Cotton offers a new ecologically friendly way to clean up oil spills
With the Deepwater Horizon disaster emphasizing the need for better ways of cleaning up oil spills, scientists are reporting that unprocessed, raw cotton may be an ideal, ecologically friendly answer, with ...
New hybrid material simplifies organic transistor design
New technique allows scientists to directly compare catalysts' efficiency in different situations
(Phys.org) —Given two catalysts for the job of turning intermittent wind or solar energy into chemical fuels, scientists chose the material that gets the job done quickly and uses the least energy. A catalyst ...
Cheap, abundant cathode material found for producing hydrogen fuel (w/ video)
Another 'trophy' for the chemistry cabinet
(Phys.org) —The search for cleaner, low temperature nuclear fuels has produced a shock result for a team of experts at The University of Nottingham.
Microfluidic devices move from application to fundamental science
(Phys.org) —Just a few drops of liquid or a bit more is run past specialized sensors in microfluidic devices to detect chemicals of concern to doctors and security personnel. However, these devices are ...
Universal method for the catalytic methylation of amines with carbon dioxide
(Phys.org) —Carbon dioxide is the most common source of carbon in nature and an inexpensive building block that is useful for the chemical industry. However, because of its high stability, it is not easy ...
Lithium-ion battery with new chemistry could power electric vehicles
Scientists solve mystery of the eye
Where no lab has gone before: Single-Molecule Electrokinetic Traps
Researchers use synthetic silicate to stimulate stem cells into bone cells
In new research published online May 13, 2013 in Advanced Materials, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) are the first to report that synthetic silicate nanoplatelets (also known as layere ...
Solar-powered process could decrease carbon dioxide to pre-industrial levels in 10 years
Bacterium counteracts 'coffee ring effect'
Ever notice how a dried coffee stain has a thicker outer rim, while the middle of the stain remains almost unsoiled? This 'coffee ring effect' also occurs in other materials. Researchers from the Departments ...
Chemists find new material to remove radioactive gas from spent nuclear fuel
(PhysOrg.com) -- Research by a team of Sandia chemists could impact worldwide efforts to produce clean, safe nuclear energy and reduce radioactive waste.