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Artificial photosynthesis moves a step closer

Jülich scientists have made an important step on the long road to artificially mimicking photosynthesis. They were able to synthesise a stable inorganic metal oxide cluster, which enables the fast and effective oxidation ...

Mar 25, 2008 4.6 / 5 (36) 0

Polymer electric storage, flexible and adaptable

(PhysOrg.com) -- The proliferation of solar, wind and even tidal electric generation and the rapid emergence of hybrid electric automobiles demands flexible and reliable methods of high-capacity electrical storage. Now a ...

Aug 20, 2008 4.4 / 5 (37) 4

Taxol bristle ball: a wrench in the works for cancer

Rice University chemists have discovered a way to load dozens of molecules of the anti-cancer drug paclitaxel onto tiny gold spheres. The result is a tiny ball, many times smaller than a living cell that literally ...

Sep 12, 2007 4.8 / 5 (34) 0

Chemists identify organic molecules that mimic metals

A limitation in using hydrogen as a fuel in hydrogen-powered vehicles is the difficulty involved in storing it in a cost-effective and convenient manner. While it is possible to store hydrogen using metals, the resulting ...

Apr 19, 2007 4.6 / 5 (35) 0

Chemists solve biological challenge

Chemistry professor Ronald Kluger and PhD candidate Svetlana Tzvetkova have made discoveries that could not only allow scientists to generate new kinds of proteins —the building blocks of life—but also eventually lead ...

Jan 21, 2008 4.7 / 5 (34) 2