In all the centuries that humans have studied chemical reactions just 36 basic types of reactions have been found Now thanks to the work of researchers at MIT and the University of Minnesota a 37th ... - Read More
How many different molecules can be created when you release one of the universe's most reactive substances hydrogen cyanide in the lab And will the process create some particularly interesting molecules That is what scientists ... - Read More
Understanding what happens to a material as it undergoes phase transformations changes from a solid to a liquid to a gas or a plasma is of fundamental scientific interest and critical for optimizing commercial applications ... - Read More
In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music it's the Morning prelude from Peer Gynt played on an ionic speaker No ordinary speaker ... - Read More
An innovative method for stripping greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from industrial emissions is potentially cheaper and more efficient than current methods according to a United States patent based on research by Dr Jason ... - Read More
In the latest advance in efforts to find an inexpensive way to make hydrogen from ordinary water one of the keys to the much discussed hydrogen economy scientists are reporting that powder from high grade ... - 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
All living things must obey the laws of physics including the second law of thermodynamics which states that the universe's disorder or entropy can only grow Highly ordered cells and organisms appear to contradict this ... - Read More
Mercury a common industrial toxin is carried through the atmosphere before settling on the ocean and entering the marine food web Now exciting new research from the University of Michigan and the University of Hawai'i ... - Read More
MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable flow battery that doesn't rely on expensive membranes to generate and store electricity The device they say may one day enable cheaper large scale energy storage The palm ... - Read More
An often overlooked form of manganese an element critical to many life processes is far more prevalent in ocean environments than previously known according to a study led by University of Delaware researchers that was ... - Read More
The world's most famous painting has now been created on the world's smallest canvas Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have painted the Mona Lisa on a substrate surface approximately 30 microns in width ... - Read More
Chemists at Oregon State University have identified a compound that could significantly reduce the cost and potentially enable the mass commercial production of silicon nanostructures materials that have huge potential in everything from electronics to ... - Read More
Chemists in The College of Arts and Sciences have figured out how to synthesize nanomaterials with stainless steel like interfaces Their discovery may change how the form and structure of nanomaterials are manipulated particularly those ... - 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
A University of Colorado Boulder team has developed a radically new technique that uses the power of sunlight to efficiently split water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen paving the way for the broad ... - Read More
How did life on Earth get started Three new papers co authored by Mike Russell a research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena Calif strengthen the case that Earth's first life began at alkaline ... - Read More
Chemical flasks and inconvenient chemostats for cultivation of bacteria are likely soon to be discarded Researchers have constructed a microfluidic system allowing for merging transporting and splitting of microdroplets With this method hundreds of different ... - Read More
A new computationally inspired approach has led a team of Boston College chemists to re conceptualize a highly valued catalytic process dramatically increasing the efficiency of a chemical transformation that selectively produces chiral or handed ... - Read More
Released 7 25 2013 1 00 PM EDTEmbargo expired 7 28 2013 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom University of Washington more news from this source Jul 30 2013 The slightest variation in a sequence of ... - Read More
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