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Speedy Bacteria Detector Could Help Prevent Foodborne Illnesses

It seems like almost every week another food product is being recalled because of contamination. One of the more common culprits is a pathogenic strain of E. coli. To help prevent illnesses caused by this bacteria in food or water, researchers have...
21-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Airlines Are Cutting Their Carbon Footprint

The global aviation industry has pledged that by 2050, it will reduce its net carbon emissions to half its 2005 levels. Achieving this will require not only improved engine efficiency and aerodynamics, but also a turn to renewable jet fuel. The...
21-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Coffee-infused foam removes lead from contaminated water


Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the U.S., which makes for a perky population — but it also creates a lot of used grounds. Scientists now report in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering an innovative way to reduce this...
21-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Smallest-Reported Artificial Virus Could Help Advance Gene Therapy

Gene therapy is a kind of experimental treatment that is designed to fix faulty genetic material and help a patient fight off or recover from a disease. Now scientists have engineered the smallest-reported virus-like shell that can self-assemble. It...
21-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Making a Multi-Use, Stiff Carbon Foam Using Bread


Sturdy, lightweight carbon foam has many structural and insulating applications in aerospace engineering, energy storage and temperature maintenance. Current methods to create this material run into difficulties when trying to make the product...
15-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Shedding Light on the Limits of the Expanded Genetic Code


In 2014, scientists made a huge news splash when they reported the ability to grow bacteria with an expanded genetic code. Critics feared the rise of unnatural creatures; others appreciated the therapeutic potential of the development. Now...
15-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Food Waste Could Store Solar and Wind Energy


Saving up excess solar and wind energy for times when the sun is down or the air is still requires a storage device. Batteries get the most attention as a promising solution although pumped hydroelectric storage is currently used most often. Now...
15-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Meeting Demand for ‘Natural’ Vanilla Calls for Creativity


n recent years, consumers have increasingly been looking for “natural” ingredients in their food products. But when it comes to one of the world’s most popular flavors, vanilla, meeting that demand has been difficult. So food scientists are...
15-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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American Chemical Society’s President Comments on Award of 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

7-Oct-2015 7:05 AM EDT

New Ingredients Keep Us Screaming for Ice Cream

Scientists in Wisconsin have discovered an ingredient that prevents the formation of ice crystals that can spoil the smooth, silky texture of ice cream and other frozen foods. The substance, which acts like an antifreeze, is non-toxic and doesn't...
13-Jun-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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