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A class of chemical compounds used for flavor and fragrance may one day become a clean, renewable resource with which to fuel our automobiles.
Researchers working at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have used powerful X-rays to help decipher how certain natural antibiotics defy a longstanding set of chemical rules – a mechanism that has baffled organic chemists for decades.
In a world of green energy aficionados, offshore wind farms have become all the rage. Yet with the U.S. poised to invest untold billions in the environmentally friendly power source, a recent study has caused many to question the financial liabilities associated with what now seems a very risky investment.
In the effort to convert sunlight into electricity, photovoltaic solar cells that use conductive organic polymers for light absorption and conversion have shown great potential.
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