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2 hrs ago |

Researchers aim to find new uses for shrimp shells

"I believe in what I would call a chitin economy. I personally believe, if properly developed, the material you can develop from chitin and the markets you could sell them in would make the shrimp shell worth more than the meat," said Rogers, an owner and founder of 525 Solutions, a startup company housed in UA's Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of ... (more)


Related Topix: University of Alabama, Science, Life, Food, Seafood, Department of Energy, CPU, Science / Technology, University of Texas at Austin

5 hrs ago | Chemistry World

Psylloborine A

It's a somewhat surprising assertion that almost a fifth of natural products are thought to include a dimerisation step somewhere in their biosynthesis.1 Of course, this is not always apparent at first glance - it's often masked by subsequent modifications - and the ability to spot such 'hidden symmetry' can often lead to strikingly effective total ... (more)


Related Topix: Science

9 hrs ago | Triple Pundit

Are Chemical Flame Retardants Doing More Harm Than Good?

Lurking inside your bed, your couch, your carpet and the upholstery of your car is a secret arsenal.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Science, California Government, California

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

Paint Shifts Shades to Signal Heat

Imagine walls and doors that could warn firefighters of the intensity of a fire by changing color, or equipment that turns from blue to red when it's too hot to handle.


Related Topix: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Science

Hispanic Business

Acid Seawater Will Hit Alaska Hard

The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.


Related Topix: Science, Oceanography


Implications of the Unpaired Spins in Li-O2 Battery Chemistry and Electrochemistry: A Minireview

Recent experimental and theoretical reports suggest that the valence states of oxygen species residing in the Li-O2 cell discharge products can be very complex.


Related Topix: Science

Project Syndicate

The Dark Side of Physics

Almost a century ago, the first galaxy beyond our own was discovered, and within a decade the theory that the universe is expanding was first proposed.


Related Topix: Physics, Science, Astronomy, Opinion

Science, Industry and Business

Mineral magic? Common mineral capable of making and breaking bonds

Reactions among minerals and organic compounds in hydrothermal environments are critical components of the Earth's deep carbon cycle, they provide energy for the deep biosphere, and may have implications for the origins of life.


Related Topix: Arizona State University, Science

San Mateo Daily Journal

It's not to be discounted

Blame it on the chlorine. Typically, I admit not being a frequent Kmart shopper.


Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, San Mateo, CA, Science, Opinion

Thanh Nein News

Vietnam students win 4 golds, silvers at int'l chemistry contest

Photo credit: VnExpress All four Vietnamese students at the international chemistry contest held in Hanoi came home with gold and silver medals Monday, with one of them winning the event's highest score.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Vietnam, Science, Thailand, Nguyen Tan Dung

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Biology News Net

Forced mutations doom HIV

Fifteen years ago, MIT professor John Essigmann and colleagues from the University of Washington had a novel idea for an HIV drug.


Related Topix: University of Washington, Biology, University of Chicago, Immunology


Chemical in foam cups again seen as likely cancer cause

The National Research Council reaffirmed that styrene -- the key chemical component of foam cups and other food service items -- may cause cancer in people.


Related Topix: Science, Pharmacology, Medicine


Google's Next Frontier: What it Means to be Healthy

That's a question researchers at Google X, along with scientists at Duke University and Stanford University, are looking to answer.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Duke University, Stanford University, Science

Laughing Squid

a Ted-Ed Animation on the Chemistry of Car Engines

In this TED-Ed video , educator Cynthia Chubbuck looks at the chemistry of car engines, from combustion reactions in the cylinders to the chemical properties of antifreeze.


Related Topix: Science, Blog News

Pharmaceutical Online

Reveleris Technologies: A Full Spectrum Of Purification Solutions

The REVELERIS PREP purification system is a powerful, high-performance system that combines flash chromatography and preparative LC capabilities in a single intuitive instrument.


Related Topix: Science

R & D

Cagey material acts as alcohol factory

Some chemical conversions are harder than others. Refining natural gas into an easy-to-transport, easy-to-store liquid alcohol has so far been a logistic and economic challenge.


Related Topix: Science, UC Berkeley

The Times of Israel

New sensor aims to distance soldiers, Hamas bombs

An explosives sensor developed in Israel may one day take over many of the duties of detection dogs.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Terrorism, Science,


Water main break floods building on UK campus

Crews are trying to clean up a building on the UK campus, after a broken water main flooded part of the building.


Related Topix: Science

The Raw Story

These are the five worst poisons on Earth: From polonium to mercury

With the announcement of an inquiry into the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, talk of poisons is back in the news.


Related Topix: Science

Sys-Con Media

High School Students From Across the U.S. Explore Chemistry and Careers at the BASF Science Academy

"The Science Academy aspires to develop the technology based workforce of the future by exposing students to practical business applications and potential careers in chemistry," said Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, BASF Corp, Chemicals, Science, Education Etc., Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ, Marketing