computational technique

Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point

The computations, described in the journal Physical Review B (Rapid Communications), showed that a material made with just the right amounts of hafnium,…

An unlikely competitor for diamond as the best thermal conductor

An unlikely material, cubic boron arsenide, could deliver an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity – on par with the industry standard set by costly…

Tick-borne Lone Star virus identified through new super-fast gene sequencing

The tick-borne Lone Star virus has been conclusively identified as part of a family of other tick-borne viruses called bunyaviruses, which often cause fever,…

Modeling the breaking points of metallic glasses

Metallic glass alloys (or liquid metals) are three times stronger than the best industrial steel, but can be molded into complex shapes with the same ease as…

Catalysis: Optimizing water splitting

Partnerships can pay off when it comes to converting solar into chemical energy. By modeling a cadmium sulfide (CdS)–zinc sulfide (ZnS) alloy with special…

Novel drug candidates offer new route to controlling inflammation

The team started by creating a three-dimensional map of a protein structure called the C3a receptor, which sits on the surface of human cells and plays a…

Forces among Molecules: Tiny but important

Theoretical chemists like Dr. £ukasz Tomasz Rajchel (University of Warsaw) are familiar with that. However, they – or rather their computers – are not capable…

The shape of things to come

When oil started gushing into the Gulf of Mexico in late April 2010, friends asked George Haller whether he was tracking its movement. That's because the…

Gut microbe networks differ from norm in obese people, systems biology approach reveals

For the first time, researchers have analyzed the multitude of microorganisms residing in the human gut as a complex, integrated biological system, rather than…

Unveiling the behaviour of hydrogen molecules

Dr William Yim had the opportunity to collaborate with Toshiaki Iitaka from Riken Advanced Science Institute and Prof John Tse from Canada’s University of…

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