News - 1 Dec 2017
Methane is the main constituent of natural gas. The direct oxidation of this compound into methanol at low temperatures has traditionally been a holy grail.
Now, a research team headed by Tufts...
News - 26 Oct 2017
Piezoelectric materials are used for applications ranging from the spark igniter in barbeque grills to the transducers needed by medical ultrasound imaging. Thin-film piezoelectrics, with dimensions...
News - 2 Nov 2016
Magritek, a leading provider of compact NMR and MRI instruments, reports on how the Centre of Expertise on Sustainable Chemistry at Karel de Grote University College in Antwerp is using a Spinsolve...
News - 12 Sep 2016
LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, has selected its La Porte, Texas, manufacturing complex as the site for a new High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)...
News - 22 Apr 2016
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new molecule-building method that is likely to have a major impact on the pharmaceutical industry and many other chemistry-based...
News - 13 Jan 2016
Fiber optics specialists at EPFL have discovered some distinctive qualities of spider silk in relation to reactions with specific substances and conducting light.
Luc Thévenaz, professor in charge...
News - 25 Aug 2015
FLIR Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras are preventative maintenance solutions designed to spot leaks in compressors, piping, flanges and connections in chemical plants.
Based upon FLIR's...
News - 24 Mar 2015
A research team from the University of California at Irvine has developed “squid-inspired invisibility stickers” that allow soldiers to disguise themselves and hide from active infrared...
News - 17 Dec 2014
A team of researchers from Penn State have studied squid to develop an eco-friendly thermoplastic that could be used for 3D printing applications. Squids are normally used for producing dyes and...
News - 1 Aug 2014
A hidden hazard lurks beneath many of the roughly 156,000 gas stations across the United States.
The hazard is corrosion in parts of underground gas storage tanks—corrosion that could result...