Efficient manganese catalyst converts light to chemical energy

Drinking beer may reduce risk of developing heart failure, claims new research

Drinking beer

Drinking beer

Drinking half a pint of beer a day may lower your risk of developing heart failure, a new large-scale study has claimed. The study of nearly 15,000 men and women found that drinking up to seven drinks a week in early to middle age is associated with a 20 per cent lower risk of men developing heart failure in the future when compared to teetotallers. A more modest 16 per cent reduced risk for women was also observed, said researchers. Read More


Converting ash for use in nuclear waste treatment, soil remediation



Scientists suggest a new method to transform power plant ash into materials that could be used for nuclear waste treatment or soil remediation. The world’s power plants produce about 600 million tonne of coal ash every year. If nothing is done about it, this sort of waste might damage the environment. A group of scientists from Greece and Romania suggests a method to turn the ashes produced into an eco-friendly solution. Read More


Efficient manganese catalyst converts light to chemical energy

manganese catalyst

manganese catalyst

Scientists at the Helmholtz Center for Materials and Energy (HZB) in collaboration with the School of Chemistry and ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at Monash University, Australia, have precisely characterized a manganese catalyst’s electronic states. The catalyst is capable of converting light to chemical energy. Read more


Self-cleaning, self-powered smart keyboard identifies computer users

smart keyboard

smart keyboard

In a novel twist in cybersecurity, scientists have developed a self-cleaning, self-powered smart keyboard that can identify computer users by the way they type. The device, reported in the journalACS Nano, could help prevent unauthorized users from gaining direct access to computers. Read mOre



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