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Novel chemical reaction

(Phys.org) -- A chemical reaction reported by University of Delaware assistant professor Donald Watson and his laboratory group has set the chemistry world abuzz for its creativity and potential utility. 

Apr 16, 2012 4.4 / 5 (35) 6 | with audio podcast

Solar Cells Can Take the Heat

Solar cells have attracted global attention as one of the cornerstones of alternative energy. In theory, it seems to make abundant sense to tap into the energy of the sun to convert light to electricity with little or no ...

Jan 09, 2008 4.3 / 5 (36) 2

Researchers discover new hemoglobin function

A team of researchers from Wake Forest University, the National Institutes of Health and other institutions has discovered a previously undetected chemical process within the oxygen-carrying molecule hemoglobin that could ...

Nov 05, 2007 4.6 / 5 (33) 1

Coffee's aroma kick-starts genes in the brain

Drink coffee to send a wake-up call to the brain? Or just smell its rich, warm aroma? An international group of scientists is reporting some of the first evidence that simply inhaling coffee aroma alters the ...

Jun 16, 2008 4.1 / 5 (37) 0

Coming Soon: Improved Lithium Ion Batteries?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rechargeable lithium ion batteries provide portable devices that require a lot of energy, such as mobile telephones, digital cameras, and notebook computers, with power. However, their capacity, and thus ...

Nov 19, 2008 4.6 / 5 (33) 1

Money doesn't grow on trees, but gasoline might

Researchers have made a breakthrough in the development of "green gasoline," a liquid identical to standard gasoline yet created from sustainable biomass sources like switchgrass and poplar trees.

Apr 07, 2008 4.7 / 5 (32) 5

Hair Reveals Where Murder Victims Drank Water

University of Utah scientists developed a new crime-fighting tool by showing that human hair reveals the general location where a person drank water, helping police track past movements of criminal suspects ...

Feb 25, 2008 4.5 / 5 (33) 4

Hydrogen-powered lawnmowers?

In a breakthrough that could make fuel cells practical for such small machines as lawnmowers and chainsaws, researchers have developed a new mechanism to efficiently control hydrogen fuel cell power.

Jan 23, 2007 4.4 / 5 (34) 0