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Potential sources of helium revealed, as reserves of the precious gas dwindle
Helium, used in nuclear, medical and, yes, party industries, has become scarce, but new research has revealed a possible way to pinpoint fresh sources
Chemistry
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 20, 2015, 8:50am
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Comet impacts cook up 'soup of life'
New lab results show how collisions between comets and planets can make the molecules that are the essential building blocks of life.
Chemistry
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015, 12:04pm
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Better method for building with DNA
Scientists come up with an improved method for building tiny 3D structures out of strands of DNA.
Chemistry
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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Plant 'milkers' seek molecules for medicines and make-up
A quiet village in eastern France is home to an unusual greenhouse.
Chemistry
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 9:16am
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Exposure to mixture of common chemicals may trigger cancer, scientists find
One in five cancers may be caused when common chemicals – deemed safe on their own – blend lethally inside the human body, study reveals
Chemistry
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
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Chew On This: The Science Of Great NYC Bagels (It's Not The Water)
Popular myth has long credited New York's soft water for the city's irresistibly crusty, chewy bagels. But the chemistry behind a superior bagel is more complicated.
Chemistry
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:49am
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Water: the weirdest liquid on the planet
The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless
Chemistry
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:10am
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Study queries non-hazardous plastic
Researchers question the non-hazardous ranking of plastic, saying its environmental impacts are not subject to the same level of scrutiny as other pollutants.
Chemistry
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015, 2:12pm
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The first world war scientists who gave their lives to defeat poison gas
On the hundredth anniversary of the first fatal use of chemical weapons, we look back at the scientists who risked their lives to fight a new enemy
Chemistry
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015, 2:12pm
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Scientists Discover A New Form Of Ice — It's Square
Researchers were surprised by what they found when they sandwiched a drop of water between two layers of an unusual two-dimensional material called graphene.
Chemistry
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 26, 2015, 8:35am
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Fresh coat: scientists develop tough new self-cleaning paint
British and Chinese scientists say they have developed a new paint that can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel to make resilient surfaces that can self-clean even after being scratched or scuffed.
Chemistry
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, Mar 06, 2015, 9:10am
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Would you wear yeast perfume? Microbes used to brew scent
Genetically engineered microorganisms could replace flowers as sources of ingredients for perfumes – and even recreate scents from plants long extinct
Chemistry
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 05, 2015, 9:05am
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The Weird World of Standard Reference Materials, From Peanut Butter to Whale Blubber
Get the full the story behind a $761 jar of peanut butter and other exorbitantly priced everyday objects used by scientists
Chemistry
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015, 5:56am
Rating: | Views: 192 | Comments: 0
Lasers set to zap engines into running more efficiently
Replacing the spark plugs in engines with lasers could lead to more complete fuel combustion and greener cars
Chemistry
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Feb 20, 2015, 7:51am
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The hunt is on for new antibiotics – but we have to start looking outside the lab
Global antibiotic resistance is imperilling our existence. We need clever ways to find new bug-beating drugs
Chemistry
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 19, 2015, 8:16am
Rating: | Views: 169 | Comments: 0
New Map Shows the World’s Ecosystems in Unprecedented Detail
Ecology has always been a bit doughy compared to subject like physics, chemistry, and hell, even biology. But cut ecologists some slack. The places they study, like alpine prairies, peat bogs, or oases, are the diametric opposite of controlled lab settings. So how do you bring hard data to the study of life on our soft planet? A new map.
Environment
Source: Wired
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015, 9:31am
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Apps Can Speed The Search For Love, But Nothing Beats A Real Date
Are those hours I spend swiping through Tinder getting me anywhere closer to actual romance? Yes, psychologists say. But chemistry doesn't come in an app, and that's what matters most.
Psychology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 7:25am
Rating: | Views: 132 | Comments: 0
What’s Up With That: The Gross Chemistry Behind That Funky Wet-Dog Smell
The science behind how water releases the funk from all the yeasts and bacteria hiding in your dog's fur.
Chemistry
Source: Wired
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015, 9:02am
Rating: | Views: 106 | Comments: 0
Scientists have found a way to ‘unboil’ eggs – and it could be a life-saver
It may not sound like the most useful of scientific endeavours, but the methods used to turn a hard-boiled egg back into its liquid state could bring major benefits to areas as diverse as cheese-making and cancer research
Chemistry
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015, 9:02am
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Finding Crime Clues In What Insects Had For Dinner
Forensic scientists can find crime-solving evidence in the tiniest details, such as the insects that arrive at the scene to feed on the decomposing corpse.
Chemistry
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jan 23, 2015, 10:36am
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Why Some GMO Foods Don't Have Genetically Modified DNA
It may surprise you to learn that some processed foods made from GMOs — say, canola oil, for example — don't actually contain any genetically modified DNA or proteins.
Chemistry
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 22, 2015, 8:05am
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Super-zoom for microscope samples made from nappies
A polymer usually found in babies' nappies can puff cells up, acting like an ultra-zoom lens and bringing nanoscale features into focus with standard microscopes
Chemistry
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Jan 16, 2015, 10:10am
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White wine may not really exist
Grapes used to make some of the famed white wines in fact contain anthocyanin pigments that give red wine its colour, which could solve a winemaking mystery
Chemistry
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Jan 02, 2015, 7:56am
Rating: | Views: 263 | Comments: 0
Chemical-Sensing Displays and Other Surprising Uses of Glass
An inside look at Corning’s labs suggests what’s next for the inventor of Gorilla Glass.Someday your smartphone might be able to help you in a new way when you’re traveling: by telling you whether the water is safe to drink.
Chemistry
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014, 7:37am
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Beautiful Photos Show the Bizarre Behavior of Liquids
Liquids come in many forms, from bubbles and droplets to jets and sheets. Henri Lhuissier of Paris Diderot University and his colleagues use high-speed cameras to zoom in on the physics behind all kinds of liquid phenomena, which arise throughout nature, such as in the formation of raindrops and morning dew
Chemistry
Source: Wired
Posted on: Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014, 8:13am
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Synthetic enzymes hint at life without DNA or RNA
First ever enzymes made from XNA, an artificial alternative to DNA and RNA, reveal how life could have started and may work as long-lasting therapies
Chemistry
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014, 7:45am
Rating: | Views: 728 | Comments: 0
Sleep's Link To Learning And Memory Traced To Brain Chemistry
During sleep, the brain locks in existing memories and can even form new ones. Scientists say they are starting to understand how that happens. A midnight snack may interfere.
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Nov 20, 2014, 12:49pm
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Drop This Capsule Into a Stream and It Will Screen For Pollution
Researchers have developed a sensor (no batteries required) that creates a barcode indicating the amount of pollutants and their whereabouts in water
Chemistry
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014, 7:12am
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How Garbage Kickstarted the Modern Chemical Industry
Accident leads to breakthrough
Chemistry
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014, 7:48am
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Meet the Bartender Who’s Using Science to Reinvent the Cocktail
Dave Arnold is not a typical bartender. As head of Manhattan bar Booker and Dax (and before that a kind of culinary engineer for molecular gastronomy outpost wd~50), Arnold perfects his boozy recipes with equipment out of a science lab.
Chemistry
Source: Wired
Posted on: Thursday, Nov 06, 2014, 8:17am
Rating: | Views: 448 | Comments: 0
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