Chemistry

Plants use hydrogen peroxide -- best known for use in bleach and hair treatments -- to control how their cells react to varying levels of light, new research...
by University of Exeter
9:38am
6.29.2017
The huge amounts of plastic that have been gradually leaching into the world’s bodies of water have come in microscopic, but constant amounts. So-called “...
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2:54pm
6.26.2017
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Lithium-ion batteries are used to power many things from mobile phones, laptops, tablets to electric cars. But they have some drawbacks, including limited...
by A*STAR
9:47am
6.23.2017
Antimicrobials like triclosan are no better at killing bacteria than soap and water – and could actually instead help to fuel the rise of “superbugs,”...
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3:08pm
6.22.2017
Researchers have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapor and split it to generate hydrogen - the cleanest source of energy. The paint contains a...
by RMIT University
8:59am
6.16.2017
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Researchers have developed a class of small molecules that successfully penetrates and darkens human skin samples in the laboratory. The drug also generates...
by Cell Press
9:23am
6.15.2017
Lithium-sulfur batteries have great potential as a low-cost, high-energy, energy source for both vehicle and grid applications. However, they suffer from...
by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
9:35am
6.14.2017
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DDT was a pesticide that essentially changed the way people lived in the postwar era. But it became the focus of intense scrutiny by the nascent environmental...
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3:17pm
6.13.2017
While using X-rays to study the early stages of a chemical process that can reformulate carbon dioxide into more useful compounds, including liquid fuels,...
by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2:23pm
6.13.2017
Some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil.
by University of Bath
9:29am
6.13.2017
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Scientists have developed technology that uses genomics and data analytics to efficiently screen for molecules produced by molds to find new drug leads — maybe...
by Northwestern University
9:05am
6.13.2017
One of the biggest contributors to ocean pollution may be hanging in your closet right now. That would be microfibers, infinitesimal strands of polyester found...
by UC Santa Barbara
9:14am
6.12.2017
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A new study shows that a pair of common chemicals that manufacturers use to make plastic food containers, water bottles, and other consumer products do not...
by University of Iowa
9:56am
6.9.2017
Whiskeys may differ in taste and smell, but they are so similar in chemical composition that most analyses can't tell two closely related brews apart.
by Cell Press
3:05pm
6.8.2017
Chemical weapons are nightmarish. In a millisecond, they can kill hundreds, if not thousands. But scientists report that they have developed a way to adhere a...
by American Chemical Society
9:39am
6.8.2017
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In response to popular demand, materials scientists at Duke University have resurrected an online cookbook of crystalline structures that started when the...
by Duke University
2:48pm
6.2.2017
Ten years from now, wastewater treatment plants will look and function very differently than they do today, according to Daniel Noguera, a professor of civil...
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9:27am
6.1.2017
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Researchers have developed a method that determines not only whether a chemical or substance is allergenic, but also how strong its potential for causing...
by Lund University
9:59am
5.30.2017
New research reveals that residents of the Mid-Ohio River Valley (from Evansville, Indiana, north to Huntington, West Virginia) had higher than normal levels...
by University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
1:28pm
5.26.2017
Studying bones has helped scientists reconstruct what dinosaurs and other extinct creatures looked like. Taking this further, scientists recently started...
by American Chemical Society
4:43pm
5.24.2017
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Because of its quick lethality to freshly hatched flies and the ability to halt egg production, the artificial sweetener behind Truvia could be a potent but...
by Drexel University
9:20am
5.24.2017
Scientists have developed an inexpensive, biodegradable, seaweed-based ant bait that can help homeowners and farmers control invasive Argentine ant populations.
by University of California, Riverside
2:57pm
5.19.2017
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Iron is a critical nutrient in the ocean. Its importance for algae and the nitrogen cycle has already been investigated in detail. Now, a new discovery shows...
by Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
9:32am
5.19.2017
A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building’s air could soon be the basis of portable,...
by University of Illinois at Champaign
2:06pm
5.18.2017
Chemists, materials scientists and nanoengineers have created what may be the ultimate natural sunscreen. They report in a new paper the development of...
by UC San Diego
9:19am
5.17.2017
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Two compounds normally found in wild plants prevented human sperm from propelling into a woman’s egg and fertilizing it, according to a new study. The results...
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3:02pm
5.16.2017
Research is hard. There are so many variables in scientific exploration, no wonder it is exponentially challenging. But what if there was a blueprint? What if...
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9:51am
5.15.2017
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President Abraham Lincoln’s first handwritten draft of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, a historic document in the collection of the New York State...
by NIST
2:25pm
5.12.2017
A regulation mandating more training and safeguards for people using the most toxic pesticides has been delayed for one year by the Environmental Protection...
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10:03am
5.12.2017
Researchers have discovered for the first time that a common marine sponge hosts bacteria that specialize in the production of toxic compounds nearly identical...
by National Science Foundation
2:01pm
5.11.2017
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