In lab experiments, the research team mixed plastics with their catalyst in a solvent, which allows the solution to harness light energy and convert the dissolved plastics into formic acid—a chemical used in fuel cells to produce electricity... their catalyst from the affordable, biocompatible metal vanadium, commonly used in steel alloys for vehicles and aluminum alloys for aircraft.
When the vanadium-based catalyst was dissolved in a solution containing a non-biodegradable consumer plastic like polyethylene and exposed to artificial sunlight, it broke down the carbon-carbon bonds within the plastic in six days...
The indictment comes as Wilkey is already facing multiple lawsuits for alleged misconduct during traffic stops involving illegal drug searches, a roadside cavity search and groping female minors, according to the paper.
Two federal courts in two days have issued nationwide orders blocking the Trump administration's use of $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall along the border of the United States and Mexico, declaring that repurposing those funds would be "unlawful."
Don't get caught up in the 100x100 mile part. That’s likely purely so people can visualize scale. It’s big, but it’s not so big that it could never happen. It’s not feasible to have the entire country’s power be generated from a single point. It’s more to illustrate that it can be generated from solar.
The Democratic-controlled chamber voted by 377-48, easily sending the conference report on the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, to the Republican-controlled Senate, which is expected to pass it by the end of next week.
The supergiant Azadegan oil field, comprising major north and south sites, is as important to Iran’s overall strategic plan to survive the current sanctions environment and to prosper when they are lifted as the flagship South Pars supergiant gas field and the added-value products of its petrochemicals sector.
From China’s perspective, its ‘One Belt, One Road’ vision – which will absolutely change the global geopolitical power balance forever – is totally dependent on Iran’s participation for three key reasons...
The Goldman note cited political uncertainty and recession fears as the catalyst for the move toward gold... Data buried in the note also revealed that owning physical gold appears to be the preferred method to “hedge against tail events” by the rich...
For every dollar Weinstein's alleged victims receive, his lawyers will get two... According to the WSJ, Harvey Weinstein, his former associates, insurers and accusers have all reached a nearly $47 million tentative settlement of virtually all the civil cases pending against him, about $25 million of which will compensate women who have accused the Hollywood producer of sexual misconduct...
teacher Paul Kato couldn’t agree to disagree upon seeing her political pin on Dec. 5... Sadie said it wasn’t long before Mr. Kato had wrestled control of the pin and put in on his own body — upside down... Capi Earegood, the student’s mother, said a “criminal assault and larceny” report was filed against the teacher, and Mason Police Chief Don Hanson confirmed that his department is investigating the matter.
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