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American Chemical Society's 253rd National Meeting & Exposition Press Conference Schedule

Attend press conferences live -- online at or in person -- at the 253rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Press conferences will be held Monday, April 3, through Wednesday, April...
20-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Addictive Nut’s Derivatives Could Help Smokers Break the Nicotine Habit


As many as 600 million people in Southeast Asia chew areca nuts with betel leaves, sometimes adding tobacco leaves. Many users are addicted to this harmful “betel quid” preparation, which can create a sense of euphoria and alertness. Yet...
20-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Green Laser Light Probes Metals for Hidden Damage (Animation)

Imagine being able to check the structural integrity of an airplane, ship or bridge, without having to dismantle it or remove any material for testing, which could further compromise the structure. That’s the promise of a new laser-based technique...
20-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Seaweed: From Superfood to Superconductor


Seaweed, the edible algae with a long history in some Asian cuisines, and which has also become part of the Western foodie culture, could turn out to be an essential ingredient in another trend: the development of more sustainable ways to power our...
20-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hair Strands Could Reveal Lifestyle Secrets of Criminals (Video)


Hair fiber analysis, a forensic crime tool with a questionable past, could soon have a brighter future thanks to the development of a more refined scientific technique that could reveal much about a person’s lifestyle. Scientists say the new...
20-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bio-Sensing Contact Lens Could Someday Measure Blood Glucose, Other Bodily Functions

Transparent biosensors embedded into contact lenses could soon allow doctors and patients to monitor blood glucose levels and a host of other telltale signs of disease without invasive tests. Scientists say the bio-sensing lenses, based on...
20-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Materials May Lead to Self-Healing Smartphones


Taking a cue from the Marvel Universe, researchers report that they have developed a self-healing polymeric material with an eye toward electronics and soft robotics that can repair themselves.
20-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stopping Zika From Crossing the Placenta

Although the World Health Organization ended its global health emergency on Zika last November, the virus could still make a comeback as temperatures get warmer and mosquito season ramps up.
20-Mar-2017 8:00 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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