How green algae produce hydrogen in the dark is reported by biologists at the Ruhr Universität Bochum in the Journal of Biological Chemistry Biologists have uncovered a mechanism for the production of the gas which ... - Read More
Decisions about future energy challenges are too often hindered by propaganda half truths and a limited grasp of the science that informs the choice and use of hydrocarbon and other resources according to delegates at ... - Read More
Ever wonder how sometimes people still get through security with explosives on their person Research done in the University of Alberta's Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering has revealed a new way to better detect ... - Read More
Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new energy efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide then releases it when exposed to sunlight Share This See Also Organic Chemistry ... - Read More
Ancient carbon trapped in Arctic permafrost is extremely sensitive to sunlight and if exposed to the surface when long frozen soils melt and collapse can release climate warming carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much ... - Read More
A new generation of the HTL process can convert all kinds of biomasses to crude bio oil which is sufficiently similar to fossil crude oil that a simple thermal upgrade and existing refinery technology can ... - Read More
Tropical rainforests are often called the lungs of the planet because they generally draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen But the amount of carbon dioxide that rainforests absorb or produce varies hugely with ... - Read More
Cities are major players in the climate change game More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas and over 70% of global GHG greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to cities A ... - Read More
Metals contained in nanoparticles can enter into the food chain Scientists have for the first time traced the nanoparticles taken up from the soil by crop plants and analysed the chemical states of their metallic ... - Read More
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Georgia Institute of Technology have published a study in the online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS showing for the first time that certain volatile ... - Read More
The discovery that sea urchins use nickel particles to harness carbon dioxide from the sea could be the key to capturing tons of carbon dioxide CO2 from the atmosphere Share This See Also Nature Biology ... - Read More
The structure of graphite oxide surprisingly expands when cooled in methanol or ethanol Also graphite oxide selectively absorbs methanol from water methanol mixtures Two new studies by physicists at Umeå University in Sweden published in ... - Read More
Scientists in the joint research project FUNgraphen are pinning their hopes for new technologies on a particular form of carbon They have developed new carbon macromolecules and molecular carbon composite materials with special properties The ... - Read More
The rate of chemical processes in cells is dictated by the speed of movement diffusion of molecules needed for a given reaction Using a versatile method developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the ... - Read More
The research team led by Academy Research Fellow Heikki M Tuononen has been able to identify the mechanism which enables some non metal compounds to mimic the reactivity of their metal based counterparts Chemical reactivity ... - Read More
A new NASA led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone forming chemicals location matters Share This See Also Environmental Issues Ozone Holes Air Quality Air Pollution ... - Read More
A nearby short duration gamma ray burst may be the cause of an intense blast of high energy radiation that hit the Earth in the 8th century according to new research led by astronomers Valeri ... - Read More
Halogen bonding has been applied in crystal engineering materials research and nanotechnology for some time Scientists from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies HITS and the Czech Academy of Science in Prague have now developed ... - Read More
Gas separation is crucial for many industrial processes including obtaining nitrogen or oxygen from air and purifying natural gas or hydrogen Currently the most energy efficient method for separating gases involves polymer membranes however most ... - Read More
NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880 continuing a long term trend of rising global temperatures With the exception of 1998 the nine warmest years in the 132 year ... - Read More
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