Chemistry

Scientists unveil a secret of stronger metals

Forming metal into the shapes needed for various purposes can be done in many ways, including casting, machining, rolling, and forging. These processes affect the...

Scientists make new breakthrough in searching for room-temperature superconductors

Scientists have found a new, nanoscale link between superconductivity — the flow of electric current without a loss of energy — and a phenomenon...

Why they don’t make grade B maple syrup anymore?

Are you a grade B maple syrup fan? For a lot of maple syrup connoisseurs, grade B was always the go-to syrup. It’s dark, caramelly,...

Scientists create flat magic window with liquid crystals for the first time

For the first time, researchers have used liquid crystals to create a flat magic window — a transparent device that produces a hidden image...

Not all valved N95 masks are the same when filtering exhaled air

Although respirators with one-way exhalation valves can make wearing a mask more comfortable, their use as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19...

Many eco-friendly products for children contain toxic PFAS chemicals

Scientists from Silent Spring Institute found many children's products, including those with green certifications, contain harmful PFAS chemicals that were not listed on the...

This artificial skin could give robots a sense of touch like humans

One of many special human qualities is the ability to handle objects with skill and precision. This is all down to our sense of touch,...

Scientists discover mountains of sugar under seagrass meadows

Seagrasses form lush green meadows in many coastal areas around the world. These marine plants are one of the most efficient global sinks of carbon...

How can we safely drink water we’ve flushed down our toilets

Sure, drinking toilet water sounds gross, but with the right cleaning methods we can turn the dirtiest water you can think of back into...

Scientists find an unexpected way to recycle disposable masks

With the pervasive single-use masks during the pandemic now presenting an environmental problem, researchers have demonstrated the idea of incorporating old masks into a...