Chemistry

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The techniques of chemical synthesis are undergoing a revolution, as revealed by the fast-growing number of continuous-flow microreactor papers in the literature. From its origins a dozen or so...

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For centuries gold was the way that humankind either hoarded its wealth or adorned itself. Its unchanging nature ensured that it remained attractive, but few practical uses were found for the...

A lithium-air cell.
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Lithium-air batteries, also known as Li-O2, promise to transform energy use this century as lightweight methods of storing electricity. They have great potential, providing up to five times more...

Global Research Report - Materials Science & Technology
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Materials science grew the fastest among all physical sciences during the last three decades, and the field holds great potential for 21st century manufacturing and innovation.

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In February of 2011, Thomson Reuters presented a listing of the Top 100 Materials Scientists, 2000-2010, Ranked by Citation Impact. At #3 on this “impact” listing, by virtue of 34 highly cited...

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In December 2010 ScienceWatch presented its annual "Top 20" listings of countries (across all 22 fields), which as of the latest bimonthly update of Essential Science Indicators, achieved...

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In 1996 when chemist Chad Mirkin witnessed a solution of DNA-assembled nanoparticles change from blue to red as it was heated, he knew they had invented the enabling technology for a whole new...

Petroleum-Based Packaging Is History; Cellulose-Derived Packaging Rules
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Bio-nanocomposites based on nanocellulose make 100% fully biodegradeable packaging pervasive. Petroleum-based packaging products will be no more.

For a look forward,...

Increase in Web of Science-indexed Papers on Polymer Solar Cells, 2000 to 2013
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Governments everywhere are anxious to reduce the dependency of their economies on carbon-based energy. They also face pressure to reduce or eliminate nuclear power.

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The aim this century is to “green” the chemical, agrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries by finding processes that produce high yields of products with little or no waste. One of the stumbling...

Research Fronts 2013
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When scientists cite each other's work, they—sometimes unknowingly—link related or identical topics within their scientific research. These "invisible colleges" identify emerging trends and...

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