Tech & Engineering
Today, the dominant, though energy-intensive method for capturing carbon dioxide for storage involves bubbling industrial emissions through liquid amines. MOFs and other porous materials are promising and more energy efficient. Now, UC Berkeley, Stanford and Texas A&M researchers have found an even cheaper and equally efficient material for capturiong CO2: porous melamine networks. The main ingredient in Formica, melamine has lower regeneration costs than alternatives, and could be used to capture CO2 from vehicle exhaust.
- Science Advances
- DOE/US Department of Energy
Researchers at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) have developed a flexible, stretchable computing chip that processes information by mimicking the human brain. The device, described in the journal Matter, aims to change the way health data is processed.
A UBC Okanagan researcher is calling attention to the looming gap in health equality when it comes to Indigenous populations living off-reserve in Canada. Specifically, Indigenous women. New research by Assistant Professor Dr. Min Hu confirms that a particular population group has the worst health outcomes of any resident in Canada.
- Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Despite being some of the most versatile building blocks in organic chemistry, compounds called carbenes can be too hot to handle.
The restoration of grassland ecosystems may need more of a guided, hands-on approach over time, according to a new review of global conservation efforts.
New research led by the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has shown a simple pathway for stabilizing polyelectrolyte coacervate droplets that do not coalesce or deform under an electric field.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences