Making industrial chemicals from plants is easier to crack into than the cut-rate world of transportation fuels for young green-tech companies seeking a commercial foothold.
Big Blue scientists are aiming for breakthroughs to help computers sift through the exabytes of data that have become a fact of life.
Chemists could soon turn to a standardized set of instructions on how to program molecular interaction in a test tube or cell.
Researchers turn to physics, not just chemistry, to help break down bacterial cell membranes and fight infections.
While lower-energy "soft" X-rays can already image living cells, the higher-energy "hard" ones that can view objects as small as a few nanometers haven't been able to -- until now.
Researchers from MIT and Harvard create a new form of matter and teach us all a lesson about the power of quantum friendship.
Researchers say their proof-of-concept is a major step toward designing a nanocage that carries medicine around the body and targets specific diseased cells.
IBM Research has developed a way to convert PET plastic to an antifungal therapy. It hopes the new method could help more than a billion people suffering from infections.
Traces of water and organic compounds could be all around us, floating around space on ubiquitous interplanetary dust particles.
NASA offers up wispy images of three dying stars to show how space generates its own ghosts.