‘Double-duty’ electrolyte enables new chemistry for longer-lived batteries

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible.

New Form of Carbon is Stronger Than Graphene and Diamond

Chemists have calculated that chains of double or triple-bonded carbon atoms, known as carbyne, should be stronger and stiffer than any known material The sixth element, carbon, has given us an amazing abundance of extraordinary materials. Once there was simply carbon, graphite and diamond. But in recent years ...

How did Earth's primitive chemistry get kick-started?

How did life on Earth get started? Three new papers co-authored by Mike Russell, a research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., strengthen the case that Earth's first life began at alkaline hydrothermal vents at the bottom of oceans.

Did you know that scientists say alcohol is as bad for you as hard drugs?

A new study scientific study has confirmed what true party animals have known for a long time. Alcohol is just as bad for you as the other traditional hard drugs.

Corn syrup studies clever marketing

Corn syrup is added to a ridiculous amount of the food we eat. But the substance is little more than a chemically engineered sweetener which has been increasingly linked to health problems.

'Gene-like' crystals could capture CO2

UCLA chemists have created synthetic gene-like crystals that they say could capture heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions.