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New technology can efficiently remove pollutants from contaminated water

Researchers have developed a new method to efficiently remove up to 80% of dye pollutants from contaminated water.

Enabling solid-state reactions with tailored catalysts

The first-ever molecular catalyst to create solid-state reactions will enable high-efficiency transformations at near room temperature.

Making state-of-the-art advancements in materials science

Researchers have made significant advancements in the field of materials science with the invention of a new state-of-the-art product.

Using electrochemistry to convert carbon dioxide into organic molecules

A team from Cornell University used electrochemistry to turn carbon dioxide into organic molecules that are vital to pharmaceutical development.

Responsibly sourcing silica sand to meet global demand

VRX Silica explores the impending shortage of silica sand, the need for responsible sourcing, and why the company’s three multi-decade silica sand projects in Western Australia are a part...

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Producing advanced materials through surface analysis

Hiden Analytical details its production of several manufacturing systems and tools that are required to study surface analysis. Surface analysis is an increasingly important aspect...

Mass spectrometers for environmental applications

In the midst of a climate crisis, Hiden Analytical are using sustainable mass spectrometers in order to create sustainable technology for energy production. With the...

Differential electrochemical mass spectrometry: real-time analysis of electrochemical processes

Dr Dane Walker from Hiden Analytical discusses how differential electrochemical mass spectrometry offers real-time analysis of electrochemical processes. Electrochemistry is a field of research focussed...

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Utilising graphene to produce a minute electromagnetic field

Rice University scientists suggest that producing graphene on a gently textured undulating surface can lead to the creation of a minute electromagnetic field. Rice University...

Analysing the archaea organism in attempts to reduce methane emissions

Researchers use biophysical and biochemical techniques to analyse the archaea microorganism, that produces methane emissions during anaerobic environments, to attempt to reduce future natural...

Loss of bone mass to be avoided with space grown lettuce

A research team from the American Chemical Society (ACS) has developed a transgenic lettuce to mitigate the loss of bone mass, that can be...

Biotechnology scientists create new method of stabilising enzymes

Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) create stabilising enzymes that can be used in both aqueous and organic solvents. When used as biocatalysts,...

New conference spotlights women in science

SciDev.Net hosts a reader’s conference to spotlight extraordinary women in science for International Women’s Day. Three extraordinary women in science from the Global South were...

Researchers have created a new layer of two-dimensional silicon dioxide

Researchers from Bielefeld, Bochum and Yale have succeeded in producing a layer of two-dimensional (2D) silicon dioxide. This two-dimensional silicon dioxide material contains natural pores...

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