Chemistry

Rechargeable batteries based on magnesium, rather than lithium, have the potential to extend electric vehicle range by packing more energy into smaller...
by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
12:00pm
10.19.2017
Some 2 million people in the U.S. get their drinking water from wells that may be infused with naturally-occurring arsenic, according to a new study. The...
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10:03am
10.18.2017
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University of Guelph researchers have published what is believed to be the first scientific paper in North America on improving medicinal cannabis plant...
by University of Guelph
1:19pm
10.17.2017
A sensational murder trial in Malaysia brought the judge, the attorneys and the two accused killers to a top-security laboratory to continue proceedings this...
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2:31pm
10.13.2017
A new study finds that cryotherapy, specifically having chemotherapy patients wear frozen gloves and socks for 90-minute periods, is useful for preventing...
by Oxford University
8:44am
10.13.2017
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Researchers have published results showing that a carbon monoxide-iron-based therapy can inhibit snake venom's effects for up to an hour in animals. The...
by University of Arizona
2:04pm
10.12.2017
Gold has long been valued for its luxurious glitter and hue, and threads of the gleaming metal have graced clothing and tapestries for centuries. Determining...
by American Chemical Society
1:30pm
10.11.2017
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Blow into the tube, please. In the future, the procedure will not just be used by police checking for alcohol intoxication, but also for testing the condition...
by ETH Zurich
9:15am
10.11.2017
In 2016, farmers worldwide planted more than 240 million acres of genetically modified corn, cotton and soybeans that produce insect-killing proteins from the...
by University of Arizona
2:19pm
10.10.2017
Last year, the leading cause of death for people under the age of 50 wasn’t cancer or heart problems or even motor vehicle accidents. So what is the reason for...
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9:05am
10.10.2017
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New research has shown for the first time that activated carbon – a substance widely used in water purification – can help eliminate the health risks...
by Michigan State University
2:26pm
10.9.2017
A new test developed by Caltech researchers may help stem the tide of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by giving medical professionals a sneak peek into how...
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8:30am
10.5.2017
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A touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium metal batteries that charge 10 to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries,...
by Rice University
9:29am
10.2.2017
Researchers have developed a laser-based method that could be used to detect chemicals such as explosives and dangerous gases quickly and accurately.
by University of Michigan
2:45pm
9.29.2017
As farmers battle in their above-ground war on weeds, they may inadvertently create underground casualties – unintentionally attacking the beneficial bacteria...
by Cornell University
9:15am
9.28.2017
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If wine is cultivated in an area where forest fires occur more often, such as in Australia or Southern Italy, aromas that make the alcoholic drink unpalatable...
by Technical University of Munich
9:43am
9.26.2017
A new filter has proven able to remove more than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, bacteria and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing...
by Rice University
9:33am
9.26.2017
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Scientists developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine. This new...
by University of Surrey
2:10pm
9.22.2017
If you drop an aluminum spoon in a sink full of water, the spoon will sink to the bottom. That's because aluminum, in its conventional form, is denser than...
by Utah State University
1:53pm
9.22.2017
Researchers have developed the world's first handheld SORS device that can detect fake spirits, such as vodka and whiskey, while still in their bottles.
by University of Manchester
9:44am
9.21.2017
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A new paper-based sensor patch could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise. Today's most widespread methods for glucose self-...
by Binghamton University
9:33am
9.19.2017
The EPA’s Region 6 Environmental Services Laboratory in Houston, Texas will close when the building’s lease expires in 2020, according to reports. The 41,000-...
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1:51pm
9.15.2017
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Unique toxicological solutions are needed for forensic analysts to combat the rise of drugs of abuse and novel psychoactive substances.
by Rohan Thakur, Executive Vice President, Bruker Daltonics
11:39am
9.14.2017
Physicists have pioneered a method for creating a unique new molecule that could eventually have applications in medicine, food science and other fields.
by UCLA
9:20am
9.14.2017
A low-cost paper-based chemical analysis device that operates with only water is making pharmaceutical screening outside of the lab possible.
by Erin O'Neill, Contributing Science Writer
3:32pm
9.13.2017
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Researchers have made a discovery that could create roads that melt off ice and snow during winter storms. Their secret? Adding a little paraffin wax to the...
by Drexel University
1:08pm
9.13.2017
Scientists observed an unexpected result when combining urine with a newly engineered nano-powder based on aluminum. It instantly releases hydrogen from the...
by U.S. Army Research Laboratory
1:37pm
9.12.2017
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Plastics have been found in minute traces throughout the Great Lakes, washed ashore on the most desolate location of the Pacific Ocean, and in the wastewater...
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9:57am
9.8.2017
New measurements of molecular iodine in the Arctic show that even a tiny amount of the element can deplete ozone in the lower atmosphere. This is surprising...
by Purdue University
1:52pm
9.7.2017
Everything we use is made out of chemicals. So it's not surprising that we pick up a lot of foreign molecules from what we bump into all the time, from our...
by American Chemical Society
1:36pm
9.7.2017
To feed a growing population, our global food system relies on sufficient farmland. But over the past 40 years, one-third of arable land has been lost to...
by Northeastern University
9:10am
9.7.2017
The CDC ranks tularemia as one of the six most concerning bioterrorism agents, alongside anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox and viral hemorrhagic fever....
by Duke University
2:21pm
9.6.2017
Human production of fixed nitrogen, used mostly to fertilize crops, now accounts for about half of the total fixed nitrogen added to the Earth both on land and...
by Duke University
9:58am
9.6.2017
Less than two years after agreeing to a merger of equals, Dow Chemical and DuPont have received all regulatory approvals, and are now trading on the New York...
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12:38pm
9.5.2017
For a few weeks over the summer in 2011, teams of scientists from around the world converged on a small patch of ponderosa pine forest in Colorado to carry out...
by MIT
9:43am
9.5.2017
Explosions and fires rocked a flood-crippled chemical plant near Houston early Thursday, sending up a plume of acrid, eye-irritating smoke and adding a new...
by Gregory Bull, Emily Schmall and Reese Dunklin
1:32pm
8.31.2017
Farmers and gardeners know their soil texture can make a big difference in their success. When they grow in soil that has the right texture, it is easier to...
by American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
2:32pm
8.30.2017
Documents, books and similar items soaked and muddied in the potentially sewage-laden flood waters produced by Hurricane Harvey may be salvageable with the use...
by Texas A&M University
1:25pm
8.29.2017
Researchers have created a miniaturized, portable version of a tool now capable of analyzing Mars' atmosphere—and that's just one of its myriad possible uses.
by Brigham Young University
9:35am
8.29.2017
A mysterious chemical haze that left scores of people on the English coast with streaming eyes, sore throats and breathing problems has dissipated, but its...
by Associated Press
3:15pm
8.28.2017
Common flame retardant chemicals are found in upholstered furniture, baby products, common consumer items – and also in human bodies across the world. The...
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3:07pm
8.28.2017
Underground drinking water sources in parts of the U.S. and three Asian countries may not be as safe as previously thought due to high levels of manganese,...
by University of California, Riverside
9:14am
8.25.2017
Biological "detectives" are tracking down biothreats such as the bacteria that causes tularemia ("rabbit fever"), but they constantly face the challenge of...
by DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory
9:04am
8.25.2017
Forensic scientists can sometimes feel like they are fighting a losing battle when it comes to drugs. The opioid crisis continues to grow, and drug...
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1:44pm
8.24.2017
In many parts of the densely populated plains along the Indus River and its tributaries, arsenic concentrations in groundwater supplies exceed the WHO...
by Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
3:11pm
8.23.2017
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