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Major chemical companies turn to new specialties for growth

Triggered by the recession that began in 2008, major chemical companies are aggressively re-inventing themselves through multi-billion dollar overhauls, reports Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the ...

Nov 13, 2013
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Novel technique to detect fingerprints

An innovative product that uses fluorescence to detect fingerprints has been developed by a team from the Laboratoire de Photophysique et Photochimie Supramoléculaire et Macromoléculaire (CNRS/ENS Cachan) ...

Oct 24, 2013
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ChemWiki takes on costly textbooks

The hefty college textbook, weighty in both pounds and dollars, has long been a staple of student life. But UC Davis chemistry professor Delmar Larsen is on a mission to replace textbooks with an online, ...

Oct 23, 2013
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Managing the data deluge through new software

Unprecedented torrents of data flood out of research labs on a continual basis, but making sense of it all remains a major scientific bottleneck. How software is evolving to transform this data deluge into knowledge is the ...

Oct 23, 2013
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A new formula for spray-drying milk

Spray-drying methods for milk based products such as baby formula or other powdered milks could be improved according to chemical engineers at the University of Sydney who have analysed current processes.

Oct 22, 2013
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Predicting health risks of everyday chemicals

Concern over the safety of everyday household products, such as baby bottles and soaps, has spurred a wide-ranging research effort into predicting the health risks of tens of thousands of chemicals. That's the topic of the ...

Oct 16, 2013
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Making low-fat cheese taste better

In an effort to promote better public health, recent European law requires producers to limit fat content, particularly in cheese and cheese-based products.

Oct 15, 2013
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Culinary biomimicry

(Phys.org) —As any chef knows, preparing good food is just physics, or was that chemistry? Either way, the state of the art in cooking increasingly looks to science for inspiration. Engineers at MIT have ...

Oct 10, 2013 report
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New program simulates protein movements

Proteins are molecules involved in most of the biological processes that take place in our bodies. They have to move in order to fulfil many of their functions. For example, they open or close to keep and ...

Sep 11, 2013
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