News tagged with sulfur

Probing hydrogen catalyst assembly

Biochemical reactions sometimes have to handle dangerous things in a safe way. New work from researchers at UC Davis and Stanford University shows how cyanide and carbon monoxide are safely bound to an iron atom to construct ...

Jan 23, 2014 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

In search of a safer, greener firework

Fireworks are often the centrepiece of major religious, cultural and sporting events, but they can be the cause of air pollution and the fireworks industry is one of the most hazardous to work in. However, research is underway ...

Jan 20, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

US power plant emissions down, study finds

Power plants that use natural gas and a new technology to squeeze more energy from the fuel release far less of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than coal-fired power plants do, according to a new analysis ...

Jan 09, 2014 4.4 / 5 (7) 9 | with audio podcast

Conifer scent influences climate

(Phys.org) —Conifers emit volatile hydrocarbons, primarily terpenes, which we experience as the characteristic smell of the woods. In a complicated series of reactions involving ozone and sulfur dioxide, ...

Jan 09, 2014 4.5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

Oxygen, phosphorous and early life on Earth

Two billion years ago the Earth system was recovering from perhaps the single-most profound modification of its surface environments: the oxygenation of the atmosphere and oceans. This led to a series of major changes in ...

Nov 17, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast