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Using nature's own solvents for the preparation of pure lignin

Lignin can now be efficiently and cost effectively separated from sawdust by using eutectic solvents VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed solvents using which 50% of the lignin from wood can be extracted ... - Read More

Milken Institute School of Public Health Holds September 22 Forum on Chemical Safety Reform

Milken Institute School of Public Health Milken Institute SPH at the George Washington University GW will hold a public forum on September 22 that will address the Frank R Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st ... - Read More

'Open Science' Paves New Pathway to Develop Malaria Drugs

was welcome to share data and collaborate by adding comments to an electronic notebook as part of the Open Source Malaria Consortium Some scientists designed and synthesized new generations of the antimalarial compounds others ran ... - Read More

Meeting Demand for 'Natural' Vanilla Calls for Creativity

is synthesized from guaiacol a petrochemical This ratio poses a problem as consumers demand more natural products Responding to the shift major food company Nestlé announced it would eliminate artificial additives which would include vanillin ... - Read More

Food Waste Could Store Solar and Wind Energy

erythritol and xylitol both naturally occurring compounds in foods Their findings showed that with one exception heat transfer within a mixture decreased as the nanotube diameter decreased They also found that in general higher density ... - Read More

Shedding Light on the Limits of the Expanded Genetic Code

are much better at absorbing light in the near visible range This type of light is abundant in the sun’s spectrum of radiation reaching the Earth’s surface and in the emission spectrum of standard fluorescent ... - Read More

Making a Multi-Use, Stiff Carbon Foam Using Bread

and biomass such as banana peels can be used to make these foams but they are not very stable are costly to make or have varied inner structures that cannot be adjusted So Yibin Li ... - Read More

Plutonium Keeps Its Electrons Close to Home

Sep 16 2016 Found in nuclear fuel and nuclear weapons plutonium is an incredibly complex element that has far ranging energy security and environmental effects To understand plutonium scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and ... - Read More

Meet Bethany Jochim: Physics Doctoral Student Studies Laser-Molecule Interactions

where she earned her bachelor's degree Nevertheless Jochim maintains that her highest accomplishment is simply continuing to learn As an experimentalist you need to hone plenty of skills from learning how to operate all the ... - Read More

Chemists Offer Enhanced 3D Look Inside Batteries

substances used to move charges between the electrodes Specifically they found that MRI images of the electrolyte became strongly distorted in the vicinity of dendrites providing a highly sensitive measure of when and where they ... - Read More

Global Food Security, Eating Your Greens Could Help Your Game, Lower Cancer Risk with Ginger and Chili Peppers, and More in the Food Science News Source

and international appetites –American Society of Agronomy ASA Crop Science Society of America CSSA Soil Science Society of America SSSA |2016 08 31 Researchers have discovered an enzyme that plays a leading role in the ... - Read More

Measuring chemistry: Local fingerprint of hydrogen bonding captured in experiments

Molecules are composed of atoms that maintain specific intervals and angles between one another However the shape of a molecule can change for example through proximity to other molecules external forces and excitations and also ... - Read More

New carbon capture membrane boasts carbon dioxide highways

A new highly permeable carbon capture membrane developed by scientists from the U S Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab could lead to more efficient ways of separating carbon dioxide from power ... - Read More

Chemists develop an ultra-sensitive test for cancers, HIV

A common theme in medicine is that detecting a disease early on can lead to more effective treatments This relies partly on luck that the patient gets screened at the right time but more important ... - Read More

Generating Electricity with Tomato Waste

are resisting the flow of electricity Then they will tweak or replace that part The team acknowledges funding from the National Science Foundation National Aeronautics and Space Administration Electric Power Research Institute and the Office ... - Read More

Cellular 'Backpacks' Could Treat Disease While Minimizing Side Effects

even during the initial fabrication process So Polak worked on this part of the backpack its payload region To stop the premature release of the drug she trapped it in liposomes tiny bubbles that have ... - Read More

Press Conference Schedule of the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, March 13-17, 2016

damaged tomatoes that are unsuitable for sale at the grocery store Their pilot project involves a biological based fuel cell that uses tomato waste left over from harvests in Florida Venkataramana Gadhamshetty Ph D South ... - Read More

U of S Researchers Develop New Tools to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

the RecA enzyme that turns it on and the LexA enzyme that keeps it turned off The team developed compounds that inhibit the RecA “on” switch This prevented the SOS response made the antibiotics more ... - Read More

'Sticky waves: ' molecular interactions at the nanoscale

Like the gravitational forces that are responsible for the attraction between the Earth and the moon as well as the dynamics of the entire solar system there exist attractive forces between objects at the nanoscale ... - Read More

Spray-on coating could ice-proof airplanes, power lines, windshields

On your car windshield ice is a nuisance But on an airplane a wind turbine an oil rig or power line it can be downright dangerous And removing it with the methods that are available ... - Read More
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