27 Feb 2017
The aza-Michael reaction as an alternative strategy to generate advanced silicon-based (macro)molecules and materials
Here, we show that this addition reaction is efficient for modifying or curing silicon-containing molecules, oligomers and polymers. The pros and cons of applying the aza-Michael reaction to silicon-containing molecules (including alkoxysilanes and PDMS) are highlighted.
Progress in Polymer Science20 Feb 2017R
The covalent immobilization of a chiral-at-metal bis-cyclometalated iridium(III) catalyst on a solid support is reported, and its catalytic activity has been investigated.
Organometallics16 Feb 2017R
A microscope developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and made for pennies could be used by a doctor visiting Africa this year to quickly assess samples in the field.
Tri-City Herald (may require paid subscription)26 Feb 2017R
It's not just humans who need special batteries. A microbattery developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ... is just 6 mm long and 3 mm wide and weighs only 70 mg, and is used to power acoustic fish tags.
EDN Network24 Feb 2017
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A leaking radioactive waste storage tank on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been pumped of its contents.
KTVL24 Feb 2017
ARPA-E Projects Receive more than 1.8 Billion [dollars] in Private Follow-on Funding for Transformational Energy Technologies
National Harbor, Md. - The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced that a group of 74 project teams has attracted over 1.8 billion [dollars] in private sector follow-on funding since the agency's founding in 2009.
ENERGY.gov27 Feb 2017
MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Researchers at Tufts University's School of Engineering have developed a new bioinspired technique that transforms silk protein into complex materials that are easily programmable at the nano-, micro- and macro-scales as well as ultralight and robust. Among the varied structures generated was a web of silk nano fibers able to withstand a load 4,000 times its own weight. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2017.4) (press release)
EurekAlert!27 Feb 2017
Alzheimer's disease, and other neurodegenerative conditions involving abnormal folding of proteins, may help explain the emergence of life - and how to create it. (press release)
EurekAlert!27 Feb 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The race is on to build the most sensitive U.S.-based experiment designed to directly detect particles of dark matter. Department of Energy (DOE) officials formally approved a key construction milestone that will propel the project named LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) toward its goal for completion by April 2020.
Penn State News24 Feb 2017
WARSAW, Poland, - An innovative fiber laser that generates ultrashort high-energy pulses in an optical fiber could soon shorten the time of processing materials in industrial laser machines. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.42.000575)
Photoics Media24 Feb 2017
Malaysian police say VX nerve agent - a weapon of mass destruction - was used to kill the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, prompting concerns about how the banned chemical weapon was obtained and used.
CBCNews24 Feb 2017
[Safety consultant Carl] Potter and counterpart Richard Hawk ... spoke with Safety+Health about ways to build more effective and enjoyable workplace safety committees. Their thoughts, as well as guidance from the National Safety Council, helped shape the following seven tips.
Safety+Health26 Feb 2017
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