Aimee Cunningham's Articles
- NewsScientists claim to have found an elusive algal toxin implicated in massive fish kills along the Mid-Atlantic coast in the 1990s.
- NewsRecently discovered ribonucleic acid segments, called riboswitches, may become prime targets for new antibacterial drugs.
- NewsSoldiers and emergency crews may one day find comfort as well as safety in their chemical-protection gear, now that researchers have created a breathable, chemical-blocking composite material.
- NewsAlthough carbon nanotubes usually clump in water, they readily disperse when the water contains natural organic matter.
- FeatureResearchers are looking into new ways to sanitize harvested produce and prevent foodborne pathogens from infecting people.
- NewsBiofuels made from mixtures of plants native to prairies can yield more net energy than do biofuels derived from corn and soybeans.
- NewsChemists report the first chemical reaction that can split apart and recombine the two atoms in molecular hydrogen without using an expensive metal catalyst.
- NewsNanotechnology companies and laboratories largely rely on the same safety practices that they use when working with conventional chemicals, an international survey reports.
- FeatureChemists and engineers have designed two-dimensional structures that self-fold into functional, three-dimensional objects, such as miniature chemistry laboratories and drug-delivery devices.