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7 Things You May Not Know About Catalysis

    Computational modeling produces both prospects for better catalysts and beautiful images, like this model of a platinum catalyst interacting…

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“Delicious Chemistry” – How a PhD Student Learned To Use His Chemistry Skills in Cooking Dishes

    PhD student Tshepo Dipheko from South Africa. Credit: RUDN UniversityWhat sets chemistry apart from other natural sciences is the ability to…

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Building a Better Bulb: New Prototype LED Lightbulb Emits Less of That Troublesome Blue Light

    Being more efficient, traditional LED lightbulbs require much less electricity to operate. But they are not problem free.LED lightbulbs offe…

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New globular cluster exhibiting extreme kinematics detected

    Finding charts for VVV-CL160 at different wavelengths. Credit: Minniti et al., 2021.Astronomers from the Andrés Bello National University, …

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Vanadium-dependent nitrogenase can bind two CO molecules simultaneously

    The iron-vanadium (FeV) cofactor in vanadium-dependent nitrogenase was made to react with carbon monoxide (CO) and then gassed under pressur…

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Ocean microplastics: First global view shows seasonal changes and sources

    Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public DomainAn estimated 8 million tons of plastic trash enters the ocean each year, and most of it is battered by sun…

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Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain

    Excavated medieval foot bones showing hallux valgus, with lateral deviation of the great toe. Credit: Jenna DittmarThe British have suffered…

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Catalyzing a zero-carbon world by harvesting energy from living cells

    Krebs cycle metabolites fall in energy-rich carbon feedstock, Credit: Issey TakahashiThe imminent environmental crisis calls for an urgent t…

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Researchers make key advance for printing circuitry on wearable fabrics

    Perovskite structure. Credit: OSU College of EngineeringElectronic shirts that keep the wearer comfortably warm or cool, as well as medical …

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Polymer Fluorescence: Chain Length Determines Molecular Color

    These polymers, seen here under UV light, are composed of the exact same components. The only difference is their chain length. Credit: Suiy…

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New Chemistry for Cleaner Combustion Engines – From New Clues to the Origins of the Universe

    Illustration of a supernova explosion. Such swirling masses of matter gave shape to the earliest forms of carbonprecursors to molecules some…

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Metal organic frameworks' metallic mastery

    Credit: CC0 Public DomainThe tightly defined ratios of metals in MOFs makes them ideal starting materials for novel catalyst creation.Heatin…

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International team partners with UN to launch global initiative to map ungulate migrations

    Wild reindeer, Hardangervidda, Norway. Credit: Olav StrandAn international team of 92 scientists and conservationists has joined forces to c…

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Researchers produce laser pulses with record-breaking intensity

    Researchers created high-intensity pulses using the petawatt laser (pictured) at the Center for Relativistic Laser Science (CoReLS) in the R…

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Evading the uncertainty principle in quantum physics

    Schematic of the entangled drumheads. Credit: Aalto UniversiThe uncertainty principle, first introduced by Werner Heisenberg in the late 192…

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New Clues on How Nitrogenase, an Enzyme Critical for Life, Converts Nitrogen Into Ammonia

    MIT chemists have determined the structure of the complex that forms when gaseous dinitrogen, or N2, binds to an iron-sulfur cluster, offeri…

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Visualizing Cement Hydration on a Molecular Level – Could Enable 3-D Printing of Concrete

    The high temporal and spatial resolution Raman imaging technique opens opportunities to answer millennia-old questions regarding cement chem…

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Easier to Swallow: New Drug-Formulation Method May Lead to Smaller Pills

    MIT chemical engineers have devised a new way to formulate hydrophobic drugs by turning them into a nanoemulsion, which can be poured into a…

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Plant-Based “Vegan Spider Silk” Provides Sustainable Alternative to Single-Use Plastics

    Researchers have created a plant-based, sustainable, scalable material that could replace single-use plastics in many consumer products. Cre…

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Researchers unveil complex defect structure of Li-ion cathode material

    Graphical abstract. Credit: Inorganic Chemistry (2021). DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03241Skoltech scientists have studied the hydroxyl defe…

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Weird Quantum Tunneling Enables 'Imposs

    Chemical reactions thought to be impossible in space because of the extremely low temperatures there are actually happening often. In a July…

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Habitable Zones Around Alien Suns May Depend

    This diagram compares our own solar system to Kepler-22, a star system containing the first "habitable zone" planet discovered by NASA'…

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Tiny 'Soccer Ball' Space Molecules

    NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected the solid form of buckyballs in space for the first time. To form a solid particle, the buc…

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Waste Not: New Dipping Solution Turns the Wh

    After filleting, there are still lots of valuable and nutritious parts of the fish left, such as the backbones, heads and fins. By dipping t…

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A New Way to Shape Metal Nanoparticles—With

    We are constantly immersed in magnetic fields. The Earth produces a field that envelops us. Toasters, microwaves and all of our other applia…

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The Sneaky, Lying Flower That Pretends to Be

    Courtesy of Thomas RuppIt was the butterflies that tipped them off. Thomas Rupp, a PhD student in ecology at the Paris-Lodron University of …

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NASA Has Spotted Sneaky Methane Emissions Fr

    Photo: Jeri Clausing (AP)There’s no such thing as easy climate fixes, but when it comes to methane emissions from oil and gas production, a…

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A Rare Flower Is Screwing Up Plans for a Nev

    Photo: Patrick Donnelly, Center for Biological Diversity (Other)Last week brought some good news for an at-risk desert flower. The Fish and …

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Archaeologists Open Frozen Wooden Box Found

    The wooden box found on the Lendbreen ice patch in Norway’s Breheimen National Park.Melting glacial ice along a mountain passageway in Norw…

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Catalytic Hydrogenation of CO2 to Methanol:

    Researchers achieved for the first time low-temperature high-efficiency hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol, with a long working life over sulf…

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Carbon emissions from energy dropped 10% in

    In this file photo dated Wednesday, May 5, 2021, cars with people waiting for AstraZeneca vaccination queue in front of a tent on the parkin…

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Scientists Have Discovered an Achilles Heel

    A unique feature of the SARS-CoV-2 genome controls protein synthesis and presents an Achilles heel of the virus.Viruses require the resource…

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Can bacteria make stronger cars, airplanes a

    Credit: Qiming Wang, Usc Viterbi School Of EngineeringBiological systems can harness their living cells for growth and regeneration, but eng…

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In the Blood: Antibodies Identified That Bes

    Scientists look to untangle the mysteries of antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in search of better tests an…

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RUDN University chemists created cheap catal

    RUDN University chemists proposed a new way to synthesize catalysts for the conversion of ethyl alcohol. The obtained materials are promisin…

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Wider applications for Vortex Fluidic Device

    Wider clean chemistry applications of the extraordinary Vortex Fluidic Device – invented by Flinders University’s Professor Coli…

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Tiny particles power chemical reactions

    CAMBRIDGE, MA — MIT engineers have discovered a new way of generating electricity using tiny carbon particles that can create a curren…

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Fungus creates a fast track for carbon

    IMAGE: Fungus creates an underappreciated express lane for carbon, “shunting ” as much as 20 percent of the carbon fixed by dia…

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