Chemistry

Scientists find way to reduce electric vehicle battery testing time by 75%

Testing the longevity of new electric vehicle battery designs could be four times faster with a streamlined approach, researchers at the University of Michigan...

This material holds promise for the next generation of organic electronics

For decades, field-effect transistors enabled by silicon-based semiconductors have powered the electronics revolution. But in recent years, manufacturers have come up against hard physical limits...

This wearable chemical sensor is as good as gold

Researchers created a special ultrathin sensor, spun from gold, that can be attached directly to the skin without irritation or discomfort. The sensor can measure...

Why can’t I distill liquor at home?

Have you ever wanted to make your own bourbon? Don’t! The process might be relatively simple- heat a fermented liquid and keep only the...

Asteroid Psyche maps reveal an ancient world of metal and rock

Later this year, NASA is set to launch a probe the size of a tennis court to the asteroid belt, a region between the...

Scientists find way to make lithium-ion batteries last longer in extreme cold

When temperatures fall below freezing, cellphones need to be recharged frequently, and electric cars have shorter driving ranges. This is because their lithium-ion batteries’ anodes...

How gas stoves pollute your home

Many of us love our gas stoves. But unfortunately, they can create indoor pollution levels that exceed legal outdoor pollution levels. This video dives into the...

What is the best radiation shielding for the surface of Mars

The planet Mars is calling to us. At least, that is the impression one gets when examining all the planned and proposed missions to the...

How to make colors out of gold and DNA

Folk belief says there’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but new technology is turning that idea on its head...

Has your food been chemically altered?

Scientists from Northeastern University found that 73% of the U.S. food supply is ultra-processed, which they link to a higher risk of developing a...