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February 8, 2016

How Redox Flow Batteries Could Stabilize Our Electric Grids

The enormous electrochemical energy-storage devices could address the intermittency of wind- and solar-generated power that’s increasingly being adopted worldwide

February 8, 2016

Methanol Reactions May Form Interstellar Hydrocarbons

Space chemistry: Study suggests methanol’s chemistry could be an important player in outer space

February 1, 2016

Iron Catalysts For Enantioselective Hydrogenations

Catalysis: Abundant metal catalyst transforms ketones and imines into chiral alcohols and amines

February 1, 2016

Van Gogh’s Fading Colors Inspire Scientific Inquiry

Lessons learned from the chemical breakdown of pigments in the Post-Impressionist’s masterpieces

January 29, 2016

Strong, Stretchable Carbon Nanotube Films Surpass Kevlar And Carbon Fiber

Nanomaterials: Simple new method yields films of highly aligned, densely packed nanotubes

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