Fuel from sunlight

ChemSci Pick of the Week (VIDEO) – A new catalyst performs 'artificial photosynthesis' with increased efficiency – converting sunlight to hydrogen fuel, and bringing us one step closer to large-scale use of renewable energy.

A greener route to fine chemicals

ChemSci Pick of the Week (VIDEO) – A team of scientists in Japan have come up with a way of synthesising fine chemicals using a cheap and environmentally-friendly process.

An elementary solution to green energy

Under the Covers – To celebrate the start of the International Year of the Periodic Table, we’re sharing this element-themed Nanoscale Horizons cover.

What's sticking on my window?

ChemSci Pick of the Week – As people spend 90% of their time indoors, explaining how gases stick and react on surfaces can help improve indoor air quality.

Microscopic chemistry labs

ChemSci Pick of the Week – Hollow spheres, over 1000 times smaller than the width of a hair, could act as tiny microreactors, allowing reactants and products in and out whilst protecting the reaction catalyst from the outside environment.

Taking a breath

ChemSci Pick of the Week – Scientists in the US are uncovering new insights into the process by which food and oxygen are converted to energy in the body.

Molecular submarines

ChemSci Pick of the Week – Scientists at Cambridge University have designed a method for synthesising water soluble and waterproof metal-organic containers – tiny submarines that could be used in clinical diagnosis, drug delivery, chemical synthesis, and for the removal of environmental pollutants.

Solving grand challenges

The University of Melbourne has won a Grand Challenges Explorations grant – an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – for groundbreaking research in global health and development.

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