News tagged with industrial chemicals

Polar bears ill from accumulated environmental toxins

New doctoral thesis documents that industrial chemicals are transported from the industrialized world to the Arctic via air and sea currents. Here, the cocktail of environmental toxins is absorbed by the sea's food chains ...

dateOct 13, 2011 in Ecology
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A new catalyst for ethanol made from biomass

Researchers in the Pacific Northwest have developed a new catalyst material that could replace chemicals currently derived from petroleum and be the basis for more environmentally friendly products including ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Nanostructures improve solar cell efficiency

To make solar cells a competitive alternative to other renewable energy sources, researchers are investigating different alternatives. A step in the right direction is through new processes that change the ...

dateMay 26, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Research digs deep into the fracking controversy

The turmoil in oil-producing nations is triggering turmoil at home, as rising oil prices force Americans to pay more at the pump. Meanwhile, there's a growing industry that's promising jobs and access to cheaper ...

dateApr 11, 2011 in Environment
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From chemical engineering to the catwalk

Seamless fabric that can be sprayed on to skin and other surfaces to make clothes, medical bandages and even upholstery will be demonstrated this Thursday, in advance of the Science in Style spray-on fashion show next week ...

dateSep 14, 2010 in Materials Science
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