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New Spectroscopy Method Simplifies Measurement of Microplastics in Soil

Researchers have developed a novel yet simple method to measure N/MP concentration in different soil types using spectroscopy at two wavelengths.
Milk being poured into coffee.

How Do Milk Proteins Interact With Caffeine in Your Espresso?

Researchers took a molecular view of how milk proteins and caffeine molecules interact in water and in a coffee drink. The results suggest that the structures of milk proteins remain intact.
Red and yellow atoms in a crystal structure.

Researchers Reveal How Platinum Catalyst Assembles and Disassembles

New insights into how platinum catalysts assemble and disassemble could offer clues to the catalyst’s stability and recyclability.
Algae sitting on water.

Researchers Uncover Key Step in Algae's Hydrogen Production

Researchers have identified how such a cofactor, the so-called hydrogen cluster, is assembled. Specifically, they describe the previously unexplained role of the enzyme HydF, which is involved in the final steps of assembly.
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Moving Toward Clean Energy Solutions With Battery Technology

This article will discuss the possibilities and challenges that lie ahead in battery technology, and how working together with other industry experts can carve a path forward in creating sustainable battery solutions.
Three shelves full of alcohol bottles.

Scientists Take New Approach in Fight Against Counterfeit Alcoholic Spirits

In the shadowy world of counterfeit alcoholic spirit production, where profits soar and brands are exploited, the true extent of this illegal market remains shrouded. Scientists are compiling a database to test, compare and log alcoholic spirits.
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Microbial Monitoring for Biopharma Manufacturing

Contamination is a significant issue for bioprocessing as it results in loss of time, money and effort. This article will explore the pivotal role of microbial monitoring in upholding product safety and quality standards within the biopharmaceutical industry.
An archeological site in southern Anatolia.

Microplastics Are Contaminating Archaeological Remains, Scientists Say

A new study has identified 16 different microplastic polymer types in samples dating back to the first or early second century and excavated in the late 1980s.
Plastic clumping together in blue ocean water.

Large Amounts of Plastic Are Accumulating in the Ocean, Even Outside the Notorious “Garbage Patch”

A new study has revealed the extent of the spread of plastic across the North Pacific ocean, finding large quantities outside of the notorious "garbage patch".
A multicolored leafhopper on a leaf.

Backyard Insect Inspires Invisibility Devices, Next Gen Tech

Leafhoppers, a common backyard insect, secrete and coat themselves in tiny mysterious particles that could provide both the inspiration and the instructions for next-generation technology.