A more concise way to synthesize tetrodotoxin

A small international team of researchers has developed a way to synthesize tetrodotoxin (TTX) using far fewer steps than prior methods. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their process and ...

Engineers unveil two-way wireless breakthrough

(Phys.org) -- Groundbreaking two-way wireless technology resulting in vastly superior voice and data services has been developed by a University of Waterloo engineering research team led by Amir K. Khandani, the Canada Research ...

Researchers uncover pain-relief secrets in hot chili peppers

Anyone who has ever bitten unknowingly into a red hot chili pepper remembers the unhappy result – burning, painful sensations that make one's mouth feel as though it has caught on fire. Yet the very chemical that causes ...

Lasers could be used to make rain (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Optical physicists in Europe have shown that lasers can be used to create tiny water droplets when they are fired into the air. The idea could eventually develop into an alternative to cloud seeding as a ...

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