chemistry

Identifying Airborne Hazards In A Flash

Using a nanomaterial patch that traps gas molecules for laser analysis, a team of researchers in Singapore has found a way to profile airborne hazards almost instantaneously.

Creating Colors From Black And White Particles

Researchers in Japan have found a way to create colorful pigments from inexpensive and harmless particles.

DNA Cage Holds Silver Atoms Still For Scrutiny

Using two DNA sequences of ten nucleotides each to hold together exactly 16 silver atoms, researchers in Denmark and Japan seek to better understand the optical properties of silver nanoclusters.

Ocean Heat May Have Triggered Evolution Of Life

Using computational tools, a research group in India has found that basic chemical reactions producing precursors of proteins and RNA could be driven by heat from the ocean.

Seeing 3D Protein Structures Inside Living Cells

By combining nuclear magnetic resonance with computational methods, researchers in Japan are able to map out protein structures inside living eukaryotic cells.

Biosensor Bandage Samples Sweat

Using their adhesive biosensor, researchers in China were able to measure the pH of sweat, as well as the concentration of glucose, calcium and chloride in the biofluid.

Taking Solid-State Batteries To The Next Level

Using complex hydrides, a research group in Japan has demonstrated the possibility of building high-energy-density all-solid-state batteries with capacity exceeding 2,500 Wh/kg.

Elastic Polymers That Spontaneously Heal Themselves

Scientists in Japan have found a method to produce a self-healing material that does not require external stimuli to trigger its healing properties.

When Two Semiconductors Are Better Than One

By combining two different semiconducting compounds, researchers have developed a catalyst that generates hydrogen fuel from nitrogen monoxide.