Carbon dioxide is regarded as one of the primary contributors to climate change, which implies that CO2 emission needs to be controlled in the future. Scientists from Fraunhofer are projecting a potential method to reduce these emissions.
In the last 10 decades, plastics and polymers have altered the way the globe functions, right from airplanes and automobiles to computers and mobile phones, almost everything is composed of fossil fuel-based compounds.
As cities worldwide expand their networks of cycling paths and more cyclists take to the streets, the chances of cycling accidents and potential collisions increase as well, underscoring the need for proper cycling safety in dense urban areas.
Plastics offer many benefits to society and are widely used in our daily life: they are lightweight, cheap and adaptable.
Despite the best efforts of industry to work towards sustainability, most plastics (or polymers) are still made using non-renewable fossil fuels.
Polymer composite materials that combine magnetic and electrical properties are the subjects of particular attention for modern-day researchers.
A new organic (carbon-based) semiconducting material has been developed that outperforms existing options for building the next generation of biosensors
An international team of researchers from KAUST has developed a carbon-based semiconducting material with the potential to build next-generation biosensors. The team has overcome some key challenges in developing this polymer.
Plastic is notoriously hard to break down, but researchers in Austria have found that bacteria from a cow's rumen - one of the four compartments of its stomach - can digest certain types of the ubiquitous material, representing a sustainable way to reduce plastic litter.
The environment around us is exposed to many different synthetic microparticles, potentially harmful for plants and animals.