Chemistry

Screen Shot 3-D printer human tissue

3-D printer makes tissue-like material

Friday, 5 April 2013

A custom-made 3-D printer has been used to make living tissue-like material that could one day serve medical purposes, according to British scientists.

Graphene

“X-Factor” science to receive two billion euros

Monday, 28 January 2013

Research into the wonder material graphene and the neurochemistry of the human brain will receive up to two billion euros in funding, the biggest research award of its kind in history.

Australian hopes for wine with more health benefits_COSMOS science magazine

Australian hopes for wine with more health benefits

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The health properties of red wine have long been debated but an Australian biochemist believes he has created a drop so loaded with antioxidants that it could treat a range of ills.

Rock fix for oceans_COSMOS Science Magazine

‘Rock’ fix for oceans is badly flawed

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Claims that global warming can be braked by dissolving huge quantities of rock in the sea to absorb carbon emissions are laden with flaws, according to a new study.

Ancient Martian lake_COSMOS science magazine

Ancient Martian lake fed by groundwater

Sunday, 20 January 2013

A U.S. spacecraft orbiting Mars has provided evidence of an ancient crater lake fed by groundwater, adding further support to theories that the Red Planet may once have hosted life, said NASA.

Ocean floor formation_COSMOS science magazine

Models behind ocean floor formation “naïve”: Australian geochemists

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Geophysicists’ current models of how the mantle melts, enters magma chambers and eventually forms the ocean floor can’t explain the high levels of trace elements found in the ocean floor, and are “naïve”, said Australian researchers.

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Rethinking energy 1: Wind, solar and storage

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Solar energy and wind energy technology is well known and has been around for decades. The major barrier to implementation, however, has been storing that energy.

organic PVs

Rethinking energy 4: Organic solar cells for off-grid use

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Organic photovoltaic cells may be the answer to the 1.5 billion ‘energy poor’ people, living without access to electricity from the grid.

spacewalk2

Forget space travel: it’s just a dream

Monday, 11 April 2011 - 101 comments

The clash of two titans – physics and chemistry – are major barriers to human space travel to Mars and beyond, and may well make it impossible … at least with existing technologies.

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