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Chemistry News
October 21, 2020

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A New Material for Separating CO2 from Industrial Waste Gases, Natural Gas, or Biogas

With a new material, the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) can be specifically separated from industrial waste gases, natural gas, or biogas, and ...

CRISPR Meets Pac-Man: New DNA Cut-and-Paste Tool Enables Bigger Gene Edits

Gene editing for the development of new treatments, and for studying disease as well as normal function in humans and other organisms, may advance more quickly with a new tool for cutting larger ...

Radiative Cooler That Cools Down Even Under Sunlight

Now that autumn is upon us, there is a large temperature gap between day and night. This is due to the temperature inversion caused by radiative cooling on the Earth's surface. Heat from the sun ...
Thin tissue grafts and flexible electronics have a host of applications for wound healing, regenerative medicine and ...
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High Levels of Microplastics Released from Infant Feeding Bottles During Formula Prep

New research shows that high levels of microplastics (MPs) are released from infant-feeding bottles (IFBs) during formula preparation. The research also indicates a strong relationship between heat ...

Molecular Design Strategy Reveals Near Infrared-Absorbing Hydrocarbon

The lessons learned from a near infrared absorbing, bowl-shaped molecule made only from hydrogen and carbon atoms offers insights for future organic ...

Enzymatic DNA Synthesis Sees the Light

Researchers have applied photolithographic techniques from the computer chip industry to enzymatic DNA synthesis, and thus developed a new method to multiplex the superior DNA writing ability of ...

Does Science Have a Plastic Problem? Microbiologists Take Steps to Reducing Plastic Waste

A research group developed an approach to reduce plastic waste produced by their lab. They have shared their approach with the hope that other labs will follow ...

An Innovative Method to Tune Lasers Toward Infrared Wavelengths

Researchers have discovered a cost-effective way to tune the spectrum of a laser to the infrared, a band of great interest for many laser ...

Perovskite Materials: Neutrons Show Twinning in Halide Perovskites

Solar cells based on hybrid halide perovskites achieve high efficiencies. These mixed organic-inorganic semiconductors are usually produced as thin films of microcrystals. An investigation with the ...

Making Disorder for an Ideal Battery

The lithium batteries that power our electronic devices and electric vehicles have a number of drawbacks. The electrolyte is a flammable liquid and the lithium they're made of is a limited ...

Chemists Create New Crystal Form of Insecticide, Boosting Its Ability to Fight Mosquitoes and Malaria

Through a simple process of heating and cooling, researchers have created a new crystal form of deltamethrin -- a common insecticide used to control malaria -- resulting in an insecticide that is up ...

Using Electric Current to Stabilize Low-Permeability Soils

Scientists have developed a new approach to stabilizing clay soils. The method involves using a battery-like system to apply electric current to carbonate and calcium ions in order to promote soil ...

New Virtual Reality Software Allows Scientists to 'Walk' Inside Cells

Virtual reality software which allows researchers to 'walk' inside and analyze individual cells could be used to understand fundamental problems in biology and develop new treatments for ...

What Tiny Surfing Robots Teach Us About Surface Tension

Propelled by chemical changes in surface tension, microrobots surfing across fluid interfaces lead researchers to new ...

Palladium Catalysts Can Do It

Palladium catalysts help synthesize key chemicals for many industries. However, direct reaction of two basic reagents, aryl halides and alkyllithium compounds, remains a challenge. Now, a team of ...

One Electrode Fits All Functional Groups

Researchers employed the gold electrode and attached the target molecules onto the electrode. Just like functional groups generate diverse electronic effects, one electrode fits all reactions as the ...

Deep-Seabed Mining Lastingly Disrupts the Seafloor Food Web

Deep-seabed mining is considered a way to address the increasing need of rare metals. However, the environmental impacts are considered to be substantial but remain largely unknown and clear ...

Engineering Team Develops Novel Miniaturized Organic Semiconductor

An engineering team has made an important breakthrough in developing the staggered structure monolayer Organic Field Effect Transistors, which sets a major cornerstone to reduce the size of ...

Printing Organic Transistors

Researchers successfully print and demonstrate organic transistors, electronic switches, which can operate close to their theoretical speed limits. They showed high-speed operation only requires low ...

Researchers Develop Tools to Sharpen 3D View of Large RNA Molecules

Scientists developed a method for generating high resolution 3D images of RNA, overcoming challenges limiting 3D analysis and imaging of RNA to only small molecules and pieces of RNA for the past 50 ...

Intelligent Nanomaterials for Photonics

2D materials - combined with optical fibers - can enable novel applications in the areas of sensors, non-linear optics, and quantum technologies. However, combining these two components has so far ...

New Findings Pave the Way to Environmentally Friendly Supercapacitors

Similar to batteries, supercapacitors are suitable for the repeated storage of electrical energy. Researchers have now presented a particularly safe and sustainable variant of such a ...

This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry is being awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of the CRISPR/Cas9 method for genome ...

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