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UPDATED: Keeping Filler Ingredients Out of Your Cup of Coffee

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Coffee drinkers beware: Surprise ingredients may be hiding in your coffee, and growing shortages may well increase the chance of having more fillers in the future. A new test that will be reported today at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of...
14-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Press Conference Schedule 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition

Join us in person or online for press conferences featuring some of the most exciting work being presented at ACS’ 248th National Meeting & Exposition. Reporters will have a chance to ask scientists questions about their work at the on-site Press...
29-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Tattoo Biobatteries Produce Power From Sweat
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In the future, working up a sweat by exercising may not only be good for your health, but it could also power your small electronic devices. Researchers will report today at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society...
29-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

‘Shape-Shifting’ Material Could Help Reconstruct Faces

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Injuries, birth defects or surgery to remove a tumor can create large gaps in bone. And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these defects can dramatically alter a person’s appearance. Researchers will report at the 248th National Meeting &...
29-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Rooting Out Skin Creams That Contain Toxic Mercury 


As most countries try to rid themselves of mercury pollution, some people are massaging creams containing the metal directly onto their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and others at risk for serious health problems. To find those most at...
29-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Dust — And the Microbes Hitching Rides on It — Influences Rain, Climate


Dusty air blowing across the Pacific from Asia and Africa plays a critical role in precipitation patterns throughout the drought-stricken western U.S. Today, a scientist will present new research suggesting that the exact chemical make-up of that...
29-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

A New Look at What’s in ‘Fracking’ Fluids Raises Red Flags 


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As the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids used raises concerns over several ingredients. The scientists presenting the work today at the 248th National Meeting &...
29-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Sniffing Out Billions in US Currency Smuggled Across the Border to Mexico

Criminals are smuggling an estimated $30 billion in U.S. currency into Mexico each year from the United States, but help could be on the way for border guards, researchers will report here today. The answer to the problem: a portable device that...
29-Jul-2014 11:00 AM 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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