• Added 31st October 2014

    Advances in Graphene-based Polymer Composites

    Materials scientists are finding that graphene is an ideal nanofiller, given its conductivity, high surface area and more. Graphene polymer composites can be used in everything from wind turbines to ...

  • Added 31st October 2014

    Academic Alliances Power Drug Discovery

    Partnerships between academia and the pharmaceutical industry are creating opportunities for transdisciplinary collaborations that will make the discovery and development process more efficient, productive and profitable.Discover how the chemistry-biology-medicine continuum ...

  • Added 31st October 2014

    The Food Industry Goes Nano

    The possibilities for nanotechnology in the food industry are huge, whether it's improving the flavor of food through nano food processing, using nanoparticles to create antimicrobial packaging or utilizing nanobarcodes ...

  • Added 30th October 2014

    Harnessing the Power of Content: The Power of Mining Full-Text Articles

    In the ongoing quest for valuable biological data, researchers must sift through a vast and growing body of scientific literature. As technology advances, text-mining is proving to be the best ...

  • Added 30th October 2014

    Automated vs. Manual Literature Curation: Extracting Information from the Literature

    Manual curation of scientific literature has long been most researchers' preferred method for finding information critical to their work. However, advances in text-mining technology mean that automated curation now rivals ...

  • Added 29th October 2014

    Betting on REE Recycling

    Defense, transportation, electronics and medicine are just a few of the critical industries that rely on rare earth elements, and right now they are at the mercy of the world's ...

  • Added 27th October 2014

    CO2 Capture and Storage Technologies

    Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) could be hugely helpful in mitigating the effects of climate change. There are many methods available for capturing, transporting, and storing CO2, but cost ...

  • Added 16th October 2014

    Oil & Gas Wells and Their Integrity

    There are at least four million onshore hydrocarbon wells across the globe. How many of them have experienced either barrier or integrity failure? The results could have significant implications for ...

  • Added 7th October 2014

    Assessing Benefits and Harms

    When an observational study shows that a drug has beneficial effects, it is a given that a large controlled study must then follow to confirm the findings. Yet when a ...

  • Added 7th October 2014

    A Look Inside Rare Earths

    Elsevier for High TechA Look Inside Rare EarthsThe 15 lanthanides on the period table, along with scandium and yttrium, are commonly known as rare earth elements (REEs), and, as this ...

  • Added 6th October 2014

    Rare Earths Part 4: Substitutes

    Sustainable alternatives are growing in popularity, but how sustainable are they? Technologies like wind power and electric cars depend on a rare earth element supply that may not be able ...

  • Added 29th September 2014

    The Future of Heavy Feedstock Refining

    As the demand for cleaner fuels increases and feedstocks change, so must the technologies for refining them. Conventional methods for refining heavy feedstocks are already gradually giving way to innovative ...

  • Added 29th September 2014

    Surfactants and Nanoscience

    Because of their unique and useful properties, surfactants have contributed to many advances in colloid and interface science. They are now playing a vital role in nanoscience, where they may ...

  • Added 29th September 2014

    Intractable Proteins

    Genetically modified crops may contain newly expressed proteins that are dubbed 'intractable.' What are the characteristics that result in a protein being given that description, and what are the available ...

  • Added 26th September 2014

    Drug Repositioning: Do It Quickly, Easily, Now

    Pharmaceutical companies know that equally important to the search for new drugs is the repurposing of existing ones. There are many approaches to finding alternative applications for drugs, and each ...