Chemistry

New ’honeycomb’ material could extend battery life by 100X

Scientists have created a material that could extend the life of the batteries in our electronics by more than 100 times. Among the chief complaints...

Cannibalistic materials feed on themselves to grow new nanostructures

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory induced a two-dimensional material to cannibalize itself for atomic "building blocks" from which stable...

A new way to remove ice buildup without power or chemicals

Passive solar-powered system could prevent freezing on airplanes, wind turbines, powerlines, and other surfaces From airplane wings to overhead powerlines to the giant blades of...

A step closer to low-cost hydrogen fuel cells

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new way to make low-cost, single-atom catalysts for fuel cells — an advance that could make...

How your contact lenses could hurt the environment

Many people rely on contact lenses to improve their vision. But these sight-correcting devices don't last forever -- some are intended for a single day's...
Sulfurization of organic material is faster than we thought

Sulfurization of organic material is faster than we thought

New study is changing our understanding of the carbon cycle About 94 million years ago, something happened that led to an unusually high amount of...

These toxic metals linked to higher risk of heart disease

In a recent study, researchers find exposure to lead, copper, cadmium and arsenic is linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary...

Energy startup converts CO2 into fuel by just adding sunlight

A ruinous, atmospheric greenhouse gas may soon get a public relations makeover, as Cornell startup Dimensional Energy has developed a way to add sunlight...

From breast implants to ice cube trays: How silicone took over our kitchens

One of my ice cube trays is a small, yellow novelty tray that, when placed in the freezer, molds water into little duck-shaped pieces...

Scientists 3D print prototype for ‘bionic eye’ for the first time

A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota have, for the first time, fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a...