Shrinking the carbon footprint of a chemical in…

New method for synthesizing the epoxides found in plastics, textiles, and pharmaceuticals could be powered by electricity. The biggest source of global energy consumption is the industrial manufacturing of products such as plastics, iron, and…

Solid progress in carbon capture

New heights reached for solids that capture carbon dioxide at low concentrations in gas mixtures. [caption id="attachment_10401" align="alignnone" width="605"] Carbon dioxide molecules (gray and red) fit neatly into the channels of the MOF. © 2016…

Mitochondria come together to kill cancer cells

Targeting a pathway that controls the movement of mitochondria, the powerhouses of all cells, could reduce cancer invasiveness and resistance to radiotherapy. A team led by Hisataka Sabe and Yasuhito Onodera, members of Hokkaido University’s…