global warming, Atmospheric carbon dioxide, synthetic enzymes, sniff toxic gases, ammonia batteries


ice

ice

New research shows link between global warmingand carbon emission

Research has identified, for the first time, how global warming is related to the amount of carbon emitted. A team of researchers from the universities of Southampton, Bristol and Liverpool have derived the first theoretical equation Read More 

Xiulei Ji, OSU

Xiulei Ji, OSU

Atmospheric carbon dioxide used for energy storage products

Chemists and engineers at Oregon State Universityhave discovered a fascinating new way to take some of the atmospheric carbon dioxide that’s causing the greenhouse effect and use it to make an advanced, high-value material for use in energy storage products. Read More

 

synthetic enzyme

synthetic enzyme

Scientists make synthetic enzymes

In a major breakthrough, scientists have for the first time made synthetic enzymes – the vital ingredients needed for life – from artificial genetic material that does not exist outside the laboratory. The milestone could soon lead to new ways of developing drugs and medical treatments. Read More

 

sniff toxic gases

sniff toxic gases

New method to sniff toxic gases from a distance

Scientists have developed a way to sniff out tiny amounts of toxic gases – a whiff of nerve gas, for example, or a hint of a chemical spill – from up to one kilometer away. Read More

 

waste heat

waste heat

Low-grade waste heat regenerates ammonia batteries

According to Penn State engineers, an efficient method to harvest low-grade waste heat as electricity may be possible using reversible ammonia batteries. Read More 

 

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3D printed object, Human Powered Bus, Bridgmanite abundant mineral, antimicrobial film


3D printed object Space

3D printed object Space

3D printed object developed in space

The world’s first zero-gravity 3D printer on the International Space Station (ISS) has created the first object made using additive manufacturing, paving the way for future long-term space expeditions. Read More 

 

human waste bus

human waste bus

Bus entirely powered by human, food waste hits roads in UK

The UK’s first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath. Engineers believe the bus could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport – cutting emissions in polluted towns and cities Read more

Bridgmanite

Bridgmanite

Most abundant mineral on earth named as, Bridgmanite

The most abundant mineral on earth that has remained nameless until now will be called Bridgmanite. After a team of American geologists were able to extract a sample large enough to analyze from a meteorite, Bridgmanite was named officially. Read More

 

cheese

cheese

New edible, antimicrobial film increases lifespan of soft cheese

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) researchers have developed an edible, antimicrobial film that can increase the lifespan of soft cheese. They have used rosemary and oregano oils, and chitosan for producing the film. Read More

 

Nanoparticle

Nanoparticle

New method to determine surface properties at nanoscale

Engineering researchers at Texas Tech University have developed a method for characterizing the surface properties of materials at different temperatures at the nanoscale Read more 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diabetics’ glucose levels, conducting plastic, surface texture, zero-carbon


glucose skin

glucose skin

New method to measure diabetics’ glucose levels through skin

Scientists in Germany have developed a spectroscopy method to measure diabetics’ glucose levels through their skin.When a sample is irradiated with IR light, it produces a temperature increase and when this heat diffuses to a material in contact with the sample, a temperature gradient is created, causing a thermal lens Read more

 

conducting plastic

conducting plastic

Researchers develop heat-conducting plastic

The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a University of Michiganresearch team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional counterparts Read More 

 

surface texture

surface texture

Newly created surface texture can repel all liquids

A pair of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created the first surface texture that can repel all liquids, no matter what material the surface is made of. Read More

 

zero-carbon

zero-carbon

Creating zero-carbon air conditioning which doesn’t need electricity

A surface that cools in direct sunlight without a power source has been demonstrated by US researchers. The team is now developing it with an eye to creating zero-carbon air conditioning and refrigeration that doesn’t need an electricity supply Read More

 

Less expensive supercapacitor, graphene electrodes, Blueberries , gasoline, human waste


supercapacitor

supercapacitor

Less expensive supercapacitor in display screens

Qi Hua Fan, Associate Professor, South Dakota State University, set out to make a less expensive supercapacitor for storing renewable energy Read More

 

 

Promising graphene electrodes

Promising graphene electrodes

Promising graphene electrodes for high-speed, high-capacity RAM

The improvements in random access memory that have driven many advances of the digital age owe much to the innovative application of physics and chemistry at the atomic scale Read More

 

Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries don’t improve night vision, finds new study

Blueberries are not only known for promoting heart health, better memory and digestion, but also for improving night vision. Read more

 

Researchers convert sawdust into gasoline

sawdust

sawdust

 

Researchers at KU Leuven’s Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline. Read more 

 

 

Converting human waste into fuel in space

 

human waste

human waste

Human waste may have a new use: sending NASA spacecraft from the moon back to Earth. Until now, the waste has been collected to burn up on re-entry. Read More