Construction crews may someday use a plant molecule called lignin in their asphalt and sealant mixtures to help roads and roofs hold up better under various weather conditions It also could make them more environmentally ... - Read More
offering a potential weight loss strategy for humans The team will describe their approach in one of nearly 11 000 presentations at the 249th National Meeting & amp Exposition of the American Chemical Society ACS ... - Read More
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
and consume “You might be surprised to learn this but you’re eating lignin every day if you’re eating vegetables ” he points out The researchers acknowledge funding from ICOPAL B V Van Gelder B V ... - Read More
but they no longer use the ozone depleting gases called CFCs They may however contain additional chemicals though the exact constituents can vary “Outside in a landfill potentially harmful substances in the peanuts such as ... - Read More
Nanoparticles of various types can be quickly and permanently bonded to a solid substrate if one of the most effective methods of synthesis click chemistry is used for this purpose The novel method has been ... - Read More
A theoretical and experimental study could lead to improved catalysts for producing hydrogen fuel from waste biomass Experimental analysis and computer simulations reveal new insights into the process by which ethanol produced from waste biomass ... - Read More
An oxide carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites in oxygen chemical reactions for green energy devices Electrochemical devices are crucial to a green energy revolution in which clean alternatives replace carbon based fuels This revolution ... - Read More
A Carnegie led team was able to discover five new forms of silica under extreme pressures at room temperature Their findings are published by Nature Communications Silicon dioxide commonly called silica is one of the ... - Read More
The patterns of plant species diversity along Swedish boreal streams are closely linked to flow of surface and sub surface water The linkages between vegetation and hydrology are tight and according to Lenka Kuglerová they ... - Read More
To combat global climate change caused by greenhouse gases alternative energy sources and other types of environmental recourse actions are needed There are a variety of proposals that involve using vertical ocean pipes to move ... - Read More
Creating large amounts of polymer nanofibers dispersed in liquid is a challenge that has vexed researchers for years But engineers and researchers at North Carolina State University and one of its start up companies have ... - Read More
Graphene quantum dots made from coal introduced in 2013 by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour can be engineered for specific semiconducting properties in either of two single step processes In a new ... - Read More
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University OIST have demonstrated a more robust method for controlling single micron sized particles with light Passing light along optical microfibers or nanofibers to manipulate ... - Read More
Wei Tang assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at New Mexico State University is taking a cue from nature to devise the next generation of integrated low power wearable micro devices The human brain ... - Read More
Northwestern University scientists have developed a robust new material inspired by biological catalysts that is extraordinarily effective at destroying toxic nerve agents that are a threat around the globe First used 100 years ago during ... - Read More
The 3 D printing revolution has changed the way we think about plastics Everything from children's toys to office supplies to high value laboratory equipment can be printed The potential savings of producing goods at ... - Read More
UNSW Australia scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen producing electrode for splitting water that has the potential to be scaled up for industrial production of the clean energy fuel hydrogen The new technology is ... - Read More
Graphene a strong lightweight carbon honeycombed structure that's only one atom thick holds great promise for energy research and development Recently scientists with the Fluid Interface Reactions Structures and Transport FIRST Energy Frontier Research Center ... - Read More
Researchers explain why a tropical worm's twin jets of paralyzing slime are anything but sluggish The velvet worm is a slow moving unassuming creature With its soft body probing antennae and stubby legs it looks ... - Read More
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