The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder finally hits the big-data highway
20 hours ago
You know how long it takes to pack the car to go on holidays. But there's a moment when you're all in, everyone has their seatbelt on, you pull out of the drive and you're off.
Electron diffraction locates hydrogen atoms
Jan 13, 2017
Diffraction-based analytical methods are widely used in laboratories, but they struggle to study samples that are smaller than a micrometer in size. Researchers from the Laboratoire de cristallographie et sciences des matériaux ...
Zero-emission boat prepares for round-the-world odyssey
Jan 11, 2017
The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring.
New research explains hydrophobicity
Jan 11, 2017 report
(Phys.org)—The hydrophobic effect is a fundamental aspect of biochemical processes. Hydrophilic, or water-loving, solutes tend to be miscible in water, while hydrophobic, or water-fearing, solutes tend to aggregate in such ...
Nanotechnology enables new insights into chemical reactions
Jan 05, 2017
Eighty percent of all products of the chemical industry are manufactured with catalytic processes. Catalysis is also indispensable in energy conversion and treatment of exhaust gases. It is important for these processes to ...
Green chemistry: Au naturel catalyst mimics nature to break tenacious carbon-hydrogen bond
Jan 04, 2017
A new catalyst for breaking the tough molecular bond between carbon and hydrogen holds the promise of a cleaner, easier and cheaper way to derive products from petroleum, says a researcher at Southern Methodist University, ...
Faster, cheaper methods to synthesize compounds used in drug discovery
Jan 04, 2017
Chemists at The University of Texas at Arlington are developing new methods to synthesize groups of chemical compounds to provide faster, less expensive routes to produce the compounds for subsequent use in medical drug discovery ...
Artificial leaf goes more efficient for hydrogen generation
Jan 04, 2017
A team of international researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently engineered a new artificial leaf that can convert sunlight into fuel with groundbreaking efficiency.
Lab creates new class of hydrogen sulfide donor molecules
Dec 30, 2016
Molecules with the potential to deliver healing power to stressed cells - such as those involved in heart attacks - have been created by University of Oregon researchers.
Solvent-free, catalyst-free way to produce alkali metal hydrides
Dec 22, 2016
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have found a way to create alkali metal hydrides without the use of solvents or catalysts. The process, using room temperature mechanical ball milling, provides ...