New research suggests ordering the elements by atomic radius and ability to attract electrons.
today • ~7 min
chemistry periodic-table dmitri-mendeleev
Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.
yesterday • ~11 min
chemistry electronics nasa research graduate-postdoctoral media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning school-of-engineering school-of-science 3-questions research-laboratory-of-electronics materials-science-and-engineering dmse space-astronomy-and-planetary-science
The protein, which acts as an ion channel, could be a target for new drugs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~5 min
chemistry covid-19 biology research school-of-science national-institutes-of-nih
Inspired by camel fur, a new two-layered material could provide extended cooling to preserve the freshness of perishable goods.
Nov. 11, 2020 • ~6 min
chemistry energy research school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse mit-energy-initiative energy-storage chemical-engeering
Plastic is cheaper and easier to produce and throw away than it is to recycle. A new method can upcycle it into valuable molecules.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
chemistry sustainability pollution earth-and-environment plastics
By developing novel electrochemical reactions, he hopes to find new ways to generate energy and reduce greenhouse gases.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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An optical sensor that can detect individual molecules promises early detection of diseases and environmental contamination.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~5 min
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Batteries power much of modern life, from electric and hybrid cars to computers, medical devices and cellphones. But unless they're made easier and cheaper to recycle, a battery waste crisis looms.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~10 min
chemistry electronics recycling materials-science electric-vehicles renewable-energy toxic-waste batteries energy-storage municipal-solid-waste e-waste green-design lithium-batteries
Boosting the efficiency of single-cell RNA-sequencing helps reveal subtle differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~7 min
chemistry broad-institute ragon-institute research school-of-engineering school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih koch-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes
Virtual reality software which allows researchers to ‘walk’ inside and analyse individual cells could be used to understand fundamental problems in biology and
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~4 min
virtual-reality chemistry cell imaging microscopy
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