Researchers discover protein protecting against chlorine
Chlorine is a common disinfectant that is used to kill bacteria, for example in swimming pools and drinking water supplies. Our immune system also produces chlorine, which causes proteins in bacteria to lose ...
High levels of molecular chlorine found in Arctic atmosphere
(Phys.org) —Scientists studying the atmosphere above Barrow, Alaska, have discovered unprecedented levels of molecular chlorine in the air, a new study reports.
Salt Water System Could Generate Hydrogen
Study finds unprecedented Arctic ozone loss
(PhysOrg.com) -- A NASA-led study has documented an unprecedented depletion of Earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic last winter and spring caused by an unusually prolonged period of extremely low ...
Researchers 'brighten' the future of OLED technology
Chlorine is an abundant and readily available halogen gas commonly associated with the sanitation of swimming pools and drinking water. Could a one-atom thick sheet of this element revolutionize the next generation of flat-panel ...
New form of crystalline order holds promise for thermoelectric applications
Since the 1850's scientists have known that crystalline materials are organized into fourteen different basic lattice structures. However, a team of researchers from Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National ...
Asteroid strike into ocean could deplete ozone layer
Atomic weights of 10 elements on periodic table about to make an historic change
For the first time in history, a change will be made to the atomic weights of some elements listed on the Periodic table of the chemical elements posted on walls of chemistry classrooms and on the inside covers ...
The core of corrosion
(Phys.org) —Anyone who has ever owned a car in a snowy town – or a boat in a salty sea – can tell you just how expensive corrosion can be.
Swimming in chlorinated pools can lead to cancer: study
Swimming in chlorinated pools can cause an increased risk of cancer in bathers, Spanish researchers said on Monday.
Rock analysis suggests France cave art is 'oldest'
Experts have long debated whether the sophisticated animal drawings in a famous French cave are indeed the oldest of their kind in the world, and a study out Monday suggests that yes, they are.
Missing piece inspires new look at Mars puzzle
(PhysOrg.com) -- Experiments prompted by a 2008 surprise from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suggest that soil examined by NASA's Viking Mars landers in 1976 may have contained carbon-based chemical building blocks ...
Salt and Paper Battery May One Day Replace Lithium Batteries
Splitting the sea: Turning ocean water into hydrogen fuel
(Phys.org) —University of Wollongong scientists have developed a novel way to turn sea water into hydrogen, for a sustainable and clean fuel source.