Nanocellulose sponges to combat oil pollution
A new, absorbable material from Empa wood research could be of assistance in future oil spill accidents: a chemically modified nanocellulose sponge. The light material absorbs the oil spill, remains floating ...
Scientists unravel the mechanism of the functioning of a new type of solar cell
Swiss scientists have uncovered the mechanism by which novel, revolutionary solar cells based on lead iodide perovskite light-absorbing semiconductor transfer electrons along their surface. The finding shows these devices ...
Nanomaterial to help reduce CO2 emissions
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new nanomaterial that could help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power stations.
Researchers figure out a way to create zeolite nanosheets with better filtration properties
Simple method of dealing with harmful radioactive iodine discovered
A novel way to immobilise radioactive forms of iodine using a microwave, has been discovered by an expert at the University of Sheffield.
Paper waste could be the solution to oil spills
(Phys.org)—Every year approximately 3 billion tonnes of waste are generated in the European Union. But not everything that gets thrown away is necessarily junk; in fact as one European research project ...
Extracting uranium from seawater
(Phys.org) -- Fueling nuclear reactors with uranium harvested from the ocean could become more feasible because of a material developed by a team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Taiwan in stealth technology breakthrough: report
Taiwan has developed a radar-absorbent material in a breakthrough in the island's development of stealth technology, local media reported Monday.
New delivery system for Viagra ingredient
Scientists are reporting development and successful initial tests of a potential new delivery system for the biological signaling agent responsible for the effects of Viagra. It could be used to deliver the ...
Environmental bridge over troubled waters
A breakthrough innovation designed to purify water through the rapid removal of oily pollutants, could have major environmental benefits in agriculture and manufacturing industries.
Cleaning oil spills with paper mill sludge
Millions of tons of paper industry waste could soon be reused into a green solution to mop up oil or chemical spills.
Using bark to vacuum oil spills
Cleaning up oil spills is a time consuming, difficult process. But a novel approach developed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) uses a new kind of vacuum cleaner that blows bark ...