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Chemistry Nobel Prize awarded for harnessing evolution to help humans

Added: 18.02.2019 21:20 | 1 views | 0 comments

The chemistry Nobel Prize goes to Frances Arnold, George Smith, and Gregory Winter for controlling evolution to create proteins that solve chemical problems.

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Chemical data mining boosts search for new organic semiconductors

Added: 18.02.2019 20:20 | 3 views | 0 comments

Organic semiconductors are lightweight, flexible and easy to manufacture. But they often fail to meet expectations regarding efficiency and stability. Researchers are now deploying data mining approaches to identify promising organic compounds for the electronics of the future.


New device simplifies measurement of fluoride contamination in water

Added: 18.02.2019 20:20 | 1 views | 0 comments

Seeking to address fluoride contamination in drinking water, chemical engineers have developed a portable and user-friendly device that can measure fluoride concentration accurately and reliably.


Boosting solid state chemical reactions

Added: 18.02.2019 20:20 | 0 views | 0 comments

Adding olefin enables efficient solvent-free cross-coupling reactions, leading to environmentally friendly syntheses of a wide range of organic materials.

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Light-based production of drug-discovery molecules

Added: 18.02.2019 17:31 | 1 views | 0 comments

Chemists have developed a light-based chemical method for cheap and simple production of chemical molecules used in drug discovery, such as muscle relaxants and antimicrobials.


ALMA Detects Salts around Young Star

Added: 18.02.2019 11:24 | 17 views | 0 comments

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have detected the chemical fingerprints of sodium chloride (NaCl), potassium chloride (KCl), and their 37Cl and 41K isotopologues, in a high-mass circumstellar disk around Orion Source I, a young, massive star about 1,500 light-years away. To detect molecules in space, astronomers use radio telescopes to search for [...]


Children carry evidence of toxins from home flooring and furniture

Added: 17.02.2019 21:17 | 15 views | 0 comments

Children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in their blood or urine than children from homes where these materials are not present, according to new research.

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A hidden source of air pollution? Your daily household tasks

Added: 17.02.2019 16:58 | 28 views | 0 comments

Cooking, cleaning and other routine household activities generate significant levels of volatile and particulate chemicals inside the average home, leading to indoor air quality levels on par with a polluted major city.

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Light up logic: Engineers perform computational logic with light

Added: 16.02.2019 18:33 | 4 views | 0 comments

For the first time, researchers performed logic operations -- the basis of computation -- with a chemical device using electric fields and ultraviolet light. The device and the pioneering methods used open up research possibilities including low-power, high-performance computer chips.


Blood Type Diet: What to Eat and Avoid According to Your Blood Type?

Added: 16.02.2019 9:29 | 2 views | 0 comments

According to naturopath Peter J. D’Adamo, being on a diet based on your blood type (A, B, AB, or O) can actually help you become healthier. D’Adamo says that different foods have a different chemical reactions relative one’s blood type, and if you stick to a diet that is appropriate for your blood type, it ...]

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