Chemistry

Team Discovers that Carbon Dioxide Can Be Used to Create Ethanol

Team Discovers that Carbon Dioxide Can Be Used to Create Ethanol

Researchers in Oak Ridge National Labs in Tennessee accidentally discovered an inexpensive way to convert carbon dioxide into something useful. They created a room-temperature...

The Mystery of Blue Lava and the Kawah Ijen Volcano

The Mystery of Blue Lava and the Kawah Ijen Volcano

The Kawah Ijen Volcano, the largest sulfuric acid crater lake in the world, spews blue lava. These pictures are not Photoshopped. The Ijen Volcano...

Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded to nanotech trio

Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded to nanotech trio

Three European scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their designs and uses of nanotechnology. Jean-Pierre Sauvage,...

Dragon’s Breath Powder Causes Water to Burn

Dragon’s Breath Powder Causes Water to Burn

Lycopodium powder is a collection of spores from a plant called club moss, and it is not only incredibly hydrophobic, but also very flammable....

Scientists Develop Compound to Keep Scars from Forming

Scientists Develop Compound to Keep Scars from Forming

Research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society yesterday demonstrates new chemical breakthroughs that could prevent scars from forming. Scars readily form on...

Small Stanford Device Harnesses Solar to Purify Water Faster

Small Stanford Device Harnesses Solar to Purify Water Faster

A little device developed by researchers at Stanford can purify water of nearly all bacteria in just 20 minutes. Water purification on a large...

It Actually Takes A LOT of Work to Determine if Your Food is Real

It Actually Takes A LOT of Work to Determine if Your Food is Real

Most of us are hopefully aware that a large portion of the food we eat is actually fake. From the cheeses on that microwave pizza to...

Watching Pills Dissolve in Macro Timelapse is Incredibly Satisfying – How it Works

Watching Pills Dissolve in Macro Timelapse is Incredibly Satisfying – How it Works

Different kinds of pills are designed to release medication in different timeframes and in different parts of the body. This incredible macro timelapse footage gives...

Turning White Bread into Heat Resistant Carbon Foam

Turning White Bread into Heat Resistant Carbon Foam

High-density carbon foam is what was used to cover the exterior of the space shuttle, and it turns out you can make it from...

10 Most Useful Vinegar Hacks for Around the House

10 Most Useful Vinegar Hacks for Around the House

When it comes to cleaning products, many of them are 90% water with only 10% actual cleaning chemical. It is hard to rationalize spending...

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