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Cobalt supply can meet demand for electric vehicle and electronics batteries

Supplies of the cobalt are adequate in the short term, but shortages could develop down the road if refining and recycling aren’t ramped up or made more efficient, according to research published in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology.
14-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Small altitude changes could cut the climate impact of aircraft

Contrails — the white, fluffy streaks in the sky that form behind planes — can harm the environment. Now, scientists report in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology that small flight path adjustments could reduce the climate impact of these...
7-Feb-2020 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Treating wastewater with ozone could convert pharmaceuticals into toxic compounds

Researchers have found that ozone treatment and subsequent chlorination can convert trace amounts of some pharmaceuticals in wastewater into DBPs called halonitromethanes.
31-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Fecal excretion of PFAS by pets

Researchers report in Environmental Science & Technology Letters that cats and dogs excrete some PFAS in their feces at levels that suggest exposures above the minimum risk level, which could have implications for pet owners.
31-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Fireproof, lightweight solid electrolyte for safer lithium-ion batteries

But some of the most-studied SSEs are themselves flammable, leaving the original safety concern unaddressed. Researchers now report in ACS’ Nano Letters that they have developed an SSE that won’t burn up.
31-Jan-2020 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Color-changing bandages sense and treat bacterial infections

Researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have developed color-changing bandages that can sense drug-resistant and drug-sensitive bacteria in wounds and treat them accordingly.
24-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Traditional Chinese medicinal plant yields new insecticide compounds

Traditional Chinese medicine used an herb, Stemona sessilifolia, as a remedy for parasitic infections. Researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry identified 10 compounds responsible for it's success.
24-Jan-2020 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Microplastics from ocean fishing can ‘hide’ in deep sediments

Researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have linked microplastics in China’s Beibu Gulf with heavy fishing activities.
24-Jan-2020 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Ingredients Keep Us Screaming for Ice Cream

Scientists in Wisconsin have discovered an ingredient that prevents the formation of ice crystals that can spoil the smooth, silky texture of ice cream and other frozen foods. The substance, which acts like an antifreeze, is non-toxic and doesn't...
13-Jun-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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