The substance found in brown coal can help combat viruses
The data analysis results clearly attest to the importance of natural central fragments of flavonoids and polyphenols, two classes of natural compounds with wide-ranging biological activity.
19 Aug 2019 ⋅ Scientific Reports
Printing flattens polymers, improving electrical and optical properties
Researchers have found a way to use polymer printing to stretch and flatten twisted molecules so that they conduct electricity better.
9 Aug 2019 ⋅ Science Advances
New insights into the origin of life
The researchers found that hydrogen cyanide – which condensed into oceans from the early Earth’s atmosphere — and water could create the molecules necessary to produce the amino acid glycine and the precursors of RNA.
7 Aug 2019 ⋅ ACS Central Science
Medication in the environment affects feeding behavior of fish
It is disturbing that psychoactive drugs affect vital life processes in aquatic wildlife.
7 Aug 2019 ⋅ Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Put a charge on it
Scientists from the López Group propose a dynamic charge and oxidation state for Single-Atom Catalysts.
5 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature Materials
Quantum entanglement in chemical reactions? Now there’s a way to find out
Scientists have long suspected that a quantum phenomenon might play a role in photosynthesis and other chemical reactions of nature, but don't know for sure because such a phenomenon is so difficult to identify.
2 Aug 2019 ⋅ Science Advances
How Hot Was the Ocean?
Finding an answer can provide clues to everything from the conditions under which primitive life forms evolved to the geologic history of seawater chemistry.
1 Aug 2019 ⋅ Science
The importance of interfaces
Tiny gas-filled bubbles in the porous rock found around hot springs are thought to have played an important role in the origin of life. Temperature differences at the interface between liquid phases could therefore have initiated prebiotic chemical evolution.
29 Jul 2019 ⋅ Nature Chemistry
Next-gen membranes for carbon capture
These membranes are environmentally-friendly, they don't generate waste, they can intensify chemical processes, and can be used in a decentralized fashion.
26 Jul 2019 ⋅ Energy & Environmental Science
Shape shifting protocells hint at the mechanics of early life
This work opens up a new horizon in protocell research.
25 Jul 2019 ⋅ Nature Сommunications