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Chemistry - Campus - 15.09.2021
$2M to replace fossil fuels with solar power in fertilizer production
$2M to replace fossil fuels with solar power in fertilizer production
The new approach could reduce CO2 emissions and enable farmers to produce ammonia on-site from air and water Producing the fertilizer that helps feed Earth's 7.8 billion people comes with an e

Environment - Chemistry - 15.09.2021
Sustainable water treatment system inspired by nature
Students from Monash Chemical Engineering have used the natural water treatment cycle found in nature as inspiration to develop a sustainable, stand-alone water treatment system that removes persistent organic pollutants from industrial wastewater.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 14.09.2021
Reaction mechanisms during interphase formation in lithium batteries decoded
Reaction mechanisms during interphase formation in lithium batteries decoded
MEET Researchers Decode Reaction Mechanisms During Interphase Formation in Lithium Batteries A team of MEET Battery Research Center led by scientist Marco Leißing has now used isotope labelling and gas chromatography to analyse the reaction pathways during interphase formation in lithium batteries.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 10.09.2021
A spoonful of sugar opens a path to longer lasting lithium sulfur batteries
The Monash team, assisted by CSIRO, report in today's edition of Nature Communications that using a glucose-based additive on the positive electrode they have managed to stabilise lithium-sulfur battery technology, long touted as the basis for the next generation of batteries.

Health - Chemistry - 08.09.2021
It’s Not Just SARS-CoV-2: Most Respiratory Viruses Spread by Aerosols
Conventional wisdom on viral disease transmission needs revision, international science team finds SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind today's global coronavirus pandemic, spreads primarily by inhalation of

Chemistry - Physics - 08.09.2021
Tweezer grant pleases Rice researchers
Tweezer grant pleases Rice researchers
University wins NSF grant to acquire 'optical tweezer' to manipulate micron-scale matter Pick up a pea with one chopstick while blindfolded and you'll get a sense of the challenge researchers face when trying to manipulate single molecules.

Chemistry - 02.09.2021
Go-ahead for technology user center in Bavaria
TUM expanding hydrogen research The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is delighted that a Hydrogen Technology User Center (WTAZ) in Pfeffenhausen, near Landshut, has now been greenlighted.

Physics - Chemistry - 31.08.2021
U.S. Department of Energy funds center to build a foundation for quantum chemistry
UChicago Board of Trustees' gift launches new $200 million commitment to undergraduate financial aid and educational access Three-year, $3 million project unites chemists from UChicago, Purdue, Harvar

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 27.08.2021
Unravelling the mystery of brown dwarfs
Unravelling the mystery of brown dwarfs
An international team, led by the UNIGE, has investigated five astronomical objects that could help us understand the mysterious nature of brown dwarfs.

Health - Chemistry - 25.08.2021
Healthy sugar origin in stingless bee honey revealed
Healthy sugar origin in stingless bee honey revealed
The mystery of what creates the rare, healthy sugar found in stingless bee honey, has been solved by researchers at The University of Queensland, in collaboration with Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services. The team found that the sugar trehalulose - which is not found in other honey or as a major component in other food - is produced in the gut of the bees.

Chemistry - Astronomy / Space Science - 24.08.2021
NASA sweetens the pot: Team wins competition to make space sugar
Team SSwEET was one of three finalists in NASA's CO2 Conversion Challenge. The UC Berkeley team will receive more than $240,000 to improve its electrochemical process for making sugar in space using only carbon dioxide.

Environment - Chemistry - 18.08.2021
Incorporating used water into hydrogen production to develop a more sustainable energy source
Monash researchers, together with national water utility companies, are looking at ways to produce hydrogen energy more sustainably through repurposing wastewater.

Physics - Chemistry - 16.08.2021

Chemistry - Materials Science - 09.08.2021
Rice expert: Using carbon is key to decarbonizing economy
Carbon Hub's Pasquali says corporate leaders, philanthropists, government officials, scientists should work together on sustainable energy and materials systems As a new report on global warming forecasts dire consequences for humanity in coming decades, Rice University carbon materials expert and Carbon Hub director Matteo Pasquali says it is possible to slash carbon dioxide emissions and rapidly decarbonize the global economy by transitioning to a world where oil and gas are not burned.

Campus - Chemistry - 06.08.2021

Chemistry - Physics - 03.08.2021
NSF grant kicks off Center for Adapting Flaws into Features
Rice chemists lead effort to optimize materials by exploiting their defects There's a saying among programmers who make excuses for flaws in their code: "That's not a bug, that's a feature!” Chemists at Rice University are taking the concept far more seriously.

Chemistry - Physics - 08.07.2021
Solving the plastic shortage with a new chemical catalyst
In a year that has already battered manufacturing supply chains, yet another shortage is complicating manufacturers' and consumers' lives: plastics, and the food packaging, automotive components, clothing, medical and lab equipment and countless other items that rely on them.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 06.07.2021
Enzyme from fungi shows molecules which way to turn
Enzyme from fungi shows molecules which way to turn
Xue Sherry Gao and team isolate natural catalysts for better drug synthesis A small fungal enzyme could play a significant role in simplifying the development and manufacture of drugs, according to Rice scientists.

Chemistry - Physics - 05.07.2021

Chemistry - Physics - 30.06.2021
Catalyzing the conversion of biomass to biofuel
Catalyzing the conversion of biomass to biofuel
Water in zeolites saves energy in the conversion of biomass into biofuel Zeolites are extremely porous materials: Ten grams can have an internal surface area the size of a soccer field.

