Earth Day 2014, focus on green cities


Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. People are seen planting trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more – all on behalf of the environment…. Read more 

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Waste sulfur, detection of explosives, photocatalyst


Latest Research News

Using waste sulfur to make lens for infrared-light detection devices

Research team led by University of Arizona has developed a new use for the sulfur left over from oil and natural gas refining: made into a plastic polymer, the material can be made into cheap and lightweight lenses for infrared-light detection devices… Read more

 Newly developed technique improves detection of explosives

A Kansas State University engineer has developed a patented technique that improves military security and remotely detects improvised explosive devices. The same technique could help police during drug searches… Read more

Newly discovered photocatalyst produces hydrogen fuel efficiently

A new research at National Institute for Material Science (NIMS) has discovered a new photocatalyst, Sn3O4, which facilitates the production of hydrogen fuel out of water using sunlight as an energy source… Read more

News this week

Nufarm to close manufacturing facility in New Zealand

Nufarm Limited will close the facility at Otahuhu, near Auckland, New Zealand and further consolidate regional manufacturing activity at its existing Laverton (Victoria) facilities. The closure is following the review of New Zealand manufacturing operations… Read more

Greenhouse gas, Earth like planet, waste heat into electricity


Latest Chemistry Research News

Shale gas well emits high level of greenhouse gas

According to Purdue University and Cornell University, high levels of the greenhouse gas methane were found above shale gas wells at a production point not thought to be an important emissions source… Read more

 

NASA finds Earth sized planet that may support life

An international team of researchers has discovered the first earth-sized planet within the “habitable zone” of another star, thus taking a step forward in the hunt for potential life in outer space… Read more

 

Newly discovered material converts waste heat into electricity

Northwestern University scientists have discovered a surprising material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to useful electricity… Read more

 

News this week

254 Indian women die in US-funded clinical trial

A 15-year US-funded clinical trial has led to death of 254 women in India. The trial was for a cervical cancer screening method and the women who died were part of a control group kept without screening to study death rates in unscreened populations… Read more