Chemistry and Chemical Engineering News
Building Block Of Life Reproduced In Lab
Posted on November 11, 2009 at 05:51:35 pm
NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil, a key component of our hereditary material, in the laboratory.
New Look For Antiques
Posted on October 28, 2009 at 08:51:28 am
Paintings and gilt surfaces can be effectively and gently restored with water-based microemulsions.
Seeing Previously Invisible Molecules
Posted on October 24, 2009 at 05:18:01 pm
A team of Harvard chemists led by X. Sunney Xie has developed a new microscopic technique for seeing, in color, molecules with undetectable fluorescence.
Sandcastle Worm Could Yield A Powerful Medical Adhesive
Posted on September 27, 2009 at 04:55:17 pm
Scientists have copied the natural glue secreted by a tiny sea creature called the sandcastle worm in an effort to develop a long-sought medical adhesive needed to repair bones shattered in battlefield injuries, car crashes and other accidents.
World's Smallest Semiconductor Laser
Posted on August 31, 2009 at 10:27:48 am
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have reached a new milestone in laser physics by creating the world's smallest semiconductor laser, capable of generating visible light in a space smaller than a single protein molecule.
Harmful Substance In High-fructose Corn Syrup
Posted on August 27, 2009 at 08:35:50 am
Researchers have established the conditions that foster formation of potentially dangerous levels of a toxic substance in the high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that is often fed to honey bees.
People vary widely in ability to eliminate arsenic from the body
Posted on August 26, 2009 at 09:30:36 am
Large variations exist in peoples' ability to eliminate arsenic from the body, according to a new study that questions existing standards for evaluating the human health risks from the potentially toxic substance.
Solar Cells To Be Painted On Rooftops
Posted on August 25, 2009 at 07:19:25 pm
Solar cells could soon be produced more cheaply using nanoparticle “inks” that allow them to be printed like newspaper or painted onto the sides of buildings or rooftops to absorb electricity-producing sunlight.
Hot New Classes Of Lighting And Display Systems
Posted on August 23, 2009 at 10:16:41 am
Applications for the arrays, which can be printed onto flat or flexible substrates ranging from glass to plastic and rubber, include general illumination, high-resolution home theater displays, wearable health monitors, and biomedical imaging devices.
Posted on August 19, 2009 at 06:31:07 pm
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