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Scientists find new way to convert CO2 into ethylene

A research team from Caltech and the UCLA has demonstrated a promising way to efficiently convert carbon dioxide into ethylene -- an important chemical...

New plant-based device could charge cars in minutes

A new plant-based supercapacitor could, in the near future, charge devices—even electric cars—within a few minutes, researchers report. The researchers say their energy storage devices...

Carbon-rich exoplanets could be made of diamonds, says study

As missions like NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, TESS and Kepler continue to provide insights into the properties of exoplanets (planets around other stars), scientists...

We love our blue jeans, but they have a massive water footprint

The fact that blue jeans typically need only a passing acquaintance with the washing machine has always been a point in their favor. But even...

Why lime juice burns your skin in the sun

Did you know that making margaritas and then heading to the beach could leave you with a painful, swelling burn? In this episode of Reactions,...

New catalyst can convert carbon dioxide and water into ethanol

Scientists have discovered a new electrocatalyst that can consistently convert carbon dioxide and water into ethanol with very high energy efficiency and low cost. Because...

Permanent hair dye may slightly increase risk of some cancers

In a new study, researchers found women who use permanent hair dye products to color their hair at home do not experience greater risk...

How chemicals like PFAS can increase your risk of severe COVID-19

Nearly a year before the novel coronavirus emerged, Dr. Leonardo Trasande published “Sicker, Fatter, Poorer,” a book about connections between environmental pollutants and many...

Cool touch shirts can make you feel cool on hot days, but which materials...

It’s another hot and sweaty summer day, and you see an ad for a sports T-shirt claiming it is made out of a material...

New AI could detect fentanyl and derivatives remotely

To help keep first responders safe, scientists have developed an artificial intelligence method that not only rapidly and remotely detects the powerful drug fentanyl,...

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