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A promising new method for cleaning up the Fukushima nuclear disaster

January 20th, 2017

A promising new method for cleaning up the Fukushima nuclear disaster Researchers at Rice and Kazan Federal University in Russia have found a way to extract radioactivity from water and said their discovery could help purify the hundreds of millions of gallons of contaminated water stored after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident. James Tour, the […]

Treated carbon pulls radioactive elements from water

January 20th, 2017

Treated carbon pulls radioactive elements from water Science Daily (This also appeared in Laboratory Equipment, Phys Org, Chem Europe, Environment Guru and Health Medicine Network.) http://bit.ly/2jdJk6p https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170119134534.htm

Revved-up carbon purifies radioactive water

January 20th, 2017

Revved-up carbon purifies radioactive water New Atlas (This also appeared in Last Minute Geek and Innovations Report.) http://bit.ly/2jHhser http://newatlas.com/carbon-filter-radioactive-water/47477/

Doped carbon could treat water from Fukushima

January 20th, 2017

Doped carbon could treat water from Fukushima The Engineer (This also appeared in Environment Guru.) http://bit.ly/2jGYtkv https://www.theengineer.co.uk/doped-carbon-could-treat-fukushima-water/

Treated carbon pulls radioactive elements from water

January 19th, 2017

Treated carbon pulls radioactive elements from water Researchers at Rice University and Kazan Federal University in Russia have found a way to extract radioactivity from water and said their discovery could help purify the hundreds of millions of gallons of contaminated water stored after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident. http://bit.ly/2k7Q3mF http://news. rice.edu/2017/01/19/treated-carbon-pulls-radioactive-elements-from-water/

Scientists develop graphene nanoribbons to help knit together severed and damaged spinal cords

December 8th, 2016

Scientists develop graphene nanoribbons to help knit together severed and damaged spinal cords The combination of graphene nanoribbons made with a process developed at Rice University and a common polymer could someday be of critical importance to healing damaged spinal cords in people. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of […]

Pumps and pipes: Matching minds

December 8th, 2016

Pumps and pipes: Matching minds James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is mentioned. TMC News http://bit.ly/2gkBfy8 http://www.tmc.edu/news/2016/12/pumps-pipes-matching-minds/

New asphalt technology captures carbon dioxide

November 29th, 2016

New asphalt technology captures carbon dioxide A Rice laboratory has improved its method to turn plain asphalt into a porous material that can capture greenhouse gases from natural gas. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted. For Construction Pros http://bit.ly/2g27SxD […]

Nanocars driven by UV light

November 29th, 2016

Nanocars driven by UV light Scientists at Rice and at the University of Graz, Austria, are driving three-wheeled, single-molecule “nanoroadsters” with light and, for the first time, seeing how they move. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is mentioned. Laboratory News […]

Light drives single-molecule ‘nanoroadsters’

November 16th, 2016

Light drives single-molecule ‘nanoroadsters’ Scientists at Rice University and at the University of Graz, Austria, are driving three-wheeled, single-molecule “nanoroadsters” with light and, for the first time, seeing how they move. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is mentioned. National Science […]

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