Formula for the perfect cheese on toast revealed
The Royal Society of Chemistry, together with the British Cheese Board, has today announced the formula for making the perfect slice of cheese on toast.
Upsalite: Scientists make 'impossible material'... by accident
Researchers in Uppsala, Sweden accidentally left a reaction running over the weekend and ended up resolving a century-old chemistry problem. Their work has led to the development of a new material, dubbed ...
Chemists design 'smart' nanoparticles to improve drug delivery, DNA self-assembly
A team of chemists in SU's College of Arts and Scientists has used a temperature-sensitive polymer to regulate DNA interactions in both a DNA-mediated assembly system and a DNA-encoded drug-delivery system.
Researchers create sub-10-nanometer graphene nanoribbon patterns
New research at Rice University shows how water makes it practical to form long graphene nanoribbons less than 10 nanometers wide.
Seemingly competitive co-catalysts cooperate to accelerate chemical reaction
A new, computationally-inspired approach has led a team of Boston College chemists to re-conceptualize a highly valued catalytic process, dramatically increasing the efficiency of a chemical transformation that selectively ...
German scientists solve nonclassical 2-norbornyl carbocation structure
Chemist to bring low-cost, inkjet-printed nano test strips to Pakistan for drinking water tests
(Phys.org) —Today the National Academy of Sciences announced a three-year, $271,930 grant to chemist Vincent Rotello at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to develop, test and deploy new, sensitive, ...
Protocells formed in salt solution, researchers find
The first cell may have originated in a salty soup in which large biomolecules cluster spontaneously to form a protocell, chemists at Radboud University Nijmegen discovered. PNAS published their work on Jul ...
Diamond catalyst shows promise in breaching age-old barrier
In the world, there are a lot of small molecules people would like to get rid of, or at least convert to something useful, according to University of Wisconsin-Madison chemist Robert J. Hamers.
NCAR joins massive field campaign to examine summertime air in Southeast
Taking part in the largest U.S. air quality field project in decades, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is working with partners to study pollution in the Southeast. The study looks at the ...
Kenneth Wilson, Nobel winner for physics, dies
A physics professor who earned a Nobel prize for pioneering work that changed the way physicists think about phase transitions has died in Maine at age 77.
Working backward: Computer-aided design of zeolite templates
(Phys.org) —Taking a page from computer-aided drug designers, Rice University researchers have developed a computational method that chemists can use to tailor the properties of zeolites, one of the world's ...
Uniquely shaped enzyme amazes chemists
Chemists of Radboud University Nijmegen have found that a uniquely shaped enzyme that has never been seen before in biology is real: two interlocked ring structures, known as catenanes . The results have ...