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Energy research -- Economizing on iridium
Iridium is an ideal catalyst for the electrolytic production of hydrogen from water -- but it is extremely expensive. (2019-11-20)
Researchers identify new gene mutation in familial thyroid cancers
Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine identified a new gene mutation that may cause a type of familial thyroid cancer. (2019-11-20)
Balancing elementary steps for boosting alkaline hydrogen evolution
Recently, Professors Jin-Song Hu and Li-Jun Wan from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences and their collaborators designed the nanocrystals with tunable Ni/NiO heterosurfaces to target Volmer and Heyrovsky/Tafel steps in the alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and discovered that such bicomponent active sites on the surface should be balanced for promoting HER performance. (2019-11-18)
Turning waste heat into hydrogen fuel
Hydrogen as an energy carrier can help us move away from fossil fuels, but only if it is created efficiently. (2019-11-14)
Storing energy in hydrogen 20 times more effective using platinum-nickel catalyst
Catalysts accelerate chemical reactions, but the widely used metal platinum is scarce and expensive. (2019-11-14)
How everyday products are supercharging landfill gas, and what that means
Synthetic compounds increasingly used in everyday products like shampoo and motor oil are finding their way into landfills and supercharging the biogas those landfills produce, researchers at the University of Michigan have found. (2019-11-13)
Mysteries behind interstellar buckyballs finally answered
Mimicking conditions thought to exist around dying stars, researchers discovered a mechanism that could explain why planetary nebulae are teeming with complex carbon molecules. (2019-11-13)
New catalyst efficiently produces hydrogen from seawater
Seawater is one of the most abundant resources on earth, offering promise both as a source of hydrogen and of drinking water in arid climates. (2019-11-11)
CO biosynthesis required for the assembly of the active site in NiFe-hydrogenase
The research group including researchers of National Institutes of Natural Sciences (ExCELLS/IMS), and Osaka University have revealed the detail mechanism of the biosynthesis of carbon monoxide essential for the maturation of the active site of NiFe-hydrogenase. (2019-11-07)
NASA's NICER catches record-setting X-ray burst
On Aug. 20, 2019 NASA's NICER telescope saw a spike of X-rays from a massive explosion on a pulsar. (2019-11-07)
Hubble captures a dozen sunburst arc doppelgangers
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at least 12 times on the night sky. (2019-11-07)
CoP-electrocatalytic reduction of nitroarenes: a controllable way to azoxy-, azo- and amino-aromatic
The development of a green, efficient and highly controllable manner to azoxy-, azo- and amino-aromatics from nitro-reduction is extremely desirable both from academic and industrial points of view. (2019-11-06)
New measurement yields smaller proton radius
Using the first new method in half a century for measuring the size of the proton via electron scattering, the PRad collaboration has produced a new value for the proton's radius in an experiment conducted at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. (2019-11-06)
How oxygen destroys the core of important enzymes
Certain enzymes, such as hydrogen-producing hydrogenases, are unstable in the presence of oxygen. (2019-11-04)
Deep sea vents had ideal conditions for origin of life
By creating protocells in hot, alkaline seawater, a UCL-led research team has added to evidence that the origin of life could have been in deep-sea hydrothermal vents rather than shallow pools, in a new study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution. (2019-11-04)
Tethered chem combos could revolutionize artificial photosynthesis
Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have doubled the efficiency of a chemical combo that captures light and splits water molecules so the building blocks can be used to produce hydrogen fuel. (2019-11-04)
Cage molecules act as molecular sieves for hydrogen isotope separation
In a new study published in Science, researchers at the University of Liverpool's Materials Innovation Factory have created hybrid porous organic cages capable of high-performance quantum sieving that could help advance the deuterium/hydrogen isotope separation technologies needed for fusion power. (2019-11-01)
Tiny swimming donuts deliver the goods
Bacteria and other swimming microorganisms evolved to thrive in challenging environments, and researchers struggle to mimic their unique abilities for biomedical technologies, but fabrication challenges created a manufacturing bottleneck. (2019-10-30)
The secrets behind a creepy photographic technique
In the 1960s, a French artist named Jean-Pierre Sudre began experimenting with an obscure 19th-century photographic process, creating dramatic black-and-white photographs with ethereal veiling effects. (2019-10-30)
Efficient hydrogen conversion via PEC water splitting using hematite mesocrystals
