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Taxol bristle ball: a wrench in the works for cancer

Rice University chemists have discovered a way to load dozens of molecules of the anti-cancer drug paclitaxel onto tiny gold spheres. The result is a tiny ball, many times smaller than a living cell that literally ...

Sep 12, 2007 4.8 / 5 (34) 0

Chemists identify organic molecules that mimic metals

A limitation in using hydrogen as a fuel in hydrogen-powered vehicles is the difficulty involved in storing it in a cost-effective and convenient manner. While it is possible to store hydrogen using metals, the resulting ...

Apr 19, 2007 4.6 / 5 (35) 0

Chemists solve biological challenge

Chemistry professor Ronald Kluger and PhD candidate Svetlana Tzvetkova have made discoveries that could not only allow scientists to generate new kinds of proteins —the building blocks of life—but also eventually lead ...

Jan 21, 2008 4.7 / 5 (34) 2

Hydrogen Storage for Cars?

Hydrogen is the fuel of the future. Unfortunately, one problem remains: Hydrogen is a gas and cannot easily be pumped into a tank like gasoline. Storage in the form of solid hydrides, chemical compounds of hydrogen and a ...

Dec 21, 2007 4.3 / 5 (37) 10

Wires turn salt water into freshwater

(Phys.org) -- As a rising global population and increasing standard of living drive demand for freshwater, many researchers are developing new techniques to desalinate salt water. Among them is a team of scientists ...

Jun 08, 2012 4.3 / 5 (37) 13 | with audio podcast feature