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Sustainability-linked loans provide opportunities for chemical firms
Spurred by calculations showing that companies with a lower environmental impact are less of a financial risk, banks are beginning to offer cheaper loans if chemical firms hit agreed-upon levels of environmental performance. (2019-06-26)
Resonance-enhanced tunneling induces F+H2 reaction in interstellar clouds
Scientists from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and their collaborators investigated the mechanism of rapid reactivity of the F + H2 reaction at low temperature and found that rapid reactivity was actually induced by resonance-enhanced tunneling. (2019-06-24)
Researchers discover traditional fluid flow observations may miss the big picture
Before and after comparisons don't tell the full story of chemical reactions in flowing fluids, such as those in drug delivery systems, according to a new study from a collaboration between Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) and Nihon University based in Japan. (2019-06-21)
Using graphene and tiny droplets to detect stomach-cancer causing bacteria
A Japan-based research team led by Osaka University used graphene and microfluidics to identify stomach-cancer causing bacteria by detecting chemical reactions of the bacteria at the surface of the biosensor. (2019-06-20)
Why does the moon smell like gunpowder? (video)
After walking on the Moon astronauts hopped back into their lunar lander, bringing Moon dust with them. (2019-06-20)
Artificial muscles powered by glucose
Artificial muscles made from polymers can now be powered by energy from glucose and oxygen, just like biological muscles. (2019-06-19)
Researchers take two steps toward green fuel
An international collaboration led by scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT),Japan, has developed a two-step method to more efficiently break down carbohydrates into their single sugar components, a critical process in producing green fuel. (2019-06-14)
Earth's heavy metals result of supernova explosion, University of Guelph Research Reveals
New research by a University of Guelph physicist suggests most of Earth's heavy metals were spewed from a largely overlooked kind of star explosion called a collapsar. (2019-06-13)
Gut microbes eat our medication
Researchers have discovered one of the first concrete examples of how the microbiome can interfere with a drug's intended path through the body. (2019-06-13)
Scientists develop a chemocatalytic approach for one-pot reaction of cellulosic ethanol
Scientists at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a chemocatalytic approach to convert cellulose into ethanol in a one-pot process by using a multifunctional Mo/Pt/WOx catalyst. (2019-06-12)
Light energy and biomass can be converted to diesel fuel and hydrogen
A research group led by Professor WANG Feng at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently developed a method to produce diesel fuel and hydrogen by exploiting light energy (solar energy or artificial light energy) and biomass-derived feedstocks. (2019-06-10)
How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space
Researchers have investigated how acids interact with water molecules at extremely low temperatures. (2019-06-07)
Toward a low-cost industrialization of lithium-ion capacitors
Combining two additives instead of one to facilitate the incorporation of lithium within capacitors: that is the solution proposed by researchers from l'Institut des matériaux Jean Rouxel (CNRS/Université de Nantes), in collaboration with Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology, in order to promote the low-cost, simple, and efficient development of the lithium-ion capacitors used to store electrical energy. (2019-06-06)
Could you fail a drug test by taking CBD? (video)
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound produced by the marijuana plant that seems to be everywhere these days. (2019-06-06)
Estimating microplastic consumption
Since the mass production of plastics began in the 1940s, the versatile polymers have spread rapidly across the globe. (2019-06-05)
Researchers develop breakthrough process to create cancer-killing drugs
A new strategy for drug development can be used to produce targeted therapies against a variety of diseases. (2019-06-04)
Building blocks of the Earth
Geologists from the Universities of Cologne and Bonn gain new insights regarding the Earth's composition by analysing meteorites. (2019-06-04)
Deep learning techniques teach neural model to 'play' retrosynthesis
Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a new technique based on reinforcement learning that trains a neural network model to correctly select the 'best' reaction at each step of the retrosynthetic process. (2019-06-04)
Guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children need an update
Treatment guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children should be reassessed, according to a new Canadian study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. (2019-05-31)
What are the northern lights? (video)
Every winter, thousands of tourists head north hoping to catch a glimpse of the luminous auroras dancing in the sky. (2019-05-31)
Comet inspires chemistry for making breathable oxygen on Mars
