Catalyst recycles carbon dioxide into useful fuels

A new catalyst turns carbon dioxide into useful fuels and chemicals really efficiently . It could pave way for large-scale CO2 recycling, researchers say.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Aug. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sustainability carbon-dioxide emissions earth-and-environment catalysts

‘Wrap, trap, and zap’ kills superbugs in wastewater

Adding a graphene "wrap" to an exisitng "trap and zap" strategy does a better job and destroying antibiotic-resistant bacteria in wastewater treatment.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: bacteria nanotechnology antibiotics drug-resistance health-and-medicine catalysts wastewater-treatment

Catalyst could turn seawater into fuel for Navy ships

If ships could create their own fuel from seawater, they could remain in continuous operation. Researchers say a catalyst could make it a reality.

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
July 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: oceans renewable-energy featured earth-and-environment ships fuels catalysts

99% of ‘forever chemicals’ can’t survive surprising catalyst

Forever chemicals may have met their match in a new, surprising catalyst. "This wasn't supposed to work, and it did."

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: pollution light health-and-medicine coatings catalysts

System more sustainably models chemical reactions

A lab-based "intelligent microsystem" employs machine learning for modeling chemical reactions, researchers report.

Karl Greenberg-NYU • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: chemistry sustainability earth-and-environment catalysts

Nanotech ‘traps and zaps’ antibiotic-resistant genes

A new method could tackle the antibiotic-resistant genes of superbug bacteria with a "trap and zap" method. It could keep resistance from spreading.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
March 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: nanotechnology antibiotics drug-resistance health-and-medicine catalysts wastewater-treatment

Platinum is great at splitting water for a surprise reason

Understanding why platinum is the best catalyst for splitting water could lead to cheaper ways to make hydrogen fuel.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Jan. 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: chemistry water hydrogen metals science-and-technology earth-and-environment renewable-fuels catalysts platinum

New method could make bulletproof armor material even tougher

New research could solve a hurdle in the creation of bulletproof vests and make the process more environmentally friendly.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Oct. 10, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: nanotechnology materials-science polymers health-and-medicine catalysts

Cheaper, tougher catalytic converters may be in sight

A better understanding of how catalytic converters break down could help pave the way for better versions that last longer and cost less to fix.

Andrew Myers-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 19, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: cars metals science-and-technology catalysts

Super catalyst turns chemical ‘trash’ into treasure

"Not only can we do a totally unprecedented reaction, we can do it under extremely simple conditions..."

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
Dec. 28, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: chemistry science-and-technology catalysts

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