Is it safe to breathe yet?
Anyone who has ridden behind a truck belching black exhaust knows the smell and discomfort caused by soot, the airborne carbon particles that result from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons such as diesel ...
New Biofuel Technique Could Have Huge Impact on Chemical Industry
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new method of converting biomass feedstock into sustainable fuel developed by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Minnesota has the potential to have a profound effect ...
Children's cognitive ability can be affected by mother's exposure to urban air pollutants
A study by the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) carried out in Krakow, Poland has found that prenatal exposure to pollutants can adversely affect children's cognitive development at age 5, confirming ...
The secrets of Saturn's moons
(PhysOrg.com) -- Saturn's moons have become a source of increasing fascination thanks to a stream of data from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft.
E20 fuel reduces carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions in automobiles
A new study by the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology indicates that the use of E20 fuel, which blends 20 percent ethanol with gasoline, reduces the tail pipe emissions of hydrocarbons ...
Life Without Water?
On Saturn’s giant moon Titan, it is so cold that water is frozen as hard as granite. And yet there is a complete liquid cycle of methane and ethane. Scientists wonder whether there could also be life.
Borexino experiment detects geo-neutrinos
Hydrocarbon superconductor created
Offshore oil slug controller is a first
(PhysOrg.com) -- An offshore slug flow control system that could save millions lost in oil production each year has won the 2010 East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) Innovation Award.
A second hydrocarbon boom threatens the Peruvian Amazon
A rapid and unprecedented proliferation of oil and gas concessions threatens the megadiverse Peruvian Amazon. The amount of area leased is on track to reach around 70% of the region, threatening biodiversity and indigenous ...
Pan-frying meat with gas may be worse than electricity for raising cancer risk
Frying meat on a gas hob may be more harmful to health than using an electric hob, because of the type of fumes it produces, suggests research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
5 Sources of Alternative Energy You May Not Have Heard Of
Studying Titan's Lakes on Earth
A new project aims to replicate the surface on the moon Titan in order to learn more about its hydrocarbon lakes. This study could also tell us about the chemistry that led to the origin of life on early Earth.
Scientists see carbon chains preferred locales on popular catalyst
(PhysOrg.com) -- Prima donnas. Floppy chains of carbon atoms are particular about where they want to be on a titanium dioxide catalyst, according to a new study from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and ...