<b>Chemists are able to induce uniform chirality</b>

Chemists are able to induce uniform chirality

Chirality is a fundamental property of many organic molecules and means that chemical compounds can appear in not only one form, but in two mirror-image forms as well. Chemists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg have now found a w...
<b>AI-designed serotonin sensor may help scientists study sleep and mental health</b>

AI-designed serotonin sensor may help scientists study sleep and mental health

The study was led by researchers in the lab of Lin Tian, Ph.D., principal investigator at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. Current methods can only detect broad changes in serotonin signaling. In this study, the resear...
<b>The smallest motor in the world</b>

The smallest motor in the world

A research team from Empa and EPFL has developed a molecular motor which consists of only 16 atoms and rotates reliably in one direction. It could allow energy harvesting at the atomic level. The special feature of the motor is that it move...
<b>A recipe for eco-concrete</b>

A recipe for eco-concrete

Cement production has to drastically reduce its environmental footprint. Empa researchers are, therefore working on alternative cement recipes that cause significantly fewer emissions or can even bind the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. It i...
<b>New findings pave the way to environmentally friendly supercapacitors</b>

New findings pave the way to environmentally friendly supercapacitors

Similar to batteries, supercapacitors are suitable for the repeated storage of electrical energy. Researchers now present a particularly safe and sustainable variant of such a supercapacitor....
<b>Nanosafety research without animal experiments</b>

Nanosafety research without animal experiments

In order to reduce the number of animal experiments in research, researchers are now combining test tube experiments with mathematical modelling....
<b>Atom-thin transistor uses half the voltage of common semiconductors, boosts current density</b>

Atom-thin transistor uses half the voltage of common semiconductors, boosts current density

University at Buffalo researchers is reporting a new, two-dimensional transistor made of graphene and the compound molybdenum disulfide that could help usher in a new era of computing. As described in a paper accepted at the 2020 IEEE Inter...
<b>Study Sheds Light on Disordered and Fractal Systems</b>

Study Sheds Light on Disordered and Fractal Systems

Researchers led by the University of Tsukuba studied the vibrational modes of an intrinsically disordered protein to understand its anomalously strong response at low frequencies. This work may lead to improvements in our knowledge of mater...
<b>New research shows how complex chemistry may be relevant to origins of life on Earth</b>

New research shows how complex chemistry may be relevant to origins of life on Earth

Chemists have long sought to understand the origins of life, with one popular model suggesting life began when simple RNA molecules capable of copying themselves formed spontaneously in the primitive environment. How this happened exactly i...
<b>Researchers unveil electronics that mimic the human brain in efficient learning</b>

Researchers unveil electronics that mimic the human brain in efficient learning

A graphic depiction of protein nanowires (green) harvested from microbe Geobacter (orange) facilitate the electronic memristor device (silver) to function with biological voltages, emulating the neuronal components (blue junctions) in a bra...