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Toward 'Greener,' Inexpensive Solar Cells

Sep 29 2016 Solar panels are proliferating across the globe to help reduce the world's dependency on fossil fuels But conventional panels are not without environmental costs too Now scientists are reporting in the Journal ... - Read More

The Low Down on Sweet N Low, Apple and Lettuce Can Remedy Garlic Breath, Using X-Rays to Figure Out Fats, and More in the Food Science News Source

without losing the natural label according to an article in Chemical & amp Engineering News C& amp EN the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society –American Chemical Society ACS |2016 09 15 JNEB is ... - Read More

Ames Lab Discovers Way to Make Alane a Better Hydrogen Fuel Option for Vehicles

Sep 28 2016 Scientists at the U S Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory in collaboration with several partners have discovered a less expensive more energy efficient way to produce alane – aluminum trihydride – a ... - Read More

In Bird Feathers, Scientists Find Hints About Color of Extinct Animals

Sep 24 2016 In order to discover the true colors of ancient animals scientists are using X rays to closely examine the chemical details of modern bird feathers The researchers were able to map elements ... - Read More

An Expanded Genetic Code Is Shown Phototoxic to Cells

as much as 100 times more than produced by the most reactive natural base under ultraviolet light Ultraviolet light can damage the natural bases in DNA but cells have mechanisms to repair most of the ... - Read More

Making Catalysts Smarter

in a paper published Monday Sept 19 in the journal Nature Chemistry Titled “Adsorbate mediated strong metal support interactions in oxide supported Rh catalysts ” the paper describes a new approach to dynamically tune how ... - Read More

Cleaning Concrete Contaminated with Chemicals

that would be too expensive ” said Tenney “We need to decontaminate it and make it safe The public has to be confident enough to come back and use the affected facility ” The project ... - Read More

Water helps assembly of biofibers that could capture sunlight

When it comes to water some materials have a split personality and some of these materials could hold the key to new ways of harnessing solar energy These small assemblies of organic molecules have parts ... - Read More

Asphalt-based carbon-capture material advances

A Rice University laboratory has improved its method to turn plain asphalt into a porous material that can capture greenhouse gases from natural gas In research detailed this month in Advanced Energy Materials Rice researchers ... - Read More

Proton diffusion discovery a boost for fuel cell technologies

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have made an important breakthrough which could lead to the design of better fuel cell materials In a paper published in Nature Communications they demonstrate how they synthesised nanometre ... - Read More

Using nature's own solvents for the preparation of pure lignin

Lignin can now be efficiently and cost effectively separated from sawdust by using eutectic solvents VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed solvents using which 50% of the lignin from wood can be extracted ... - Read More

Food Waste Could Store Solar and Wind Energy

erythritol and xylitol both naturally occurring compounds in foods Their findings showed that with one exception heat transfer within a mixture decreased as the nanotube diameter decreased They also found that in general higher density ... - Read More

Making a Multi-Use, Stiff Carbon Foam Using Bread

and biomass such as banana peels can be used to make these foams but they are not very stable are costly to make or have varied inner structures that cannot be adjusted So Yibin Li ... - Read More

Plutonium Keeps Its Electrons Close to Home

Sep 16 2016 Found in nuclear fuel and nuclear weapons plutonium is an incredibly complex element that has far ranging energy security and environmental effects To understand plutonium scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and ... - Read More

Pioneering Scientists in Battery Technology, Renewable Energy to Be Featured at PRiME 2016

Sep 15 2016 Pennington NJ – Sept 14 2016 – Three scientific societies will hold their joint scientific meeting known as PRiME 2016 from Oct 2 7 in Honolulu HI This is the largest most ... - Read More

UCLA Chemists Report New Insights About Properties of Matter at the Nanoscale

but not in UCLA R3 ” said García Garibay a member of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA “The design of UCLA R3 was successful We want to be able to control the viscosity to ... - Read More

Meet Bethany Jochim: Physics Doctoral Student Studies Laser-Molecule Interactions

where she earned her bachelor's degree Nevertheless Jochim maintains that her highest accomplishment is simply continuing to learn As an experimentalist you need to hone plenty of skills from learning how to operate all the ... - Read More

Scientists Expect to Calculate Amount of Fuel Inside Earth by 2025

Sep 13 2016 Earth requires fuel to drive plate tectonics volcanoes and its magnetic field Like a hybrid car Earth taps two sources of energy to run its engine primordial energy from assembling the planet ... - Read More

Chemists Offer Enhanced 3D Look Inside Batteries

substances used to move charges between the electrodes Specifically they found that MRI images of the electrolyte became strongly distorted in the vicinity of dendrites providing a highly sensitive measure of when and where they ... - Read More

Smaller, cheaper microbial fuel cells turn urine into electricity

A new kind of fuel cell that can turn urine into electricity could revolutionize the way we produce bioenergy particularly in developing countries The research published in Electrochimica Acta describes a new design of microbial ... - Read More
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