Massive reserves of mercury found hidden in permafrost

Researchers have discovered permafrost in the northern hemisphere that stores massive amounts of natural mercury. In the new study, scientists measured mercury concentrations in permafrost...

Electron trapping and manipulating with sound waves

An international team of scientists Prof. Ignacio Cirac (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching), and Prof. Mikhail Lukin (Harvard University, USA) have investigated...

New approach for making organic semiconductors

An international team of researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University in Berlin developed a more efficient process for...

Borophene acts as an efficient 2D plasmonic material

According to scientists from Rice Univesity, an atom-thick film of boron could be the first pure two-dimensional material able to emit visible and near-infrared...

Scientists create artificial food from thin air and electricity

Ingredients: one serve of carbon dioxide, high voltage. Now wait for a few weeks and enjoy a meal of single-cell protein. This could be...

Click chemistry reaction for production of polysulfates & polysulfonates

Click chemistry describes a suite of reactions that are controllable, highly reactive, high-yielding, and equire little purification. Protocols are usually simple, using readily-available starting...

Antiaromatic molecule displays electrical conductance

Organic materials often have a lower production cost than traditional electric conductors like metals and semiconductors. Not all organic systems conduct electricity well. However,...

Efficient dialysis membrane made from graphene

Commercial dialysis membranes separate molecules slowly, in part due to their makeup: They are relatively thick, and the pores that tunnel through such dense...

Self reconfiguring modular robots developed

Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, have developed self-reconfiguring modular robots that can merge, split and even self-heal while retaining full sensorimotor...

Microscope for 3-D imaging of surface chemistry of confined systems

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have developed an optical imaging tool to visualize surface chemistry in real time. They imaged the interfacial...

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