'Peanut' particles could be used to build micro-scale factories
Zero-dimensional transistor harvests bubble energy wasted during water electrolysis
Chemists develop technology to produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel
Rutgers researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to make clean-burning hydrogen fuel – a fuel that could replace expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels.
Small-scale demo, large-scale promise of novel bromine battery
The availability of low-cost, high-capacity energy storage technology could profoundly change today's energy landscape. The ability to store electricity when supplies are abundant and deliver it later when ...
How repeatable is evolutionary history?
Writing about the weird soft-bodied fossils found in the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies, paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould noted that of 25 initial body plans exhibited by the fossils, all but four ...
New method stabilizes common semiconductors for solar fuels generation
Researchers around the world are trying to develop solar-driven generators that can split water, yielding hydrogen gas that could be used as clean fuel. Such a device requires efficient light-absorbing materials ...
Not all diamonds are forever: Researchers see nanodiamonds created in coal fade away in seconds
(Phys.org) —Images taken by Rice University scientists show that some diamonds are not forever. The Rice researchers behind a new study that explains the creation of nanodiamonds in treated coal also show ...
Chemists challenge conventional understanding of how photocatalysis works
Photocatalysis—catalysis assisted by light—is a promising route to convert solar energy into chemical fuels. Particularly appealing is the possibility to use photocatalysis to split water molecules into ...
Venus Express gets ready to take the plunge
(Phys.org) —After eight years in orbit, ESA's Venus Express has completed routine science observations and is preparing for a daring plunge into the planet's hostile atmosphere.
Hydrogen sulfide nanoreporters gather intel on oil before pumping
(Phys.org) —Scientists at Rice University have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they're still in the ground.
Large Hadron Collider team announces beginning of restart
Self-assembled superlattices create molecular machines with 'hinges' and 'gears'
A combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale machines ...
Chemists mimic bombardier beetles to safeguard ATMs
Researchers devise new, lower cost method to create more usable fuels
As the United States continues to lead the world in the production of natural gas, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new and more efficient method ...