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Meteorites plus gamma rays could have given Earth the building blocks for life

One hypothesis about how life began on earth is that meteorites delivered amino acids—life’s building blocks—to our planet. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have experimentally shown that amino acids could have formed in these...
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Microplastics could make other pollutants more harmful

On their own, microplastics are potentially harmful, and it’s unclear what effect they could have on pollutants. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology Letters show that, when attached to microplastics, UV filters...
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Gorgeous rainbow-colored, stretchy film for distinguishing sugars (video)

Researchers in ACS Nano report a kaleidoscope-like film for telling different sweeteners apart that displayed multiple colors when stretched by hand. When evenly stretched with a simple apparatus, the material enhanced the unique shifts in...
30-Nov-2022 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Designing better water filters with AI

Researchers in ACS Central Science report that artificial intelligence (AI) could speed up the development of promising water filtration materials. In a proof-of-concept study, they simulated different patterns of water-attracting and...
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American Chemical Society announces new CEO: Albert G. Horvath

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Board of Directors has selected Albert G. Horvath, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at ACS, as the Society’s next CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2023. He succeeds Thomas Connelly Jr., who is retiring after...
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Generating electricity from tacky tape

Researchers are working to harness otherwise wasted static electricity with triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs). Now, in ACS Omega, a team describes an easy way to manufacture these tiny generators out of double-sided tape that pack in higher...
21-Nov-2022 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Surprisingly, These microRNAs Boost — Rather Than Dampen — Protein Expression

microRNAs are thought to suppress protein expression in dividing cells, such as tumor cells. But new research in ACS Central Science shows that some of these molecules can elevate the expression of a particular gene in dividing human cells and in...
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New Biomarker Could Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease Early

Recent studies have led to the development of imaging and spinal fluid tests for patients with Alzheimer's disease. However, the tests can only monitor severe disease. Reporting in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, researchers have now identified a...
4-Nov-2022 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people. The Society is a global leader in promoting excellence in science education and providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a leader in scientific information solutions, its CAS division partners with global innovators to accelerate breakthroughs by curating, connecting and analyzing the world’s scientific knowledge. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.


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