Chemistry News Articles

News about chemistry, matter, gases, fuels, green chemistry, nanotechnology...

31 July 2013

A tiny diamond-based sensor 1/50,000th of a millimetre across can be used to measure the temperature at specific points...

25 July 2013

Close study of the genome of the oil palm tree could result in significantly increased palm oil yield.

25 July 2013

Ultra-lightweight electronics fashioned from thin plastic films formed into microcircuits have been developed in Japan...

17 July 2013

A scalpel that can discriminate healthy and cancerous tissue can tell surgeons if tumours have been completely removed...

24 June 2013

How Venus lost all its water in its early history...

06 June 2013

Manganese leaching from lava stones around Mt Etna could explain a high incidence of Parkinson's disease in the...

16 May 2013

Discharging of polyisobutene at sea has killed or injured 4,000 birds...

09 May 2013

The fate of one of the world's main sources of helium is about to be decided - and prices are set to soar sky high...

02 May 2013

From 1 December this year, farmers in the EU will be banned from using three insecticides on crops that attract bees...

02 May 2013

A new floating material has been developed which can soak up oil spills, in the ongoing fight against water pollution.

24 April 2013

Biofuels – often suggested as low or no carbon alternatives to fossil – may not be as green as they seem.

22 April 2013

E. coli bacteria capable of producing diesel have been engineered by UK scientists.

18 April 2013

Strange motion of water molecules mixed with nanotubes and carbon isotopes. What could the applications of this new...

18 April 2013

A polymer nanosuit to protect insects in a vacuum, technique inspired by nature.

28 February 2013

Hydrogen cars are limited by the problem of gas storage. Research into efficiently extracting hydrogen from methanol my...

28 February 2013

A new catalyst that can unleash the clean potential of hydrogen without the risk of explosion, has been developed by...

21 February 2013

A bone-repairing calcium-rich paste that also carries a fracture-healing gene-therapy DNA message has been developed in...

21 February 2013

A way to encapsulate squads of enzymes inside a thin polymer shell resembling an organelle makes sequential reaction...

31 January 2013

The resolution of magnetic resonance imaging could be about to go up several notches thanks to a new, nanoscale imaging...

24 January 2013

A new marshmallow-like material that can selectively absorb oil and be rung out ready for re-use has been demonstrated...

24 January 2013

One kilogram of a new polyisocyanide polymer can turn an Olympic-sized swimming pool to jelly within minutes. And as...

18 December 2012

Scientists have discovered how to block the action of the venom of the lethal box jellyfish family...