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    Phys.org: Chemistry

    • Dentistry study pinpoints role of proteins that produce pearls
      Pearls are among nature's most beautiful creations, and have been treasured for countless centuries. Beneath one's iridescent surface lies a tough and resilient structure made of intricately arranged tiles of calcium carbonate organized by a crew of…
      - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 12:50pm -
    • First large scale study of cocaine users leads to breakthrough in drug testing

      First large scale study of cocaine users leads to breakthrough in drug testing

      Scientists from the University of Surrey have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine.
      - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 12:40pm -
    • Chiral crabs

      Chiral crabs

      Sander Wezenberg, and PhD students Thomas van Leeuwen and Kaja Sitkowska, from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, spoke to us about their work in chirality and molecular motors, and the seaside scene on the cover of ChemComm that it insp…
      - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 8:12am -
    • Scientists show how to control catalyst that turns a greenhouse gas into a fuel or feedstock

      Scientists show how to control catalyst that turns a greenhouse gas into a fuel or feedstock

      What if we could turn carbon dioxide, CO2, into a valuable resource? Using CO2 as a feedstock to create fuels or other chemicals would offer economic and environmental benefits. The challenge is designing effective processes that yield only the desir…
      - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 6:52am -
    • Ultra-light aluminum: Chemists report breakthrough in material design

      Ultra-light aluminum: Chemists report breakthrough in material design

      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 water says Utah State University chemist Alexander Boldyrev.
      - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 5:17am -
    • NIST's quick test may speed antibiotic treatment and combat drug resistance

      NIST's quick test may speed antibiotic treatment and combat drug resistance

      Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a potential new tactic for rapidly determining whether an antibiotic combats a given infection, thus hastening effective medical treatment and limiting the dev…
      - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 5:00am -
    • High-speed movie aids scientists who design glowing molecules

      High-speed movie aids scientists who design glowing molecules

      The crystal jellyfish swims off the coast of the Pacific Northwest and can illuminate the waters when disturbed. That glow comes from proteins that absorb energy and then release it as bright flashes.
      - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 7:24am -
    • Scientists develop counterfeit booze-detecting device

      Scientists develop counterfeit booze-detecting device

      Researchers at The University of Manchester have developed the world's first handheld SORS device that can detect fake spirits, such as vodka and whisky, whilst still in their bottles.
      - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 6:49am -
    • Hybrid indium–lithium anodes provide fast interfacial ion transport

      Hybrid indium–lithium anodes provide fast interfacial ion transport

      Novel lithium electrodes coated with indium could be the basis for more powerful, longer-lasting, rechargeable batteries. The coating hinders undesirable side-reactions between the electrode and electrolyte, provide a more uniform deposition of lithi…
      - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 6:46am -
    • Researchers report new technique for de-icing surfaces

      Researchers report new technique for de-icing surfaces

      Scientists and engineers have been waging a quiet but determined battle against the build-up of ice on infrastructure. A thin coating of ice on solar panels can wreak havoc with their ability to generate electricity. Thin layers of ice on the vanes o…
      - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 5:55am -

    Scientific American: Chemistry

    The Guardian: Chemistry

    • 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…
      - 17 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…
      - 26 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 6:29am -
    • Could a heroin vaccine cure the west’s drug epidemic?
      There are a million heroin users in the US, and the UK has Europe’s highest rate of use. It is a huge problem. But can there be a chemical answer to a social issue?The effect of heroin has been described as “a warm blanket on the brain”. Within…
      - 29 days ago, 26 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
    • Space savers: astronaut urine could make supplies from nutrients to tools
      Urine, faeces and breath could be recycled to produce food supplements and plastics for 3D printing, freeing up space on long journeys, say researchersAstronauts could find themselves eating nutrients and using plastics produced by yeast fed with the…
      - 33 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 9:33am -
    • Why is ketchup so delicious? Science answers the big food questions
      What’s good, what’s bad and why – five food questions answered by consultant cardiologist Ali Khavandi and science writer Dara MohammadiWhether you’re a dolloper or a Jackson Pollocker, a plate of chips just isn’t the same without a good sq…
      - 35 days ago, 20 Aug 17, 6:30am -
    • David Jones obituary
      Scientist and writer who, under his pen name, Daedalus, entertained readers with his ‘impossible’ inventionsDavid Jones, who has died aged 79, was a physical chemist and writer who, through his columns under the pseudonym Daedalus, entertained re…
      - 37 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 7:48am -
    • Scientists reveal why whisky tastes better with water
      How best to enjoy whisky has long been debated, but two chemists say they have discovered why diluting your dram might make it taste betterNeat, on the rocks, or with a dash of mineral water. Whisky enthusiasts have long disagreed about how the amber…
      - 38 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 9:33am -
    • A 'murder' mystery with a toxic twist ... and pygmy goats
      Three victims, a country house and poison could be a case for Hercule Poirot. But this is a sad case of botanical ignorance rather than murder most foulA recent report appeared in the news about the sad demise of Mirabel, Adele and Jet of Walton Hall…
      - 38 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:56am -
    • Jack Jeffery obituary
      My father, Jack Jeffery, who has died aged 87, was a chemist and water purity expert who came from a family strongly rooted in pacifism, secularism and socialism. He taught his children the value of strong opinions and vigorous debate.The only child…
      - 51 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 10:18am -
    • Jennifer Doudna: ‘I have to be true to who I am as a scientist’
      Crispr inventor Jennifer Doudna talks about discovering the gene-editing tool, the split with her collaborator and the complex ethics of genetic manipulationJennifer Doudna, 53, is an American biochemist based at the University of California, Berkele…
      - 84 days ago, 2 Jul 17, 2:00am -

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