Chemistry

Scientists create tunable, nanoscale, incandescent light source

Researchers have created possibly the world's smallest incandescent lightbulb. The new invention could have applications in sensing, photonics and perhaps computing platforms beyond the limitations...

Scientists find new way to cure baldness

Few things on earth strike fear into the hearts of men more profoundly than hair loss. But in a new study, researchers found reversing baldness...

Platinum-graphene fuel cell catalysts show superior stability over bulk platinum

Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity, says new study. Platinum...

Scientists create lightweight plastic 14 times stronger and 8 times lighter than steel

A new lightweight plastic that is 14 times stronger and eight times lighter (less dense) than steel may lead to next-generation military armor. Round, smooth...

Scientists create ‘blackest black’ material to date

MIT engineers have cooked up a material made of carbon nanotubes that is 10 times blacker than anything that has previously been reported. Made from...

This exotic crystal is fueling the quantum revolution

Scientists have discovered new properties in the chemical element bismuth that could prevent supercomputers from frying and enable the production of low power electronics. In...

A “GPS” to guide the discovery of new materials

New materials can contribute potential solutions to many societal issues—from increasing access to clean drinking water to improving solar panel efficiency. But figuring out how...

Scientists discover 43 new forms of carbon as hard as diamond

Superhard materials can slice, drill and polish other objects. They also hold potential for creating scratch-resistant coatings that could help keep expensive equipment safe from...

This reactor turns carbon dioxide into pure liquid fuel

An electrocatalysis reactor recycles carbon dioxide to produce pure liquid fuel solutions using electricity. The scientists behind the invention hope it will become an...

How much does a cloud weigh

Imagine 300 midsize cars floating above your head -- that's how much your average fluffy cloud weighs. So why doesn't it come crashing down...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...