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Mass production of new class of semiconductors closer to reality


Two Waterloo chemists have made it easier for manufacturers to produce a new class of faster and cheaper semiconductors. The chemists have found a way to simultaneously control the orientation and select the size of single-walled carbon nanotubes deposited on a surface. That means the developers ...


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This is your brain. This is your brain outdoors

The brain acts much differently when we're outdoors


The brain acts much differently when we're outdoors compared to when we're inside the lab, a new study has found. "It happens when we're doing normal, everyday activities, like riding a bike," explained Kyle Mathewson, a neuroscientist in UAlberta's Department of Psychology. Mathewson and his ...


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Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst


A new catalyst created by U of T Engineering researchers brings them one step closer to artificial photosynthesis -- a system that, just like plants, would use renewable energy to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into stored chemical energy. By both capturing carbon emissions and storing energy from ...


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Phosphorus Rubber

Poly-(1-phospha-isoprene): phosphorus-containing natural rubber analogue


Goodyear’s 1839 discovery of the vulcanization of natural rubber obtained from rubber trees marks the beginning of the modern rubber industry. A variety of synthetic rubber products were subsequently developed. Scientists have now introduced a new, interesting variant: a phosphorus-containing ...


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A more sustainable way to refine metals


A team of chemists in Canada has developed a way to process metals without using toxic solvents and reagents. The system, which also consumes far less energy than conventional techniques, could greatly shrink the environmental impact of producing metals from raw materials or from post-consumer ...


Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer


Researchers from Concordia's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes. Their weapon of choice? Cold-loving bacteria. In a study authors Rajinikanth Rajagopal, David ...


Zinc oxide: It's not just for sunscreen and diaper cream!


For many, zinc oxide conjures images of bright stripes down lifeguards' noses. But for researchers in Concordia's Faculty of Arts and Science, ZnO is an exciting compound with important optical and electrical properties. For a study Concordia physicists Amir Hassanpour and Pablo Bianucci joined ...


Bio-inspired catalysts that work in water open door to greener chemical processes


Université Laval researchers have developed catalysts that, like enzymes present in living cells, are able to function efficiently in water. This discovery shows that it may be possible to substantially reduce the use of toxic and non-recyclable organic solvents in a host of chemical reactions, ...


Bright future for self-charging batteries

New technology could 1 day make battery chargers obsolete


Who hasn't lived through the frustrating experience of being without a phone after forgetting to recharge it? This could one day be a thing of the past thanks to technology being developed by Hydro-Québec and McGill University. Lithium-ion batteries have allowed the rapid proliferation of all ...


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Melting snow contains a toxic cocktail of pollutants


With spring finally here and warmer temperatures just around the corner, snow will slowly melt away, releasing us from the clutches of winter. However, that's not the only thing that the melting snow will release. Researchers from McGill University and École de technologie supérieure in Montreal ...


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