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    Drug Discovery AI to Scour a Universe of Molecules for Wonder Drugs

    Original @ Singularity Hub On a dark night, away from city lights, the stars of the Milky Way can seem uncountable. Yet from any given location no more than 4,500 are visible to the naked eye. Meanwhile, our galaxy has 100–400 billion stars, and there are even more galaxies in the universe. The numbers of the night sky are […] [...]

    MIT researchers collaborate with Lamborghini to develop an electric car of the future

    Original @ MIT News – Energy Research from the Dinca and Hart labs, paired with Lamborghini’s “hypercar” concept, will result in the Terzo Millenio, an electric sports car for the third millennium. [...]

    Show the flow

    Original @ MIT News – Civil and environmental engineering A novel hand-held laboratory reveals hidden subterranean fluid movement. [...]

    Scientists capture colliding organic nanoparticles on video for first time

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A Northwestern University research team is the first to capture on video organic nanoparticles colliding and fusing together. This unprecedented view of “chemistry in motion” will aid Northwestern nanoscientists developing new drug delivery methods as … [...]

    A polymer ‘love hormone’ sensor for the early detection of autism

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Is it possible to detect features of autism at birth? At the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, researchers have developed a sensor could make such detection a reality. The main recognition component of the new… [...]

    Pulling iron out of waste printer toner

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Someday, left-over toner in discarded printer cartridges could have a second life as bridge or building components instead of as trash, wasting away in landfills and potentially harming the environment. One group reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that they have devised a method to recycle the residual powder in “empty” cartridges into iron using temperatures that are compatible with existing industrial processes. [...]

    Pulling iron out of waste printer toner

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Someday, left-over toner in discarded printer cartridges could have a second life as bridge or building components instead of as trash, wasting away in landfills and potentially harming the environment. One group reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that they have devised a method to recycle the residual powder in “empty” cartridges into iron using temperatures that are compatible with existing industrial processes. [...]

    Scientists report a new cascade reaction

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Chemists from RUDN University have developed a new chemical reaction to synthesize a whole class of yet unexplored substances – diazabicyclo[3.2.1]octanes. These compounds are used in drug development. The new goal is to confirm the biological activity of the substances obtained. The paper was published in the Journal of Fluorine Chemistry. [...]

    New molecules for OLEDs and pharmaceuticals

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Chemists from Ural Federal University (UrFU, Ekaterinburg) have suggested a new technique for synthesizing thiophene derivatives and studied their fluorescent properties experimentally as well as theoretically. Many organic compounds containing thiophene rings exhibit significant pharmacological activity. Thanks to their unusual electronic nature and low aromaticity, thiophenes are an ideal molecule for synthesizing photoactive polymers, liquid crystals and organic dyes for solar cells. The researchers described their discovery in Chemistry—An Asian Journal. [...]

    Dinosaurs Could Have Avoided Mass Extinction If the Killer Asteroid Had Landed Almost Anywhere Else

    Original @ Singularity Hub The decline of the dinosaurs, the rise of mammals and, ultimately, the origins of humans were even more unlikely than previously thought, according to new research. The huge asteroid collision that sparked this change in the Earth’s diversity was already a highly improbable roll of the celestial dice. But a new study suggests the mass […] [...]