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Imitating Synapses of the Human Brain Could Lead to Smarter Electronics


Making a computer that learns and remembers like a human brain is a daunting challenge. The complex organ has 86 billion neurons and trillions of connections — or synapses — that can grow stronger or weaker over time. But now scientists report...
11-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Commercial Sea Salt Samples Purchased in China Contaminated with Microplastics

Tiny plastic bits, collectively known as called microplastics, are showing up in bodies of water around the world, and are accumulating in aquatic creatures, including fish and shellfish. Now scientists, after testing a sampling of commercial...
11-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Snake Venom Could Make Surgery Safer for Patients on Blood Thinners


Preventing blood clots with drugs such as heparin has become a common practice for fighting some heart and lung conditions, and for certain surgeries. But patients who take them also need their blood to clot to heal incisions made during operations....
11-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Testing for Secondhand Marijuana Exposure

With increased legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes, interest is growing in the potential health effects of its secondhand smoke. A team now reports in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry the development of a urine...
28-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chipping Away at the Secrets of Ice Formation


Making ice to chill our drinks is easy enough, but surprisingly, the details of that seemingly simple process are still not well understood. Now scientists report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society that they have unlocked some of ice's...
21-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Diamonds — a Tooth's Best Friend?


Gold, silver and porcelain are among the many materials dentists can use to fix damaged teeth. Soon diamonds — at least tiny, microscopic ones — could be added to that list. Scientists have developed a new material with nanodiamonds that has the...
21-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wildflowers on Farms — Not Just Crops — Can Expose Bees to Neonicotinoids


Since bee colonies started declining at alarming rates over the past few decades, some scientists have identified a group of pesticides called neonicotinoids that are commonly used on crops as a potential contributor. Now one team reports in ACS'...
21-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Step Toward Clothing That Guards Against Chemical Warfare Agents

Scientists report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a new hydrogel coating that neutralizes both mustard gas and nerve agent VX. It could someday be applied to materials such as clothing and paint.
30-Sep-2015 1:05 PM 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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