Chemistry of papermaking

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Chemicals in your Smartphone and much more

Chemicals in your Smartphone…

A new video reveals the chemical elements found inside Apple’s latest iPhone. The video reveals that the iPhone 6, like many other high-end smartphones, contains everything from gold to arsenic… Read more

Scientists create new transparent coating for glass

Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass… Read more

Scientists develop water-based nuclear battery

for the first time using a water-based solution, researchers at the University of Missouri have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used for many applications… Read more

Scientists find new halogenation enzyme

Molecules containing carbon-halogen bonds are produced naturally across all kingdoms of life and constitute a large family of natural products with a broad range of biological activities… Read more

New method to produce hydrogen 30 times faster

Researchers at University of Glasgow have reported a new method of producing hydrogen that’s 30 times faster than current state-of-the-art methods, providing yet another advance that might one day lead to a sustainable hydrogen based economy… Read more

Novel approach to convert fog into water

A novel approach to this process could help meet affected communities’ needs for the life-essential resource. Scientists describe their new, highly efficient fog collector, inspired by a shorebird’s beak… Read more

Peroxide explosives, graphene, electronic skin, artificial kidneys, radioactive waste eating bacteria (updated)

New way of identifying peroxide-based explosives

Chemists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new way of identifying peroxide-based explosives, which could make detection of suspect devices more cost-effective in the future… Read more 


Graphene paint to keep food fresh, protect metal against corrosion

According to a new finding by The University of Manchester, a thin layer of graphene paint can make impermeable and chemically resistant coatings which could be used for packaging to keep food fresh for longer and protect metal structures against corrosion… Read more

Newly developed “electronic skin” to improve early breast cancer detection

For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an “electronic skin” that “feels” and images small lumps that fingers can miss… Read more 


Graphene used in transistor-based flexible device

A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels’ electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device… Read more 


A step closer in building replacement kidneys in lab

Working with human-sized pig kidneys, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina have developed the most successful method to date to keep blood vessels in the new organs open and flowing with blood… Read more 


Scientist discover radioactive waste eating bacteria

According to researchers at The University of Manchester, tiny single-cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal… Read more






Protein linked to heart attack and much more…

Researchers identify protein linked to heart attack

A protein that increases levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, also referred to as ‘bad’ cholesterol, in the bloodstream is associated with heart attacks, says a study… Read more

New metallic alloy is tough and ductile at cryogenic temperatures

A new concept in metallic alloy design – called “high-entropy alloys” – has yielded a multiple-element material that has been tested for toughness… Read more

Towards removing cancer cells completely, reducing recurrence

Scientists are developing a new way to try to root out malignant cells during surgery so fewer or none get left behind to form new tumors… Read more

Energy drinks may lead to serious heart problems

Energy drink gives instant energy boost and are hot-sellers, especially when paired with alcohol in night clubs. Health experts have questioned the side-effects of energy drinks time and again but the argument has so far been inconclusive… Read

Lead, cadmium found in some Brazilian chocolates

Scientists have found that commercial samples of chocolate purchased in Brazil contain varying levels of lead and cadmium, which can cause health problems… Read more


Drinking tea reduces risk of dying early, finds new study

According to a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), drinking tea can reduce the risk of dying early from causes unrelated to the heart by almost 24 per cent… Read more

New method to grow germanium nanowires, improves lithium ion batteries

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed what they call “a simple, one-step method” to grow nanowires of germanium from an aqueous solution… Read more

New method to prevent organic food fraud

scientists studying conventional and organic tomatoes are devising a new way to make sure farms are labelling their produce appropriately… Read more