- 03 May 2021
Titanium carbide nanosheets offer low friction and long-lasting wear resistance.
- 25 March 2021
Nanoparticles unite platinum and indium oxide catalysts for better yields at lower temperature.
- 23 March 2021
Extensive environmental survey of pesticides and their transformation products reveals potential for hidden toxicity.
- 12 March 2021
Air-cleaning devices that claim to remove SARS-CoV-2 have hit shelves, backed by varying levels of data.
- 22 February 2021
Chemical anomalies in zircons highlight hidden geology of the Proterozoic’s ‘boring billion,’ a time of evolutionary stasis.
- 03 May 2021
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Category Archives: Highlights
Sensitive chip uses palladium-decorated titanium dioxide to detect traces of flammable gas at room temperature.
Researchers question accuracy of rapid antigen tests and criticize government’s lack of transparency in multibillion-pound program.
Thermo Fisher hopes $1 million microscope could broaden access to microscopy method used to determine protein structures.
An alternative to polluting ammonium perchlorate shows promise as a propellant ingredient.
Campus testing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign holds important lessons about the strengths and limitations of routine testing regimen.
Targeting mechanism could help to avoid side effects of powerful anticancer drug.
Molecular structures and other identifiers will help to compare and contrast chemical warfare agents controlled by three different international frameworks.
Acids produced by heating dimethyl sulfoxide can trigger a runaway reaction.
Abbott aims to produce 50 million of the 15-minute, $5 tests per month.
The poisonous legacy of industry holds lessons, two books show.