Sticking it to rogue RNA
Discovery could, among other things, slash the numbers of false negatives in PSA tests
Pity the poor lithium ion. Drawn relentlessly by its electrical charge, it surges from anode to cathode and back again, shouldering its way through an elaborate molecular obstacle course. This journey is essential to powering everything from cell phones to cordless power tools. Yet, no one really understands what goes on at the atomic scale as lithium ion batteries are used and recharged, over and over again.
The search for 3D printing filament may help lift some of the world’s most destitute people from poverty while cleaning up a major blight on the earth and its oceans: plastic trash
As the Earth’s human population marches toward 9 billion, the need for hardy new varieties of grain crops has never been greater.
Scientists have known for years that together, bacteria and plants can remediate contaminated sites. Ramakrishna Wusirika, of Michigan Technological University, has determined that how you add bacteria to the mix can make a big difference.
A graphene water balloon may soon open up new vistas for scientists seeking to understand health and disease at the most fundamental level.
OK, so maybe you aren’t interested in making your own toys, cellphone cases, or glow-in-the-dark Christmas decorations. How about a brake drum?
Author pens a 3D printing guide for scientists on a budget.
Diamonds, usually forged in overwhelming heat and pressure miles deep in the Earth’s mantle, have now been made at atmospheric pressure and 100 degrees Celcius—the boiling point of water.