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The most abundant material on Earth exhibits some unusual chemical properties when placed under extreme conditions.
Single oxygen atoms dancing on a metal oxide slab, glowing brighter here and dimmer there, have helped chemists better understand how water splits into oxygen and hydrogen.
President Barack Obama's pursuit of energy independence promises to accelerate research and development for alternative energy sources -- solar, wind and geothermal power, biofuels, hydrogen and biomass, to name a few.
By Gu, April Z Saunders, A; Neethling, J B; Stensel, H D; Blackall, L L ABSTRACT: The abundance and relevance of Accumulibacter phosphatis (presumed to be polyphosphate-accumulating organisms [PAOs]), Competibacter phosphatis (presumed to be glycogen- accumulating organisms [GAOs]), and tetrad-forming organisms (TFOs) to phosphorus removal performance at six full-scale enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) wastewater treatment plants were investigated.
Quotable "Nobody can be in good health if he does not have fresh air, sunshine and good water." Flying Hawk Ogala Sioux chief Rx notes Heavy backpacks It's not uncommon to hear children as young as 12 years old complain about pain in their shoulders, neck and back because of a backpack that's overloaded or improperly worn.
By Robert Salonga MARTINEZ -- A sulfur spill early this morning on the Marina Vista on-ramp to southbound Interstate 680 did not pose a health hazard and was left to dissipate, the California Highway Patrol and a county hazardous materials official said.
By JOANN LOVIGLIO By Joann Loviglio The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA For anyone whose last foray into chemistry was being forced to memorize the periodic table of elements in high school, there's new reason to take another look at a subject you may have vowed never to revisit after final exams.
NSF-funded Chemical Bonding Center project provides a new approach for harnessing the sun's energy
Researchers have discovered an unusual molecule that is essential to the atmosphere's ability to break down pollutants, especially the compounds that cause acid rain.
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...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.