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Chameleons Are Masters of Nanotechnology (Video)

Chameleons are nature’s most talented masters of color. They use their unique color-changing abilities for all sorts of reasons. But how do they alter their hue? They wield a combination of pigments and specialized nano-scale crystals. In this...
24-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Elephant and Cow Manure for Making Paper Sustainably

It’s likely not the first thing you think of when you see elephant dung, but this material turns out to be an excellent source of cellulose for paper manufacturing in countries where trees are scarce, scientists report. And in regions with plenty...
6-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


The Perfect Shot of Espresso Every Time with Chemistry

The average American drinks more than three cups of coffee a day, contributing to a $40 billion industry in the U.S. alone, according to the National Coffee Association. But not all coffee is created equal; flavor profiles vary. Focusing on...
6-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


New 4-D Printer Could Reshape the World We Live In

From moon landings to mobile phones, many of the farfetched visions of science fiction have transformed into reality. In the latest example of this trend, scientists report that they have developed a powerful printer that could streamline the...
6-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Banana Plant Extract Could Be Key to Creamier, Longer Lasting Ice Cream

No doubt about it, ice cream is a great treat on a hot day. That is, until it drips down the sides of a cone or turns into soup in a bowl. Now scientists say they are closing in on a cool solution to this sticky problem.
6-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Make Way for the Mini Flying Machines

Tiny floating robots could be useful in all kinds of ways, for example, to probe the human gut for disease or to search the environment for pollutants. In a step toward such devices, researchers describe a new marriage of materials, combining...
6-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Chemical Society's 255th National Meeting & Exposition Press Conference Schedule

Attend press conferences live -- online at or in person -- at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Press conferences will be held Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21,...
6-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Continuously Killing Bacteria on Coated Stainless Steel — Add Bleach to Recharge

Stainless steel is the gold standard for kitchen appliances and cookware, described as modern and sleek. But bacteria can grow on stainless steel surfaces, contaminating food. Current coatings available on the market are pricey and potentially...
6-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST 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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