Archive: 03/24/2010

New CO2 'scrubber' from ingredient in hair conditioners

Relatives of ingredients in hair-conditioning shampoos and fabric softeners show promise as a long-sought material to fight global warming by "scrubbing" carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the flue gases from coal-burning ...

Mar 24, 2010
4.3 / 5 (4) 0

Emotions key to judging others

Imagine this scenario: A woman and her friend are touring a chemical factory. They come to a coffee machine and, next to it, a container labeled “toxic.” The woman sees the label but goes ahead and scoops ...

Mar 24, 2010
4.2 / 5 (5) 4 | with audio podcast

Light controls matter, matter controls x-rays

Like playing a game of scissors-paper-rock, a team of scientists led by Thornton E. (Ernie) Glover of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Advanced Light Source (ALS), Linda Young of Argonne National Laboratory, ...

Mar 24, 2010
5 / 5 (10) 1 | with audio podcast