Non-metal catalyst splits hydrogen molecule
17 hours ago
Hydrogen (H2) is an extremely simple molecule and yet a valuable raw material which as a result of the development of sophisticated catalysts is becoming more and more important. In industry and commerce, applications range ...
Structure of hydrogen-stuffed, quartz-like form of ice revealed
22 hours ago
Did you know that there are at least 17 crystalline forms of ice, many of them formed under extreme pressures, such as those found in the interiors of frozen planets? New work from a team led by Carnegie's Timothy Strobel ...
Green hydrogen production using algal proteins
Oct 20, 2016
We are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as a successor of crude oil—for instance, through the use of hydrogen fuel cells. But where will the hydrogen come from? Industrial or domestic bioreactors using green algae could ...
MAVEN mission observes ups and downs of water escape from Mars
Oct 19, 2016
After investigating the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet for a full Martian year, NASA's MAVEN mission has determined that the escaping water does not always go gently into space.
Tiny crystals and nanowires could join forces to split water
Oct 17, 2016
Scientists are pursuing a tiny solution for harnessing one of the world's most abundant sources of clean energy: Water.
Bacteria can make underground nuclear waste repositories safer
Oct 14, 2016
Naturally occurring bacteria could consume pent-up hydrogen gas in nuclear waste repositories to prevent radioactive leaks, say researchers at EPFL.
Research on common bacterium opens door to fighting gastric cancer
Oct 12, 2016
A common bacterium that more than half of people have in their gut can use hydrogen gas present in the gastrointestinal tract to inject a cancer-causing toxin into otherwise healthy cells, according to a recently published ...
Physicists use multicolored laser light to study atoms critical to medicine
Oct 11, 2016
UCLA physicists have shown that shining multicolored laser light on rubidium atoms causes them to lose energy and cool to nearly absolute zero. This result suggests that atoms fundamental to chemistry, such as hydrogen and ...
Catalyst structure identified in an operating PEM fuel cell
Oct 07, 2016
Research at the group of Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has revealed the structure of the palladium catalyst for hydrogen oxidation in proton exchange membrane ...
Shape-shifting materials could be crucial in tight spaces – such as inside our bodies
Oct 07, 2016
The rise of 3-D printing means it's now easy to create objects to any design we like from scratch, something that's already finding particular use in medicine, with 3-D printed customised prosthetics or even replacement bones ...