The basis of the innovative battery chemistry for the zinc-air batteryis a non-alkaline, aqueous electrolyte. Credit: WWU – MEET (Judith Kraft) International Research Cooperation for Sustainable Batteries of the Future High-performance, eco-friendly, safe and at the same time cost-effective: the zinc-air battery is an attractive energy storage technology of the […]

Artist’s concept illustration depicting cells treated with antibiotics (red) propagating in a river environment, while those that have been genetically modified to remove the gene that produces the fluoride exporter (green) die off in the presence of fluoride. Credit: Lillian McKinney In Michelle O’Malley’s lab, a simple approach suggests a […]

This InEnTec plant in Oregon will receive feedstock materials, such as medical and industrial waste, and — using InEnTec’s plasma gasification process — will convert them into high-purity hydrogen for use in industry and fuel cell vehicles. Credit: Jeffrey E. Surma/InEnTec Climate goals expand impact of MIT waste-processing spinoff that capitalizes on […]

ENLARGE The fluorescence of radicals generated from tetraarylsuccinonitrile would enable visualization of the crystallization. Fluorescence microscopy observations of crystallization-induced mechanofluorescence allow the precise identification of the stress location and in-depth clarification of the polymer crystallization process. Credit: Tokyo Tech In modern times, manufacturers produce highly specialized materials for a wide […]

Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin develop a deep learning method to solve a fundamental problem in quantum chemistry. A team of scientists at Freie Universität Berlin has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) method for calculating the ground state of the Schrödinger equation in quantum chemistry. The goal of quantum chemistry […]

Biochemists use protein engineering to transfer photocaging groups to DNA. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the basis of life on earth. The function of DNA is to store all the genetic information, which an organism needs to develop, function and reproduce. It is essentially a biological instruction manual found in every cell. Biochemists […]

Manuring with man urine: researchers from Japan electrochemically create ammonia from urine to grow plants in space. Credit: Freepik Researchers at Tokyo University of Science devise a new electrochemical technology to manufacture ammonia-based fertilizer from urea. From the perspective of future societies, in extremely closed environments such as a space […]

Lignocellulose biomass is cracked using acid to produce furfural. Using visible light and oxygen, furfural is converted into hydroxybutenolide, which is then modified using different alcohols to produce alkoxybutenolide monomers, that can be polymerized into coatings using UV light. Credit: George Hermens and Paco Visser, University of Groningen Organic chemists […]

Newly described chemical reaction could have assembled DNA building blocks before life forms and their enzymes existed.   ANIMATION Discovery boosts theory that life on our planet arose from RNA-DNA mix. Chemists at Scripps Research have made a discovery that supports a surprising new view of how life originated on our […]