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An elusive molecule—finally revealed

Scientists at the University of Arizona have discovered a mysterious molecule with a structure simple enough to make it into high school textbooks, yet so elusive that chemists have argued for more than a century over whether ...

dateJul 13, 2015 in Materials Science
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Light can do more

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a clean photo-driven pathway for the efficient synthesis of aryl iodides under extremely mild conditions. The finding, published June 18 in Journal of the American Chemical ...

dateJul 13, 2015 in Materials Science
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New catalyst does more with less platinum

Platinum is a highly reactive and in-demand catalyst across the chemical and energy industries, but a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison and Georgia Institute of Technology scientists could reduce the world's dependence ...

dateJul 06, 2015 in Materials Science
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Learning from biology to accelerate discovery

A spider's web is one of the most intricate constructions in nature, but its precious silk has more than one use. Silk threads can be used as draglines, guidelines, anchors, pheromonal trails, nest lining, or even food. And ...

dateJul 06, 2015 in Materials Science
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Cooking up altered states

Churning raw milk sufficiently creates butter. Squirting lemon juice coagulates it into curd. These two phenomena are not as straightforward as they sound on the molecular level.

dateJul 31, 2015 in Materials Science
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