Chemistry

  1. Chemistry

    Down to the bone

    A new method for making bone cement could simplify hip and knee replacements and improve the surgeries' outcomes.

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  2. Chemistry

    Power plants: Algae churn out hydrogen

    Green algae can produce hydrogen, a clean-burning fuel that could one day power pollution-free cars.

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  3. Chemistry

    Don’t eat the pepper-flavored paint

    A derivative of the spicy chemical in chili peppers could find its way into a variety of products, including veterinary sutures and fiber optic cables.

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  4. Chemistry

    Glowing bacteria gobble gook in soil

    A genetically engineered bacterium lights up as it breaks down organic contaminants in soil.

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  5. Chemistry

    Volcanoes aren’t a big source of CFCs

    Ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere come mainly from human-made sources, not from volcanoes as some have suggested.

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  6. Chemistry

    Stopping batteries from starting fires

    A new flame-retardant substance could make rechargeable lithium-ion batteries practical for powering electric vehicles.

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  7. Chemistry

    Questions of Origin

    Two new studies renew controversy about the authenticity of a map that may be the first depiction of North America.

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  8. Chemistry

    Tums of the Sea

    Ocean scientists question whether the seas can handle rising carbon dioxide concentrations.

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  9. Chemistry

    Mimicking the Best of Nature’s Binders: New technique produces artificial receptors

    Scientists have devised a new way to make artificial receptors that differentiate among similar molecules.

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  10. Chemistry

    Material could halt catalyst waste

    New research suggests a way that carmakers might use less of expensive metal materials in automobiles' catalytic converters.

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  11. Chemistry

    Buckymedicine

    Scientists are turning carbon-cage molecules called fullerenes into drug candidates and medical diagnostic tools.

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  12. Chemistry

    Ions on the Move: Theory of hydroxide’s motion overturned

    New computer calculations reveal that a long-held belief about the hydroxide ion's movement in water is wrong.

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