Five great myths of cocktail chemistry June 18, 2013
There is nothing wrong with adding ice to scotch, writes Kevin Liu at Serious Eats.
Working backward: Computer-aided design of zeolite templates June 18, 2013
The research is available online and will be featured on the June 21 cover of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Journal of Materials Chemistry A. The method allows chemists to work backward by first considering the type of zeolite they want to make and then creating the organic template needed to produce it.
'Chromatografting' imparts barrier to paper June 18, 2013
A sustainable method from BT3 Technologies of France deposits fatty acids on paper substrates to yield superior barrier properties against moisture and oxygen.
Nobel Prize winner for physics dies in Maine June 18, 2013
Kenneth Wilson, a physicist who earned a Nobel prize for pioneering work that changed the way physicists think about phase transitions, has died in Maine.
Chemical probe confirms that body makes its own rotten egg gas, H2S, to benefit health June 18, 2013
In the new study, chemists developed a chemical probe that reacts and lights up when live human cells generate hydrogen sulfide, says chemist Alexander R. Lippert, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
Treating One Infection May Worsen Another
A study of wild mice, which typically carry several parasitic infections at a time, finds treating one infection may worsen another. Led by the University of Edinburgh, the study is the first of its kind to suggest multiple infections may compete with each other and attempts to eliminate one could give another a foothold that results in poorer health...
Female Flies Play Active, Pivotal Role In Postcopulatory Processes
Females play a larger role in determining paternity than previously thought, say biologists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences. Their findings are the subject of a new paper titled "Female mediation of competitive fertilization success in Drosophila melanogaster," published this month by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America...
Novel Targeted Therapies With Fewer Harmful Side Effects
Conventional treatments for diseases such as cancer can carry harmful side effects - and the primary reason is that such treatments are not targeted specifically to the cells of the body where they're needed...
Optical Antennas Inside Nano-Boxes Catch Individual Molecules In A Million
A single cell in our body is composed of thousands of millions of different biomolecules that work together in an extremely well-coordinated way. Likewise, many biological and biochemical reactions occur only if molecules are present at very high concentrations. Understanding how all these molecules interact with each other is key to advancing our knowledge in molecular and cell biology...
Do Parasites Upset Food Web Theory?
Parasites comprise a large proportion of the diversity of species in every ecosystem. Despite this, they are rarely included in analyses or models of food webs. If parasites play different roles from other predators and prey, however, their inclusion could fundamentally alter our understanding of how food webs are organized...
Nanosuit Protects Living Bugs In Vacuum April 21, 2013
Organisms such as fruit fly larvae survive for at least an hour under vacuum when shielded by a flexible polymer membrane
Diffusion in Solids: Fundamentals, Methods, Materials,... May 24, 2013
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Storing High-Pressure Gas In Nanotubes June 16, 2013
Ice crystals function as valves, enabling carbon nanotubes to serve as high-pressure hydrogen tanks
Controlling Nanocrystals April 11, 2013
ACS Meeting News: Relative rates of surface deposition and diffusion govern crystal morphology
Silicon-Based Nanoparticles Could Make LEDs Cheaper, Greener to Produce June 12, 2013
Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are the most efficient and environmentally friendly light bulbs on the market.