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Press Conference Schedule: 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Aug. 20-24, 2017

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8-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mosquitoes Fatally Attracted to Deadly, Sweet-Smelling Potion

Mosquitoes aren’t just blood thirsty. They also have a sweet tooth, relying on plant nectar to get the sugar they need to survive. Exploiting this weakness, scientists have developed an environmentally friendly eradication method. The new,...
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What the World’s Tiniest ‘Monster Truck’ Reveals


The world’s shortest race by distance — a fraction of the width of a human hair — was run on gold and silver tracks, and took a whopping 30 hours. Given that the vehicles were invisible to the naked eye, your typical racing fan might have...
8-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Spinning Plant Waste Into Carbon Fiber for Cars, Planes

Using plants and trees to make products such as paper or ethanol leaves behind a residue called lignin, a component of plant cell walls. That leftover lignin isn’t good for much and often gets burned or tossed into landfills. Now, researchers...
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Turning Human Waste Into Plastic, Nutrients Could Aid Long-Distance Space Travel (Video)


Imagine you’re on your way to Mars, and you lose a crucial tool during a spacewalk. Not to worry, you’ll simply re-enter your spacecraft and use some microorganisms to convert your urine and exhaled carbon dioxide (CO2) into chemicals to make a...
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Getting Fat to ‘Talk’ Again Could Lower Blood Glucose and Weight


Diabetes is a tough disease to manage. Oral medications, insulin shots, close monitoring of blood sugar, dietary changes and exercise can all factor into a person’s treatment regimen. Now researchers are exploring a novel, simpler approach:...
8-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cyborg Bacteria Outperform Plants When Turning Sunlight Into Useful Compounds (Video)


Photosynthesis provides energy for the vast majority of life on Earth. But chlorophyll, the green pigment that plants use to harvest sunlight, is relatively inefficient. To enable humans to capture more of the sun’s energy than natural...
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‘Coffee-Ring Effect’ Harnessed to Provide Rapid, Low-Cost Analysis of Tap Water (Video)


“What’s in your water?” has become an increasingly fraught question for many people in the U.S. and around the world. Getting the answer isn’t always easy or cheap. Today, scientists are reporting that they are using the familiar...
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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...
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