Scientists identify July 16 1945 as key time boundary in Earth history An international group of scientists has proposed a start date for the dawn of the Anthropocene a new chapter in the Earth's geological ... - Read More
A research group of the UPV EHU University of the Basque Country has used a material known as chitosan made from crustacean shells to substitute petroleum by products Riverbanks and oceans are full of plastic ... - Read More
Synthetic materials are convenient in many respects but they have one disadvantage they are permeable to gases In order to make plastic more impervious Ruhr Universität engineers apply wafer thin layers on surfaces This would ... - Read More
UCL scientists have shown how advanced computer simulations can be used to design new composite materials Nanocomposites which are widely used in industry are revolutionary materials in which microscopic particles are dispersed through plastics But ... - Read More
Plastic is well known for sticking around in the environment for years without breaking down contributing significantly to litter and landfills But scientists have now discovered that bacteria from the guts of a worm known ... - Read More
Car finish to which no dirt particles adhere house fronts from which graffiti paints roll off and shoes that remain clean on muddy paths the material fluoropore might make all this possible Both water and ... - Read More
The spaghetti like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat but a University of Michigan research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have figured out how to reverse the characteristics of a key bonding material polyurea providing an inexpensive alternative for a broad number of applications such as ... - Read More
Two physicists from the University of Warwick have taken to the kitchen to explain the complexity surrounding what they say is one of the last big mysteries in polymer physics As a way of demonstrating ... - Read More
Researchers at KU Leuven's Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline Using a new chemical process they were able to convert the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon ... - Read More
Released 24 Nov 2014 5 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom North Dakota State University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Angewandte Chemie DOI 10.1002 anie.201408492Nov 26 2014 Plastic ... - Read More
Looking forward in science often requires looking back evaluating trends to extrapolate future outcomes A classic case is Moore's Law which predicts that the density of components on an integrated circuit will double every 24 ... - Read More
An emerging class of electrically conductive plastics called radical polymers may bring low cost transparent solar cells flexible and lightweight batteries and ultrathin antistatic coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft Researchers have established the solid ... - Read More
New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies walls and other objects Using the special properties of graphene a two ... - Read More
Released 20 Aug 2014 2 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Pacific Northwest National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of the American Chemical SocietyAug 21 2014 ... - Read More
Numerous studies have linked exposure to bisphenol A BPA in plastic receipt paper toys and other products with various health problems from poor growth to cancer and the FDA has been supporting efforts to find ... - Read More
Looking at a smooth sheet of plastic in one University of Illinois laboratory no one would guess that an impact had recently blasted a hole through it Illinois researchers have developed materials that not only ... - Read More
Empty nets and few species environmental hormones are believed responsible for the diminishing numbers of fish How damaging are these substances really though Studies that depict a complete picture of the lives of fish provide ... - Read More
Transparent conductive films are now an integral part of our everyday lives Whether in smartphones tablets laptops flat screens or on a larger scale in solar cells Yet they are expensive and complex to manufacture ... - Read More
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