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Using espresso machines to do chemistry

Many chemists are familiar with taking trips to the espresso machine while running late-night experiments, but until now these excursions were merely undertaken for the caffeine boost. A group recently reported in ACS' Analytical ...

dateJun 15, 2016 in Analytical Chemistry
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Less is more when it comes to soot

Small particles emitted into air during the burning of hydrocarbon fuels damage the human respiratory system and enhance the greenhouse effect. In their agglomerated form, these particles form soot that consists predominantly ...

dateApr 05, 2016 in Environment
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Long-lived traveling particles to be tracked

Unseen by the human eye are plentiful microscopic particles, small but mighty polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, constantly emitted into the air from a variety of combustion sources. Power plants, forest and brush ...

dateFeb 02, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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