Best vacuum cleaner: How to tidy up fast

No matter the mess, these vacuum cleaners have you covered. (The Creative Exchange via Unsplash/) Vacuuming has come a long way since 1908 when an Ohio store janitor, James Murray Spangler, sold his patent for an Electric Suction Sweeper to one William Hoover. The two men would undoubtedly be astonished to discover that, these days, […]

“Swiss Army knife” catalyst can make natural gas burn cleaner

The elements that make up the metal oxide nanoparticle catalyst. Credit: Zhennan Huang Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Illinois Chicago. Shahbazian-Yassar and colleagues facilitated the development of a cutting edge “Swiss Army knife” catalyst made up of 10 different elements—each of which on its own has the ability […]

Key step taken toward cleaner, more sustainable production of hydrogen — ScienceDaily

Efficiently mass-producing hydrogen from water is closer to becoming a reality thanks to Oregon State University College of Engineering researchers and collaborators at Cornell University and the Argonne National Laboratory. The scientists used advanced experimental tools to forge a clearer understanding of an electrochemical catalytic process that’s cleaner and more sustainable than deriving hydrogen from […]

Researchers take key step toward cleaner, more sustainable production of hydrogen

The lead groups from Cornell University, Oregon State University and Argonne National Laboratory employ a set of advanced characterization tools to study the atomic structure evolution of a state-of-the art OER electrocatalyst, strontium iridate (SrIrO3), in acid electrolyte, to understand the origin of its record-high activity (1000 times higher than the commercial catalyst, iridium oxide) […]

Best air purifier: Fight allergens, smoke, and germs for cleaner indoor air

Here are some of the best air purifiers you can get for any room. (Coway/) The air we breathe is filled with tiny particles of every shape and size. Some are invisible to the naked eye, and others can be seen with bright light. But all of the components of these particles—dust, dander, pollen, mold, […]