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antioxidant

A Novel Way to Synthesize Antioxidant Substances

The outcomes of the study were published in Chemistry – A European Journal (IF 5.317). Director of the School of Chemistry & Applied Biomedical Sciences...
driverless cars

How Will Driverless Cars Change How We Travel?

The idea of a completely autonomous vehicle is exciting — and a bit scary. As we envision future advancements on the road, many would like...
purified nanotubes

Wheat Gets Boost from Purified Nanotubes

The introduction of purified carbon nanotubes appears to have a beneficial effect on the early growth of wheatgrass, according to Rice University scientists. But...
graphene

UCLA Chemists Synthesize Narrow Ribbons of Graphene Using Only Light and...

Silicon — the shiny, brittle metal commonly used to make semiconductors — is an essential ingredient of modern-day electronics. But as electronic devices have...
climate change

New Research Provides Maps of Climate Change Opinions by Political Party

A new study published in the journal Climatic Change finds substantial differences in the climate change views of both Republicans and Democrats across U.S....
hydrogen

Superior Hydrogen Catalyst Just Grows That Way

Replacing your everyday gas guzzler with a hydrogen fueled car could drastically reduce your carbon footprint. So why don’t we all make the switch? One...
ocean

Undersea Topography Generates Hot Spots of Ocean Mixing

Using underwater robots in the waters surrounding Antarctica, scientists at Caltech have shown that the intersection of strong currents with the slope of landmasses...
optical devices, Hybrid Electrolyte, electrical bistability, nanomagnets, magnetic circuits, capacitor, data storage, Transistors, Transistor, Electricity, solar cells, Ultrasound, Nucleation processes, micro robot

Hybrid Electrolyte Enhances Supercapacitance in Vertical Graphene Nanosheets

Supercapacitors can store more energy than and are preferable to batteries because they are able to charge faster mainly due to the vertical graphene...
methanol

Researchers Discover Breakthrough Process for Directly Converting Methane to Methanol

The direct oxidation of methane—found in natural gas—into methanol at low temperatures has long been a holy grail. Now, researchers at Tufts have found...
nano carbon

Simple and Easy Formation of High-Purity Thin Films of Nano-Carbon Materials...

AIST has developed a technology to easily manufacture high-purity thin films simply by irradiating a dispersion of nano-carbon materials with light. Patterning is possible...
fuel

Turning Emissions into Fuel

MIT researchers have developed a new system that could potentially be used for converting power plant emissions of carbon dioxide into useful fuels for...
vehicle composites

Predicting the Future of Lightweight Vehicle Composites

Researchers at the Department of Energy'sPacific Northwest National Laboratory, along with experts from industry and academia, have developed predictive engineering tools for designing new,...
nanotransistor

A Nanotransistor Made of Graphene

Graphene ribbons that are only a few atoms wide, so-called graphene nanoribbons, have special electrical properties that make them promising candidates for the nanoelectronics...
carbon nanotube

Fujitsu Laboratories Develops Pure Carbon-Nanotube Sheets with World’s Top Heat-Dissipation Performance

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the successful development of a high-thermal-conductive carbon-nanotube sheet with the world's top heat dissipation performance. The sheet is composed...
boron-carbon bonds

Teaching Life a New Trick: Bacteria Make Boron-Carbon Bonds

In another feat of bioengineering, Caltech's Frances Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, and her team have created bacteria...
gas

Turning Sour Gas Sweet To Meet Growing Gas Demand

The “sweet” natural gas that provides power to nearly all of the UAE’s co-generation power and seawater desalination plants is very different from the...
organic matter

New Study Finds Timing Is Key in Keeping Organic Matter in...

When it comes to keeping organic matter contained in wet soils, timing is everything. At least, that’s what a new study led by an...
soil

Soil Researchers Quantify an Important, Underappreciated Factor in Carbon Release to...

Soil plays a critical role in global carbon cycling, in part because soil organic matter stores three times more carbon than the atmosphere. Now...
Drug Compounds

New Chemistry Method Simplifies Late-Stage Modification of Drug Compounds

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have invented a technique that overcomes a long-standing problem in organic chemistry and should streamline the process...
photosynthesis devicevideo

NUS Scientists Develop Artificial Photosynthesis Device for Greener Ethylene Production

A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a prototype device that mimics natural photosynthesis to produce ethylene gas...