The days of self-assembling nanoparticles taking hours to form a film over a microscopic-sized wafer are over. Researchers have devised a technique whereby self-assembling nanoparticle arrays can form a highly ordered thin film over macroscopic distances in one minute.
Researchers have developed a new approach, based on an old method, for determining chlorine content in solid fuels, an important advance that could improve fuel utilization.
New observations by researchers have revealed the inner workings of a type of electrode widely used in lithium-ion batteries. The new findings explain the unexpectedly high power and long cycle life of such batteries.
State officials say samples from a massive mound of dirt believed to have caused a nearby interstate bridge in Delaware to tilt show no dangerous contaminants. This allows them to approve storage of the dirt on a developer-owned parcel.
Garlic is good for your body, great for your taste buds, but terrible for your breath. In the American Chemical Society’s latest Reactions video, chemists look at the plant beloved by chefs and feared by vampires.
A new method for coupling together secondary and tertiary boronic esters to aromatic compounds that preserves the 3-D shape of the boronic ester has been described by researchers. The method could have widespread application in the development of new, more effective drugs.
A group of scientists believe that a previously unexplained isotopic ratio from deep within the Earth may be a signal from material from the time before the Earth collided with another planet-sized body, leading to the creation of the moon. This may represent the echoes of the ancient Earth, which existed prior to the proposed collision 4.5 billion years ago.
The Supreme Court ruled today that a group of homeowners in North Carolina can't sue a company that contaminated their drinking water decades ago because a state deadline has lapsed, a decision that could prevent thousands of other property owners in similar cases from recovering damages after being exposed to toxic waste.
A plan by Dow Chemical and the Nature Conservancy is only in its infancy and faces many hurdles. But it envisions a day when expensive machines used to capture industrial pollutants might be at least partially replaced by restoring native trees to polluted areas.
Atomic-scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from natural gas, coal or plant biomass.
Collecting samples from the volcanic lakes of northern Chile, scientists have discovered microscopic organisms preserved in long, narrow blades of gypsum salt. The discovery, according to researchers, suggests a new way to examine Mars for evidence of life.
When stem cells are used to regenerate bone tissue, many wind up migrating away from the repair site, which disrupts the healing process. But, a technique employed by a team keeps the stem cells in place, resulting in faster and better tissue regeneration. The key is encasing the stem cells in polymers that attract water and disappear when their work is done.
A new study strengthens the notion that our moon was created by a collision between Earth and a planet-sized object some 4.5 billion years ago.
A chemist has teamed up with the UK Barista Champion to find the best type of water for making coffee. Now, the pair are heading to the World Barista Championships in Italy, on June 8, to share their coffee chemistry knowledge with the rest of the world.
A northeast Ohio man accused of producing ricin to harm his stepfather and emergency responders has been convicted. Feds say he produced the ricin, intended to use it and lied about making the deadly toxin.
A team of students has created a roof tile coating that, when applied to an average-sized residential roof, breaks down the same amount of smog-causing nitrogen oxides per year as a car driven 11,000 miles.
Scientists have created an Earth-friendly way to separate CO2 from natural gas at wellheads. A new porous material sequesters the gas at ambient temperature with pressure provided by the wellhead and lets it go once the pressure is released.
Researchers have analyzed the chemical composition of 34 popular beverages, and found that beverages and juices made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Dr Pepper, Mountain Dew and Sprite, all contain 50 percent more fructose than glucose, a blend that calls into question claims that sugar and HFCS are essentially the same.
Researchers are reporting a clearer understanding of how mussels stick to surfaces. This find could lead to new classes of adhesives that will work underwater and inside the body.
The nation’s sewer system’s aging infrastructure is wearing out, and broken pipes leaking raw sewage into streets and living rooms are causing problems. But now, scientists say that certain conditions in the pipes can clue utilities in to which pipes need repair— before it’s too late.
Scientists have figured out how to disable a part of the SARS virus responsible for hiding it from the immune system. This is a critical step in developing a vaccine against the deadly disease.
Essential oils have boomed in popularity as more people seek out alternatives to replace their synthetic cleaning products, anti-mosquito sprays and medicines. Now, scientists are tapping them as candidates to preserve food in a more consumer-friendly way.
Recently Mother Jones published an article on the dangers of food laced with tiny metal oxide particles. The article, however, is laced with errors and misinformation.
Scientists have created a method for transforming hydrogen gas into a less flammable liquid fuel that can be safely stored and transported.
Patients trying to navigate today’s complex medical system with its costly laboratory analyses might prefer a pain-free home diagnostic device, worn on the wrist, that can analyze, continuously record and immediately remedy low electrolyte levels.