Chemistry

  1. Tech

    COVID-19 victims could breathe easier with these innovations

    Feared equipment shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic have prompted research teams to develop novel technologies to help oxygen-starved lungs.

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  2. Chemistry

    Let’s learn about forensic science

    Crime scene investigators analyze evidence with science, to connect criminals to crimes. And it’s often slower and different from what you see on TV.

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  3. Chemistry

    Rock Candy Science 2: No such thing as too much sugar

    Making rock candy at home takes a lot more sugar than you might think. Why? This experiment will show you why.

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  4. Chemistry

    Batteries should not burst into flames

    Because lithium-ion batteries power modern life, they need to store a lot of energy. Now scientists are focusing on making them safer.

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  5. Chemistry

    Let’s learn about the periodic table

    This iconic chart holds information about all the known elements. As more are discovered, the table expands.

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  6. Life

    Scientists Say: Enzyme

    This word describes a molecule that speeds up chemical reactions in living things. Enzymes work by lowering the energy needed for a reaction to occur.

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  7. Chemistry

    Converting trash to valuable graphene in a flash

    Flash heating of carbon-rich wastes creates graphene, which has many commercial uses.

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  8. Life

    Scientists Say: Fermentation

    Fermentation breaks down carbohydrates, such as sugars, producing energy and making gases, acids or alcohol. This process can help make foods and fuels.

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  9. Chemistry

    Explainer: What the pH scale tells us

    The pH scale tells us how basic or acidic something is. Pure water sits in the middle of the scale, at a pH of seven.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    New spray gel moves drugs deep to treat frostbite

    New gel spray sends healing ingredients deep into frostbite injuries to promote healing.

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  11. Earth

    Help for a world drowning in microplastics

    Microplastic pollution in our oceans and lakes is a problem. Scientists are testing solutions — from more biodegradable recipes to nanotechnology.

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  12. Physics

    Like Magneto? Microcrystals give magnets superpower over living cells

    New iron-rich protein crystals could help researchers better understand the nerve cells that control movement and sensation. All they need are magnets.

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