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24th February 2021

Effectiveness of organic polymers for removing microplastics in aqueous solution

Some processes for purifying water use Nirmali seeds. These seeds come from a type of tree. A young researcher felt this could be an environmentally friendly way to deal with microplastics.

24th February 2021

New material shown to more efficiently desalinate water

By 2025, two-thirds of the world's population could experience a freshwater shortage.

24th February 2021

Mysterious organic scum boosts chemical reaction efficiency, may reduce chemical waste

Chemical manufacturers frequently use toxic solvents such as alcohols and benzene to make products like pharmaceuticals and plastics.

24th February 2021

Using nature's strategies in the development of new drugs

Dimerization (Note: combination of two identical or different molecules) of the human neuropeptides oxytocin and vasopressin can produce new types of bioactive molecules.

24th February 2021

Structures and components that could have grown naturally

The shapes of the components optimised by an algorithm appear strangely familiar. This is no coincident: they undergo an evolution process comparable to biological processes.

24th February 2021

The invisible killer lurking in our consumer products

The phase - The use of nanomaterials remains unregulated and they do not show up in lists of ingredients, has been corrected to - The use of nanomaterials is challenging to regulate

24th February 2021

Lab's experiments refine processing of hexagonal boron nitride

Rice University chemists have found a way to get the maximum amount of quality 2D hBN nanosheets from its natural bulk form by processing it with surfactant (aka soap) and water.

5th February 2021

Not all that is yellow Is turmeric

Designing analytical chemistry methods and photometric circuitry to detect lead chromate adulteration of turmeric.

22nd January 2021

Discovering plants' roadblock to specialty oil production

Research solves longstanding problem and opens path for growing crops to produce industrially important high-value fatty acids.

22nd January 2021

Lab on a Chip test can detect COVID-19 antibodies faster than current methods

A new antibody test has the potential to detect the presence of antibodies generated in response to COVID-19 faster and with more accuracy than current antibody testing.

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