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Scientists develop the most wear-resistant metal alloy in the world

If you're ever unlucky enough to have a car with metal tires, you might consider a set made from a new alloy engineered at...

Hydrogen is the simplest element in the universe, but that simplicity is deceptive

Under pressure, hydrogen offers a reflection of giant planet interiors Lab-based mimicry allowed physicists to probe hydrogen under the conditions found in the interiors of...
Energy-making gold stars may boost solar storage

Energy-making gold stars may boost solar storage

Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods—and could lead to better...
Brewing a great cup of coffee depends on chemistry and physics

Brewing a great cup of coffee depends on chemistry and physics

Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption. In contrast, drinkers...
Scientists discover world's oldest cheese in Egyptian tomb

Scientists discover world’s oldest cheese in Egyptian tomb

Aging usually improves the flavor of cheese, but that's not why some very old cheese discovered in an Egyptian tomb is drawing attention. Instead, it's...
Scientists discover surprising distortions in high-temperature superconductors

Scientists discover surprising distortions in high-temperature superconductors

There's a literal disturbance in the force that alters what physicists have long thought of as a characteristic of superconductivity, according to Rice University...

Scientists discover a fast way to make mineral which can remove CO2 from atmosphere

Scientists have developed an accelerated way to produce magnesite at room temperature, a mineral which can capture the greenhouse gas CO2 from the atmosphere. Removing...

Why does the water splay when it hits the sink before it heads down...

Household phenomenon observed by Leonardo da Vinci finally explained by Cambridge researchers An everyday occurrence spotted when we turn on the tap to brush our...

Scientists develop world’s most efficient semiconductor material for thermal management

New material draws heat away from hotspots much faster than current materials, which could lead to dramatic improvements in computer chip performance and energy...

Pop a balloon with style

Have you ever popped a balloon with just an orange peel? This chemistry party trick is a classic demo of how solvents work. Learn...