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    Phys.org: Chemistry

    • newNew X-ray spectroscopy explores hydrogen-generating catalyst

      New X-ray spectroscopy explores hydrogen-generating catalyst

      Using a newly developed technique, researchers from Japan, Germany and the U.S. have identified a key step in production of hydrogen gas by a bacterial enzyme. Understanding these reactions could be important in developing a clean-fuel economy powere…
      - 17 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 9:31am -
    • newLong-lived catalytic converter reduces diesel emissions
      Diesel vehicles today emit fewer pollutants than older vehicles, thanks to a zeolite catalytic converter that was invented around 10 years ago. Although many groups have investigated this catalyst since then, it was still unclear why it is so much mo…
      - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:17am -
    • newEnzymes from fungi simplify chemical synthesis

      Enzymes from fungi simplify chemical synthesis

      Using natural enzymes obtained from fungi, scientists from TU Delft have potentially made the synthesis of certain pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and agrochemicals much simpler, cheaper and environmentally more benign. They have recently reported their f…
      - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:02am -
    • Researchers develop potentially low-cost, low-emissions technology that can convert methane without forming CO2

      Researchers develop potentially low-cost, low-emissions technology that can convert methane without forming CO2

      As we work to toward more sustainable ways of powering our lifestyles, there is a quest to bridge the gap between the carbon dioxide-emitting fossil fuels we rely on for our most basic needs, and the cleaner, but not yet economically feasible alterna…
      - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 17, 2:27pm -
    • Dipstick technology could revolutionise disease diagnosis

      Dipstick technology could revolutionise disease diagnosis

      New dipstick technology that enables pathogen detection and the rapid diagnosis of human, animal and plant disease in even the most remote locations has been developed by University of Queensland scientists.
      - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
    • Watching atoms move in hybrid perovskite crystals reveals clues to improving solar cells

      Watching atoms move in hybrid perovskite crystals reveals clues to improving solar cells

      A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has for the first time observed nanoscale changes deep inside hybrid perovskite crystals that could offer new insights into developing low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells.
      - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 12:15pm -
    • Video: The art and science of glassblowing

      Video: The art and science of glassblowing

      If you've ever tapped a screen to send a tweet, opted for a glass bottled soda because of taste, or drooled over art glass in a gallery, then your life has been changed for the better by the transparent yet durable combination of sand and simple chem…
      - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 10:57am -
    • Device to accelerate drug discovery for kidney diseases

      Device to accelerate drug discovery for kidney diseases

      Researchers from the Department of Engineering are collaborating with industry and academia to develop a device to improve the testing of kidney disease drugs.
      - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 8:40am -
    • Using magnets to control chemical reactions that target release of medicines inside the body

      Using magnets to control chemical reactions that target release of medicines inside the body

      (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Georgia in Athens has developed a technique for controlling chemical reactions that release drugs inside the body. In their paper published in the journal Nature Catalysis, the group describes…
      - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 8:40am -
    • Improving the femtosecond ultrashort pulse laser

      Improving the femtosecond ultrashort pulse laser

      MXenes, conductive materials widely used in many industries, now have one more promising application: helping lasers fire extremely short femtosecond pulses, which last just millionths of a billionth of a second. The finding, made by an international…
      - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 7:39am -

    Scientific American: Chemistry

    The Guardian: Chemistry

    • Frederick Kurzer obituary
      My friend Frederick Kurzer, who has died aged 95, was reader in chemistry at the Royal Free hospital school of medicine and a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry for more than 70 years.The son of Jacques Kurzer, a dealer in oriental rugs, and hi…
      - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 1:03pm -
    • Untried and unethical: why Nevada's new lethal injection crosses a line
      As more drug companies prevent sales of their products for execution, some US states have seized on new, untried drug combinations – raising big ethical issuesToday, Scott Raymond Dozier was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in Nevada’…
      - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 8:50am -
    • 'The Devil's element': the dark side of phosphorus
      It glows and burns and is associated with glowing skulls, graveyard ghosts and spontaneous human combustion – not to mention painful and fatal illnessI would like to tell you about phosphorus, my favourite element in the periodic table. Phosphorus…
      - 23 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 9:37am -
    • Unknown territory: why do we remember the first time?
      First runs in a new location are memorable, even magical – an introduction to a new city, for example – and science has set out to explain the phenomenonYou remember your first time, right? Everyone does. That grand départ into the unknown, the…
      - 29 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 3:00am -
    • Atomisation of society under a chemist prime minister | Brief letters
      Margaret Thatcher | Theatre acoustics: anthems and amplifiers | Solutions to table wobbles: tripods and Paddington Bear’s saw | Sean Hughes and Crystal PalaceMike Ellwood (Letters, 18 October) recommends selecting our leaders by degree subject, cho…
      - 36 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:07pm -
    • What is cryo-electron microscopy, the Nobel prize-winning technique?
      The 2017 chemistry laureates were recognised for developing cryo-electron microscopy. But what is it, why is it exciting and where will it take us next?A trio of scientists share this year’s Nobel prize for chemistry: Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Fran…
      - 50 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 11:32am -
    • Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson win the 2017 Nobel prize in chemistry – as it happened
      This year’s prize has been awarded for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for method to visualise biomolecules 12.36pm BSTThere we have it…
      - 50 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 7:36am -
    • Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for method to visualise biomolecules
      Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson receive £825,000 prize for developing method for generating 3D images of life-building structuresThe Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for developing a technique to pr…
      - 50 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 7:00am -
    • Canal calm has to be better than road rage | Brief letters
      Hurricane Irma | Doctor Foster | Soybeans | Veganism | Canals v roadsHurricane Irma has devastated many Caribbean islands (Report, 6 September). Sadly, there is little that can be done about the tragic loss of life. However, there would be no better…
      - 77 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 1:38pm -
    • Why fentanyl could become the UK's most dangerous drug
      The painkiller and anaesthetic is 50 times more potent than morphine, is powerfully addictive, fatal even in tiny amounts, and has become a huge part of America’s opioid crisisFentanyl is starting to hit the headlines in the UK. The drug is not so…
      - 86 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 6:29am -

    LabMedica: Clinical Chemsitry

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