Chemistry

Scientists develop highly porous material, more precious than diamonds

Porosity is the key to high-performance materials for energy storage systems, environmental technologies or catalysts: The more porous a solid state material is, the more...

Future cars to be made from revolutionary new material

A new material that is as stiff as metal but flexible enough to withstand strong vibrations could transform the car manufacturing industry, say experts...

Scientists fabricate perovskite solar cells to achieve high power conversion efficiency

Chinese researchers fabricated new perovskite solar cells (PSCs) with high power conversion efficiency of 18.1% by inserting Titanium (Ti) cathode layer. Two different device configurations...

What’s Natto? The stinky, slimy soybean snack

Natto, a food made from fermented soybeans, often turns off newcomers to Japanese food due to its strong smell and stringy slime. But many people...

How silver nanoparticles cut odors

Trendy workout clothes may advertise that special silver nanoparticles embedded in the fabric will cut the sweaty odor that builds up from repeated gym...

New, highly stable catalyst may help turn water into fuel

Breaking the bonds between oxygen and hydrogen in water could be a key to the creation of hydrogen in a sustainable manner, but finding...

Singlet fission: A milestone on the path towards efficient solar cells

Generating more electricity from solar cells and conducting further research into so-called singlet fission. This is what scientists at are currently working on as part...

New calcium silicate spheres could make concrete leaner, greener

Rice University scientists have developed micron-sized calcium silicate spheres that could lead to stronger and greener concrete, the world's most-used synthetic material. To Rice materials...

Salt is critical ingredient for cheaper and more efficient batteries

A new design of rechargeable battery, created using salt, could lead the way for greener energy. Researchers at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)...
Green tea compound helps siRNA slip inside cells

Green tea compound helps siRNA slip inside cells

Drinking green tea has been linked to health benefits ranging from cardiovascular disease prevention to weight loss. Although many of these claims still need to...