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In Bird Feathers, Scientists Find Hints About Color of Extinct Animals

Sep 24 2016 In order to discover the true colors of ancient animals scientists are using X rays to closely examine the chemical details of modern bird feathers The researchers were able to map elements ... - Read More

An Expanded Genetic Code Is Shown Phototoxic to Cells

as much as 100 times more than produced by the most reactive natural base under ultraviolet light Ultraviolet light can damage the natural bases in DNA but cells have mechanisms to repair most of the ... - Read More

Ludwig Researchers Solve a Mystery of Early Embryonic Development

by adding three identical molecules known as methyl groups at a specific place on a packaging protein known as histone 3. Dahl a visiting scholar in Ren’s lab and co first author on the Nature ... - Read More

Making Catalysts Smarter

in a paper published Monday Sept 19 in the journal Nature Chemistry Titled “Adsorbate mediated strong metal support interactions in oxide supported Rh catalysts ” the paper describes a new approach to dynamically tune how ... - Read More

Cleaning Concrete Contaminated with Chemicals

that would be too expensive ” said Tenney “We need to decontaminate it and make it safe The public has to be confident enough to come back and use the affected facility ” The project ... - Read More

On-surface chemistry leads to novel products

On surface chemical reactions can lead to novel chemical compounds not yet synthesized by solution chemistry The first step second step and third step products can be analyzed in detail using a high resolution atomic ... - Read More

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
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