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Petrified beetles

27 February 2015 Research

Carbonisation provides path for microstructure preservation in biological specimens

Sun rises on new solar route to hydrogen

27 February 2015 Research

Photocatalyst has solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency of 2% and points way to cheap production of the gas

Engineered bacteria synthesise palladium biosorbent

26 February 2015 Research

Biomolecule to help decontaminate water by recovering palladium that has escaped from catalytic converters

Computational tool leaves electrides with nowhere to hide

25 February 2015 Research

Electride criteria pave way for new research into these fascinating materials

Ring closing highlights hydrogen bonding

23 February 2015 Research

Hydrogen bonding environment visualised with fluorescent probe

Google Glass to monitor plant health

20 February 2015 Research

Researchers measure plant chlorophyll using leaf images

Pattern reactions driven by DNA strands

20 February 2015 Research

Waves of self-catalysing chemical reactions can be controlled using short strands of DNA

Infrared camouflage that sticks

19 February 2015 Research

Nature’s masters of disguise, the cephalopods, inspire inexpensive and disposable stealth coating that could easily be added to military kit

More bonds probed using x-ray laser

18 February 2015 Research

A second group have measured a bond transition state with a femtosecond x-ray laser

Fish skin dressing helps heal wounds

18 February 2015 Research

Collagen fibres derived from the skin of tilapia fish supported faster wound healing in rats

Nanoporous methane storage – an impossible target?

18 February 2015 Research

Identifying performance limits for nanoporous materials highlights that current methane storage goals might be unrealistic

Silver lining for paper Ebola test

17 February 2015 Research

Lateral flow test checks for Ebola, yellow fever and dengue in one go

Microscope pinpoints atoms in a lattice

17 February 2015 Research

High precision imaging technique may shed light on alloy structure and performance

X-ray laser snaps first bond-forming transition state

13 February 2015 Research

Study of femtosecond-timescale carbon monoxide oxidation highlights technique’s potential in catalysis

GM bacteria convert solar energy to liquid fuels

13 February 2015 Research

Single-vessel system uses the products of water-splitting to make fuel alcohols

Enzyme uses internal network for cyclisation

12 February 2015 Research

Researchers have pinpointed individual amino acid residues involved in the production of cyclic terpenes by a plant enzyme

Plastic waste entering world's oceans set to double in 10 years

12 February 2015 Research

Model finds 8 million tonnes of plastic rubbish makes its way into seas every year and much of it remains unaccounted

Silicene 'sandwich' transistor a delectable prospect

11 February 2015 Research

Researchers have made a transistor from one-atom-thick silicene for the first time

‘Early RNA’ reactions characterised

11 February 2015 Research

Enzyme-free linking of nucleotides suggests possible route for the synthesis of ancient RNA

Next generation lithium–sulfur batteries given DNA boost

10 February 2015 Research

Functionalising electrodes with DNA significantly enhances performance

Powering up renewables with fullerene enhanced electricity grids

10 February 2015 Research

Fullerene-doped insulators make cables that deliver electricity more efficienty from remote areas where wind and solar power are generated

Radical observation lights up combustion

9 February 2015 Research

First sight of hydroperoxyalkyl radical provides reaction kinetics data that will contribute to engine design

Unexpected success with luminescent liquid crystals

9 February 2015 Research

Simple mixing for threefold answer

Exploiting the chirality of DNA

6 February 2015 Research

DNA covalently bound to cellulose offers new perspectives in asymmetric catalysis

‘Robot scientist’ speeds up drug discovery

5 February 2015 Research

Automated AI lab that learns and formulates hypotheses has identified promising anti-cancer and anti-malarial compounds