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Microrockets Fueled by Water Neutralize Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents

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With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against these dangerous agents, should the need arise. In the journal ACS Nano, they describe new spherical...
29-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Why Plants Don't Get Sunburn

Plants rely on sunlight to make their food, but they also need protection from its harmful rays, just like humans do. Recently, scientists discovered a group of molecules in plants that shields them from sun damage. Now, in an article in the Journal...
29-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Turning Waste From Whisky-Making Into Fuel — Close to Commercial Reality?

A start-up company in Scotland is working to capitalize on the tons of waste produced by one of the country's most valued industries and turn the dregs of whisky-making into fuel. Celtic Renewables, formed in 2011, has refined its process based on a...
22-Oct-2014 2:35 PM EDT

Olive Oil More Stable and Healthful Than Seed Oils for Frying Food

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Frying is one of the world's most popular ways to prepare food — think fried chicken and french fries. Even candy bars and whole turkeys have joined the list. But before dunking your favorite food in a vat of just any old oil, consider using...
22-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Dolphin 'Breathalyzer' Could Help Diagnose Animal and Ocean Health

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Alcohol consumption isn't the only thing a breath analysis can reveal. Scientists have been studying its possible use for diagnosing a wide range of conditions in humans — and now in the beloved bottlenose dolphin. In a report in the ACS journal...
15-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

American Chemical Society’s President Comments on Award of 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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On behalf of the American Chemical Society (ACS), President Tom Barton, Ph.D., congratulates today’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Eric Betzig, Ph.D., of Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Stefan W. Hell,...
8-Oct-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Dog Waste Contaminates Our Waterways

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Americans love their dogs, but they don't always love to pick up after them. And that's a problem. Dog feces left on the ground wash into waterways, sometimes carrying bacteria — including antibiotic-resistant strains — that can make people...
1-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

'Stealth' Nanoparticles Could Improve Cancer Vaccines


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Cancer vaccines have recently emerged as a promising approach for killing tumor cells before they spread. But so far, most clinical candidates haven't worked that well. Now, scientists have developed a new way to deliver vaccines that successfully...
1-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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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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