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Novel Plastic Could Spur New Green Energy Applications, ‘Artificial Muscles’


A plastic used in filters and tubing has an unusual trait: It can produce electricity when pulled or pressed. This ability has been used in small ways, but now researchers are coaxing fibers of it to make even more electricity for a wider range of...
10-Mar-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Food Additive Could Serve as a Safer, More Environmentally Friendly Antifreeze


The sweet taste and smell of antifreeze tempts children and animals to drink the poisonous substance, resulting in thousands of accidental poisonings in the United States every year. But today researchers will describe a new, nontoxic product...
10-Mar-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Algae From Clogged Waterways Could Serve as Biofuels and Fertilizer


Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists will report today that they are working on a way to clean up these environmental scourges and turn them into useful products. The...
10-Mar-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Press Conference Schedule of the 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, March 22-26, 2015

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10-Mar-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Fat Turns From Diabetes Foe to Potential Treatment

A new weapon in the war against type 2 diabetes is coming in an unexpected form: fat. Researchers have discovered a new class of potentially therapeutic lipids, called FAHFAs, that are at low levels in people with insulin resistance, a risk factor...
10-Mar-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Looking to Space to Quantify Natural Gas Leaks on Earth

Increasing natural gas production could provide a bridge to a lower carbon future. However, methane that is leaked into the atmosphere from this process could speed global warming and climate change. And there is controversy over just how much...
10-Mar-2015 8:00 AM EDT

More Flavorful, Healthful Chocolate Could Be on Its Way

Chocolate has many health benefits — it can potentially lower blood pressure and cholesterol and reduce stroke risk. But just as connoisseurs thought it couldn’t get any better, there’s this tasty new tidbit: Researchers have found a way to...
10-Mar-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Kavli Lecture: Mimicking Nature’s Chemistry to Solve Global Environmental Problems


Theodore Betley, Ph.D., will present his pioneering work in catalysis, which could help harness greenhouse gases, during today’s “The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture” at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the...
23-Mar-2015 4:05 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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