Caffeine, aerogel technology, new catalyst, solid material as liquid

Caffeine mixed with gold may kill cancer cells, finds new study

A new research reports that caffeine mixed with gold can selectively stop cancer cells from growing without hurting other cells. The scientists found that, at certain concentrations, one of the compounds of the series selectively killed human ovarian cancer cells without harming healthy cells… Read more

Aerogel technology to clean up oil spills efficiently

A research group at University of Wisconsin–Madison is examining alternative materials that can be modified to absorb oil and chemicals. If further developed, the technology may offer a cheaper and “greener” method to absorb oil and heavy metals from water and other surfaces… Read more

New cost-effective catalyst to convert carbon dioxide to methanol

An international research team has discovered a potentially clean, low-cost way to convert carbon dioxide into methanol, a key ingredient in the production of plastics, adhesives and solvents, and a promising fuel for transportation… Read more

Newly discovered solid material behaves like liquid!

Scientists have discovered a new type of microscopic particle cluster that is found in solid materials but strangely behaves like a liquid. They called it the ‘dropleton.’ The new entity, infinitely small is a quasiparticle – a combination of other, fundamental particles with unusual properties that exist in solids, with a life span of just a blink of the eye… Read more 

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