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Molecules Captured At Work During Graphene Research
2013-05-31 11:30:19

Felix Fischer of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been actively studying the process of building graphene, but in the process he and his fellow researchers discovered a powerful technique to capture pictures of molecules before and after they react with each other.

Buckyball Manipulated By Inserting A Single Water Molecule
2013-05-06 10:26:08

Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a technique to isolate a single water molecule inside a buckyball, or C60, and to drive motion of the so-called "big" nonpolar ball through the encapsulated "small" polar H2O molecule, a controlling transport mechanism in a nanochannel under an external electric field.

IBM Makes World’s First Atomic Film
2013-05-01 11:10:17

IBM has just released what they’re calling the “World’s Smallest Movie,” a short film composed entirely of individual atoms as actors.

All Possible Drug-like Chemical Compounds Mapped By Scientists
2013-04-23 09:00:43

Software builds "library" of millions of small, carbon-based molecules chemists might synthesize.

2013-03-14 17:52:46

How you get the chameleon of the molecules to settle on a particular "look" has been discovered by RUB chemists led by Professor Dominik Marx.

Ancient Fossilized Sea Creatures Contain Oldest Biomolecules Taken Directly From A Fossil
2013-02-19 13:45:53

Though scientists have long believed that complex organic molecules couldn’t survive fossilization, some 350-million-year-old remains of aquatic sea creatures uncovered in Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa have challenged that assumption.

2013-02-18 11:09:06

In the blink of an eye, more attoseconds have expired than the age of Earth measured in – minutes.

Making Contact Between Metal And Carbon Compounds
2013-02-18 07:59:56

Until now, however, it was practically impossible to accurately predict which molecules performed well on the job. They basically had to be identified by trial-and-error.

Researchers Reconfirm Original Tetrahedral Model Of Water Molecules
2013-02-13 04:45:42

For all those who worried back in 2004 that the sky was falling because the original model of the molecular structure of water toppled out, have no fear, because things can go back to the way they used to be.

Quantum Smell May Exist
2013-01-28 19:48:08

The majority of the scientific community has embraced the idea of different smells being based on the olfactory receptors’ ability to detect various shapes of odor molecules.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.