A research group led by Associate Professor Takashi Tachikawa of Kobe University's Molecular Photoscience Research Center has succeeded in developing photocatalysts that can convert an efficient level of hydrogen from water using solar light. (2019-10-30)
Biomarker for schizophrenia can be detected in human hair
Working with model mice, post-mortem human brains, and people with schizophrenia, researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science in Japan have discovered that a subtype of schizophrenia is related to abnormally high levels hydrogen sulfide in the brain. (2019-10-28)
Newly created magnets are cheaper, more effective and 'smarter'
Ferromagnets, or more precisely, magnets -- are extremely demanded materials in modern electronics. (2019-10-28)
Tungsten suboxide improves the efficiency of platinum in hydrogen production
Researchers presented a new strategy for enhancing catalytic activity using tungsten suboxide as a single-atom catalyst (SAC). (2019-10-28)
Hydrogen boride nanosheets: A promising material for hydrogen carrier
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tsukuba, and colleagues in Japan report a promising hydrogen carrier in the form of hydrogen boride nanosheets. (2019-10-25)
Deuteron-like heavy dibaryons -- a step towards finding exotic nuclei
Using supercomputer, TIFR's physicists have predicted the existence of deuteron-like exotic nuclei for the first time as well as provided their masses precisely. (2019-10-22)
Stanford researchers create new catalyst that can turn carbon dioxide into fuels
A new process shows promise in turning the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide back into usable fuels, and yields 4 times as much fuel as previous approaches. (2019-10-21)
'Artificial leaf' successfully produces clean gas
A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an 'artificial leaf' that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to petrol. (2019-10-21)
Ancient stars shed light on Earth's similarities to other planets
Earth-like planets may be common in the universe, a new UCLA study implies. (2019-10-17)
Analysis of Galileo's Jupiter entry probe reveals gaps in heat shield modeling
The entry probe of the Galileo mission to Jupiter entered the planet's atmosphere in 1995 in fiery fashion, generating enough heat to cause plasma reactions on its surface. (2019-10-15)
Inside the fuel cell -- Imaging method promises industrial insight
Hydrogen-containing substances are important for many industries, but scientists have struggled to obtain detailed images to understand the element's behavior. (2019-10-15)
Study shows a much cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial device
SLAC and Stanford researchers have shown for the first time that a cheap catalyst can split water and generate hydrogen gas for hours on end in the harsh environment of a commercial electrolyzer -- a step toward clean, large-scale hydrogen production for fuel, fertilizer and industry. (2019-10-14)
FSU physics researchers break new ground, explore unknown energy regions
Florida State University physicists are using photon-proton collisions to capture particles in an unexplored energy region, yielding new insights into the matter that binds parts of the nucleus together. (2019-10-10)
Water + air + electricity = hydrogen peroxide
A reactor developed by Rice University engineers produces pure hydrogen peroxide solutions from water, air and energy. (2019-10-10)
How the colon prioritizes gas detox over energy use
Smelly farts are one way our bodies manage our well-being. (2019-10-07)
Scientists observe year-long plateaus in decline of type Ia supernova light curves
A team of scientists, including a researcher from Queen's University Belfast, have discovered that the fading of infrared light following Type Ia supernovae explosions can be interrupted, with brightness staying the same for up to a year. (2019-10-07)
Determining the activity of noble-metal-free catalyst particles
Chemists have developed a new method with which they can characterise individual noble-metal-free nanoparticle catalysts. (2019-10-04)
Glowing gas reveals faint filaments of the cosmic web
Faintly glowing wisps of gas, excited by the intense light of surrounding star-forming galaxies, have given astronomers a rare glimpse of one of the Universe's largest but most elusive features -- the intergalactic filaments of the cosmic web. (2019-10-03)
Researchers synthesize 'impossible' superconductor
Researchers from the US, Russia, and China have bent the rules of classical chemistry and synthesized a 'forbidden' compound of cerium and hydrogen -- CeH9 -- which exhibits superconductivity at a relatively low pressure of 1 million atmospheres. (2019-10-01)
Nanocatalyst makes heavy work of formic acid
Osaka University researchers have reported a nanocatalyst that is able to produce hydrogen isotope compounds D2 and HD via the heterogeneous dehydrogenation of formic acid in the presence of heavy water. (2019-09-25)
Quantum destabilization of a water sandwich
When a thin layer of water is squeezed between two hydrophobic surfaces, the laws of classical physics break down. (2019-09-24)
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