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2009-11-04 14:42:11

New insight into how nature handles some fundamental processes is guiding researchers in the design of tailor-made proteins for applications such as artificial photosynthetic centers, long-range electron transfers, and fuel-cell catalysts for energy conversion. From rusting iron to forest fires to the beating of a human heart, oxidation-reduction reactions, which transfer electrons from one atom to another, are at the heart of many chemical and biological processes. Each process requires a...

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2009-07-22 16:50:00

Separating carbon dioxide from its polluting source, such as the flue gas from a coal-fired power plant, may soon become cleaner and more efficient.A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researcher has developed a screening method that would use ionic liquids "” a special type of molten salt that becomes liquid under the boiling point of water (100 degrees Celsius) "” to separate carbon dioxide from its source, making it a There are major efforts to reduce CO2 emissions from...

2009-07-22 13:27:30

Separating carbon dioxide from its polluting source may soon be cleaner and more efficient, research at a California lab indicates. A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researcher developed a screening method that would use ionic liquids -- a type of molten salt that liquefies under the boiling point of water -- to separate carbon dioxide from its source, the Livermore, Calif., lab said Wednesday in a release. The method is cleaner, more viable and more stable than what is available now,...

2009-07-13 16:15:00

Nanostructured materials have garnered great interest worldwide due to their unique size-dependent properties for chemical, electronic, structural, medical and consumer applications.Singapore's Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) has discovered a new environmentally friendly method to synthesize a wide variety of nanoparticles inexpensively. This new chemical synthesis has been recently published in Nature Materials.IBN researchers have developed a protocol to transfer metal...

2009-06-23 08:00:00

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Metalline Mining Company (Amex: MMG) is pleased to announce very positive initial cyanide leach results from the silver mineralization at Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico. Twenty three composite samples representing one hundred twenty four sample intervals from drill core into the deposit area were selected for triplicate head grade analyses prior to cyanide leach analyses at a commercial laboratory. These samples were selected to test...

2008-09-30 03:00:23

By Phillips, Vaughan T J DeMott, Paul J; Andronache, Constantin ABSTRACT A novel, flexible framework is proposed for parameterizing the heterogeneous nucleation of ice within clouds. It has empirically derived dependencies on the chemistry and surface area of multiple species of ice nucleus (IN) aerosols. Effects from variability in mean size, spectral width, and mass loading of aerosols are represented via their influences on surface area. The parameterization is intended for application...

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2008-08-30 11:05:00

Certain explosives may soon get a little greener and a little more precise. LLNL researchers added unique green solvents (ionic liquids) to an explosive called TATB (1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene) and improved the crystal quality and chemical purity of the material. This work, supported under the Transformational Materials Initiative (TMI) Laboratory Research and Development project, appears on the cover of the Sept. 1 issue of the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics....

2008-08-28 18:15:00

U.S. government scientists say they've developed a "green" method that makes some explosives safer and more stable. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers say they added unique green solvents -- ionic liquids -- to an explosive called TATB and improved its crystal quality and chemical purity. "Improving crystal quality and purity leads to explosive materials that are (less likely to react violently) when subjected to mechanical impact or heat," said Larry Fried, the...

2008-08-22 03:00:15

By Knee, Kelly M Dixit, Surjit B; Aitken, Colin Echeverria; Ponomarev, Sergei; Beveridge, D L; Mukerji, Ishita ABSTRACT The A-to-B form transition has been examined in three DNA duplexes, d(CGCGAATTCGCG)^sub 2^, d(CGCGAATTGCGC), and d(CGCAAATTTCGC), using circular dichroism spectroscopy, ultraviolet resonance Raman (UVRR) spectroscopy, and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. Circular dichroism spectra confirm that these molecules adopt the A form under conditions of reduced water activity....

2008-07-02 06:00:47

By Smith, S Takacs, I; Murthy, S; Daigger, G T; Szabo, A ABSTRACT: A phosphate complexation model is developed, in an attempt to understand the mechanistic basis of chemically mediated phosphate removal. The model presented here is based on geochemical reaction modeling techniques and uses known surface reactions possible on hydrous ferric oxide (HFO). The types of surface reactions and their reaction stoichiometry and binding energies (logK values) are taken from literature models of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.