Infrared-based peeling of tomatoes may improve precision, save water
Juicy, ripe, Roma-style tomatoes, stocked in the canned goods section of your local supermarket, are already peeled and ready for you to add to your favorite winter stew, soup, or casserole. Equally versatile, ...
Fly ash builds green cement mixture
An eco-friendly cement, known as Alkali Pozzolan Cement (APC), containing a mixture of fly ash, dry lime powder and sodium sulphate under specific scaffolding conditions has been developed by Curtin University ...
Industrial by-products purposed for geopolymer cement
Waste from power generators and alumina refineries can now be used to produce an alternative to Portland cement.
pH measurements: How to see the real face of electrochemistry and corrosion?
For several decades antimony electrodes have been used to measure the acidity/basicity – and so to determine the pH value. Unfortunately, they allow for measuring pH changes of solutions only at a certain ...
Japanese researchers turn a crab shell transparent
Self-powered, blood-activated sensor detects pancreatitis quickly and cheaply
A new low cost test for acute pancreatitis that gets results much faster than existing tests has been developed by scientists at The University of Texas at Austin.
dAlH2Orean: An RC car that runs on aluminum soda can tabs (w/ video)
Brown University chemists simplify biodiesel conversion
As the United States seeks to lessen its reliance on foreign oil, biodiesel is expected to play a role. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a branch of the Department of Energy, biodiesel ...