A cobalt-based catalyst designed to produce hydrogen by electrosplitting water can be reversibly switched to produce oxygen.
Silicon nanowire detector can spot tiny amounts of the flu virus in exhaled breath in just minutes
X-ray laser irradiation and mass spectrometry combine to unlock the structure and composition of single airborne particles in their native environment
Banknotes with an organic conducting polymer radiofrequency identification tag provide an extra level of security against counterfeiters
A polymer fibre that combines carbon nanotubes and reduced graphene oxide is stronger than spider silk and Kevlar
Hydrous asteroids are as much as 9 million years younger than thought
Aligned supramolecular nanofibres over one metre long have been made by encapsulating them in a hydrogel coating
Catalysts can turn from achiral to chiral using cofactors and can perform asymmetric reactions with high enantiomeric selectivity
A new technique overcomes a major problem with the production of zeolite nanosheets
Dictionary of mass spectrometry
Ionisation techniques that remove the need for sample preparation are taking mass spectrometry into new and exciting research areas, reports Steve Down
The presence of garlic in early gilded artworks has been confirmed.
Fake euro notes can be detected quickly and accurately with a spectroscopic technique.
White wine enriched in polyphenols has the same protective effect against atherosclerosis as red wines.
Organically grown leafy vegetables produced in North America contain double the amount of perchlorate found in conventionally grown crops, report US researchers.
The care and restoration of wax-based paintings could be easier following the arrival of a new gas chromatography method.
Molecularly imprinted polymers containing iodine have been used to trap polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from river water for optical sensing.
Genetically modified potatoes can produce greater amounts of toxins after exposure to blights and viruses, say UK researchers.
The high-temperature performance of gas chromatography stationary phases made from ionic liquids has been improved by polymerisation, say US researchers.
Magnetic nanocrystals have been bound to cancer-targeting antibodies to create a highly sensitive probe for the detection of cancer in vivo.
Liquid crystals with blue phases that exist over a surprisingly wide temperature range will lead to new applications in photonics, say researchers.
The discovery of cocaine by-products in an Italian river challenges official figures on national cocaine consumption and has prompted similar analysis of other drugs.
Carbon nanotubes have been fixed to metal surfaces to increase the range of metals that can be coated by electroless deposition.
A rare American firefly has acted as a test case for the discovery of new natural products from a largely untapped source.
A protein biosensor for discriminating between meat juices from the flesh of different animals has been developed by Swedish scientists.
An animal-friendly scheme for monitoring the spread of toxic brominated fire retardants in the environment relies on the analysis of mammalian hair rather than post mortem tissue.
Proteomics study flags up biomarkers for the chronic eye disease blepharitis
Hydrogen (H2) offers a sustainable energy carrier to replace fossil fuels, but storing the large volumes of H2 needed provides a serious challenge.
New rapid immunochemical test detects nut allergens fast
Induced isomerisation causes iron to switch its spin state
Researchers add compounds to database of chemical weapons
The age of vintage sherries can be authenticated using statistics
Icy response to isotope ratios
Destroying banned pesticides provides a useful blasting agent
Trap-and-trigger method traps singlet oxygen
Analysing organic dyes should improve the restoration of historic paintings
Generating electricity from domestic wastewater dosed with acetate
Gamma-ray treated food can be distinguished from untreated equivalent
New methods for detecting radioactive output from nuclear power stations