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Click! That's how modern chemistry bonds nanoparticles to a substrate

Nanoparticles of various types can be quickly and permanently bonded to a solid substrate if one of the most effective methods of synthesis click chemistry is used for this purpose The novel method has been ... - Read More

Uncovering a reaction's secrets

A theoretical and experimental study could lead to improved catalysts for producing hydrogen fuel from waste biomass Experimental analysis and computer simulations reveal new insights into the process by which ethanol produced from waste biomass ... - Read More

'Green' batteries made to last: Oxide/carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites

An oxide carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites in oxygen chemical reactions for green energy devices Electrochemical devices are crucial to a green energy revolution in which clean alternatives replace carbon based fuels This revolution ... - Read More

New transitory form of silica observed

A Carnegie led team was able to discover five new forms of silica under extreme pressures at room temperature Their findings are published by Nature Communications Silicon dioxide commonly called silica is one of the ... - Read More

Where are the hotspots of plant diversity along boreal streams?

The patterns of plant species diversity along Swedish boreal streams are closely linked to flow of surface and sub surface water The linkages between vegetation and hydrology are tight and according to Lenka Kuglerová they ... - Read More

Geoengineering proposal may backfire: Ocean pipes 'not cool,' would end up warming climate

To combat global climate change caused by greenhouse gases alternative energy sources and other types of environmental recourse actions are needed There are a variety of proposals that involve using vertical ocean pipes to move ... - Read More

'Nanofiber gusher' created

Creating large amounts of polymer nanofibers dispersed in liquid is a challenge that has vexed researchers for years But engineers and researchers at North Carolina State University and one of its start up companies have ... - Read More

Fine-tuning quantum dots from coal

Graphene quantum dots made from coal introduced in 2013 by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour can be engineered for specific semiconducting properties in either of two single step processes In a new ... - Read More

Light as puppeteer: Controlling single, micron-sized particles with light

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University OIST have demonstrated a more robust method for controlling single micron sized particles with light Passing light along optical microfibers or nanofibers to manipulate ... - Read More

Human brain inspires wearable micro-sensors

Wei Tang assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at New Mexico State University is taking a cue from nature to devise the next generation of integrated low power wearable micro devices The human brain ... - Read More

Catalyst destroys common toxic nerve agents quickly

Northwestern University scientists have developed a robust new material inspired by biological catalysts that is extraordinarily effective at destroying toxic nerve agents that are a threat around the globe First used 100 years ago during ... - Read More

Call to change recycling standards as 3-D printing expands

The 3 D printing revolution has changed the way we think about plastics Everything from children's toys to office supplies to high value laboratory equipment can be printed The potential savings of producing goods at ... - Read More

Clean energy future: New cheap and efficient electrode for splitting water

UNSW Australia scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen producing electrode for splitting water that has the potential to be scaled up for industrial production of the clean energy fuel hydrogen The new technology is ... - Read More

Graphene 'gateway' discovery opens possibilities for improved energy technologies

Graphene a strong lightweight carbon honeycombed structure that's only one atom thick holds great promise for energy research and development Recently scientists with the Fluid Interface Reactions Structures and Transport FIRST Energy Frontier Research Center ... - Read More

The secret to an effortless, split-second slime attack

Researchers explain why a tropical worm's twin jets of paralyzing slime are anything but sluggish The velvet worm is a slow moving unassuming creature With its soft body probing antennae and stubby legs it looks ... - Read More

Oceanic microbes behave in a synchrony across ocean basins

Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and colleagues found that microbial communities in different regions of the Pacific Ocean displayed strikingly similar daily rhythms in their metabolism despite inhabiting extremely different habitats the ... - Read More

Shaken, not stirred, is best for cancer imaging

James Bond liked his martini to be 'shaken not stirred' and now A*STAR researchers have found that shaking rather than stirring also produces better nanoparticles for bioimaging with important implications for spying on cancer Fluorescent ... - Read More

Morning is the time for powerful lightning

Wherever you are if it's 8 a m it's time for the kids to be in school time perhaps for a second cup of coffee and time for the most powerful lightning strokes of the ... - Read More

Novel monitoring tools tackle chemical surface waters pollution

With the socio economic developments of the last decades new emerging compounds have been produced released and discharged through different point and diffuse sources in European rivers lakes and marine coastal and transitional waters Treated ... - Read More

River algae affecting mercury pollution at Superfund site, study shows

Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have found that periphyton a community of algae bacteria and other natural material living on submerged surfaces is helping to transform mercury pollution from a Superfund site along a New ... - Read More
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