Grinding chemicals together in an effort to be greener

New York Times – Milling, or grinding chemicals together without a solvent, could outperform established methods and yet be safe and simple enough for an inexperienced eighth grader to do.

THESE FIRES ARE HUGE, HIDDEN AND HARMFUL. WHAT CAN WE DO?

Ensia – Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on.

Mixed-up metals make for stronger, tougher, stretchier alloys

Nature – Materials scientists are creating next-generation mixtures with remarkable properties.

Unusual molecules shine light on new applications

New York Times – A chemist’s journey to develop a new class of light-emitting molecules opens up a world of applications.

Geothermal’s Carbon Dioxide Boost

Discover – Carbon dioxide, the bane of climate change, can serve a positive role to boost geothermal energy output.

Degrees of separation

Nature – Chemists hope to break China’s monopoly on rare-earth elements by finding cheap, efficient ways to extract them from ore.

do the molecule dance

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New liquid-liquid approach allows catalytic reactions to go with the flow

Posted on August 12 - 2016 | 0 Comments

C&EN - Emulsions immobilized within columns turn biphasic catalysis into a continuous process.

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Grinding chemicals together in an effort to be greener

Posted on August 8 - 2016 | 0 Comments

New York Times - Milling, or grinding chemicals together without a solvent, could outperform established methods and yet be safe and simple enough for an inexperienced eighth grader to do.

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THESE FIRES ARE HUGE, HIDDEN AND HARMFUL. WHAT CAN WE DO?

Posted on July 12 - 2016 | 0 Comments

Ensia - Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on.

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    “The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don't they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?” - Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone