News tagged with chemical

Finding out what's in 'fracking' wastewater

In early January, almost 3 million gallons of wastewater from a hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") operation in North Dakota spilled into nearby creeks. The accident highlighted ongoing concerns about what's in fracking fluids ...

dateMar 18, 2015 in Environment
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From heat and cold comes image and mirror image

Many chemical compounds exist as an image and a mirror image: they differ in their spatial orientation, like the left and right hand. The properties of these so-called chiral molecules are also often quite different – synthesising ...

dateMar 17, 2015 in Materials Science
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Sweet nanoparticles target stroke

Materials resulting from chemical bonding of glucosamine, a type of sugar, with fullerenes, kind of nanoparticles known as buckyballs, might help to reduce cell damage and inflammation occurring after stroke. ...

dateMar 12, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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The search for human pheromones

"Do humans have pheromones?" asks a review published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today. Professor Tristram Wyatt from the University of Oxford says that if we want to find out we need to start ...

dateMar 12, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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