Court rules Trump EPA unlawfully ignored dangerous chemicals

The Trump administration unlawfully excluded millions of tons of some of the most dangerous materials in public use from a safety review, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

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A new kind of glue to bond polyethylene

A team of researchers from the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia, both in Canada, has developed a new kind of glue that is able to bond polyethylene materials together. ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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A marvelous molecular machine

Squids, octopuses and cuttlefish are undisputed masters of deception and camouflage. Their extraordinary ability to change color, texture and shape is unrivaled, even by modern technology.

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Chemists map an artificial molecular self-assembly pathway with complexities of life

Two pathways diverged in a chemical synthesis, and one molecule took them both. Chemists at the University of Tokyo have studied how molecular building blocks can either form a spherical cage ...

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Research sheds light on the underlying mechanics of soft filaments

Artificial muscles will power the soft robots and wearable devices of the future. But more needs to be understood about the underlying mechanics of these powerful structures in order to design ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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A tiny switch could redirect light between computer chips in mere nanoseconds

Microscopic switches that ferry information using light, not electric current, could help create better, faster electronics.

Thu 14 Nov 19 from ScienceNews

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Atomically dispersed Ni is coke-resistant for dry reforming of methane

Dry reforming of methane (DRM) is the process of converting methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) into synthesis gas (syngas). Since CO2 and CH4 are the two most important atmospheric greenhouse ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Water could modulate the activity and selectivity of carbon dioxide reduction

As an alternative to the depletion of fossil resources, the reduction of CO2 emitted from fossil fuel combustion into valuable chemicals and fuel has drawn increasing attention. Due to the highly ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Observing changes in the chirality of molecules in real time

Some molecules can exist in two mirror-image forms, similar to our hands. Although such so-called enantiomers have almost identical physical properties, they are not the same. The fact that ...

Thu 14 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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Scientists design built-in controls for mini-chemical labs on a chip

Since the 1990s, scientists have been exploring the possibilities of miniaturized chemical "laboratories" on a chip, which have potential as point-of-care diagnostics, analysis kits for field ...

Thu 14 Nov 19 from TechXplore

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