News tagged with chemical structures

One-step 3-D printing of catalysts

The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has developed a 3-D printing process that creates a chemically active catalytic object in a single step, opening the door to more efficient ways to produce catalysts for complex ...

dateNov 01, 2017 in Materials Science
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How multiple star systems evolve

Sirius is not a single star at all, but a binary system of two stars. Polaris, the north star, is actually a system of three stars. And Castor, in the constellation of Gemini, actually consists of a whopping six stars. Current ...

dateNov 01, 2017 in Astronomy
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The nitty-gritty behind how onions make you cry

Adding onions to a recipe can make a meal taste rich and savory, but cutting up the onion can be brutal.  Onions release a compound called lachrymatory factor (LF), which makes the eyes sting and water. Scientists know that ...

dateAug 02, 2017 in Biochemistry
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