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.
Frozen oil could be the key to shapeshifting materials
Those odd shapes hint at a future of artificial structures with lifelike behavior.
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.
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.
New compound destroys chemical weapons faster than ever
In 2013, the Syrian government agreed to destroy its stores of chemical weapons, following reports...
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...
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...
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...
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...