Graphene from Garbage

Graphene from Garbage

Image courtesy of AlexanderAIUS. In 2004, with tape and a lump of graphite, researchers discovered graphene—a two-dimensional hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms with many industrial applications. Graphene-strengthened cement is lighter and stronger than ordinary cement. Graphene-added batteries have longer battery

Let Them Grow: Scientists Discover Novel Way to Produce Valuable Nanomaterials

Let Them Grow: Scientists Discover Novel Way to Produce Valuable Nanomaterials

Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Increasingly today, nanotechnology is coming into our lives, allowing us to design more efficient batteries, build lightweight vehicles, and even administer needleless vaccines. However, a major barrier to accessing the full potential of nanoscale materials

Analyzing Autoinducer-3: A Path to a Better Understanding of Critical Bacteria

Analyzing Autoinducer-3: A Path to a Better Understanding of Critical Bacteria

Image courtesy of Jason Crawford. Escherichia coli is a dominant bacterial member of the human intestinal tract and a major model organism in biology. Some members of E. coli contribute to a healthy gut ecosystem, whereas others are pathogens causing

Tectonic Plate Deformation: Weaker Material in Older Plates May Cause Increased Deformation

Tectonic Plate Deformation: Weaker Material in Older Plates May Cause Increased Deformation

Image courtesy of Jennifer Girard. Tectonic plates and subducting slabs, portions of tectonic plates that have slid under other plates, hold the secrets to the movement of land masses. Previous evidence showed that older slabs, which are colder and supposedly

Micro Molecule, Huge Impact: How microRNAs Inhibit Asthmatic Reactions

Micro Molecule, Huge Impact: How microRNAs Inhibit Asthmatic Reactions

Image courtesy of Bruce Blaus. Despite its name, microRNA helps the body on a macro scale. The small molecule, only about 22 nucleotides long, plays an important role in the regulation of gene expression by binding to mRNA at certain points in its

The Duality of the Ebola Virus: How a Deadly Viral Infection Can be Harnessed for Healing

The Duality of the Ebola Virus: How a Deadly Viral Infection Can be Harnessed for Healing

Scientists have recently been exploring the potential of utilizing the deadly Ebola virus as a potential treatment against brain tumors. Through testing three chimeric variations of the Ebola virus on severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice, it was found that the Ebola virus may be a safe and effective way to protect brain cells while killing tumor cells.