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    10-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720297

Sunlight degrades polystyrene much faster than expected

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Polystyrene persists in the environment for millennia, according to some international governmental agencies. But now researchers have challenged this common assumption with the finding that sunlight can break down polystyrene over a much shorter time scale, from decades to centuries.

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Article ID: 720432

American Chemical Society’s President Comments on Award of 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

American Chemical Society (ACS)

On behalf of the American Chemical Society (ACS), President Bonnie Charpentier, Ph.D., congratulates today’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Article ID: 719736

Cleaning with Bleach Could Create Indoor Air Pollutants

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers have discovered that bleach fumes, in combination with light and a citrus compound found in many household products, can form airborne particles that might be harmful when inhaled by pets or people.

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Newswise: Smartphone-Based Device for Detecting Norovirus, the ‘Cruise Ship’ Microbe (Video)
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Article ID: 716676

Smartphone-Based Device for Detecting Norovirus, the ‘Cruise Ship’ Microbe (Video)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Made infamous by outbreaks on cruise ships, norovirus can really ruin a vacation, causing severe vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. But the highly infectious virus can also strike closer to home, with water- and foodborne outbreaks occurring in municipal water systems, schools and restaurants.

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Newswise: Unraveling the History and Science Behind Ancient Decorative Metal Threads
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Unraveling the History and Science Behind Ancient Decorative Metal Threads

American Chemical Society (ACS)

When it comes to historical fashion, nothing stands out more than an item woven with shiny metal threads. These threads have been woven into textiles since ancient times and have been used by cultures around the world.

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Newswise: Nanoparticles Could Someday Give Humans Built-in Night Vision
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Article ID: 716689

Nanoparticles Could Someday Give Humans Built-in Night Vision

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Movies featuring heroes with superpowers, such as flight, X-ray vision or extraordinary strength, are all the rage.

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Newswise: Skin Creams Aren’t What We Thought They Were
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Article ID: 716696

Skin Creams Aren’t What We Thought They Were

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Anyone who has gone through the stress and discomfort of raw, irritated skin knows the relief that comes with slathering on a creamy lotion. Topical creams generally contain a few standard ingredients

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Newswise: ‘MasSpec Pen’ for Accurate Cancer Detection During Surgery
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Article ID: 716706

‘MasSpec Pen’ for Accurate Cancer Detection During Surgery

American Chemical Society (ACS)

A major challenge for cancer surgeons is to determine exactly where a tumor starts and where it ends. Removing too much tissue can impair normal functions, but not taking enough can mean the disease could recur.

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Newswise: Chipping Away at How Ice Forms Could Keep Windshields, Power Lines Ice-Free
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Chipping Away at How Ice Forms Could Keep Windshields, Power Lines Ice-Free

American Chemical Society (ACS)

How does ice form? Surprisingly, science hasn’t fully answered that question. Differences in ice formation on various surfaces still aren’t well understood, but researchers today will explain their finding that the arrangements that surface atoms impose on water molecules are the key.

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