News tagged with chemists

Envelope for an artificial cell

( -- Chemists have taken an important step in making artificial life forms from scratch. Using a novel chemical reaction, they have created self-assembling cell membranes, the structural envelopes that contain ...

dateJan 25, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Ordered planar polymers created for the first time

( -- Scientists under the direction of ETH Zurich have created a minor sensation in synthetic chemistry. They succeeded for the first time in producing regularly ordered planar polymers that form a kind of "molecular ...

dateFeb 13, 2012 in Polymers
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Carbyne is stronger than any known material

( —A paper on Arxiv presents a detailed look at the properties of carbyne, stronger than graphene and diamond, a true supermaterial. The paper is titled, "Carbyne from first principles: Chain of C atoms, a nanorod ...

dateAug 20, 2013 in Nanomaterials weblog
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Scientists solve mystery of the eye

( -- Scientists have a good overall understanding of human vision: when light enters our eyes, it is focused by the lens and strikes the retina in the back of the eye. The light causes some of the millions of ...

dateNov 17, 2011 in Biochemistry feature
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