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3 hrs ago | NBC Washington

Calling on "Ghostbusters," 30 Years Later

Not too long into "Guardians of the Galaxy," Chris Pratt's goofy planet-hopping mercenary character Peter Quill alludes to "The Maltese Falcon" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" a nod-and-a-wink homage to the borrowed plot device of chasing an elusive, prized item.

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Related Topix: Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt, Comedy Movies, Spaceballs, Science Fiction Movies, Science, Entertainment

8 hrs ago | Laughing Squid

A Hip-Hop Periodic Table by Pop Chart Lab Featuring 223 Naturally...

Featuring color-coded labels indicating their favored genres-with special indicators for originators of a style-each MC has been meticulously hand-illustrated and assigned an appropriate chemical symbol, along with notations for debut year and geographic area of origin.

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Related Topix: Science

8 hrs ago | Oxford Mail

Dr Syd Bailey: College chemist respected for his intellect

He was the college's first chemistry fellow and on its governing board in the early period after it had just gained full recognition by Royal Charter.

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Related Topix: Science, Saint Peter's College

9 hrs ago | TreeHugger

Is this the end of the plastic wars? US Green Building Council to...

For the last few years, the US Green Building Council, which administers the LEED green building certification system, has been under attack by the chemical industry.

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Related Topix: Energy, Science

13 hrs ago | Bad Astronomy Blog

Chemists propose using ground-up earthworms (literally) as catalysts for chemical reactions.

Organic chemists are always looking for the next great catalyst - basically, ingredients that speed up the rate of chemical reactions.

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13 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Is Canada a nation of science geeks?

Science and chemistry teacher Hamish Morrison ignites gas and soap bubbles to demonstrate methane combustion for his students during class at Magee Secondary School in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday February 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: Science, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Canada

16 hrs ago | Eastern Daily Press

Norwich mum's bid to get Mrs Gleam cleaning products onto supermarket shelves

Helen Kirkham, from Thorpe St Andrew, has launched her Mrs Gleam cleaning products after she got fed up with harsh, chemical-filled products on the market.

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Related Topix: Norfolk County, England, United Kingdom, Science

Wed Aug 27, 2014

R & D

Experiments explain why some liquids are fragile and others are strong

Only recently has it become possible to accurately "see" the structure of a liquid.

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Science Daily

Leading scientists call for a stop to non-essential use of fluorochemicals

A number of leading international researchers recommend that fluorochemicals are only used where they are absolutely essential, until better methods exist to measure the chemicals and more is known about their potentially harmful effects.

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Related Topix: Science, Denmark, World News,

Manufacturing.net

Cutting Emissions Pays For Itself

Lower rates of asthma and other health problems are frequently cited as benefits of policies aimed at cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles, because these policies also lead to reductions in other harmful types of air pollution.

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Related Topix: Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Cosmetics Design

Breakthrough trial for recycling based on fluorescent light of technical polymers

Researchers at LMU University of Munich, in Germany, have discovered a way to identify plastic for recycling through the automated recognition of polymer constituents.

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TwinCities

Retired Wisconsin chemistry teacher offering hops, beer analysis

The explosion of microbreweries and increase in hops growers have stirred up a new business for a retired Evansville chemistry teacher.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Wisconsin, Science, Explosion, Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies

Wireless Design & Development

Photon Speedway Puts Big Data in the Fast Lane

Scientists from Berkeley Lab and SLAC are using NERSC and ESnet to achieve breakthroughs in photosynthesis research A series of experiments conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers is shedding new light on the photosynthetic process.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Department of Energy, Science, Computer Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Wireless Design & Development

A Glucose Meter of a Different Color Provides Continuous Monitoring

The researchers developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift is so precise that doctors and patients may be able to use it for automatic insulin dosing - something not possible using current point measurements like test strips.

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Examiner.com

A Spidey setback

Sony Studios took a big gamble in jumpstarting the "Spider-Man" franchise after Sam Raimi's first "Spider-Man" film, which was only 10 years ago, but it paid off in introducing Andrew Garfield as the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy.

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Related Topix: Action Movies, Spider-Man, Thriller, Science Fiction Movies, The Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Hot Chicks, Science

Silicon Alley Insider

MSG Is Perfectly Safe - Here's Why

People claim that it's a toxin that causes headaches and sweating, and that it leaves you feeling lethargic and flushed.

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WebWire

BASF creates chemistry with summer internship program participants

BASF opened its doors to five college students, offering firsthand job experience in the areas of chemical process technology and engineering.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, BASF Corp, Basf Ag, Chemicals, BASF, Science, McIntosh, AL, Thomasville, AL

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Ab Sciex and Dalton Pharma Services Collaborate to Advance Antibody-Drug Conjugate Analysis

This will include development of more definitive and comprehensive method for the identification of drug loading and position of conjugation on macromolecules.

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WHTC

N.J. teacher, 98, in court to fight 1950 convictio...

More than six decades ago, Miriam Moskowitz stood in New York federal court and was convicted of lying to a grand jury investigating a Cold War atomic espionage case.

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The Tech

John Waugh, emeritus chemistry professor, dies

John S. Waugh, an MIT Institute Professor emeritus and professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, died Friday, Aug. 22, at the age of 85. Waugh was an authority in chemical physics, known internationally for his work in magnetic resonance.

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Related Topix: Physics, Willimantic, CT, Dartmouth College

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