News tagged with chemical sciences

Humans have a nose for gender

The human body produces chemical cues that communicate gender to members of the opposite sex, according to researchers who report their findings in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on May 1. Whiffs of the ...

May 01, 2014
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Mobile game teaches hard science

Honors chemistry and kinesiology senior Robbie Engler has taken a topic that even professors describe as sleep-inducing and turned it into a mobile game that will send students racing across campus on an educational treasure ...

Mar 11, 2014
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Plants convert energy at lightning speed

A new way of measuring how much light a plant can tolerate could be useful in growing crops resilient to a changing climate, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London.

Mar 03, 2014
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'Superbugs' found breeding in sewage plants

(Phys.org) —Tests at two wastewater treatment plants in northern China revealed antibiotic-resistant bacteria were not only escaping purification but also breeding and spreading their dangerous cargo.

Dec 16, 2013
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Secondary ion mass spectrometry for Christmas

A large wooden crate was delivered to the Compton Hall loading dock Dec. 4, direct from Paris. The crate contained a fabulous new instrument that Washington University in St. Louis scientists say will transform their ability ...

Dec 10, 2013
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