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American Chemical Society’s President Comments on Award of 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

On behalf of the American Chemical Society (ACS), President Donna J. Nelson, Ph.D., congratulates today’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Ph.D., of the University of Strasbourg (France); Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, Ph.D.,...
5-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Frankfurter Fraud: Finding Out What's in Your Hot Dog


Hot dogs are the perfect summer fare. But knowing for sure what you're getting inside a bun can be difficult. Now scientists have devised a method that could help prevent frankfurter fraud, which is especially important for those who can't eat...
28-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Preparing for (Another) Biological Attack


In the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, five people died from exposure to anthrax-laced letters, and several more were infected. Fifteen years on, the U.S. has spent billions of dollars to fortify the nation’s biodefenses against...
28-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Snake Venom Composition Could Be Related to Hormones and Diet


Many people are afraid of snakes, but scientists are now revealing insights about their venoms that could give even ophidiophobes an appreciation for the animals. One team has found that the proteins from the venom gland can vary depending on age...
28-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Toward 'Greener,' Inexpensive Solar Cells


Solar panels are proliferating across the globe to help reduce the world's dependency on fossil fuels. But conventional panels are not without environmental costs, too. Now scientists are reporting in the Journal of the American Chemical Society a...
28-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Former Pesticide Ingredient Found in Dolphins, Birds and Fish

A family of common industrial compounds called perfluoroalkyl substances, which are best known for making carpets stain resistant and cookware non-stick, has been under scrutiny for potentially causing health problems
23-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Speedy Bacteria Detector Could Help Prevent Foodborne Illnesses

It seems like almost every week another food product is being recalled because of contamination. One of the more common culprits is a pathogenic strain of E. coli. To help prevent illnesses caused by this bacteria in food or water, researchers have...
21-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Airlines Are Cutting Their Carbon Footprint

The global aviation industry has pledged that by 2050, it will reduce its net carbon emissions to half its 2005 levels. Achieving this will require not only improved engine efficiency and aerodynamics, but also a turn to renewable jet fuel. The...
21-Sep-2016 9:00 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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