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Using chemistry to unlock the difference between cold- and hot-brew coffee (video)

Scientists report that the content of potentially health-promoting antioxidants in coffee brewed without heat can differ significantly from a cup of joe prepared the traditional way, particularly for dark roasts.
2-Apr-2020 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New electrically activated material could improve braille readers

Researchers now report an improved material that could take braille displays to the next level, allowing those who are blind or who have low vision to more easily understand text and images, while lowering cost.
31-Mar-2020 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Saliva test for cannabis could someday help identify impaired drivers (video)

Currently, no breatalyzer test exists for cannabis intoxication, although the substance is known to impair driving, among other activities. Scientists now report that they are one step closer to a convenient saliva test for measuring cannabis levels...
30-Mar-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Burying or burning garbage boosts airborne bacteria, antibiotic resistance genes

Researchers reporting in Environmental Science & Technology have shown that when waste is burned or buried, it can be a source of antibiotic-resistance genes in the air.
20-Mar-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pharma’s potential impact on water quality

In ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology, researchers report that a single pharmaceutical manufacturing facility could be influencing the water quality of one of Europe’s most important rivers.
20-Mar-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Whiskey webs’ are the new ‘coffee ring effect’

The “coffee ring effect” has fascinated scientists for decades, but a team says they have uncovered the web-like pattern that forms when drops of American whiskey dry up. The results, reported in ACS Nano, suggest that these ‘whiskey webs’...
20-Mar-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A new ‘gold standard’ for safer ceramic coatings

Scientists report progress toward a new type of ceramic glaze that includes gold and silver nanoparticles, which are less toxic and more environmentally friendly, while still providing vibrant colors. The researchers are presenting their results...
24-Mar-2020 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ethylene sensor could help monitor plant health

Researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have developed an easy-to-use, robust sensor that can monitor a plant's development and health.
13-Mar-2020 10:50 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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