Polylactic acid is a degradable plastic used mostly for packaging To meet the rising demand ETH researchers have developed an eco friendly process to make large amounts of lactic acid from glycerol a waste by ... - Read More
Scientists have long known that air pollution caused by cars and trucks solvent use and even plants is reduced when broken down by naturally occurring compounds that act like detergents of the atmosphere What has ... - Read More
The spaghetti like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat but a University of Michigan research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better ... - Read More
First developed in China in about the year A D 150 paper has many uses the most common being for writing and printing upon Indeed the development and spread of civilization owes much to paper's ... - Read More
Two years ago researchers at the U S Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute JBEI engineered Escherichia coli E coli bacteria to convert glucose into significant quantities of methyl ketones a class of chemical compounds ... - Read More
New findings by a Johns Hopkins University led team reveal long unknown details about carbon deep beneath Earth's surface and suggest ways this subterranean carbon might have influenced the history of life on the planet ... - Read More
A more sustainable approach to a bond forming reaction extensively used in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries has been developed by an international research team led by A*STAR The team used the solvent free ... - Read More
To understand the function of an RNA molecule similar to the better known DNA and vital for cell metabolism we need to know its three dimensional structure Unfortunately establishing the shape of an RNA strand ... - Read More
Scientists have disclosed a new method to convert lignin a biomass waste product into simple chemicals The innovation is an important step toward replacing petroleum based fuels and chemicals with biorenewable materials says Shannon Stahl ... - Read More
In the on going effort to develop advanced biofuels as a clean green and sustainable source of liquid transportation fuels researchers at the U S Department of Energy DOE 's Joint BioEnergy Institute JBEI have ... - Read More
Released 29 Oct 2014 5 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom American Chemical Society ACS more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of the American Chemical SocietyOct 30 2014 ... - Read More
and reused the oil 10 times They found that olive oil was the most stable oil for deep frying at 320 and 374 degrees Fahrenheit while sunflower oil degraded the fastest when pan fried at ... - Read More
Looking forward in science often requires looking back evaluating trends to extrapolate future outcomes A classic case is Moore's Law which predicts that the density of components on an integrated circuit will double every 24 ... - Read More
Scientists from Queen's University Belfast have been involved in a groundbreaking discovery in the area of experimental physics that has implications for understanding how radiotherapy kills cancer cells among other things Dr Jason Greenwood from ... - Read More
Weed control is one of the most challenging aspects of organic crop production Most growers of certified organic crops rely heavily on proven cultural and mechanical weed control methods while limiting the use of approved ... - Read More
Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale “cocoons” made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs The work was ... - Read More
Released 13 Oct 2014 8 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom North Carolina State University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of the American Chemistry SocietyOct 14 2014 ... - Read More
An international team of chemists has discovered a new piece to the puzzle of how a powerful base used in organic synthesis cesium carbonate plays a pivotal role during a catalytic reaction The research published ... - Read More
It has been known for several years that sulfuric acid contributes to the formation of tiny aerosol particles which play an important role in the formation of clouds The new study by Kürten et al ... - Read More
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