Chemical & Engineering News – Researchers are investigating whether microbes can help break down fluorinated contaminants.
Chemical & Engineering News – Quaternary ammonium compounds have been widely used as disinfectants for decades. But some scientists think we need more data on their safety in people
Nature – Paints, plastics and even wood can be engineered to stay cool in direct sunlight — but their role in displacing power-hungry air conditioners remains unclear.
HuffPost – Plastic trash has overwhelmed America. Fossil fuel companies are about to make it worse.
Quanta – Maintaining perfect stability through negative feedback is a basic element of electrical circuitry, but it’s been a mystery how cells could do it — until now.
HuffPost – Most clothing contains synthetic materials that shed plastic fibers.
IEEE Spectrum – Every year in the United States, roughly 20 million hard drives are retired from data centers.
Nature – Researchers are struggling to assess the dangers of nondegradable compounds used in clothes, foams and food wrappings.
New York Times – After a vote (and a century of research), the standard measure for mass is redefined, and the long reign of Le Grand K is ended.
HuffPost – Scientists say there’s more to the pollution problem than the huge masses of debris that grab public attention.