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Ingredient In Tofu Could Revolutionize Solar Panel Manufacture
2014-06-27 03:01:42

University of Liverpool The chemical used to make tofu and bath salts could also replace a highly toxic and expensive substance used to make solar cells, a University study published in the journal Nature has revealed. Cadmium chloride is currently a key ingredient in solar cell technology used in millions of solar panels around the world. This soluble compound is highly toxic and expensive to produce, requiring elaborate safety measures to protect workers during manufacture and then...

2014-06-19 23:19:23

Biblioboard will host the innovative new textbook being created jointly by Liverpool University Press, the University of Liverpool Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University Library. Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 BiblioBoard will host the innovative new textbook being created jointly by Liverpool University Press, the University of Liverpool Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University Library. This project, funded by Jisc, seeks to...

2014-04-08 11:48:00

New research from University of Liverpool scientists has cast doubt on the theory that neurological behavior is a product of culture in people of Chinese origin. Scientists tested three groups – students from mainland China, British people with Chinese parents and white British people – to see how quickly their eyes reacted to dots appearing in the periphery of their vision. These rapid eye movements, known as saccades, were timed in all of the participants to see which of them were...

2-proton Bit Controlled By Single Copper Atom
2014-01-17 12:27:57

Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences Just a single foreign atom located in the vicinity of a molecule can change spatial arrangement of its atoms. In a spectacular experiment, an international team of researchers was able to change persistently positions of the nuclei of hydrogen atoms in a porphycene molecule by approaching a single copper atom to the molecule. A subatomic bit formed by two protons tunneling inside a simple organic molecule can be switched...

2014-01-03 15:25:49

New test reduces need for animal testing An end to mascara testing on animals could be in sight thanks to tiny organisms nicknamed 'slipper' and 'eyelash'. Mascara is a mild irritant, and rabbits have, historically, been used to test how much discomfort new products can cause. However, a cheaper and more reliable test is now being developed by scientists at the University of Liverpool, involving miniscule protozoa. This will remove animal cruelty from the equation. The scientists...

2013-12-12 11:01:55

Scientists have used a new method to map the response of every salmonella gene to conditions in the human body, providing new insight into how the bacteria triggers infection. In a world first, the scientists exposed salmonella to 22 lab environments that mimic conditions that the bacterium finds when it enters the human body and discovered the effects of these conditions on individual genes in the bacteria. After people eat salmonella, the microbes enter the stomach, and intestine, and...

Formby’s Red Squirrel Population Recovering After Outbreak Of Squirrelpox
2013-11-27 10:42:33

[ Watch The Video: Red Squirrels Beat the Pox ] University of Liverpool A study by the University of Liverpool has found that the red squirrel population along the Sefton coastline seems to be recovering from a serious outbreak of squirrelpox in 2008. Researchers from the University, in collaboration with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, have been monitoring the red squirrel population at the Seaforth Coastal reserve, which had fallen by 85% as a result of the outbreak. Squirrel pox...

2013-10-17 11:42:33

A study by psychologists at the University of Liverpool has found that traumatic life events are the biggest cause of anxiety and depression, but how a person thinks about these events determines the level of stress they experience. Researchers from the University's Institute of Psychology, Health and Society analyzed the responses of over 32,000 participants, aged 18 – 85 years, who completed the BBC's `Stress Test', an online survey to explore the causes and consequences of stress....

2013-05-29 10:13:32

Scientists at the University of Liverpool and Callaghan Innovation in New Zealand have developed a new chemical approach to help harness the natural ability of complex sugars to treat Alzheimer's disease. The team used a new chemical method to produce a library of sugars, called heparan sulphates, which are known to control the formation of the proteins in the brain that cause memory loss. Heparan sulphates are found in nearly every cell of the body, and are similar to the natural...

2013-02-08 10:39:34

A study at the University of Liverpool into the spread of sexually transmitted infection in ladybirds has shown that disease risk to large populations cannot be predicted without a full understanding of the disease dynamics at small geographical scale. Scientists investigated a virulent form of infection in the central and northern European populations of the two-spot ladybird to understand the conditions that favored disease spread.  Researchers found that disease burden in two...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.