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Gilead buys Priority Review Voucher from Sarepta

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 13:23
Deal for $125 million hints at cooler market for the incentive

Slow-release nitrogen fertilizer could increase crop yields

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 07:09
A new nanoparticle-based fertilizer delivers plant nutrients efficiently and reduces the harm of agricultural runoff

Q&A: Exposing the realities of eviction

National Science Foundation - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 23:00

Social scientist and ethnographer Matthew Desmond's research methods include living in the communities where he studies eviction.

"Eviction" is a term that has become increasingly familiar to Americans over the past decade as one of the most visible symbols of poverty and economic misfortune. But research by social scientist and ethnographer Matthew Desmond shows that the reality of eviction is more complicated than traditional narratives might indicate.

Notably, Desmond says, eviction can actually serve as a cause of poverty, rather than an effect.

"One of our studies shows eviction can cause higher ...
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What’s in a bowling ball, and how does its chemistry help topple pins?

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:24
Polymer science reigns supreme on the lanes

Tronox to acquire TiO<sub>2</sub> rival Cristal

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:39
Purchase will create the world’s largest producer of the white pigment

Technetium: The First Radioelement on the Periodic Table

Journal of Chemical Education - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:25

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Journal of Chemical EducationDOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00343

Nanoscience pioneer Millie Dresselhaus dies at 86

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:58
Groundbreaking studies on carbon nanostructures earned her the title “Queen of Carbon Science”

Harvesting therapeutic proteins from animal slobber

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:10
Scientists genetically engineered mice to secrete human nerve growth factor in their saliva, a first step toward using critter spit to crank out drugs

What are sports drinks, and do regular athletes need them?

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:07
The tasty mixtures of water, sugar, and electrolytes are useful for elite endurance athletes but probably not for normal fitness fans

A low-cost mechanical device for minimally invasive surgery

National Science Foundation - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 23:00

mechanical pinchers

Surgeons can now use a new type of mechanical instrument to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures, also known as laparoscopic surgery, thanks to researchers and small business entrepreneurs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The technology could lead to less trauma for patients and shorter recovery times after surgery.

According to its creators, the handheld instrument provides the ...
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Stable colloids made with inorganic molten salts

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:30
Potential applications include improved heat-transfer fluids and new inorganic thermoelectric materials

A Tasty Approach to Statistical Experimental Design in High School Chemistry: The Best Lemon Cake

Journal of Chemical Education - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:53

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Journal of Chemical EducationDOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00369

Counterfeit pesticides damage EU economy

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 00:00
Intellectual property report shows lost revenue and jobs

Terraformer wind tunnel takes hazards engineering research to a new level

National Science Foundation - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 23:00

inside the Terraformer Next generation wind engineering facility draws researchers from all over the country; new tools provide information to help save lives, protect property
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Quantum Interference: How To Measure the Wavelength of a Particle

Journal of Chemical Education - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:24

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Journal of Chemical EducationDOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00830

Senate confirms Scott Pruitt to lead EPA

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:43
Uncertainty surrounds agency as Oklahoma attorney general readies to take the helm