Science research news - extracts for your class – Page 11

  • Feet on weighing scales
    The Mole

    Obesity – at what cost

    2009-03-01T07:16:00Z

    Do drugs have a part to play in controlling obesity?

  • carbon nanotube
    News

    Chemistry goes tubular

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Chemists in Germany use carbon nanotubes to activate butane, and thus make useful precursor molecules for pharma industry, without the need for expensive catalysts

  • Batteries
    News

    Discharged chemical cocktail

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Researchers in Portugal use atomic absorption spectroscopy to identify the chemical cocktail of gases released when used alkaline batteries are incinerated

  • Fibre-optic cables
    News

    Communicating with logical chemistry

    2008-11-01T00:00:00Z

    Italian chemists build a simple glowing molecule that promises to speed up data transmission

  • Hydrogen molecules (green) adsorbed onto MOF-74, which comprises carbon atoms (grey) with columns of zinc ions (blue)
    The Mole

    Hydrogen tanks

    2008-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Metal-organic compounds, the key to hydrogen-powered cars

  • Rich Diver assembles a prototype device designed to re-energise chemically carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a building block to synthesise a liquid combustible fuel
    News

    Converting sunshine into petrol

    2008-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Research done at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, hints at a new way to make petrol using nothing more than sunshine and thin air

  • Barrels of wine
    News

    Toasting a good wine

    2008-03-01T00:00:00Z

    French chemists analyse how the toasting of oak staves used to make wine barrels affects the chemical composition of the wood and the final uncorked product

  • Three alternate molecular diagrams of carbon nanotubes
    The Mole

    Carbon in the pipeline

    2008-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) - rolled up sheets of graphite around 90,000 times thinner than human hair

  • People meeting and using laptops, tables and mobile phones
    News

    Bonding solution

    2007-11-01T00:00:00Z

    Canadian chemists are making a range of catalysts that not only speed up reactions but can endow molecules with much greater reactivity than normal

  • The Indian neem tree
    News

    Insecticidal synthesis

    2007-11-01T00:00:00Z

    Cambridge chemists unlock the structural secrets of the Indian lilac's handy chemical weapon

  • Snow boarding
    The Mole

    Conducting composites

    2007-09-01T00:00:00Z

    In this issue of the student supplement learn about the serendipitous discovery of quantum tunnelling composites and the myriad potential applications of these novel materials

  • Duncan Smith
    The Mole

    A day in the life of a research scientist: Duncan Smith

    2007-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Duncan Smith has spent the past nine months working for Ilika Technologies as a research scientist. He talks to Kathryn Roberts about his typical day

  • A gecko's foot
    News

    Geckoman versus spiderman

    2007-07-01T00:00:00Z

    According to research done in Italy, Spiderman could have some competition for wall space from a new sticky superhero

  • Spider web
    News

    Proteins' web of intrigue

    2007-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Recent work by a German research group has helped to unravel the secrets of the spider's silk spinning success

  • Solar panels
    News

    Molecular light switch

    2007-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Scientists have developed the molecular equivalent of a solar panel, which can act as a light signal processor

  • An xray of a broken bone
    News

    Plug and play bone repair

    2007-03-01T00:00:00Z

    New method for printing artificial bone using ink made from living bone could aid reconstructive surgery

  • Home appliances which use energy
    News

    Smart energy homes

    2007-03-01T00:00:00Z

    In Europe, homes and businesses use more energy than any other sector, including transport

  • Milk being poured into a glass
    News

    Squeeze harder for fresher milk

    2007-01-01T00:00:00Z

    High pressure processing could shake up the taste of long-life milk

  • The bacterium moving over metal
    News

    Waste bacteria build designer nanocatalysts

    2006-11-01T00:00:00Z

    Bacteria could be the key to improving metal catalysts for the chemical industry, according to research in Germany