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Water leads to chemical that gunks up biofuels production

Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps form an impurity which, in turn, slows down key chemical reactions.

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Related Topix: Science, Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, Department of Energy

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Science Daily

Treating pain by blocking the 'chili-pepper receptor'

Biting into a chili pepper causes a burning spiciness that is irresistible to some, but intolerable to others.

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Celebrity Dirty Laundry

Legends Recap 8/20/14: Season 1 Episode 2 "Chemistry"

LEGENDS premieres tonight on TNT with another episode at 9PM EST called "Chemistry" On tonight's episode, Martin, Crystal and Troy Buchannan go undercover when a chemistry teacher and his family are kidnapped.

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Celebrity Dirty Laundry

Legends Recap 8/20/14: Season 1 Episode 2 "Chemistry"

LEGENDS premieres tonight on TNT with another episode at 9PM EST called "Chemistry" On tonight's episode, Martin, Crystal and Troy Buchannan go undercover when a chemistry teacher and his family are kidnapped.

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Related Topix: Science, Terrorism

The Motley Fool

Tesla Motors, Inc. Is Itching for More and Better Batteries

But the Gigafactory won't exactly build cars. The plan for the project is to remove the biggest bottleneck in Tesla's manufacturing process by pumping out enormous volumes of lithium-ion batteries.

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Related Topix: Tesla Motors, Startups, Tesla Model S, Sedan, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Department of Energy, Science

Switched

Here's How To Steady A Wobbly Table Using Nothing But Math

Wedging a piece of folded paper under a leg is one way to steady a wobbly table.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Inventions, Science / Technology, Princeton, NJ, Biology

Triple Pundit

Connecting the Dots: Honey Export Loss Leads Mexico to Dump Monsanto's GM Soy

With another school year about to start, it's a good time to reflect on the basic sciences: physics, chemistry and biology, and how important our understanding of them can be in dealing with what have become substantial threats to our existence.

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Related Topix: Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Epidemic

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Science Daily

Solar energy that doesn't block the view

Researchers have developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Michigan State University, Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Science, Environment

Universe Today

Curiosity Brushes 'Bonanza King' Target Anticipating Fourth Red Planet Rock Drilling

Curiosity brushes 'Bonanza King' drill target on Mars NASA's Curiosity rover looks back to ramp with 4th drill site target at 'Bonanza King' rock outcrop in 'Hidden Valley' in this photo mosaic view captured on Aug. 6, 2014, Sol 711.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Robots, Science

Wall Street Journal

The Real Reason We Yawn

Researchers are starting to unravel the mystery surrounding one of the most common behaviors: the yawn.

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Related Topix: Science, Texas

Fox News

Hired! College Majors Bringing Hefty Paychecks

With colleges across the country once again opening their doors, we decided to look at majors that could lead to higher paying jobs.

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News Observer

Professors taking their research from the lab to the marketplace

After seeing an increase in arsenic contamination in developing countries, a researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington created a solution that he hopes will be used in the field someday soon.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Arlington, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology

TechEBlog

5 Famous Inventors Who Were Killed By Their Own Inventions

Marie Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Science, Jennerstown, PA, Physics

Chemistry World

Stefano Farris: Food packaging chemistry

My team is trying to develop new materials for food packaging applications, particularly in the form of coatings to improve and enhance plastic substrates.

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Laboratory Network .com

Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant To The Institute For...

Micromeritics' Instrument Grant Committee has recently selected its latest grant recipient.

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Medical News

UC Santa Cruz cancer researcher receives $350,000 to develop novel drugs for breast cancer

UC Santa Cruz cancer researcher Seth Rubin has received a $350,000 grant to fund his work toward the development of a new class of drugs for treating breast cancer .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, UC Santa Cruz, Biochemistry, Biology, Science, Retinoblastoma, Genetics

Mon Aug 18, 2014

BBC News

Thatcher's chemistry with Hodgkin

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dorothy Hodgkin's Nobel Prize, a play - The Chemistry Between Them - has been written , looking at her friendship with Margaret Thatcher.

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Related Topix: Science, Lymphoma, Health

The Chronicle Herald

Cape Breton University chemistry prof pulls in research funding

"I like chemistry because you can do so much stuff and do minute changes that have really big impacts," said Bierenstiel, a native of Germany who holds a PhD in inorganic chemistry.

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The Baltimore Sun

Aberdeen Proving Ground team completes destruction of Syrian chemical weapons

A team of scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground has completed the historic mission of destroying the most dangerous of Syria's declared chemical weapons stocks, Pentagon officials said Monday.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, US Military, US Navy, Science, Prison

Criminal Report Daily

King Richard III Feasted on Wine and Swans

In the last three years of his life, King Richard III consumed up to three liters of alcohol per day and feasted on swan, egret and heron, analysis of the monarch's teeth and bones has revealed.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Leicestershire County, England, Science

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