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U.S. Congress probes underlying costs of research

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:10
Rising fees for building upkeep, administration eat into federal grant funding

Investor puts out own version of the DowDuPont split

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:30
Activist Daniel Loeb argues Dow’s specialty chemicals are better suited for the specialty products spin-off

Watching organelles bump into each other

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:51
Movies show how six types of the membrane-bound compartments interact simultaneously in live cells

Dating site opens for hazard-free chemicals

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:10
Environmental group Chemsec seeks to hook up potential sellers and buyers

Trump’s proposed 2018 budget would gut science agencies

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:37
Average cuts of 16% would hit agencies that fund chemistry research and regulations

In a drought, over-irrigated lawns lose 70 billion gallons of water a year

National Science Foundation - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:53

Researchers estimated the flow of water vapor from the soil to the atmosphere in Los Angeles landscapes.

Find related stories on NSF's Environmental Research and Education programs.

In the summer of 2010, Los Angeles lost about 100 gallons of water per person per day to the atmosphere through evaporation, mostly from overwatering of lawns and trees.

Lawns accounted for 70 percent of the water loss, while trees accounted for 30 percent, according to a study published today in the ...
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Artificial melanin gets into the skin

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:18
Polydopamine nanoparticles could protect skin cells from DNA damage caused by ultraviolet radiation

A new view of the spliceosome

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:19
Structural biologists capture important state of cellular machine responsible for making humans more complex than worms

‘Venus flytrap’ soft robot gets a grip

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:18
Autonomous light-powered device inspired by the carnivorous plant grabs onto reflective objects

Dow’s Liveris prominent on Trump’s Saudi trip

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:15
Visit to Saudi Arabia includes promises of acrylics and silicones in the country

National Science Foundation presents FY 2018 budget request

National Science Foundation - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:30

NSF's FY 2018 budget request includes investments that will yield the highest return for the Nation.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova today publicly presented President Donald J. Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 NSF budget request to Congress.

The FY 2018 NSF budget request of $6.65 billion reflects NSF's commitment to establishing clear priorities in areas of national importance and identifying the most innovative and promising research ideas that will yield the highest return on investment for the nation. It supports fundamental research that will ...
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Clariant and Huntsman to join in $20 billion deal

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:02
The merger of equals will create the world’s second-largest specialty chemical firm

National Science Foundation to present FY 2018 budget request

National Science Foundation - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:00

NSF's FY 2018 budget request will be presented May 23, 2017.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova will present President Donald J. Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 NSF budget request to Congress at 3:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday May 23. The presentation will take place at NSF's headquarters, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia.

Following Córdova's presentation, there will be a question and answer session with NSF leadership. The presentation will be recorded. It will be posted on NSF.gov on the following ...
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Stretchy material creates dynamic holograms

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:00
Metamaterial hologram displays a series of images as it’s stretched