Chemistry - Physics - 30.06.2021
Harvard and Manchester pioneer ’soft’ graphene-containing electrodes that adapt to living tissue
Researchers from The University of Manchester and Harvard University have collaborated on a pioneering project in bioengineering, producing metal-free, hydrogel electrodes that flex to fit the complex shapes inside the human body.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 30.06.2021
Fireproof and comfortable
A new chemical process developed by Empa turns cotton into a fire-resistant fabric, that nevertheless retains the skin-friendly properties of cotton.

Chemistry - 29.06.2021
Reversal speeds creation of important molecule
Reversal speeds creation of important molecule
Rice's K.C. Nicolaou lab makes synthesis of halichondrin B more efficient The story of halichondrin B , an inspirational molecule obtained from a marine creature, goes back to the molecule's discovery in an ocean sponge in 1986. Though it has been replicated in the laboratory several times before, new work by Rice chemists could make halichondrin B and its naturally occurring or designed variations easier to synthesize.

Physics - Chemistry - 24.06.2021
Quantum dots keep atoms spaced to boost catalysis
Quantum dots keep atoms spaced to boost catalysis
Rice engineers develop strategy for higher-loading single atom catalysts HOUSTON - (June 24, 2021) - Hold on there, graphene. Seriously, your grip could help make better catalysts. Rice University engineers have assembled what they say may transform chemical catalysis by greatly increasing the number of transition-metal single atoms that can be placed into a carbon carrier.

Physics - Chemistry - 21.06.2021
New method for molecular functionalization of surfaces: Stable and ordered single molecule layers on silicon through self-assembly / Publication in 'Nature Chemistry'
New method for molecular functionalization of surfaces: Stable and ordered single molecule layers on silicon through self-assembly / Publication in ’Nature Chemistry’
One vision that is currently driving material scientists is to combine organic molecules (and their diverse functionalities) with the technological possibilities offered by extremely sophisticated semiconductor electronics.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 18.06.2021
'The term 'artificial' is often associated with risk'
’The term ’artificial’ is often associated with risk’
Is natural always good and artificial always bad? We talked to psychologist Angela Bearth and biotechnologist Sven Panke about science, scepticism, misunderstandings and how language influences the way we think.

Chemistry - Campus - 18.06.2021

Physics - Chemistry - 17.06.2021
The rise of intelligent matter: Interdisciplinary team publishes insights, in the 'Nature' journal, into a promising area of research
The rise of intelligent matter: Interdisciplinary team publishes insights, in the ’Nature’ journal, into a promising area of research
Can we make matter intelligent? This is a question being studied by an interdisciplinary team in Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1459 " Intelligent matter: From responsive to adaptive nanosystems".

Materials Science - Chemistry - 16.06.2021
Hybrid membrane doubles the lifetime of rechargeable batteries
Hybrid membrane doubles the lifetime of rechargeable batteries
Chemists from the University of Jena prevent dendrite formation in lithium metal batteries The energy density of traditional lithium-ion batteries is approaching a saturation point that cannot meet the demands of the future - for example in electric vehicles. Lithium metal batteries can provide double the energy per unit weight when compared to lithium-ion batteries.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 14.06.2021
They build proteins that are not known to nature
They build proteins that are not known to nature
Using chemical synthesis, Bright Peak Therapeutics can produce proteins that have never before existed.

Chemistry - Environment - 14.06.2021
The Story Behind Our Infinitely Recyclable Plastic
The Story Behind Our Infinitely Recyclable Plastic
A Q&A with two scientists behind a project aiming to solve the practical and environmental problems of traditional plastics A multidisciplinary Berkeley Lab team has been working for several years to

Chemistry - Physics - 08.06.2021

Physics - Chemistry - 08.06.2021

Chemistry - Materials Science - 07.06.2021
Stabilizing Gassy Electrolytes Could Make Ultra-Low Temperature Batteries Safer
A new technology could dramatically improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries that operate with gas electrolytes at ultra-low temperatures. Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego developed a separator—the part of the battery that serves as a barrier between the anode and cathode—that keeps the gas-based electrolytes in these batteries from vaporizing.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 07.06.2021
Absorbent aerogels show some muscle
Absorbent aerogels show some muscle
Rice lab creates spongelike materials for environmental remediation and more A simple chemical process developed at Rice University creates light and highly absorbent aerogels that can take a beating. Covalent organic frameworks (COFs), crystal structures with strong molecular bonds, can form a porous aerogel for use as a custom membrane in batteries or other devices or as an absorbent to remove pollutants from the environment.

Campus - Chemistry - 02.06.2021
A party that never lets us down
A party that never lets us down
The Science Fest of the University of Barcelona never lets us down. Last week, the seventh edition of this annual event that opens the doors to see the research of the UB took place.

Career - Chemistry - 01.06.2021
Carol J. Burns Named Deputy Director for Research for Berkeley Lab
Carol J. Burns has been named Deputy Director for Research for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, effective August 1.

Chemistry - Physics - 28.05.2021
Molecular jiggling has implications for carbon nanotube fibers
New research suggests the jiggling motion of carbon nanotubes suspended in liquid solutions could have implications for the structure, processing and properties of nanotube fibers formed from those solutions.

Health - Chemistry - 25.05.2021
CRCs to study immunotherapies and photocatalysis
CRCs to study immunotherapies and photocatalysis
Two new DFG Collaborative Research Centers at TUM Green light for trailblazing projects: The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved applications from TUM and partner institutions to fund two new Transregional Collaborative Research Centers (TRRs).

Physics - Chemistry - 25.05.2021
Sending active substances to where they are needed
Sending active substances to where they are needed
Collaborative Research Centre "PolyTarget" receives German Research Foundation funding for second phase worth close to 15 million euros Medicines usually have side effects because they have to be adm
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