Sunlight degrades polystyrene much faster than expected

Polystyrene continues the environment for centuries, according to some worldwide governmental firms. This quote is based upon the quantity of time needed for microorganisms to break down the plastic.... Read more »

‘Pinning down’ how salty droplets dry

IMAGE: This is a macroscopic pattern of re-crystallization with coffee-ring result. (left) the preliminary concentration 8.4 percent (right) 0.47 percent. view more  Credit: Rei Kurita Tokyo,Japan – Researchers from... Read more »

Assembly of fluctuating molecules in artificial cell membrane

IMAGE: These are lipid bilayer domains abundant in polyethylene glycol (PEG)- customized lipid. . ( A) Fluorescence image, (B) amplitude modulation (AM) AFM topography, and (C) frequency modulation (FM)... Read more »

Recycled electrical products lead to hazardous chemicals appearing in everyday items

IMAGE: Dr Andrew Turner with items made from black plastic that were evaluated as part of the research study. see more Credit: University of Plymouth Hazardouschemicals such as bromine,... Read more »

Novel method to fabricate nanoribbons from speeding nano droplets

IMAGE: From left are 1) Optical pictures of Mo S2 ribbons grown on a Na Cl crystal, 2) Optical microscopy (OM) and matching AFM topography and stage pictures of... Read more »