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Trio behind method to visualise the molecules of life wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Three scientists have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a technique that helps image biological molecules in unprecedented detail. …

Water-repellent coatings could make de-icing a breeze

Coatings that force ice to grow upwards from the surface could make it easier to remove.<p>When water droplets suspended in the air freeze, they …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Nobel Prize Winning Technique Discovers Reason Behind Battery Fires

A technique known as cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) won the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry and has been used by scientists at Stanford University to capture the first atomic-level images of growths in batteries, which have been one of the largest limitations to developing better batteries.<p>These …

Nobel Prize

Synthetic material acts like an insect cloaking device

Synthetic microspheres with nanoscale holes can absorb light from all directions across a wide range of frequencies, making them a candidate for …

Nanotech

Chemists have created compounds that can treat glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious disease associated with increased intraocular pressure which often leads to blindness. One of the ways to treat glaucoma is to …

The element erbium could pave the way to a quantum internet

If you were to try reciting the periodic table, you might stumble before you got to the rare earth elements.

Chemistry

Where did those electrons go? Decades-old mystery solved

The concept of "valence" - the ability of a particular atom to combine with other atoms by exchanging electrons - is one of the cornerstones of …

Rare Earth

Scientists see fireworks from atoms at ultra-low temperatures

Scientists aren't normally treated to fireworks when they discover something about the universe. But a team of University of Chicago researchers …

Chemistry

Chemists convert titanium nanoparticles into an efficient weapon against pollution

Researchers from RUDN University (Russia) have come up with a new method to convert titanium nanoparticles into an efficient substance capable of …

Nanotech

“Structural” water makes for strong new glue

Utilising the way water gets friendly with organic molecules has resulted in a potentially reusable adhesive. Joel F. Hooper reports.

Chemistry

Heavy metal found in meteoroids kills cancer cells - Futurity

Iridium shows promise in killing cancer cells, researchers report. While the heavy metal is rare on Earth, it's more abundant in meteoroids.

Cancer Cells

Researchers seek efficient means of splitting water

Photovoltaics promise to help meet our energy needs by turning sunlight into electricity. We can’t run everything that way, but with a little …

Chemistry

Hydrogen Fuels Cells Could Be In Your Next Car. Watch How They Work.

Toyota showcased its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle for the mass market, called the Mirai, at the 2016 San Francisco Auto Show last November.<p>“Once we extract hydrogen out of things, it’s a limitless source of fuel,” said Chris Petschler, product specialist at Toyota. “We don’t burn it, so it’s …

Scientists have invented paper that can withstand water and fire

While the Chinese have been credited with the invention of paper some 2,000 years ago, this improvement takes the humble material to a whole new …

Archives

New metamaterial could let a car be its own airbag

Rubber and steel are at different ends of the spectrum when it comes to hardness, and wherever an object falls on that scale is typically where it …

Bursts of methane may have warmed early Mars

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) suggest that early Mars may have been warmed …

Carl Sagan

New class of materials could revolutionize biomedical, alternative energy industries

Polyhedral boranes, or clusters of boron atoms bound to hydrogen atoms, are transforming the biomedical industry. These manmade materials have become …

Cancer Cells

Advanced materials power next-generation molecular separations

Chemical separation processes account for as much as 15 percent of the world's total energy consumption. Development of next-generation …

Chemistry

Ultralight 'Super-Material' Is 10 Times Stronger Than Steel

A spongy new super-material could be lighter than the flimsiest plastic yet 10 times stronger than steel.<p>The new super-material is made up of flecks of graphene squished and fused together into a vast, cobwebby network. The fluffy structure, which looks a bit like a psychedelic sea creature, is …

Engineering

The two questions that determine your scientific literacy

If you think you can just take a test and demonstrate your scientific literacy, think again.<p><i>“Through basic science literacy, people can understand</i> …

Scientists Say Your Favorite Sunscreen Might Not Work As Well as You Think

But here's one that does.<p>If you've made it to July without getting a painful sunburn, congratulations! Now you have to keep it that way, and it turns out your sunscreen might not help as much as you think. A new study, published in <i>JAMA Dermatology</i>, found that many popular sunscreens don't meet …

Fracking is bad for your health, Health Ministry official says

Environmental groups have often voiced their concerns that petroleum in the region was likely “tight oil,” which could require non-conventional …

Fracking BANNED amid fears drinking water could be contaminated as German government cracks down on drilling

Germany has banned shale gas fracking after years of intense talks over the issue – but environmental protesters have claimed that the legal changes …

Fracking

The Not-So Scary Truth About Sweeteners

An A to Z Guide to Sugar Alternatives<p>No, They Don't Cause Brain Cancer<p>Artificial sweeteners tend to make people skittish. It's understandable because …

Nutrition

Scientists identify neurochemical signal likely missing in Parkinson's - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Two Northwestern University neuroscientists have identified the neurochemical signal likely missing in Parkinson’s disease by being the first to …

Physicists collide ultracold atoms to observe key quantum principle

Physicists from New Zealand's University of Otago have used steerable 'optical tweezers' to split minute clouds of ultracold atoms and slowly smash …

Physics

Teixobactin and the hope it represents for fighting antibiotic resistance

And then there's teixobactin, a still-experimental drug that may herald a new era of antibiotic discovery. A team of researchers at Northeastern University's Antimicrobial Discovery Center reported last year in the journal Nature that they had discovered a compound in soil unlike any found …

Saturn's moon Titan could have the right chemistry for life, research suggests

by Rachel Feltman<p>Titan, Saturn's aptly named largest moon, is exactly the kind of place we want to visit: NASA describes it as "one of the most …

Astronomy