Mussels can cause serious poisoning. Current toxicity checks cost $2,000 and take a week. But, a new method can provide an answer within a few hours and can cost as little as $35.
Scientists who study past pandemics, such as the 14th century Black Death that devastated much...
If fracking is to be a viable option for energy production, the industry must find a way to deal...
Researchers took advantage of nanofabrication advances to improve the resolution of nanoscale...
A bit of pressure from a new shrinking, sponge-like gel is all it takes to turn transplanted unspecialized cells into cells that lay down minerals and begin to form teeth.
Authorities in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., say a chemical reaction between fireworks and mixing compounds being transported in a car caused an explosion that fatally injured a man.
A steadily growing magnetite chemistry database is showing distinctive compositional trends that can discriminate between hydrothermal and igneous magnetite. This helps geologists find mineral deposits distal to the main mineralization.
A new kind of wristband could help scientists figure out the health risks of currently untested but commonly used compounds.
Chemists have devised a way to trap carbon dioxide and transform it into useful organic compounds, using a simple metal complex.
Researchers are closing in on how to make super-strong spider silk commercial viable. The material, which is five times stronger than steel, could be used in products from bulletproof vests to medical implants.
Insulation materials of tomorrow must be both efficient and environmentally friendly. Now, scientists are developing insulation foam made from wood that could replace petrochemical plastics in the long term.
Rough zinc oxide coatings can prevent silicon parts inside ever-shrinking electronics from interfering with each other.
In a new video, researchers examine how pepper's delectable chemistry made it a key player in the global spice trade.
Scientists have pulled up isolated molecular chains from a gold surface, using the tip of an atomic force microscope. The observed signal provides insight into the detachment force and binding energy of molecules.
The bark of the Amur cork tree has traveled a centuries-long road with the healing arts. Now, it is being put through its paces by science in the fight against pancreatic cancer, with the potential to make inroads against several more.
Researchers have developed a method to carry out large-scale manufacturing of everyday objects— from cell phones to food containers and toys— using a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells.
A number of poultry industry groups are using a less costly method to collect avian influenza virus samples, thanks to new research.
Researchers have developed a new method for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic molecules in the blood and how they work against bacteria, paving the way for personalized treatments for bacterial diseases.
About the size of a stapler, a new handheld device is able to test a large number of proteins in our body all at once- with a subtle combination of optical science and engineering.
The Obama administration is moving forward with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tighter emissions standards for cars, arguing the move will eventually save thousands of lives per year.
The surface of the sea takes up nitrogen oxides that build up in polluted air at night, new measurements on the coast of southern California have shown.
Most biobatteries are unable to generate large amounts of power, but researchers recently developed a prototype version that has the potential to be lighter and more powerful than the batteries typically found in today's portable electronic devices, including smartphones.
Scientists have created a new nickel-gallium catalyst that could someday be used to convert hydrogen and carbon dioxide emissions into methanol— an important industrial chemical and potential fuel.
Researchers have developed a general optical imaging platform to examine the activities of a broad range of small biomolecules in living cells and animals.
Research has led to the discovery of a new material that could have significant implications for a variety of challenges, from carbon dioxide storage to planetary science and solid lubrication.
Researchers have developed a new web-based tool to help unlock the complex genetics and biological processes behind grapevine development. The new database may be the key to improving grape flavor and quality, and may aid climate and environmental adaptation.
Researchers are reporting that combining a caffeine-based compound with a small amount of gold could someday be used as an anticancer agent.
Lab success doesn’t always translate to real-world success. Now, a team of scientists has invented a technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biofuels cross that gap and come closer to reality.
“Sprouted” garlic— old garlic bulbs with bright green shoots emerging from the cloves— is considered to be past its prime and usually ends up in the garbage can. But, scientists are reporting that this type of garlic has even more heart-healthy antioxidant activity than its fresher counterparts.
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