This week The Alchemist sheds light on drug delivery, finds out how polymers can run cold and learns of a simple sensor for the "date rape drug" GHB. In the world of power, solar cells can now be turned into highly efficient lasers, we hear, while a way to roll up useful nanowires is developed […]
Researchers in Japan have discovered a new photocatalyst, Sn3O4, which facilitates the production of hydrogen fuel from water, using sunlight as an energy source.[/cite]10.1021/am500157u[/cite]
Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to new research. Scientists have made a new proposal for overcoming a major obstacle to the development of such plastic devices — the large amount of energy required to read stored information.