1. Chemistry

    A new molecule and a new signature

    In two independent discoveries, chemists have prepared a new form of nitrogen and captured the infrared spectrum of an unusual molecule made up of hydrogen and oxygen.

  2. Chemistry

    Viral parts: Chemists convert virus into nanoscale tool

    Researchers are decorating viruses with a variety of molecules, making the microbes into potential building blocks in electronic circuits and new materials, as well as tools in biomedical therapies.

  3. Chemistry

    Making silicon naturally: Chemists glimpse organic substance in plankton

    For the first time, researchers have found a compound composed of both carbon and silicon within a living organism.

  4. Chemistry

    Detonating silicon wafers can ID elements

    Researchers have discovered a way to make certain silicon wafers explode on command.

  5. Chemistry

    New structure reveals catalysts’ details

    Researchers have created a new compound that contains a palladium atom bonded in a unique way to six silicon atoms.

  6. Chemistry

    Compounds cool without minty taste

    Scientists have created a compound that delivers a more potent version of the cooling sensation of menthol, without the minty taste or smell.

  7. Chemistry

    Everything Midas touched turned to rot

    Researchers have found the nutrient sources for fungi that caused the decay of much of King Midas' tomb and its contents.

  8. Chemistry

    Foam gets its shot at anthrax

    A recently developed chemical cocktail that kills anthrax spores and breaks down chemical warfare agents and anthrax has received its first real- world trials in anthrax cleanups.

  9. Chemistry

    New sensor can ID dangerous bacteria

    When newly created organic molecules, called TWTCPs, are attached to a porous silicon wafer and exposed to a certain class of bacterium, the wafer changes color.

  10. Chemistry

    Chemists Try for Cleaner Papermaking

    Chemists have developed a novel technology that could help clean up the papermaking process.

  11. Chemistry

    Bitter truth about beer comes to a head

    Chemists have figured out exactly how beers develop a skunky flavor and smell.

  12. Chemistry

    Milk protein does a membrane good

    Chemical engineers have created a new type of durable membrane from whey protein, a natural component of milk.