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Developing a catalytic conveyor belt
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:10:00 EST
Capitalizing on previous studies in self-powered chemo-mechanical movement, researchers have developed a novel method of transporting particles that utilizes chemical reactions to drive fluid flow within microfluidic devices.

Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:09:42 EST
Researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries -- small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for cars.

In-mouse catalysis
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:59:57 EST
A gold catalyst can be delivered to a target organ in a higher organism where it performs a chemical transformation visualized by bioimaging. This intriguing approach could make organometallic catalysis applicable for therapy or diagnostics.

Quest for climate-friendly refrigerants finds complicated choices
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:59:16 EST
Researchers have just completed a multiyear study to identify the 'best' candidates for future use as air conditioning refrigerants that will have the lowest impact on the climate.

Printable solar cells just got a little closer
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:28:00 EST
A new innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Researchers have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a relatively new class of solar devices called perovskite solar cells. This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable solar panels capable of turning nearly any surface into a power generator.