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2011-06-09 05:25:00

Where does water end and air begin? Scientists found that some water molecules exist as both a gas and a liquid by splitting the difference between the two, according to a new study in Nature.

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2011-05-16 10:44:19

An international team, of scientists, led by a team at Monash University has found the key to the hydrogen economy could come from a very simple mineral, commonly seen as a black stain on rocks.

2011-05-11 12:49:26

Although some people believe that taking selenium can reduce a person's risk of cancer, a Cochrane Systematic Review of randomised controlled clinical trials found no protective effect against non-melanoma skin cancer or prostate cancer.

2011-05-11 00:27:49

This discovery will make it possible to improve photoelectrochemical cells.

2011-03-23 15:10:00

GREENBELT, Md., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The origin of life may have been smelly, according to a recent, NASA-funded analysis of residue from a variant of classic experiments performed by Dr.

2011-03-16 18:19:09

Scientists are reporting that the controversy surrounding whether selenium can fight cancer in humans might come down to which form of the essential micronutrient people take.

2011-03-11 14:38:22

Natural gas extracted from the nation's coal beds and methane-rich geologic features must first be purged of hydrogen sulfide before it can be used as fuel.

2011-02-20 21:46:00

Inexpensive hydrogen for automotive or jet fuel may be possible by mimicking photosynthesis.

2011-02-10 01:19:21

Nano-scale lattice developed at Boston College a promising platform for clean energy applicationsCoating a lattice of tiny wires called Nanonets with iron oxide – known more commonly as rust – creates an economical and efficient platform for the process of water splitting, an emerging clean fuel science that harvests hydrogen from water, Boston College researchers report in the online edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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2011-02-03 12:16:12

Scientists and artists collaborate on accompanying works to address a looming environmental issue.


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Acid Rain
2013-04-01 10:21:17

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.