The flame retardant HBCD may no longer be produced or used This was decided by representatives from over 160 countries in late May at a UN conference on chemicals in Geneva Empa's extensive research on ... - Read More
Food and biofuel crops could be grown and maintained in many places where it wasn't previously possible such as deserts landfills and former mining sites thanks to an inexpensive non chemical soil additive The additive ... - Read More
Energy consumption is growing rapidly in the 21st century with rising energy costs and sustainability issues greatly impacting the quality of human life Harvesting energy directly from sunlight to generate electricity using photovoltaic technologies is ... - Read More
The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and its European partners have developed several effective processes for eliminating persistent pollutants from wastewater Some of these processes generate reactive species which can be used ... - Read More
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new nanomaterial that could help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal fired power stations The new nanomaterial described in the Journal of the American Chemical Society efficiently separates ... - Read More
Wildfires produce a witch's brew of carbon containing particles as anyone downwind of a forest fire can attest A range of fine carbonaceous particles rising high into the air significantly degrade air quality damaging human ... - Read More
By designing droplets using electricity researchers have created a technique that could possibly be used for everything from extracting oil from wells to creating makeup and food You've seen Hollandaise sauce or mayonnaise that has ... - Read More
Chemists have discovered that an 'impossible' reaction at cold temperatures actually occurs with vigour which could change our understanding of how alcohols are formed and destroyed in space To explain the impossible the researchers propose ... - Read More
A hardy algae species is showing promise in both reducing power plant pollution and making biofuel based on new research at the University of Delaware The microscopic algae Heterosigma akashiwo grows rapidly on a gas ... - Read More
Due to the fluctuating availability of solar energy storage solutions are urgently needed One option is to use the electrical energy generated inside solar cells to split water by means of electrolysis in the process ... - Read More
Sandia National Laboratories researchers want airports border checkpoints and others to detect homemade explosives made with hydrogen peroxide without nabbing people whose toothpaste happens to contain peroxide That's part of the challenge faced in developing ... - Read More
Early Earth was not very hospitable when it came to jump starting life In fact new research shows that life on Earth may have come from out of this world Lawrence Livermore scientist Nir Goldman ... - Read More
Stanford University scientists have dramatically improved the performance of lithium ion batteries by creating novel electrodes made of silicon and conducting polymer hydrogel a spongy material similar to that used in contact lenses and other ... - Read More
The chemical secrets of a concrete Roman breakwater that has spent the last 2 000 years submerged in the Mediterranean Sea have been uncovered by an international team of researchers led by Paulo Monteiro of ... - Read More
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of the vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma it being the metal with the highest melting point A disadvantage however is its brittleness which under ... - Read More
Many solids are produced from melting Depending on how quickly they cool off invariably internal tensile stresses begin to build up One example are Prince Rupert's Drops or Dutch tears you can hit their thick ... - Read More
A newly synthesized material might provide a dramatically improved method for separating the highest octane components of gasoline Measurements at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have clarified why The research team which ... - Read More
Harvard physicists have developed a novel technique that can detect molecular variants in chemical mixtures greatly simplifying a process that is one of the most important though time consuming processes in analytical chemistry As described ... - Read More
Tops and branches from tree felling sites are reborn in the laboratory as compact pellets However the energy industry will not act until the price is right We have all seen it when we walk ... - Read More
Duke University engineers have developed a novel method for producing clean hydrogen which could prove essential to weaning society off of fossil fuels and their environmental implications While hydrogen is ubiquitous in the environment producing ... - Read More
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