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Biomass as a source of raw materials

For the protection of the environment, and because of the limited amount of fossil fuels available, renewable resources, such as specially cultivated plants, wood scraps, and other plant waste, are becoming the focus of considerable ...

May 12, 2009 3.8 / 5 (6) 4

The science behind the perfect coffee

(Phys.org) —A chemist at the University of Bath has teamed up with the UK Barista Champion to find the best type of water for making coffee. The pair are heading to the World Barista Championships in Italy ...

Jun 05, 2014 4.4 / 5 (7) 1

A fix to our cell-phone waste problem?

When it comes to cell phones, the world is stunningly wasteful. Customers will buy more than 1.8 billion new ones by the end of this year only to abandon almost half of them to drawers, and they'll recycle a mere 3 percent ...

Sep 03, 2014 1 / 5 (1) 0

Chemistry never sounded this good

(PhysOrg.com) -- By now, the word is out at UCLA that undergraduates in Neil Garg's organic chemistry course produce clever, creative music videos as an extra-credit assignment. The bigger secret may be just how much chemistry ...

Jun 13, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Researchers use light to move molecules

Using a light-triggered chemical tool, Johns Hopkins scientists report that they have refined a means of moving individual molecules around inside living cells and sending them to exact locations at precise times.

Mar 16, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast