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Grooving crystal surfaces repel water (9/18/2014)

Grooving crystal surfaces repel waterResearchers in Japan developed a porous polymer that stores and sorts organic molecules in the presence of water, which could have big implications for various industrial processes such as energy storage. ...> Full Article


Grant to improve lifetime performance of ceramic fuel cells (9/17/2014)

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University received an $800,000 Department of Energy grant to study how to make one type of fuel cell -- solid oxide fuel cells -- last longer. The fuel cells suffer losses of efficiency and output as they age. ...> Full Article


Computer simulations visualize ion flux (9/16/2014)

Computer simulations visualize ion fluxA team led by pharmacologist Anna Stary-Weinzinger from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Vienna investigated how ion flux through a voltage gated sodium ion channel works in detail. Since this process is incredibly fast -- up to 100 million ions per seconds -- computer simulations were performed to visualize sodium flux 'in slow motion.' Recently their findings were published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. ...> Full Article


Single laser stops molecular tumbling motion instantly (9/15/2014)

In the quantum world, making the simple atom behave is one thing, but making the more complex molecule behave is another story. Now Northwestern University scientists have figured out an elegant way to stop a molecule from tumbling so that its potential for new applications, such as quantum computing, can be harnessed: shine a single laser on a trapped molecule and it instantly cools to the temperature of outer space, stopping the rotation of the molecule. ...> Full Article


Future solar panels (9/14/2014)

Future solar panelsConventional photovoltaic technology uses large, heavy, opaque, dark silicon panels, but this could soon change. The IK4-Ikerlan research center is working within the X10D European project with new materials to produce solar panels in order to come up with alternatives to the current panels. What is needed to improve the functioning of cells with a large surface are materials that cost less to produce and offer greater energy efficiency. ...> Full Article


Hydrogen powers important nitrogen-transforming bacteria (9/13/2014)

Hydrogen powers important nitrogen-transforming bacteriaAn international team of scientists led by Holger Daims, a microbiologist at the University of Vienna, has now shown that nitrite-oxidizing bacteria can use hydrogen as an alternative source of energy. The oxidation of hydrogen with oxygen enables their growth independent of nitrite and a lifestyle outside the nitrogen cycle. The study is published in the current issue of the journal Science. ...> Full Article


Scientists pioneer strategy for creating new materials (9/13/2014)

Making something new is never easy. Scientists constantly theorize about new materials, but when the material is manufactured it doesn't always work as expected. To create a new strategy for designing materials, scientists at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory combined two different approaches at two different facilities to synthesize new materials. This new strategy gives faster feedback on what growth schemes are best, thus shortening the timeframe to manufacture a new, stable material for energy transport and conversion applications. ...> Full Article


Watching the structure of glass under pressure (9/12/2014)

Watching the structure of glass under pressureGlass has many applications that call for different properties, such as resistance to thermal shock or to chemically harsh environments. Glassmakers commonly use additives such as boron oxide to tweak these properties by changing the atomic structure of glass. Now researchers at UC Davis have for the first time captured atoms in borosilicate glass flipping from one structure to another as it is placed under high pressure. ...> Full Article


New filter technology -- uses inert gas to bore holes in high-quality steel (9/12/2014)

New filter technology -- uses inert gas to bore holes in high-quality steelTwo early-stage venture capital investors are joining the i3 Membrane GmbH startup in August 2014. High-Tech Gründerfonds and Innovationsstarter Fonds are investing in development and marketing of a novel filter technology. The new high-tech membrane is made of high-quality steel and is more stable and more flexible than conventional filters, also more environmentally-compatible because only inert gas and electrical power are needed for its manufacture. The process was developed jointly with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. ...> Full Article


Getting graffiti off a masterpiece (video) (9/11/2014)

Getting graffiti off a masterpiece (video)Works of art can take years to create and just seconds to deface. Restoration experts teamed up with Dow Chemical to create a cleanser that would get rid of the graffiti and leave the art intact. Learn all about it in this episode of Speaking of Chemistry. ...> Full Article


Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies (9/10/2014)

Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologiesRecycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries. ...> Full Article


Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong' (9/10/2014)

Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'Only recently has it become possible to accurately 'see' the structure of a liquid. Using X-rays and a high-tech apparatus that holds liquids without a container, a physicist at Washington University in St. Louis has compared the behavior of glass-forming liquids as they approach the glass transition. The results are the strongest demonstration yet that bulk properties like viscosity are linked to microscopic ones like structure.​ ...> Full Article


Novel 'butterfly' molecule could build new sensors, photoenergy conversion devices (9/9/2014)

Exciting new work by a Florida State University research team has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions. ...> Full Article


Breaking benzene (9/9/2014)

In research published in Nature, Zhaomin Hou and colleagues from the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan have demonstrated a way to use a metallic complex, trinuclear titanium hydride, to accomplish the task of activating benzene by breaking the aromatic carbon-carbon bonds at relatively mild temperatures and in a highly selective way. ...> Full Article


Leading scientists call for a stop to non-essential use of fluorochemicals (9/8/2014)

A number of leading international researchers, amongst others from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, recommend that fluorochemicals are only used where they are absolutely essential, until better methods exist to measure the chemicals and more is known about their potentially harmful effects. The recommendation appears in the Helsingør Statement following an international conference. ...> Full Article

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Grooving crystal surfaces repel waterGrooving crystal surfaces repel water

Grant to improve lifetime performance of ceramic fuel cells

Computer simulations visualize ion fluxComputer simulations visualize ion flux

Single laser stops molecular tumbling motion instantly

Future solar panelsFuture solar panels

Hydrogen powers important nitrogen-transforming bacteriaHydrogen powers important nitrogen-transforming bacteria

Scientists pioneer strategy for creating new materials

Watching the structure of glass under pressureWatching the structure of glass under pressure

New filter technology -- uses inert gas to bore holes in high-quality steelNew filter technology -- uses inert gas to bore holes in high-quality steel

Getting graffiti off a masterpiece (video)Getting graffiti off a masterpiece (video)

Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologiesRubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies

Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

Novel 'butterfly' molecule could build new sensors, photoenergy conversion devices

Breaking benzene

Leading scientists call for a stop to non-essential use of fluorochemicals



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