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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Scientists Developed a Method That Allows Removal of Antibiotic Residue from Waste Water

Feb. 13, 2019 — A new article is focused in particular on organic aerogels produced from phenolic compounds obtained upon processing Estonian oil shale, i.e. from local raw material. In order to produce highly ... read more

Research Will Help Urban Planners Prioritize Bike Lanes

Feb. 12, 2019 — A new virtual tool could help planners choose the best places to install bikes lanes in cities. The data-based tool builds on previous research that validated the safety benefits of bike lanes for ... read more

Scientists Use Smartphones to Improve Dismal Rating of Nation's Civil Infrastructure

Feb. 11, 2019 — Scientists at the have developed smartphone-based technologies that can monitor civil infrastructure systems such as crumbing roads and aging ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar ... read more

Marine Scientists Find Toxic Bacteria on Microplastics Retrieved from Tropical Waters

Feb. 11, 2019 — A team of marine scientists had uncovered toxic bacteria living on the surfaces of microplastics (which are pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters in size) collected from the coastal areas of ... read more

New Device Simplifies Measurement of Fluoride Contamination in Water

Feb. 11, 2019 — Seeking to address fluoride contamination in drinking water, chemical engineers have developed a portable and user-friendly device that can measure fluoride concentration accurately and ... read more

Scientists Advance New Technology to Protect Drinking Water from Lake Erie Algal Toxins

Feb. 11, 2019 — A microbiologist has identified groups of bacteria in Lake Erie that degrade microcystin and can be used to naturally purify ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — Adding olefin enables efficient solvent-free cross-coupling reactions, leading to environmentally friendly syntheses of a wide range of organic ... read more

Feb. 8, 2019 — A new one-step method discovered by synthetic organic chemists allows nitrogen atoms to be added to precursor compounds used in the design and manufacture of drugs, pesticides, fertilizers and other ... read more

Feb. 8, 2019 — Stable, color-changing compound shows potential for electronics, sensors and gas ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — Chemists appear to have finished the quest for a cheaper, efficient alternative to the iridium compounds while also solving the decades-long problem with the color blue. Surprisingly, copper does it ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table, and the principles that drove Dmitri Mendeleev to construct his table are still influencing today's research ... read more

Renewable Oils for Use in Lubricants Synthesized

Feb. 7, 2019 — Lubricants keep the world moving, but they leave a heavy environmental footprint. New research provides a strategy to create renewable lubricant base oils efficiently from non-food ... read more

A Better Way to Make Plastics out of Sulfur

Feb. 7, 2019 — Scientists have discovered a new process to make polymers out of sulfur which could provide a way of making plastic that is less harmful to the ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — Since the discovery of the first homoleptic metal carbonyl complex more than 130 years ago, scientists have been trying to obtain further such compounds formed from a carbon monoxide molecule and a ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — Scientists have developed an effective and energy-efficient technique for purifying water by using graphitic carbon nitride sheets. Their prototype purified pathogen-rich water in 30 minutes, killing ... read more

New Materials for High-Voltage Supercapacitors

Feb. 7, 2019 — A research team has developed new materials for supercapacitors with higher voltage and better stability than other ... read more

Scientists Discover New Type of Self-Healing Material

Feb. 7, 2019 — A research group has developed a new type of material, based on ethylene, which exhibits a number of useful properties such as self-healing and shape memory. Remarkably, some of the materials can ... read more

Novel Electrocatalyst Outperforms Platinum in Alkaline Hydrogen Production

Feb. 7, 2019 — A novel ruthenium-based catalyst has shown markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts in alkaline water electrolysis for hydrogen production. The catalyst is a nanostructured ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new rapid prototyping technique for fluoropolymer microfluidic device. This microfluidic device was fabricated by two steps: (1) cutting commercially available ... read more

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