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Drowning in plastic waste

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

In the 1950s, scientists invented a new material that would change the world forever: plastic. Cheap, durable, sanitary, strong, and light – and, as we have seen in the years...

Quantifying ligand exchange on quantum dots

1 week ago from C&EN

NMR study pins down equilibrium chemistry of carboxylic acids, amines, and phosphonic acids on lead halide nanocrystals

Azacyclic allenes harnessed

1 week ago from C&EN

Strained system participates in Diels-Alder cycloaddition to construct complex scaffolds

Battery of complaints against Tesla in Norway

1 week ago from Physorg

"I've had the car for eight months and it ran fine for four days," says Yngve Solberg, who like many Norwegians is fed up with the slew of problems his...

A paywall that gives you more

1 week ago from C&EN

C&EN’s metered paywall allows new readers to sample ACS’s most prominent member benefit before they buy

A paywall that gives you more

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C&EN’s metered paywall allows new readers to sample ACS’s most prominent member benefit before they buy

Probe opens after Russian helicopter crash kills 18

1 week ago from UPI

The Investigative Committee of Russia has opened a probe into a Russian airline's Mi-8 helicopter crash Saturday in Siberia that killed all 18 people aboard.

Chris Archer fans 6 in Pittsburgh Pirates debut vs. St. Louis Cardinals

1 week ago from UPI

Chris Archer had six strikeouts, but allowed five runs in his debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Tennessee Titans sign free-agent S Kenny Vaccaro

1 week ago from UPI

The Tennessee Titans moved quickly to fill their void at safety, signing free agent Kenny Vaccaro, the team announced on Saturday morning.

Melted asphalt, shoes for dogs: Europe wilts in heat

1 week ago from Physorg

Europe sweltered Saturday in intense heat with temperatures due to hit near-record highs of 46 degrees Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit) in Portugal, while elsewhere high temperatures melted the asphalt or...

Develop 3D printed material for space station

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

A team of mechanical engineering senior design students will collaborate with NASA to develop and test innovative feedstock materials that can be 3D printed in space through X-Hab.

States of Matter: Bose-Einstein Condensate

1 week ago from Live Science

A Bose-Einstein condensate is a state of matter in which extremely cold atoms clump together and act as if they were a single atom.

Nanotube 'rebar' makes graphene twice as tough

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that reinforcing graphene with embedded carbon nanotubes makes the 2D nanomaterial more than twice as tough as pristine graphene.

GM seeks to exempt Buick SUV from looming Trump tariffs

1 week ago from Physorg

Auto giant General Motors has asked US authorities to exclude its Buick Envision SUV from the sweeping tariffs Washington has threatened to impose on auto imports.

Workshop advances plans for coping with disruptions on ITER

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

A look at a the sixth annual three-day workshop in which scientists from around the world focused on mitigating disruptions in ITER, the international fusion facility under construction in France.

The marriage of topology and magnetism in a Weyl system

1 week ago from Science Daily

Topology is a global aspect of materials, leading to fundamental new properties for compounds with large relativistic effects. The incorporation of heavy elements give rise to non-trivial topological phases of...

UW, PNNL to host energy research center focusing on bio-inspired design and assembly

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded an expected $10.75 million, four-year grant to the University of Washington, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and other partner institutions for a...

Artificial intelligence device identifies objects at the speed of light

1 week ago from Science Blog

A team of UCLA electrical and computer engineers has created a physical artificial neural network — a device modeled on how the human brain works — that can analyze large...

Old mining techniques make a new way to recycle lithium batteries

1 week ago from Science Daily

Using 100-year-old minerals processing methods, chemical engineering students have found a solution to a looming 21st-century problem: how to economically recycle lithium ion batteries.

High-resolution imaging of nanoparticle surface structures is now possible

1 week ago from Science Daily

Using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), extremely high resolution imaging of the molecule-covered surface structures of silver nanoparticles is possible, even down to the recognition of individual parts of the molecules...

Lamorne Morris cast in ‘Bloodshot’ starring Vin Diesel

1 week ago from UPI

"New Girl" alum Lamorne Morris has been cast in Sony's upcoming adaptation of comic book series "Bloodshot" starring Vin Diesel in the title role.

Career Ladder: Rebecca Robbins

1 week ago from C&EN

Exploring industry led this former professor to a career as a color chemist at a confections company

A periodic table of molecular knots

1 week ago from Science Daily

Using computational predictive models, the scientists identified a shortlist, a kind of 'periodic table', of the most designable knot types, i.e. those knots that could easily self-assemble under appropriate physical...

Physicists Tied Laser Beams into Knots

1 week ago from Live Science

The technology could improve future precision light sources. But right now the biggest surprise is how many holes there are in a laser figure-eight.

Unlocking blockchain: Understanding the technology behind Bitcoin

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

CNET senior producer Dan Patterson explains how the disruptive technology could revolutionize a number of industries.

Tapir recaptured uninjured after zoo escape

1 week ago from UPI

Police responded to a British zoo early Friday morning to capture a tapir that escaped its enclosure and was spotted near a busy highway.

Watch: Truck carrying rolls of paper overturns on highway ramp

1 week ago from UPI

Crews were summoned to a New Jersey highway ramp to recover rolls of paper from an overturned truck.

High-resolution imaging of nanoparticle surface structures is now possible

1 week ago from Physorg

Using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), extremely high resolution imaging of the molecule-covered surface structures of silver nanoparticles is possible, even down to the recognition of individual parts of the molecules...