Chemistry in the News
Some surfaces are wetted by water, others are water-repellent: A new material can be both
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:52:51 EDT
Scientists have discovered a robust surface whose adhesive and wetting properties can be switched using electricity.
Engineers to use cyborg insects as biorobotic sensing machines
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:14:15 EDT
A team of engineers is looking to capitalize on the sense of smell in locusts to create new biorobotic sensing systems that could be used in homeland security applications.
New model predicts once-mysterious chemical reactions
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:28:34 EDT
A team of researchers has developed a theoretical model to forecast the fundamental chemical reactions involving molecular hydrogen.
One giant leap for the future of safe drug delivery
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:37:46 EDT
By using an innovative 3-D inkjet printing method, researchers have taken the biggest step yet in producing microscopic silk swimming devices that are biodegradable and harmless to a biological system.
Synthesized microporous 3D graphene-like carbons
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:22:59 EDT
Zeolites' nanoporous systems are an ideal template for the synthesis of three-dimensional (3D) graphene architecture, but the high temperatures required for their synthesis cause the reactions to occur non-selectively. The research team lowered the temperature required for the carbonization by embedding lanthanum ions (La3+), a silvery-white metal element, in zeolite pores.