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Chemtura manufactures Firemaster 550 at this chemical plant in El Dorado, Ark. The company says the flame retardant is safe but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has targeted it as a potential health hazard.
Perhaps you've noticed-mosquitoes have been extremely bloodthirsty in New York. Even those who don't usually get bitten are being attacked.
The alchemists of old were diligently ambitious in their goals. These antecedents of modern chemistry were not hindered by a lack of knowledge of atomic structure and physical chemistry when it came to setting priorities.
Our society seems fraught with fraud. There are fraudulent products, fraudulent services, fraudulent identities and now fraudulent food.
A fortuitous collaboration has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic.
The records lay before them, box after box, some 41,000 discs in all. It had taken five assistants just to line up the crates, but the two men rummaging through the albums and 12-inches had large collections of their own and were not afraid of the volume.
For this, a competition assay that provided a robust way of comparing relative affinities of peptide variants was set up."
Scientists at Rice University have produced a detailed analysis of water produced by hydraulic fracturing at three gas reservoirs in the states of Texas, Pennsylvania and New Mexico and have suggested that environmentally friendly remedies are needed to treat and reuse it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Organic chemists are always looking for the next great catalyst - basically, ingredients that speed up the rate of chemical reactions.
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.
Only recently has it become possible to accurately "see" the structure of a liquid.
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.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 02:10 am
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