Mimicking photosynthesis with man-made leaves

Scientists have long been trying to emulate the way in which plants harvest energy from the sun through photosynthesis. Plants are able to absorb photons from even weak sunlight using light antennae made from chlorophyll ...

Highly efficient ammonia synthesis catalyst developed

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have discovered that a catalyst of calcium amide with a small amount of added barium (Ba-Ca(NH2)2) with ruthenium nanoparticles immobilized onto it can synthesize ...

Shedding a scientific light on e-commerce management

e-Commerce (EC) sales have been increasing consistently for decades all over the world. Although EC has great advantages over traditional commerce, succeeding in EC business is not an easy task.

Transparent oxide glass with rubber-like property

Flexible substances that can withstand high temperatures are much sought after for various industrial and engineering applications. Types of glass made from oxides are hard at room temperature and fracture easily, but scientists ...

What types of nucleic acids existed before RNA and DNA?

Structure generation software allows scientists to begin exploring the types of nucleic acids that could have existed before, alongside, or indeed instead of, ribonucleic acid (RNA) and DNA.

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