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Better catalysts will remove carcinogenic chlorine compounds from water

The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has just unveiled two new catalysts developed in close cooperation with the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and the Jan Kochanowski University in ... - Read More

Atom-Sized Craters Make a Catalyst Much More Active

Released 23 Nov 2015 1 20 PM ESTSource Newsroom SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations H Li et al Nature ... - Read More

Snake Venom Could Make Surgery Safer for Patients on Blood Thinners

a problem when trying to heal surgical incisions To override batroxobin's tendency to disperse the researchers paired it with sticky nanofibers to make the enzyme stay put The therapy which was tested on rats treated ... - Read More

Commercial Sea Salt Samples Purchased in China Contaminated with Microplastics

Released 11 Nov 2015 11 05 AM ESTSource Newsroom American Chemical Society ACS more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Environmental Science & amp TechnologyNov ... - Read More

Chemistry Student Seeks to Revolutionize Chocolate Through Research

Released 9 Nov 2015 4 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom New Mexico State University NMSU more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Nov 10 2015 Danielle Peltier’s ... - Read More

New Compounds Could Reduce Alcoholics' Impulse to Drink

Alcoholism inflicts a heavy physical emotional and financial toll on individuals and society Now new discoveries and promising animal studies are offering a glimmer of hope that a new class of drugs could treat the ... - Read More

Change in Process of Disinfecting Spinach, Salad Greens Could Reduce Illness Outbreaks

and a high risk for cross contamination To reduce that risk the researchers are optimizing an inexpensive titanium dioxide TiO2 photocatalyst that companies could add to the rinse water or use to coat equipment surfaces ... - Read More

Better-Tasting Grocery Store Tomatoes Could Soon Be on Their Way

when the tomatoes are green soon after the process is performed and when they are partially ripened This information will be combined with data on fully ripened tomatoes to help the team develop a better ... - Read More

Could smell hold the key to limiting or ending pesticide use?

Could smell hold the key to ending pesticide use   UK scientists may have uncovered a natural way of avoiding the use of pesticides and help save plants from attack by recreating a natural insect ... - Read More

Scientists a Step Closer to Developing Renewable Propane

Released 10 Apr 2015 6 05 AM EDTSource Newsroom University of Manchester more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Biotechnology for Biofuels.2015 8 61Apr 11 2015 Researchers at ... - Read More

Can light therapy help the brain?

Following up on promising results from pilot work researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System are testing the effects of light therapy on brain function in veterans with Gulf War Illness Veterans in the study ... - Read More

An efficient path from carbon to renewable fuel production

Earth abundant materials based primarily on carbon nitrogen and transition metal oxides can be combined into highly efficient energy conversion devices These devices can be used in fuel cells as well as in electrolysis This ... - Read More

Printable particles for large, curved luminous surfaces

Light emitting diodes LEDs are the modern lighting devices used in lamps signals signs or displays By contrast organic semiconducting light emitting materials OLEDs can be incorporated in thin layers and used on curved surfaces ... - Read More

Mitigating reptile road mortality

Ecopassages may be less effective reptile road mortality mitigation tools when fences fail to keep reptiles from accessing the road according to a study published March 25 2015 in the open access journal PLOS ONE ... - Read More

Squeeze to remove heat: Elastocaloric materials enable more efficient, 'green' cooling

Move over vapor compression cooling technology Emerging elastocaloric refrigeration is potentially much more efficient and unlike vapor compression relies on environmentally friendly refrigerants In elastocaloric materials a change in mechanical stress can create a change ... - Read More

Got (fresh) milk? Preserving milk using energy efficient pulsed electric field processing

Milk is a key element for household food security and provides a stable income to farmers including women who are usually in charge of taking care of the milk producing animals in the low income ... - Read More

A Molecule From Plants and Trees Could Make Our Roads and Roofs 'Greener'

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

Uncovering a reaction's secrets

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

'Green' batteries made to last: Oxide/carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites

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

Geoengineering proposal may backfire: Ocean pipes 'not cool,' would end up warming climate

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
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