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Swallowable Battery to Power Ingestible Devices

23 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

At the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia this week, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have reported on a battery they developed that can be swallowed and later degraded safely by the GI system. Show More Summary

Nanoparticles Help Platelets Stick Together to Stop Bleeding

At this week’s 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society researchers from University of Maryland, Baltimore County reported on the development of nanoparticles that can help speed up blood clotting. So farShow More Summary

A surprising simple solution to bad indoor air quality: potted plants

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Research being presented this week to the American Chemical Society suggests houseplants might offer a way to clear pollutants from indoor air.

Tough Injectable Hydrogel to Help Hearts Recover After Heart Attack

At the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, researchers from University of Pennsylvania are showing off a new hydrogel that may be used to help ailing hearts recover post myocardial infarction. There are already a few hydrogels developed, some going through clinical trials, for helping restore cardiac function. Show More Summary

Eating more oranges and lemons may prevent obesity and heart disease

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Adding oranges, limes, and lemons into your diet may be the health trick we’ve been looking for to fight off the steady increase of obesity-related diseases in America. A new study, presented at the American Chemical Society’s 252nd National Meeting & Exposition, has revealed the previously...

Scientists Are Using Milk to Make Edible Food Wrappers

It might also help keep your corn flakes crunchy That convenient plastic wrapper around your string cheese could soon be edible, thanks to the work of scientists at the USDA. According to a release by the American Chemical Society, a...Show More Summary

The Very Real and Potentially Dangerous Consequences of Peeing in the Pool

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The American Chemical Society series Reactions broke down the very real and potentially dangerous consequences of peeing in the pool. Urine reacts to chlorine and other chemicals used to treat pool, and those reactions create new compounds with some harmful effects. Our pools are full of disinfectant chemicals that keep then free of microorganisms, but […]

The Real Reason You Shouldn't Pee In the Pool 

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Peeing in the public pool is gross, immature, but basically harmless, right? A quick fix when you’ve really gotta go? Not exactly. In advance of the its annual summer meeting, the American Chemical Society has just released a video explaining,...Show More Summary

Why Does Sunlight Damage Our Skin?

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

Get the basics on ultraviolet rays in this new video from the American Chemical Society.

Here’s Why Tequila Can Help You Lose Weight

Yes, Tequila Could Help You Manage Your Weight Research presented at the American Chemical Society earlier this year demonstrated that a... The post Here’s Why Tequila Can Help You Lose Weight appeared first on Lifehack.

Gas sensors 'see' through soil to analyze microbial interactions

HOUSTON - (July 18, 2016) - Rice University researchers have developed gas biosensors to "see" into soil and allow them to follow the behavior of the microbial communities within. In a study in the American Chemical Society's journal...Show More Summary

How Fluorescence Works and Some of Its Interesting Applications

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The American Chemical Society series Reactions explains the chemistry of fluorescence with some examples of its more interesting applications in everything from black light posters to cancer treatments. In a companion video to the episode they demonstrate how to create fluorescent flowers.

The Chemistry Explaining Why Cutting Onions Cause People to Cry

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In “Why Do Onions Make You Cry” by the American Chemical Society video series Reactions, the narrator explains why onions and other allium plants have such a strong odor and why onions, in particular, cause tears when cut. Onions are a vegetable that belong to the plant genus allium. Along with 400 other variations that […]

How the bacterial protective shell is adapted to challenging environments

Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have published new findings on the adaptation of the bacterial cell wall in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The study reveals novel bacterial defence mechanisms against the immune system and how they can become resistant to antibiotics. read more

A Close-Up Slow-Motion Look at the Chemistry of Sparklers for the Fourth of July

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The American Chemical Society series Reactions took a close-up slow-motion look at the chemistry of sparklers for the Fourth of July. The video shows a sparkler in action while the narrator explains the different chemicals at work in the reaction. Compound Interest created an infographic that shows the different chemicals used in sparklers as metallic fuels, […]

Flexible, Conductive, Pressure Sensing Electronic Skin

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

The American Chemical Society is profiling the work of scientists at Stanford who are developing “electronic skin,” a material that’s both flexible and stretchy while sensing pressure and transmitting electric signals. It may end up being used for prosthetic hands to give amputees the sense of touch. Show More Summary

Scientists Discover New Recycling Process To Create BPA-Free Plastics

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Paper authors Jeanette Garcia, Ph. D. and Gavin O. Jones, Ph.D., research staff members, IBM Research – Almaden Lab. (image courtesy of Almaden Lab) According to the American Chemical Society, we use more than2.7 million tons of plastics (polycarbonates)to make things you use every day: baby bottles, CDs, LED screens, eyeglass [...]

Chemists Without Borders Receives Award from the American Chemical Society

Congratulations to Chemists Without Borders for receiving an American Chemical Society P3 Award! The purpose of the Partners for Progress and Prosperity (P3) Award is to encourage and recognize successful and exemplary partnerships.Show More Summary

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