Chemistry

New nanotech could clear haze from white wine

Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, or Chardonnay – when you reach for your favorite white, it’s the clean, clear sparkle that first catches your eye. Or does...

The best material for homemade face masks may be a combination of two fabrics

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people wear masks in public. Because N95 and...

Scientists use ‘hot Jupiter’ data to mine exoplanet chemistry

Atmospheric gases recede from a “hot Jupiter,” which is a Jupiter-size, egg-shaped planet that orbits close to its own sun, in this artistic rendering....

New plate-nanolattices are stronger than diamonds

Researchers have architecturally designed plate-nanolattices, and the nanometer-sized carbon structures are stronger than diamonds as a ratio of strength to density. In a recent study...

Scientists reach new word record to create 2D supramolecules

Scientists at the University of South Florida have reached a new milestone in the development of two-dimensional (2D) supramolecules. 2D supramolecules are the building blocks...

New textile could keep you cool in the heat, warm in the cold

Imagine a single garment that could adapt to changing weather conditions, keeping its wearer cool in the heat of midday but warm when an...

Scientists develop new carbon nanostructure stronger than diamonds

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions have architecturally designed plate-nanolattices - nanometer-sized carbon structures - that are stronger than diamonds...

What do soap bubbles and butterflies have in common

Edith Smith bred a bluer and shinier Common Buckeye at her butterfly farm in Florida, but it took UC Berkeley, graduate student Rachel Thayer...

Nuclear bomb tests help determine age of largest fish on Earth

Nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War in the 1950s and 1960s have helped scientists accurately estimate the age of whale sharks, the biggest...

Can gold hold up as electronics shrink to nanoscale?

Deep inside computer chips, tiny wires made of gold and other conductive metals carry the electricity used to process data. But as these interconnected circuits...

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