Chemistry in the News
AI implications: Engineer's model lays groundwork for machine-learning device
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:20:16 EDT
In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications.
Discovery could lead to new catalyst design to reduce nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:17:25 EDT
Researchers have discovered a new reaction mechanism that could be used to improve catalyst designs for pollution control systems to further reduce emissions of smog-causing nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust.
Dissolvable, easy-to-use milk capsules for your coffee
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:28:10 EDT
Have your coffee without spilling the milk: researchers have developed a milk capsule that dissolves when placed in a hot drink. Not only does this reduce the consumption of packaging material, the capsules are easier to use than conventional plastic containers.
Fizzy soda water could be key to clean manufacture of flat wonder material: Graphene
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:26:00 EDT
As graphene's popularity grows as an advanced 'wonder' material, the speed and quality at which it can be manufactured will be paramount. With that in mind, the research group has developed a cleaner and more environmentally friendly method to isolate graphene using carbon dioxide in the form of carbonic acid as the electrolyte solution.
Lithium-air batteries: Mystery about proposed battery material clarified
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:18:35 EDT
A compound called lithium iodide (LiI) has been considered a leading material for lithium-air batteries, which could deliver more energy per pound compared to today's leading batteries. A new study helps explain previous, conflicting findings about the material's usefulness for this task.