Unraveling the crystal structure of a record high-temperature superconductor
Aug 24, 2016
For the first time, a research group led by Osaka University, Japan, clarified the crystal structure of hydrogen sulfide in its superconducting phase at the high temperature of -70°C. This was achieved by conducting a combination ...
Researchers reduce expensive noble metals for fuel cell reactions
Aug 22, 2016
Washington State University researchers have developed a novel nanomaterial that could improve the performance and lower the costs of fuel cells by using fewer precious metals like platinum or palladium.
Scientists 'teach' hydrogen to penetrate in metal surfaces through oxidate layers
Aug 16, 2016
Oxidate layers on metal surfaces are a barrier for hydrogen penetration in and out of metal. In experiments conducted at the Plasma Physics Department at MEPhI , it has been shown that hydrogen penetration through oxidate ...
Tiny device grabs more solar energy to disinfect water faster
Aug 15, 2016
In many parts of the world, the only way to make germy water safe is by boiling, which consumes precious fuel, or by putting it out in the sun in a plastic bottle so ultraviolet rays will kill the microbes. But because UV ...
Illuminating sulfides' roles in the body
Aug 09, 2016
For the first time, researchers at Washington State University have created an injectable compound or "probe" that illuminates hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen polysulfides in different colors when they are present in cells.
Hydrogen racecar of the future ready for unveiling
Aug 08, 2016
After revealing the design on the 10th of March, TU Delft student team Forze has been working very hard to produce and realise this hydrogen supercar. Several months later, the Forze VII will now be presented for the very ...
'Toxic gases' as targets for new medicines
Aug 08, 2016
Gases once thought of only as environmental pollutants are now known to be produced by the body. They could potentially be used to develop drugs to treat diseases including heart failure and cancer.
Metal-organic frameworks: Hot 'new' material found to exist in nature in rare minerals from Siberia
Aug 05, 2016
One of the hottest new materials is a class of porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs. These man-made materials were introduced in the 1990s, and researchers around the world are working on ways to use them ...
Plastic 'leaves' turn water into fuel
Aug 05, 2016
Monash University researchers have developed a new plastic material that can extract hydrogen from water. It could be the start of a water-fuelled energy revolution.
Making nail polish while powering fuel cells
Aug 03, 2016
Hydrogen is widely regarded as a promising and clean alternative energy source. The traditional source of hydrogen (H2) for fuel cell use is water, which is split into H2 and oxygen (O2). But O2 is a low-value product. So, ...