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Scientists Trace 'Poisoning' in Chemical Reactions to the Atomic Scale

Nov 24 2016 Researchers have revealed new atomic scale details about pesky deposits that can stop or slow chemical reactions vital to fuel production and other processes This disruption to reactions is known as deactivation ... - Read More

Ames Laboratory Scientists Create New Compound, First Intermetallic Double Salt with Platinum

and as Goethe wrote ultimately what holds the world and its compounds together in its inmost form ” The research is further discussed in a paper published in and featured on the cover of the ... - Read More

Ten Rutgers Professors Named Fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Nov 21 2016 Ten Rutgers professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS an honor conferred on 381 other experts in the U S and abroad The fellows ... - Read More

Glow-in-the-Dark Dye Could Fuel Liquid-Based Batteries

of charging and draining Based on the experiments scientists also predict that BODIPY batteries would be powerful enough to be useful to society generating an estimated 2.3 volts of electricity The study focused on PM ... - Read More

CRISPR-Gene Editing Breakthrough Expert

Lidong Qin Ph D Professor of Nanomedicine Institute for Academic MedicineFull Member Research InstituteHouston MethodistWeill Cornell Medical College Dr Qin received his Ph D in Chemistry from Northwestern University Evanston Illinois and completed a postdoctoral ... - Read More

Solar Smart Window Could Offer Privacy and Light Control on Demand

between two glass panes When the window is off the liquid crystals scatter light making the glass opaque The silicon layer absorbs the light and provides the low power needed to align the crystals so ... - Read More

Virginia Tech Researchers Explore Gigantic Volcanic Eruptions That Caused Worldwide Mass Extinctions

massive worldwide volcanic eruptions that created incredibly high volumes of lava and triggered environmental catastrophes and mass extinctions from 170 to 90 million years ago Heading the new research is Esteban Gazel an assistant professor ... - Read More

Tomoyasu Mani Wins 2016 Blavatnik Regional Award for Young Scientists

Tomoyasu Mani former Goldhaber Fellow at the U S Department of Energy’s DOE Brookhaven National Laboratory and now an assistant professor in the University of Connecticut’s Department of Chemistry has received the 2016 Blavatnik Regional ... - Read More

X-Rays Reveal Artistry in an Ancient Vase

shows certain standards of aesthetic excellence The artist invested more in his work than we had given him credit for Such collaborations spark scientific innovation as well Well conserved art objects allow researchers to look ... - Read More

Nano-Spike Catalysts Convert Carbon Dioxide Directly Into Ethanol

In a new twist to waste to fuel technology scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon ... - Read More

Discovery: A new form of light

Glow in the dark stickers weird deep sea fish LED lightbulbs all have forms of luminescence In other words instead of just reflecting light they make their own Now a team of scientists from the ... - Read More

New colors, a new world of pigments continue to evolve from accidental blue discovery

A bright blue compound that was first discovered by accident seven years ago in an Oregon State University laboratory and has since garnered global attention has now led to the more rational and methodical development ... - Read More

Advance in low-cost clean energy generation

Researchers at the University of Houston and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reported a substantial advance in generating electricity through a combination of concentrating solar power and thermoelectric materials By combining concentrating solar power which ... - Read More

New cost-effective silicon carbide high voltage switch created

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a high voltage and high frequency silicon carbide SiC power switch that could cost much less than similarly rated SiC power switches The findings could lead to ... - Read More

Innovative molten silicon-based energy storage system

A team of researchers from Solar Energy Institute at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid UPM are developing a novel system that allows the storage energy in molten silicon which is the most abundant element in Earth's ... - Read More

Metamaterial uses light to control its motion

Researchers have designed a device that uses light to manipulate its mechanical properties The device which was fabricated using a plasmomechanical metamaterial operates through a unique mechanism that couples its optical and mechanical resonances enabling ... - Read More

"Weighing" Atoms with Electrons

Oct 12 2016 The different elements found in nature each have their distinct isotopes For carbon there are 99 atoms of the lighter stable carbon isotope 12C for each 13C atom which has one more ... - Read More

Sir Fraser Stoddart Is Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Oct 10 2016 EVANSTON Sir Fraser Stoddart Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University today Oct 5 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry The ... - Read More

UChicago Site of Radiocarbon Dating Discovery Named Historic Landmark

not 25 000 years ago as previously believed “This radiocarbon dating method was a transformative advance to archaeology and historical studies allowing the determination of the age of archeological sites and objects without reliance on ... - Read More

Scientists Rev Up Speed of Bionic Enzyme Reactions

Oct 10 2016 Bionic enzymes got a needed boost in speed thanks to new research at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab By pairing a noble metal with a natural enzyme ... - Read More
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