Chlorine a disinfectant commonly used in most wastewater treatment plants may be failing to completely eliminate pharmaceuticals from wastes As a result trace levels of these substances get discharged from the plants to the nation’s ... - Read More
Since HIV emerged in the ‘80s drug “cocktails” transformed the deadly disease into a manageable one But the virus is adept at developing resistance to drugs and treatment regimens require tweaking that can be costly ... - Read More
Goethe University chemists have managed to synthesise a compound featuring an Si20 dodecahedron The Platonic solid which was published in the Angewandte Chemie journal is not just aesthetically pleasing it also opens up new perspectives ... - Read More
Chemists at Heidelberg University are the first to develop a temperature controlled catalyst that synthesises both molecular mirror images of a product Many chemical compounds exist as an image and a mirror image they differ ... - Read More
Unique proteins newly discovered in heat loving bacteria are more than capable of attaching themselves to plant cellulose possibly paving the way for more efficient methods of converting plant matter into biofuels The unusual proteins ... - Read More
Red lead is most familiar to us in orange red rustproof paint Artists have treasured the brilliant color of this pigment for their paintings since ancient times However various aging processes cause discoloration of the ... - Read More
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have developed a broadly useful technique for building new drug molecules and other chemical products The technique reported March 9 2015 as an Advance Online paper by the ... - Read More
Caltech scientists inspired by a chemical process found in leaves have developed an electrically conductive film that could help pave the way for devices capable of harnessing sunlight to split water into hydrogen fuel When ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material intended to generate electric power from waste heat from a vehicle tailpipe for example or an industrial smokestack with greater efficiency and higher ... - Read More
NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil cytosine and thymine three key components of our hereditary material in the laboratory They discovered that an ice sample containing pyrimidine exposed to ultraviolet radiation ... - Read More
Almost four years after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan farmland remains contaminated with higher than natural levels of radiocesium in some regions of Japan with cesium 134 and cesium ... - Read More
interview by Dawn Levy IMAGE 1 2015 P00289CAPTION CREDITAndrew Stack of Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls on his expertise in geology chemistry and computing to advance understanding of the dynamics of minerals underground Image credit ... - Read More
For almost a century scientists have been puzzled by a process that is crucial to much of the life in Earth's oceans Why does calcium carbonate the tough material of seashells and corals sometimes take ... - Read More
A research group at the Kobe University Graduate School of Agricultural Science Functional Phytochemistry Laboratory has identified for the first time that the E 2 hexenal a plant derived chemical substance can induce a plant's ... - Read More
Natural resins obtained from plants to be used as a coating element to enhance durability and anti rust properties Coating systems are formulated using a mixture of dammar silver and nanoclay in varied compositions Generally ... - Read More
Researchers at McGill University have developed a new low cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA strands to be used ... - Read More
Scientists are using the fibers from orange tree pruning as an acoustic insulator The work is being done by a team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Universitat de Girona As ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of California Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper like material for lithium ion batteries It has the potential to boost by several times the specific energy or ... - Read More
Researchers from Chongqing University in China have developed a high sensitive fluorescence based sensor device that can rapidly identify cancer related volatile organic compounds biomarkers found exclusively in the exhaled breath of some people with ... - Read More
The rapid and uniform construction of nanographene sheets has now become possible in a precisely controlled manner from a new catalytic system developed by a team of chemists at the Institute of Transformative Bio Molecules ... - Read More
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