Nano Droplet of Acid Solves Ozone Depletion Mystery

Last week a group of scientists reported in Science that they had created the tinest droplet of acid ever produced on Earth. It was created within a superfluid helium cluster at 0.37 kelvin. Observing this ultra-small acid drop allowed researchers to study how such droplets interact with water in our atmosphere to… » 6/25/09 3:53pm 6/25/09 3:53pm

They're Putting Anti-Aging Enzymes in the Water

Click to viewWithin about 10 years, you might be drinking anti-aging enzymes with your bottled water. California biochemists have a plan to keep the world younger and healthier by using nanotech to deliver an enzyme called CoQ10 to our drinking water. This coenzyme is naturally produced by the body, but in smaller and… » 7/29/08 2:15pm 7/29/08 2:15pm

Green Explosives Save the World Through Sustainable Warfare

If you're worried about the environment but still need to blow people up, a new class of nitrogen-based bomb materials is for you. Popular explosives like TNT and HMX react to form nitrogen oxides when detonated, the major culprits behind smog and acid rain. This is a big no-no if you're the type of warmonger who… » 5/28/08 9:30am 5/28/08 9:30am