Chlorinated chemicals perform a host of societally useful functions but they also have a dark side Once their use life has ended such agents often become environmental contaminants sometimes resistant to bioremediation In a series ... - Read More
Rice University chemical engineer Michael Wong has spent a decade amassing evidence that palladium gold nanoparticles are excellent catalysts for cleaning polluted water but even he was surprised at how well the particles converted biodiesel ... - Read More
Ludovico Cademartiri had what seemed like an impossibly demanding list of requirements for his lab equipment The Iowa State University assistant professor of materials science and engineering wants to understand environmental effects on plant growth ... - Read More
Using miniaturized laser technology a tiny sensor has been built at the Vienna University of Technology which can test the chemical composition of liquids They are invisible but perfectly suited for analyzing liquids and gases ... - Read More
Think those flat glassy solar panels on your neighbor's roof are the pinnacle of solar technology Think again Researchers in the University of Toronto's Edward S Rogers Sr Department of Electrical & amp Computer Engineering ... - Read More
Atomic scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from natural gas coal or plant biomass A ... - Read More
Scientists at the University of York are playing a key role in the quest for a better understanding of how a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade hard to digest biomass into its constituent ... - Read More
Quantum criticality the strange electronic state that may be intimately related to high temperature superconductivity is notoriously difficult to study But a new discovery of quantum critical points could allow physicists to develop a classification ... - Read More
Weathering steel is a steel specially designed to resist exposure to the open air Yet in Bilbao some of the sculptures produced in this material like Eduardo Chillida's Besarkada XI and Begirari IV have not ... - Read More
As far back as 1948 Erwin Schrödinger the inventor of modern quantum mechanics published the book What is life In it he suggested that quantum mechanics and coherent ringing might be at the basis of ... - Read More
Forget about positioning giant mirrors in space to reduce the amount of sunlight being trapped in Earth's atmosphere or seeding clouds to reduce the amount of light entering earth's atmosphere Those approaches to climate engineering ... - Read More
Researchers around the world are trying to develop solar driven generators that can split water yielding hydrogen gas that could be used as clean fuel Such a device requires efficient light absorbing materials that attract ... - Read More
Studying stream bubbles isn't exactly a walk in the park What with the mud and ticks the long days hiking and swimming through mucky streams the sun exposure and scratching brush But in the end ... - Read More
It's that time of the year again when people are moving their kitchens outside in order to soak up the warm weather and smoky aromas of grilling IFT spokesperson Guy Crosby PhD CFS provides insight ... - Read More
A Harvard led team is the first to demonstrate the ability to use low power light to trigger stem cells inside the body to regenerate tissue an advance they reported in Science Translational Medicine The ... - Read More
Update May 27 2014 NASA successfully launched the Colorado High resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph or CHESS payload aboard a Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket at 3 35 a m EDT on May 24 2014 ... - Read More
In a recent study involving researchers from Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet LMU in Munich the desorption of oxygen molecules from a silver surface was successfully visualized for the first time The effects account for the shortcomings ... - Read More
Researchers at ITbM Nagoya University developed a new nickel catalyst with a Kabuto like structure that was found to catalyze the cross coupling reaction between carbonyl compounds and readily available phenol derivatives to form alpha ... - Read More
With its imperceptible features carbon monoxide is widely known as the silent killer due to its risks at lethal concentrations Far less known is that carbon monoxide is produced naturally in small quantities in humans ... - Read More
Photodynamic therapy PDT is an effective treatment for easily accessible tumors such as oral and skin cancer But the procedure which uses lasers to activate special drugs called photosensitizing agents isn't adept at fighting cancer ... - Read More
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