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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Feb. 22, 2017 — A team of researchers argues that the nitrate anion can display a counterintuitive Lewis acidity. Their findings may serve as a (retrospective) guide to interpret data involving the chemical behavior ... read more

Developing a Catalytic Conveyor Belt

Feb. 17, 2017 — Capitalizing on previous studies in self-powered chemo-mechanical movement, researchers have developed a novel method of transporting particles that utilizes chemical reactions to drive fluid flow ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries -- small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for ... read more

In-Mouse Catalysis

Feb. 17, 2017 — A gold catalyst can be delivered to a target organ in a higher organism where it performs a chemical transformation visualized by bioimaging. This intriguing approach could make organometallic ... read more

Quest for Climate-Friendly Refrigerants Finds Complicated Choices

Feb. 17, 2017 — Researchers have just completed a multiyear study to identify the 'best' candidates for future use as air conditioning refrigerants that will have the lowest impact on the ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — A new innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Researchers have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a relatively new class ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it's been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — A key advancement in the design of high performance carbon-based electronics has been made by scientists, outlines a new ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Allura Red, a synthetic food and pharmaceutical color widely used within the U.S., boasts special properties that may make it and other food dyes appropriate as sensors or edible probes to monitor ... read more

New Economic Water-Splitting Catalyst: Ruthenium-Based Material

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers in South Korea have developed an exiting new catalyst -- a ruthenium (Ru)-based material -- that can split water into hydrogen almost as well as platinum ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers have made major progress in the production of two-dimensional polymer-based materials. To produce cloths from monomolecular threads, the scientists used SURMOFs, i.e. surface-mounted ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Every molecule holds a complex landscape of moving atoms – and the ability to single out and examine individual nuclear vibrations may unlock to the secret to predicting and controlling chemical ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Scientists are exploring whether teaching real-world science through a popular computer game may offer a more engaging and effective educational approach than traditional concepts of instruction. A ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — A specially coated iron oxide nanoparticle could provide an alternative to conventional gadolinium-based contrast agents used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In rare cases, the currently used ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Graphene foam reinforced with carbon nanotubes can hold thousands of times its own weight and still bounce back to its full height. The material is thermally stable and highly conductive, making it ... read more

Learning How to Fine-Tune Nanofabrication

Feb. 14, 2017 — Researchers developed a new computational method that may be used to produce tiny wires with diameters 1/100,000th that of a piece of hair, or tiny electrical circuits that can fit on the tip of a ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Researchers have identified new toxic metalloid-reducing bacteria in highly polluted abandoned gold mine tailings in Manitoba's Nopiming Provincial Park. Uncovering new bacteria with high ... read more

Nicotine Changes How Nicotinic Receptors Are Grouped on Brain Cells

Feb. 13, 2017 — Nicotine the primary compound found within tobacco smoke is known to change the grouping of some subtypes of nicotinic receptors, but the mechanisms for nicotine addiction remain ... read more

Chemical Engineers Boost Bacteria's Productivity

Feb. 13, 2017 — Chemical engineers have designed a novel genetic switch that allows them to dramatically boost bacteria cells' production of useful chemicals by shutting competing metabolic pathways in the ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Tiny carbon dots have, for the first time, been applied to intracellular imaging and tracking of drug delivery involving various optical and vibrational spectroscopic-based techniques such as ... read more

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