Wires turn salt water into freshwater
'Molecular torch' between carbon nanotubes emits electroluminescence
Engineering Carbon for Impressive Hydrogen Storage
Propylene oxide: Light may recast copper as chemical industry 'holy grail'
Wouldn't it be convenient if you could reverse the rusting of your car by shining a bright light on it? It turns out that this concept works for undoing oxidation on copper nanoparticles, and it could lead to an environmentally ...
New study suggests Neanderthals died out earlier, did not coexist with modern humans
Theories about when the last Neanderthals walked the Earth may have to be revised, according to a study that suggests they became extinct in their last refuge in Spain much earlier than previously thought.
Researchers stretch C-O bond to record length
Energy-efficient graphene membranes may lead to enhanced natural gas production, less CO2 pollution
(Phys.org)—Engineering faculty and students at the University of Colorado Boulder have produced the first experimental results showing that atomically thin graphene membranes with tiny pores can effectively ...
A curious cold layer in the atmosphere of Venus
(Phys.org)—Venus Express has spied a surprisingly cold region high in the planet's atmosphere that may be frigid enough for carbon dioxide to freeze out as ice or snow.
In world's first, atomic force microscope sees chemical bonds in individual molecules (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—IBM scientists have been able to differentiate the chemical bonds in individual molecules for the first time using a technique known as noncontact atomic force microscopy (AFM).
Organic carbon from Mars, but not biological
(Phys.org) -- Molecules containing large chains of carbon and hydrogen--the building blocks of all life on Earth--have been the targets of missions to Mars from Viking to the present day. While these molecules ...
Spitzer finds solid buckyballs in space
(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, discovered buckyballs in a solid form in space. Prior to this discovery, the microscopic carbon spheres ...
Space diamonds reveal supernova origins
Space diamonds may now be an astrophysicist's best friend.
Two-step technique makes graphene suitable for organic chemistry
The future brightened for organic chemistry when researchers at Rice University found a highly controllable way to attach organic molecules to pristine graphene, making the miracle material suitable for a ...
Twisted crystals point way toward active optical materials
(PhysOrg.com) -- A nanoscale game of "now you see it, now you don't" may contribute to the creation of metamaterials with useful optical properties that can be actively controlled, according to scientists ...