Novel filter metal-organic framework material could cut natural gas refining costs
A new type of hybrid material developed at the University of California, Berkeley, could help oil and chemical companies save energy and money and lower their environmental impacts by eliminating ...
Researchers show the way forward for improving organic and molecular electronic devices
Future prospects for superior new organic electronic devices are brighter now thanks to a new study by researchers with the DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Working at the Lab's ...
Unique salt allows energy production to move inland
Production of energy from the difference between salt water and fresh water is most convenient near the oceans, but now, using an ammonium bicarbonate salt solution, Penn State researchers can combine bacterial ...
Tandem polymer solar cells that set record for energy-conversion
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the effort to convert sunlight into electricity, photovoltaic solar cells that use conductive organic polymers for light absorption and conversion have shown great potential. Organic polymers ...
Swiss chemists emulate cheese rind to create self-cleaning surface material
Scientists find microbes in lava tube living in conditions like those on Mars
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists from Oregon has collected microbes from ice within a lava tube in the Cascade Mountains and found that they thrive in cold, Mars-like conditions.
Artificial skin flexes when it comes into contact with a solvent vapour
An artificial skin now presented by a team working with scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam develops unexpected powers. The researchers have produced a membrane ...
Manipulating magnetic field effects in organic semiconductors
Changing the polarity of the magnetic field response of a material one thousandth the width of a human hair may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but that's exactly what's happening at NIST.
Metal-organic framework helps convert one chemical to another
This gift from science just keeps on giving. Measurements taken at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) show why a material already known to be good at separating components of natural ...
Team creates bioplastic made from shrimp shells
(Phys.org) —For many people, "plastic" is a one-word analog for environmental disaster. It is made from precious petroleum, after all, and once discarded in landfills and oceans, it takes centuries to degrade.
Nature's chemical diversity reflected in Swedish lakes
It's not only the biology of lakes that varies with the climate and other environmental factors, it's also their chemistry. More knowledge about this is needed to understand the ecology of lakes and their role in the carbon ...
Beating heart powers pacemaker
(Phys.org) —An interdisciplinary research team including Northwestern University's Yonggang Huang has developed a flexible medical implant that harvests the energy of the beating heart. Such a device could ...
'Cosmic barometer' could reveal violent events in universe's past
Scientists have developed a way of reading the universe's 'cosmic barometer' to learn more about ancient violent events in space.
Water treatment could be carbon neutral
Carbon dioxide released by some wastewater treatment plants could be recycled at the same time as enhancing the production of renewable energy in the form of natural gas, say scientists.