Chemistry

This metallic wood has the strength of titanium and the density of water

High-performance golf clubs and airplane wings are made out of titanium, which is as strong as steel but about twice as light. These properties depend...
Photoluminescence gives gold nanoparticles their remarkable light-emitting properties

Photoluminescence gives gold nanoparticles their remarkable light-emitting properties

When you light up a metal nanoparticle, you get light back. It's often a different color. That's a fact - but the why is up...

Periodic table: new version warns of elements that are endangered

It is amazing to think that everything around us is made up from just 90 building blocks – the naturally occurring chemical elements. Dmitri Mendeleev...
Scientists create new materials that open in the heat of the moment

Scientists create new materials that open in the heat of the moment

Kyoto University researchers have designed a temperature-controllable copper-based material for sieving or storing different kinds of gases. The rationale used to design the material, described...

New method yields higher transition temperature in superconducting materials

Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new way to raise the transition temperature of superconducting materials, boosting the temperature at which...

Scientists unlock graphene’s superconducting powers with a twist and a squeeze

A Columbia-led team has discovered a new method to manipulate the electrical conductivity of this game-changing material, the strongest known to man with applications...
‘Wonder material’ graphene exhibits very different properties in humid conditions

‘Wonder material’ graphene exhibits very different properties in humid conditions

The ‘wonder material’, which is made from carbon and was discovered in 2004, is hailed for many of its extraordinary characteristics including being stronger...

What makes the deadly pufferfish so delectable

Researchers have identified the key compounds responsible for the taste of pufferfish (Takifugu obscurus). Some people consider pufferfish, also known as fugu, a delicacy because...

U.S. government can do more to promote biochar

A new study shows how well-designed government policy can address the problem of high startup costs making it hard for some farmers to implement...

Scientists develop promising new type of polymers

Organic polymers can nowadays be found in solar cells, sensors, LEDs and in many other technical applications. One specific type of polymers -- known as...

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In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

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...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

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High blood pressure is a common chronic health condition. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. However, it is a big...