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New technique helps create new components for photoelectric devices

New technique helps create new components for photoelectric devices

A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the...
Scientists transforms water and carbon dioxide into fuels

Scientists find a way to transform water and carbon dioxide into fuels

Chemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis. By converting carbon dioxide into...
Scientists discover fascinating new properties of lithium

Scientists discover fascinating new properties of lithium

Lithium transforms under pressure. Using cutting-edge theoretical calculations performed at NERSC, researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry have predicted fascinating new properties of lithium. Lithium was...

Why is carbon the key to life? On earth, anyway

One element is the backbone of all forms of life we've ever discovered on Earth: carbon. Number six on the periodic table is, to the...
Beaches near Hiroshima littered with glassy beads from atomic bomb blast 75 years ago

Beaches near Hiroshima littered with glassy beads from atomic bomb blast 75 years ago

Beaches around the Japanese city of Hiroshima are littered with minuscule glassy beads formed from debris melted by the atomic bomb blast that devastated...
Scientists make unbelievable nano-sized protein cages with gold

Scientists make unbelievable nano-sized protein cages with gold

A research team has produced a super-stable artificial protein ball that apparently defies the rules of geometry and which may have applications in materials...
New material could unlock potential for hydrogen powered vehicles

New material could unlock potential for hydrogen powered vehicles

Scientists have discovered a new material that could hold the key to unlocking the potential of hydrogen-powered vehicles. As the world looks towards a gradual...
Why some red wines taste ‘dry’

Why some red wines taste ‘dry’?

Wine connoisseurs can easily discriminate a dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, from a fruitier red, like Pinot Noir. Scientists have long linked the...

Scientists decode the smell of dark chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most-consumed treats around the world, and the smell alone is usually enough to evoke strong cravings from even the...
Why you may want to stop using plastic water bottles

Why you may want to stop using plastic water bottles

A recent study has found that exposure to bisphenol-A or BPA can worsen symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease or IBD. BPA exists in polycarbonate plastics...