Ruhr-University Bochum researchers are reporting on a new class of catalysts that is theoretically suitable for universal use. Numerous chemical reactions relevant for the energy revolution are highly complex and result in considerable energy losses. This is the reason why energy conversion and storage systems or fuel cells are not yet widely used in commercial […]

University of California – Irvine researchers use design inspiration from the skin of stealthy sea creatures. The engineers have developed a next-generation, adaptive space blanket that gives users the ability to control their temperature. The innovation is detailed in a study published in Nature Communications. Co-author Alon Gorodetsky, UCI associate professor of chemical & biomolecular […]

Queen Mary University of London scientists have found a way to place catalysts inside the tiniest pores of different host materials. The team compares the process to fitting model ships that are unfolded inside a bottle. When materials are confined like this on such a small scale, and without breaking the host, they behave differently […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Queensland researchers have identified a matrix of risks that the mining industry must overcome to unlock vitally important copper reserves. Geologists have said copper would be crucial in a renewable-powered future, but global supplies were far from guaranteed. For modern electrified life — copper is vital.  The researchers’ paper “Re-thinking complex orebodies: […]

University of Copenhagen researchers have developed a method that makes it easier to find better and cheaper catalysts. Catalysts that can ensure the creation and storage of bio source, solar and wind energy in fuels and chemicals will therefore play an increasingly important role. The catalysts that are used today are often both expensive and […]

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