Chemistry and Chemical Engineering News
Remotely Controlled Nanomachines
Posted on July 05, 2007 at 11:32:34 am
Physicists at the University of California at Berkeley have produced images that show how light can control some of the smallest possible machines.
"Smart" Traffic Boxes Could Help Monitor Roads, Save Money
Posted on July 04, 2007 at 11:15:46 pm
Ohio State University engineers are working to make the traffic control boxes that stand beside major freeways smarter. They've developed new software that helps the computerized boxes locate road incidents and notify transportation authorities at lower c
Coal-to-Liquid Researchers Are Ahead of National Debate
Posted on July 04, 2007 at 10:44:55 pm
As the national debate over energy independence intensifies, researchers at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research are refining methods to convert coal into liquid fuel.
Yale Chemists Work On Converting Solar Energy To Fuel
Posted on July 03, 2007 at 10:42:34 pm
A team of chemists at Yale is working to increase the nation's energy supply through effective use of solar power under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program for basic research on solar energy utilization.
New Cost-efficient Method For Creating Portable Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Posted on July 01, 2007 at 01:47:03 pm
A new paper published in Journal of the American Ceramic Society proposes a new method of producing hydrogen for portable fuel cells. This new method negates the need for the complicated and expensive equipment currently used.
T-Rays vs. Terrorists
Posted on June 30, 2007 at 02:10:22 pm
Terahertz radiation can see through clothes and tell if that's Play-Doh in your pocket or a pound of plastique.
Chemists Advance Organic Semiconductor Processing
Posted on June 27, 2007 at 09:34:52 pm
Any machinist will tell you that a little grease goes a long way toward making a tool work better. And that may soon hold true for plastic electronics as well.
New Way To Build Nanodevices Electron Beam 'Carves' The World's Smallest Device
Posted on June 27, 2007 at 09:33:54 am
Physicists at the University of Pennsylvania are using a new technique to craft some of the tiniest metal nanostructures ever created, none larger than 10 nanometers, or 10,000 times smaller than the width of a single human hair.
Smallest Piece Of Ice Reveals Its True Nature
Posted on June 23, 2007 at 06:16:27 pm
Collaborative research between scientists in the UK and Germany (published in Nature Materials) has led to a breakthrough in the understanding of the formation of ice.
Helping Chlorine-eating Bacteria Clean Up Toxic Waste
Posted on June 22, 2007 at 10:47:19 pm
Cornell researchers hope to learn how certain bacteria that break down pollutants do their job and then to make them more effective in cleaning up toxic wastes.