Most materials show one function for example a material can be a metal a semiconductor or an insulator Metals such as copper are used as conducting wires with only low resistance and energy loss Superconductors ... - Read More
A lot of energy is wasted when machines turn hot unnecessarily heating up their environment Some of this thermal energy could be harvested using thermoelectric materials they create electric current when they are used to ... - Read More
The quest to harness hydrogen as the clean burning fuel of the future demands the perfect catalysts nanoscale machines that enhance chemical reactions Scientists must tweak atomic structures to achieve an optimum balance of reactivity ... - Read More
Anyone who's stuffed a smart phone in their back pocket would appreciate the convenience of electronic devices that could bend Flexible electronics could spawn new products clothing wired to cool or heat reading tablets that ... - Read More
In synthetic chemistry making the best possible use of the needed ingredients is key to optimizing high quality production at the lowest possible cost The element rhodium is a powerful catalyst a driver of chemical ... - Read More
shows promise as a much needed new “biosorbent” for removing lead and other potentially toxic heavy metals from contaminated water “Cilantro may seem too pricey for use in decontaminating large amounts of water for drinking ... - Read More
can tell chemists a great deal about the processes and their efficiency However intermediates normally exist for a second or less before moving to the next step in the reaction making them extremely difficult to ... - Read More
was part of the 246th National Meeting & amp Exposition of the American Chemical Society ACS the world’s largest scientific society “We found that advanced sewage treatment reduced the levels of pyrethroids by more than ... - Read More
are topics that have received much attention in both the media and research community While the environmental footprint of IT devices is indeed significant a singular focus on their direct impacts ignores the indirect environmental ... - Read More
Mention cars that get barely 3 miles to a gallon and are built for speed rather than cleanliness and images of gas guzzling pollution belching environmental menaces burning leaded gasoline or nitro may spring to ... - Read More
Nijmegen microbiologists have shown that the rare earth metal Cerium is essential for the methane oxidizing bacteria which they discovered in 2007 in an Italian hot acid volcanic mudpot It is the first time that ... - Read More
University of Michigan researchers today released seven technical reports that together form the most comprehensive Michigan focused resource on hydraulic fracturing the controversial natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as fracking The studies ... - Read More
Researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University have made a significant advance in the function of metal insulator metal or MIM diodes a technology premised on the assumption that the speed of ... - Read More
A Kansas State University chemical engineer has discovered that a new member of the ultrathin materials family has great potential to improve electronic and thermal devices Vikas Berry William H Honstead professor of chemical engineering ... - Read More
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new oxygen sponge that can easily absorb or shed oxygen atoms at low temperatures Materials with these novel characteristics would be useful ... - Read More
Satellite pictures of Saharan dust clouds have been in the news all summer but to Shankar Chellam they have just raised more questions How much impact did the Saharan dust have on Houston's air Is ... - Read More
A simple kitchen sink experiment helped Northwestern University researchers discover that green tea leaves not only can be used to steep a good cup of tea but they make an excellent antibacterial coating too And ... - Read More
One of the most promising types of solar cells has a few drawbacks A scientist at Michigan Technological University may have overcome one of them Dye sensitized solar cells are thin flexible easy to make ... - Read More
Researchers at the Ruhr Universität Bochum RUB have discovered an efficient process for hydrogen biocatalysis They developed semi synthetic hydrogenases hydrogen generating enzymes by adding the protein's biological precursor to a chemically synthesized inactive iron ... - Read More
Chemists have unexpectedly made two differently colored crystals one orange the other blue from one chemical in the same flask while studying a special kind of molecular connection called an agostic bond The discovery reported ... - Read More
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