Using blowflies as 'meth detectors'
The humble blowfly (Calliphora sp) could lead to better detection of methamphetamine (MA) in decomposing tissue.
New research could improve pharmaceuticals testing
A UT Arlington chemistry professor, renowned for his work in the area of chemical separations, is leading an effort to find a more accurate way to measure water content in pharmaceuticals – a major quality issue for drug ...
Researching new detectors for chemical, biological threats
Sandia National Laboratories scientists are thinking small, building on decades of sensor work to invent tiny detectors that can sniff out everything from explosives and biotoxins to smuggled humans.
Functional foods from the sea
Seaweeds are not only tasty, but they are a source of nutrients that could be beneficial for health and wellbeing. And like terrestrial plants, seaweeds also contain significant portions of fibre that reach ...
Researchers look to breath to identify stress
(Phys.org)—The perennial stress-buster—a deep breath—could become stress-detector, claims a team of researchers from the UK.
Rover's 'SAM' lab instrument suite tastes soil
(Phys.org)— A pinch of fine sand and dust became the first solid Martian sample deposited into the biggest instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity: the Sample Analysis at Mars, or SAM.
The electronic nose knows when your cantaloupe is ripe
Have you ever been disappointed by a cantaloupe from the grocery store? Too ripe? Not ripe enough? Luckily for you, researchers from the University of California, Davis might have found a way to make imperfectly ...
Study reveals unprecedented impact of Deepwater Horizon on deep ocean
Scientists report they have "compelling evidence" that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has impacted deep-sea corals. Their study, published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences utiliz ...
Forensic research extends detection of cyanide poisoning
Researchers have found a new biomarker for cyanide poisoning, which may extend its detection window in death investigations by weeks if not months.
Cockroach 'let's hook up' chemical signal could benefit endangered woodpecker
A North Carolina State University discovery of the unique chemical composition of a cockroach signal -- a "Let's hook up" sex pheromone emitted by certain female wood cockroaches to entice potential mates ...
Archeologists discover Egyptian mummies styled with fatty hair gel
Science uncovers the hidden secrets of world-famous paintings
(PhysOrg.com) -- The hidden secrets of some of the world's most famous paintings have been revealed thanks to a partnership between EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and the UK National ...