Tag: Chemistry

Drinking Water from Salt Water: A New Approach to Desalination

Desalination, the process of removing salt from water, is a practical way to provide drinking and irrigation water to communities who have lost their primary water source.  More…

Copper-Catalyst Forces Co-Workers Carbon Dioxide and Water to Work Out their Differences and Make Renewable Energy

Everyone has that coworker they’d rather walk on shattered glass than talk to.  For the infamous greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, that coworker is water.   Now I know what…

McDonald’s Secret Menu: Used Cooking Oil for 3-D Printing?

What do you do with the oil you used to cook dinner?  Perhaps you haphazardly swirl it around with soap and dump it down the drain, or you…

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s… Graphene?

Graphene is the material of an alchemist’s dreams.  The seemingly weak graphite found in a pencil is transformed into the strongest material known to mankind, albeit through a…

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