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Scientists develop a whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun

A new method of harvesting the Sun's energy is emerging thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry Chemical Engineering and Materials Though still in its infancy the research promises to convert sunlight ... - Read More

Circulation changes in a warmer ocean

Ocean, Ocean
In a new study scientists suggest that the pattern of ocean circulation was radically altered in the past when climates were warmer Share This See Also Climate Geography Global Warming Oceanography Weather Ecosystems Ocean current ... - Read More

Sunlight yields more efficient carbon dioxide to methanol model

Methanol
Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington are pioneering a new method for using carbon dioxide or CO2 to make liquid methanol fuel by using copper oxide nanowires and sunlight Share This See Also ... - Read More

How predictable is evolution?

Bacteria, bacteria
Understanding how and why diversification occurs is important for understanding why there are so many species on Earth In a new study published on 19 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology researchers show ... - Read More

Affordable fuel cells closer: Synthetic molecule first electricity-making catalyst to use iron to split hydrogen gas

Catalyst, Gas, Fuel cells, Fuel
To make fuel cells more economical engineers want a fast and efficient iron based molecule that splits hydrogen gas to make electricity Online Feb 17 at Nature Chemistry researchers report such a catalyst It is ... - Read More

What green algae are up to in the dark

Green
How green algae produce hydrogen in the dark is reported by biologists at the Ruhr Universität Bochum in the Journal of Biological Chemistry Biologists have uncovered a mechanism for the production of the gas which ... - Read More

Bio-tiles and heat-resistant biopolymers

Heat, Heat-resistant biopolymers
Even tiles can be organic if they are made of renewable raw materials They are more resource efficient than their ceramic counterparts and unlock new creative options for design Bioplastics made of polylactides PLA are ... - Read More

Large scale production of Edge-Functionalized Graphene Nanoplatelets (EFGnPs)

Researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST South Korea have pioneered a simple but efficient and eco friendly way to produce Edge selectively functionalized graphene nanoplatelets EFGnPs by dry ball milling ... - Read More

New technology for producing hydrogen

Hydrogen, Hydrogen, Hydrogen, Hydrogen, hydrogen
The PhD thesis of Aingeru Remiro Eguskiza a chemical engineer of the University of the Basque Country UPV EHU deals with the quest for a process to produce hydrogen from bio oil that has a ... - Read More

Predicting a low carbon future for Toronto

Cities are major players in the climate change game More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas and over 70% of global GHG greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to cities A ... - Read More

X-rays reveal uptake of nanoparticles by soybean crops

X-Rays, X-rays
Metals contained in nanoparticles can enter into the food chain Scientists have for the first time traced the nanoparticles taken up from the soil by crop plants and analysed the chemical states of their metallic ... - Read More

Could the humble sea urchin hold the key to carbon capture?

Carbon
The discovery that sea urchins use nickel particles to harness carbon dioxide from the sea could be the key to capturing tons of carbon dioxide CO2 from the atmosphere Share This See Also Nature Biology ... - Read More

Drug manufacture: Going green with iron

Safe and inexpensive iron catalysts provide a 'greener' alternative to typical pharmaceutical production methods Share This See Also Pharmacology Dietary Supplement Chemistry Organic Chemistry Sustainability Geochemistry Catalysis Peptide bond Organic chemistry Anticonvulsant More than one ... - Read More

New findings on the structure of graphite oxides in alcohols

The structure of graphite oxide surprisingly expands when cooled in methanol or ethanol Also graphite oxide selectively absorbs methanol from water methanol mixtures Two new studies by physicists at Umeå University in Sweden published in ... - Read More

Scientists turn toxic by-product into biofuel booster

Enzyme, Enzyme, Enzyme
Scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes long carbon chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline have figured out why the natural reaction typically stops after three to ... - Read More

Newly discovered plant structure may lead to improved biofuel processing

Plant
When Li Tan approached his colleagues at the University of Georgia with some unusual data he had collected they initially seemed convinced that his experiment had become contaminated what he was seeing simply didn't make ... - Read More

Safer way to vaccinate? Polymer film that gradually releases DNA coding for viral proteins may beat traditional vaccines

DNA, Proteins, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, Proteins
Vaccines usually consist of inactivated viruses that prompt the immune system to remember the invader and launch a strong defense if it later encounters the real thing However this approach can be too risky with ... - Read More

Slow-release 'jelly' delivers drugs better

Duke University biomedical engineers have developed a new delivery system that overcomes the shortcomings of a promising class of peptide drugs very small proteins for treating diseases such as diabetes and cancer Share This See ... - Read More

Liquid metal makes silicon crystals at record low temperatures

American Chemical Society
A new way of making crystalline silicon developed by U M researchers could make this crucial ingredient of computers and solar cells much cheaper and greener Share This See Also Graphene Inorganic Chemistry Spintronics Electronics ... - Read More

Organic ferroelectric molecule shows promise for memory chips, sensors

Dielectric constant
At the heart of computing are tiny crystals that transmit and store digital information's ones and zeroes Today these are hard and brittle materials But cheap flexible nontoxic organic molecules may play a role in ... - Read More
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