Caltech researchers discover a process that turns carbon dioxide into molecular oxygen. (2019-05-28)
Scientists found a way to increase the capacity of energy sources for portable electronics
Scientists from Skoltech, Moscow State University (MSU) and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have proposed a new approach to replacing carbon atoms with nitrogen atoms in the supercapacitor's crystal lattice and developed a novel capacity enhancement method based on carbon lattice modification with the aid of plasma. (2019-05-28)
Energy researchers break the catalytic speed limit
A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered new technology that can speed up chemical reactions 10,000 times faster than the current reaction rate limit. (2019-05-28)
Major step forward in the production of 'green' hydrogen
The first thermodynamically reversible chemical reactor capable of producing hydrogen as a pure product stream represents a 'transformational' step forward in the chemical industry. (2019-05-27)
Imperfection is OK for better MOFs
Imaging defects in MOF crystals, and monitoring how they develop, will allow control of defect formation to design better MOFs for many applications. (2019-05-27)
Nature inspires a novel new form of computing, using light
McMaster researchers have developed a simple and highly novel form of computing by shining patterned bands of light and shadow through different facets of a polymer cube and reading the combined results that emerge. (2019-05-24)
Mathematically designed graphene has improved electrocatalytic activity
An international research group has improved graphene's ability to catalyze the 'hydrogen evolution reaction,' which releases hydrogen as a result of passing an electronic current through water. (2019-05-24)
Chemistry of stars sheds new light on the Gaia Sausage
Chemical traces in the atmospheres of stars are being used to uncover new information about a galaxy, known as the Gaia Sausage, which was involved in a major collision with the Milky Way billions of years ago. (2019-05-23)
Could there be life without carbon? (video)
One element is the backbone of all forms of life we've ever discovered on Earth: carbon. (2019-05-23)
Hot new approach to 'green' hydrogen production is 'next logical step'
Electrifying the conventional fossil-fueled approaches to steam-methane reforming (SMR) enables a 'greener' approach to industrial hydrogen production, one that maximizes methane conversion while limiting the formation of unwanted carbon byproducts, researchers report. (2019-05-23)
Chemical juggling with three particles
Chemists from the University of Bonn and their US colleagues at Columbia University in New York have discovered a novel mechanism in catalysis. (2019-05-23)
Plankton as a climate driver instead of the sun?
Fluctuations in the orbital parameters of the Earth are considered to be the trigger for long-term climatic fluctuations such as ice ages. (2019-05-22)
Charging into the future -- novel rock salt for use in rechargeable magnesium batteries
By synthesizing novel material for electrode that facilitates reversing of the chemistry of ions, a group of researchers led by Professor Idemoto from Tokyo University of Science combat the wasteful aspects of energy sources by laying an important foundation for the production of next-generation rechargeable magnesium secondary batteries. (2019-05-22)
Artificial photosynthesis transforms carbon dioxide into liquefiable fuels
Chemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis. (2019-05-22)
Synthesis of helical ladder polymers
Researchers at Kanazawa University synthesized helical ladder polymers with a well-defined cyclic repeating unit and one-handed helical geometry, as they reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. (2019-05-20)
Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth
Release describes application of machine learning form of artificial intelligence to predict the behavior of fusion plasma. (2019-05-17)
Fearful customers sensitive to size and scope of a data breach while angry customers are not
Customers who feel afraid in the wake of a data breach care more about the size and scope of the breach than do angry customers, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-05-16)
Young adults distressed by labels of narcissism, entitlement
Young adults both believe and react negatively to messages that members of their age group are more entitled and narcissistic than other living generations, suggests new research presented by Joshua Grubbs of Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and colleagues in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on May 15, 2019. (2019-05-15)
Companies benefit from giving congressional testimony, study finds
Researchers studied the effect of congressional testimony given by representatives of large companies and found that investors responded favorably to several aspects of testimony. (2019-05-15)
Radioisotope couple for tumor diagnosis and therapy
Researchers at Kanazawa University report in ACS Omega a promising combination of radioisotope-carrying molecules for use in radiotheranostics -- a diagnosis-and-treatment approach based on the combination of medical imaging and internal radiation therapy with radioactive elements. (2019-05-13)
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