Nature – Scientists are rushing to study the tiny plastic specks that are in marine animals — and in us.
Chemical & Engineering News – Hydrogels and other polymers join metal-organic frameworks as options as researchers expand the possible applications of harvesting water from the atmosphere.
Chemical & Engineering News – Researchers are investigating whether microbes can help break down fluorinated contaminants.
HuffPost – Solar companies and farmers can work together to harvest sunlight for both energy and food.
HuffPost – Big brands are betting on a silver bullet solution to the world’s plastics pollution mess.
HuffPost – This duo is rebuilding bee habitats with a 13-mile stretch of pollinator gardens through Newport News, Virginia.
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
Discover – Researchers prospect for increasingly essential elements from both natural ores and human-made wastes.
ACS Central Science – Materials that can be reversibly switched from insulators to metals could enable a variety of new applications.
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.