Chemicals

04.20.16
Your next colored bracelet can detect environmental pollution
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Your next colored bracelet can detect environmental pollution

The low-tech wearables act a lot like human skin when it comes to absorbing certain chemicals.

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12.27.15
Frozen oil could be the key to shapeshifting materials
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Frozen oil could be the key to shapeshifting materials

Those odd shapes hint at a future of artificial structures with lifelike behavior.

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11.17.15
NASA's chemical 'laptop' would help find life on other planets
11.17.15

NASA's chemical 'laptop' would help find life on other planets

NASA says it has the first device designed to find key signs of life on other worlds.

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07.16.15
UW-Madison researchers invent a metal-free fuel cell
07.16.15

UW-Madison researchers invent a metal-free fuel cell

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have created a fuel cell that uses a molecular catalyst rather than one made out of metal.

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03.18.15
New compound destroys chemical weapons faster than ever
03.18.15

New compound destroys chemical weapons faster than ever

In 2013, the Syrian government agreed to destroy its stores of chemical weapons, following reports...

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12.09.14
Artificial evolution is now possible in chemicals, but life remains elusive
12.09.14

Artificial evolution is now possible in chemicals, but life remains elusive

We're still a very long way from creating an evolving lifeform from scratch in a lab. However, th...

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10.04.12
iPhone 5 chemical study shows a green Apple, leaves room for improvement
10.04.12

iPhone 5 chemical study shows a green Apple, leaves room for improvement

Eventually, that shiny new iPhone 5 will have to meet its untimely end, whether it's in a landfill...

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05.10.11
Bee venom used to create ultra-sensitive explosives sensor
05.10.11

Bee venom used to create ultra-sensitive explosives sensor

We knew that well-trained bees were capable of sniffing out dynamite and other explosives, but re...

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07.01.10
Researchers work to replicate bacterial communication, add a bit of chaos to transmissions
07.01.10

Researchers work to replicate bacterial communication, add a bit of chaos to transmissions

Up until now, most scientists felt that the uncertainty introduced by Brownian motion would lead to...

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