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August 19, 2013

How Shale Fracking Led to an Ohio Town’s First One Hundred Earthquakes

From: Geophysical Research-Solid Earth

July 24, 2013

Miniature Arm Lifts Weights: Artificial muscle contracts and expands with changes in humidity

A small plastic strip can do “weight training” to effortlessly lifts many times its own weight, driven by cyclic changes in the humidity of the surrounding air. This strong “artificial arm” is based on the interaction between microgels and a layer of polycations that shrinks as it dries, according to a report presented by Canadian researchers in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

July 10, 2013

Stirred, Not Shaken: Nanoscale magnetic stir bars

Anyone who has ever worked in a laboratory has seen them: magnetic stirrers that rotate magnetic stir bars in liquids to mix them. The stir bars come in many different forms—now including nanometer-sized. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, researchers from Singapore have now introduced chains made of 40 nm iron oxide particles that act as the world’s smallest magnetic stir bars, effectively stirring picoliter-sized drops of emulsion with a commercial magnetic stirrer.

June 27, 2013

Drinking Water from the Sea: Electrochemically mediated seawater desalination in microfluidic systems

A new method for the desalination of sea water has been reported by a team of American and German researchers in the journal Angewandte Chemie. In contrast to conventional methods, this technique consumes little energy and is very simple. This electrochemically mediated seawater desalination is based on a system of microchannels and a bipolar electrode.

June 19, 2013

Three New Reference Works from Wiley

Ullmann's Renewable Resources
Ullmann's Reaction Engineering, 2 Volume Set
Industrial Biotechnology: Upstream Fermentation, Downstream Recovery and Purification, 3V set

June 19, 2013

Wearable Electronics: Highly conductive textiles and paper with aluminum

Jackets with built-in mobile phones, sports clothes that warn you when your heart rate gets too high, wallpaper with glowing patterns—these are not concepts from a science fiction movie, some of them are actually already available, and they may soon become commonplace. These applications require electrically conductive fibrous materials. Korean researchers have now developed a new process for rendering paper and textile fibers conductive with aluminum. Their report appears in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

June 17, 2013

Just How Useful is Fracking? Study Explores Return of Investment

From: Journal of Industrial Ecology

May 27, 2013

Making Colors from Black and White: Colorfast pigments made from amorphous arrays of silicon dioxide and carbon black

It is very annoying when colors fade over time, sometimes simply from exposure to light. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Japanese scientists have now introduced a new type of colorfast, environmentally friendly pigment. These consist of submicrometer-sized silicon dioxide particles and carbon black and are simply sprayed on to the desire surface. The resulting color is tough and does not fade.

April 24, 2013

An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E. P. Box

George E. P. Box talking about Statistical Methods

April 24, 2013

The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture

Book trailer for The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture

April 19, 2013

Build a Foundation to Achieve Project Goals

In this groundbreaking guide, Tres Roeder offers time-tested strategies and techniques for effectively identifying, categorizing, prioritizing, managing, and leading project stakeholders.

April 18, 2013

“Salted” Catalysts for Chemical Energy Storage: Basic alkali–metal salts improve a catalyst for steam reforming of methanol

The storage of hydrogen in the form of methanol is a highly promising method for using excess energy produced by wind and solar power plants. However, this technology requires an effective catalyst for regenerating the hydrogen. German scientists have now introduced a new platinum catalyst for this reaction, known as the steam reforming of methanol, in the journal Angewandte Chemie. The secret of their success lies in a special coating made from molten basic alkali metal salts.

April 17, 2013

Catalysis from A to Z, 4th Edition

The fourth edition of the seminal work, Catalysis from A to Z, is now available in its 4th edition.

April 15, 2013

Designing B2B Brands: Lessons from Deloitte and 195,000 Brand Managers

Get insight from the top business-to-business branding experts—and gain a global presence.

April 15, 2013

Handbook of Loss Prevention Engineering, 2 Volume Set

Wiley is pleased to announce the publication of the only one-stop source for loss prevention principles, policies, practices, programs and methodology. 

April 09, 2013

Wiley Job Network Announces New Resources and Tools to Connect Job Seekers and Employers

Wiley has announced a new suite of resources and tools to enhance the Wiley Job Network

April 08, 2013

Get to Work, Enzymes! High yield: Cell-free enzyme cascade makes hydrogen from xylose

Fuel cells are a highly promising means of producing electricity. However, the hydrogen they require is still largely obtained from coal, oil, or natural gas. Producing hydrogen from less expensive biomass is an attractive alternative, but has not produced sufficient yields to date. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a team of American and Mexican researchers has now introduced a cell-free biosystem of thirteen enzymes that can produce hydrogen from xylose, one of the main components of plants, in yields of over 95 %.

April 03, 2013

Wiley Journals Comply With New Open Access Policies of UK Funders

John Wiley & Sons, Inc, announced today that the majority of Wiley’s journals in its open access publishing program now offers authors funded by The Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK the opportunity to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution CC BY license when paying an Article Publication Charge (APC).

March 25, 2013

BIM for Facility Managers

This book focuses on how to extend the value of Building Information Modeling (BIM) into facility management and is complete with case studies, from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the world's largest and most recognized international association for professional facility managers.

March 08, 2013

Inspired by Audio Cassettes: Economical nanostructured iron–cobalt catalysts for the Fischer–Tropsch synthesis

Audio cassettes make the production process for fuels less expensive: To produce nanoparticles made of inexpensive iron oxide cores with a very thin cobalt shell, an international team of researchers modified a method developed for the production of magnetic audio tapes. As the researchers report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, their particles are easily accessible on a large scale, and are excellent Fischer–Tropsch catalysts for the production of good diesel fractions.