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2008-09-02 10:00:00

NSF-funded Chemical Bonding Center project provides a new approach for harnessing the sun's energy With the assistance of a five-year $20 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Chemical Bonding Center (CBC) project, called "Powering the Planet," will increase the number of its collaborators to fulfill its goal of efficiently and economically converting solar energy and water into hydrogen and oxygen fuels. The hydrogen and...

2008-08-13 15:30:00

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. It's the unusual chemistry facilitated by this molecule, however, that will attract the most attention from scientists. Marsha Lester, the University of Pennsylvania's Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor, and Joseph Francisco, William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University, found the molecule,...

2008-08-07 10:20:00

A strange, metal brew lies buried deep within Jupiter and Saturn, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and in London. The study, published in this week's online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrates that metallic helium is less rare than was previously thought and is produced under the kinds of conditions present at the centers of giant, gaseous planets, mixing with metal hydrogen and forming a liquid...

2008-08-04 18:00:43

By Ken Ward Jr. A federal judge has sealed from public view documents about a coal company's efforts to clean up selenium pollution from a mountaintop removal mine in Logan County. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers last week granted Apogee Coal Co.'s motion to file the documents under seal. Chambers sealed four documents containing reports from consulting firms that Apogee is considering hiring to design or install selenium treatment equipment at its mining operation. A...

2008-07-22 15:00:51

By SHILLINGTON, David Combustion has become widely-researched and highly-effective process, but what is it doing to the environment? ------------------ -- Combustion processes (including wood burning) have been extensively researched, particularly since the advent of the internal combustion engine and the development of the aerospace industry. As a result motor cars of today are far more fuel efficient. The term combustion is used to describe the process whereby a fuel source is oxidised...

2008-07-21 18:00:27

By Digging In TRACEY HOBSON For the Journal Q. My daughter and I were discussing fertilizers a while ago and she mentioned epsom salts being a fertilizer. Is that true? I've always thought that was a wives' tale. A. It's true. Epsom salts may be applied as part of a balanced diet. Not really a "fertilizer," think of its application as a multivitamin for the plant kingdom. Fertilizers consist mainly of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Those are the three "biggies" for plant needs....

2008-07-02 15:00:40

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Chemicals industry industry is available in its catalogue. World Selenium Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p090610/World-Selenium-Market.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Selenium in Metric Tons. The specific end-use segments analyzed are Glass Manufacturing, Metallurgy, Chemicals, Electronics, Pigments, and Others including Agricultural Feeds. The report provides separate comprehensive...

2008-06-18 14:29:52

Novel University of Leicester research uses ingredient found in dandruff shampoos to monitor oxygen levels in oceans Scientists at the University of Leicester are using an ingredient found in common shampoos to investigate how the oxygen content of the oceans has changed over geologically recent time. The same ingredient, which was also used to fight off alien invaders in the film "Evolution", is a widely available dietary supplement used by many people. The ingredient, selenium, is an...

2008-03-26 23:34:47

Science fiction usually sticks hibernating spaceflyers in glowing capsules of goo, but a real-life ingredient for suspended animation may not be too far off, scientists say. Hydrogen sulfide is the key stinky compound in rotting eggs and swamp gas. New research shows it can slow down a mouse's metabolism, or the consumption of oxygen, without dampening the flow of blood. "A little hydrogen sulfide gas is a way to reversibly and, apparently, safely cut metabolism in mice,"...

2008-03-25 14:40:14

Jlich scientists synthesize stable catalyst for water oxidationJlich scientists have made an important step on the long road to artificially mimicking photosynthesis. They were able to synthesize a stable inorganic metal oxide cluster, which enables the fast and effective oxidation of water to oxygen. This is reported by the German high-impact journal "Angewandte Chemie" in a publication rated as a VIP ("very important paper"). Artificial photosynthesis may decisively contribute to solving...

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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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