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Advance ability to control chemical reactions

Discovery offers a taste of the 'forbidden fruit' of reaction dynamics

09-Oct-2018

Scientists at the University of Toronto have found a way to select the outcome of chemical reaction by employing an elusive and long-sought factor known as the 'impact parameter'. The team of U of T chemists, led by Nobel Prize-winning researcher John Polanyi, have found a means to select the ...

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Household cleaning products may contribute to kids' overweight by altering their gut microbiota

19-Sep-2018

Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota, suggests a Canadian study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) . The study analyzed the gut flora of 757 infants from the general population at age 3-4 months and weight at ...

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Not too wet, not too dry: plasma-treated fuel cell gets it just right

11-Sep-2018

Fuel cells hold promise as a clean, renewable source of energy. But keeping them dry has long been a challenge, as they produce water during the process of converting hydrogen and oxygen into electricity. Now University of British Columbia researchers say they may have found a solution: ...

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Antibacterial Polymers

Surprising antibacterial activity and selectivity of hydrophilic phosphonium polymers

10-Sep-2018

Artificial polymers, like antibiotic peptides, need both hydrophobic and hydrophilic domains in their molecular structure to exert antibacterial activity. Now, researchers from Canada have synthesized a phosphonium polymer that challenges this view. As outlined in the journal Angewandte Chemie, ...

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Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies

06-Jul-2018

University of British Columbia researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy. Their cell generated a current stronger than any previously recorded from such a device, and worked as efficiently in dim light as in bright ...

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Theory of general relativity proven yet again in new research

06-Jul-2018

In a novel test of Einstein's theory of general relativity, an international group of astronomers has demonstrated that the theory holds up, even for a massive three-star system. Einstein's theory states that all objects fall the same way despite their mass or composition, like a cannonball and ...

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Silicon breakthrough could make key microwave technology much cheaper and better

25-May-2018

Researchers using powerful supercomputers have found a way to generate microwaves with inexpensive silicon, a breakthrough that could dramatically cut costs and improve devices such as sensors in self-driving vehicles. "Until now, this was considered impossible," said C.R. Selvakumar, an ...

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A faster and more efficient way to process information

15-May-2018

University of Waterloo chemists have found a much faster and more efficient way to store and process information by expanding the limitations of how the flow of electricity can be used and managed. In a recently released study, the chemists discovered that light can induce magnetization in ...

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Cheaper and easier way found to make plastic semiconductors

26-Apr-2018

Cheap, flexible and sustainable plastic semiconductors will soon be a reality thanks to a breakthrough by chemists at the University of Waterloo. Professor Derek Schipper and his team at Waterloo have developed a way to make conjugated polymers, plastics that conduct electricity like metals, ...

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Cracking eggshell nanostructure

01-Apr-2018

How is it that fertilized chicken eggs manage to resist fracture from the outside, while at the same time, are weak enough to break from the inside during chick hatching? It's all in the eggshell's nanostructure, according to a new study led by McGill University scientists. The findings could ...

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