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Does saving energy save the climate?

23 min ago from Physorg

To stop climate change, saving energy matters less than switching to renewable energy. Indeed, says Anthony Patt, it isn't clear whether saving energy makes much of a difference at all.

From foe to friend: Graphene catalyzes the C-C bond formation

2 hours ago from Physorg

Graphene monolayers can be epitaxially grown on many single-crystal metal surfaces under ultra-high vacuum. On one side, these monolayers protect highly reactive metallic surfaces from contaminants, but on the other...

Rapid controlled transport of water droplets by sunlight-powered pump

2 hours ago from Physorg

Driven by natural or artificial sunlight, a novel "microtube pump" transports water droplets over long distances. As reported by Chinese researchers in the Journal Angewandte Chemie, the pump consists of...

Bloodhound supersonic car project saved

The supersonic vehicle could still race at 1,000mph after an entrepreneur bought the business.

Scientists invent easier, cheaper way to measure gravity

4 hours ago from Physorg

The world has one official kilogram against which all other country's kilograms are measured and scales calibrated.

Ottawa Senators take on formidable challenge in Nashville Predators

12 hours ago from UPI

Pekka Rinne is sure to get the call when the Nashville Predators visit the Ottawa Senators on Monday night at Canadian Tire Centre.

Method irons out 2-D materials for computer chips

13 hours ago from C&EN

Technique delicately transfers large sheets of ultrathin films

Experts predict the chemistry advances to watch for in 2019

13 hours ago from C&EN

Leaders from ChemRxiv, Nature, and Science weigh in on the big trends in chemistry research they expect next year

Sponsored content: The elements of cooking

13 hours ago from C&EN

Garam masala, panna cotta, kombucha—chemistry creates the sensory delights of global cuisine. 

Fluoride-ion battery runs at room temperature

13 hours ago from C&EN

New liquid electrolyte nudges high-energy-density device toward application

2-D crystals grow with no energy barrier

13 hours ago from C&EN

Counterintuitive finding in row-by-row growth mechanism suggests ways of coaxing hard-to-crystallize molecules to form ordered films

US chemical output set to rise in 2019

13 hours ago from C&EN

But trade conflicts and slowing foreign demand could moderate the industry’s prospects

Report cools down quantum computing hype

1 day ago from C&EN

The National Academies find no guaranteed uses for early quantum computers

Image: Giant black hole powers cosmic fountain

1 day ago from Physorg

Before electrical power became available, water fountains worked by relying on gravity to channel water from a higher elevation to a lower one. This water could then be redirected to...

Heat close out long road trip against Pelicans

1 day ago from UPI

The Miami Heat are concluding a lengthy road trip. The New Orleans Pelicans are about to embark on one.

Harvard students create plan for renewable electricity in Puerto Rico

1 day ago from Harvard Science

A plan designed by a team of Harvard University students to create a reliable source of renewable, affordable electricity for a Puerto Rican community hammered in 2017 by Hurricane Maria has moved...

DoJ: Mueller's Russia probe has cost more than $25M

1 day ago from UPI

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia election meddling probe has cost more than $25 million since it began in the spring of 2017.

Jiggly Jell-O to make powerful new hydrogen fuel catalyst

1 day ago from Science Daily

A cheap and effective new catalyst can generate hydrogen fuel from water just as efficiently as platinum, currently the best -- but also most expensive -- water-splitting catalyst out there.The...

Achiral molecules spontaneously form chiral supramolecular structures

2 days ago from C&EN

Findings suggest a path that prebiotic chemistry could have followed to reach homochirality seen in biology today

Air pollution can chemically transform organic vapors in the atmosphere

2 days ago from UPI

New research suggests human-caused air pollution can impact the conversion of organic gasses into aerosols.

Scientists maximize the effectiveness of platinum in fuel cells

2 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have identified a new catalyst that uses only about a quarter as much platinum as current technology by maximizing the effectiveness of the available platinum.

Harvard students create plan for renewable electricity in Puerto Rico

2 days ago from Harvard Science

A plan designed by a team of Harvard University students to create a reliable source of renewable, affordable electricity for a Puerto Rican community hammered in 2017 by Hurricane Maria has moved...

Shrinking objects to the nanoscale

2 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have invented a new way to fabricate nanoscale 3D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, semiconducting...

Quantum chemical calculations on quantum computers

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new quantum algorithm has been implemented for quantum chemical calculations such as Full-CI on quantum computers without exponential/combinatorial explosion, giving exact solutions of Schroedinger Equations for atoms and molecules,...

Adhesives for biomedical applications can be detached with light

2 days ago from Science Daily

Pulling off a little plastic bandage may soon get a lot less painful. Researchers have developed a new type of adhesive that can strongly adhere wet materials -- such as...

Look: Jordan Peele releases new poster for upcoming horror film 'Us'

2 days ago from UPI

Jordan Peele has released on Twitter a new poster for his upcoming horror film titled "Us."

A painless adhesive: Adhesives for biomedical applications can be detached with light

2 days ago from Physorg

Pulling off a Band-Aid may soon get a lot less painful.

General Atomics receives $40 million for Gray Eagle drone services

2 days ago from UPI

General Atomics has been awarded $40 million by the U.S. Army for services on the Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle.