse gas — into the air. One study found that millions of abandoned oil and gas wells across the USA could release a significant quantity of methane into the atmosphere but are not included in total emission counts. … The second study, ...