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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

Single-Step Hydrogen Peroxide Production Could Be Cleaner, More Efficient

May 24, 2016 — Chemical and biological engineers have uncovered new insight into how the compound hydrogen peroxide decomposes. This advance could inform efficient and cost-effective single-step strategies for ... read more

May 21, 2016 — Like the poet, microbes that make methane are taking chemists on a road less traveled: Of two competing ideas for how microbes make the main component of natural gas, the winning chemical reaction ... read more

Power Up When the Temperature Is Down

May 20, 2016 — Chemists have developed a new synthesis method for organic radical batteries that are re-chargeable and continue to function at below-freezing temperatures. The specific model has greater voltage ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Physicists have demonstrated size quantization of charge carriers, i.e. quantized conductance in nanoscale samples of ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated a method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical ... read more

May 19, 2016 — New findings show that metal-organic frameworks can effectively remove the contaminant acetylene from ethylene, the material from which much of the world's plastic is made. The research suggests ... read more

A Slick Way to Test Artificial Knees and Hips

May 19, 2016 — A new study suggests that natural proteins can be used to effectively test new replacement hip and knee joints in the laboratory. The work could help with improving design in order to reduce wear and ... read more

An App Knows If a Beer Has Gone Stale

May 19, 2016 — Chemists have developed a method that allows brewers to measure the freshness of beer, using a polymer sensor that changes color upon detecting furfural, a compound that appears when this beverage ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Adding genes to bacteria offers sustainable routes to make compounds currently obtained from ... read more

Bending Hot Molecules

May 18, 2016 — Hot molecules are found in extreme environments such as the edges of fusion reactors. For simulations that e.g. help to understand the physics of planetary atmospheres, it is crucial to know how ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Members of a research group have designed a nanomaterial that changes color when it interacts with ions and other small molecules during a chemical ... read more

May 17, 2016 — DNA-based straight and branched polymers or nanomaterials that can be created and dissolved using biocompatible methods are now possible thanks to the work of biomedical ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Mechanical engineers have, for the first time, analyzed interactions between microscale granular crystals -- a first step in creating novel materials that could be used for impact mitigation, signal ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Researchers have used computer modeling to design carbon dioxide binding materials so that they retain a low viscosity after sponging up carbon dioxide, based on a surprise they found in their ... read more

Technique Improves Efficacy of Fuel Cells

May 16, 2016 — Fuel cells, which generate electricity from chemical reactions without harmful emissions, have the potential to power everything from cars to portable electronics, and could be cleaner and more ... read more

Theorists Smooth the Way to Modeling Quantum Friction

May 16, 2016 — Theoretical chemists have pioneered a strategy for modeling quantum friction, or how a particle's environment drags on it, a vexing problem that has frustrated scientists for more than a ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Electronic materials have been a major stumbling block for the advance of flexible electronics because existing materials do not function well after breaking and healing. A new electronic material ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Methane comes from various sources, like landfills, bacterial processes in water, cattle and fracking. In testing methane sources at three national sites, geologists found no evidence fracking ... read more

May 16, 2016 — By accelerating the formation of the oxygen-oxygen bond in water oxidation, newly developed ruthenium catalysts could drive the reaction needed to efficiently store solar energy in the chemical bonds ... read more

May 13, 2016 — In traditional light-harvesting methods, energy from one photon only excites one electron or none depending on the absorber's energy gap. The remaining energy is lost as heat. But a new article ... read more

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