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Why Does Sunlight Damage Our Skin?

yesterdayHumor / 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

2 weeks agoHumor / 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 weeks 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

last monthHumor / 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

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

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

Reactions Finds Out If Chewing Gum Really Stays in Your Stomach for 7 Years

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

On a recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions, they explore “the mechanics and chemistry of digestion” to find out if swallowed chewing gum really stays in your stomach for 7 years. It’s a legendary piece of playground lore: If you swallow a piece of gum, it stays stuck in your stomach forever. […]

What Really Happens When You Swallow Your Gum?

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A new video from the American Chemical Society breaks down the science of a substance that we can't break down.

Top analytical and life sciences instrumentation firms

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, has unveiled its annual ranking of the top 25 analytical and life sciences instrumentation companies of 2015. The rankings, based on sales, remained largely unchanged from the previous year. Show More Summary

This Video Explains Why Peanut Allergies Are So Dangerous

The video above by the American Chemical Society (ACSReactions on YouTube) details why peanut allergies are particularly dangerous and a new theory why peanut allergies have been on the rise. Read more...

As Daesh Gets Pushed Out ‘More Chemical Attacks Possible in Coming Weeks’

Chemical weapons have been used at least 161 times during Syria's five-year civil conflict, with nearly 1,500 deaths resulting from such attacks. That’s according to a new report by the Syrian American Medical Society.

This Sweet, Sweet Treat May Protect The Brain Against Alzheimer's

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A cure for Alzheimer's may be closer -- and tastier -- than we think, according to findings presented at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting. The findings revealed that pure maple syrup has the potential to protectively impact...Show More Summary

Covering Your Pancakes in Maple Syrup Could Be Good For Your Brain

According to new research presented at the annual American Chemical Society meeting, antioxidants found in maple syrup may protect brain cells against damage.

Could a pure maple syrup extract be tapped for better brain health?

San Diego, CA - March, 14 2016 - As part of a two-day symposium at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, a group of international scientists shared promising results of 24 studies exploring the beneficial effects of natural products on the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer's disease. Show More Summary

Scientists finally figured out why stepping on a LEGO hurts so badly, if you were wondering.

5 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Like all venerable-sounding institutions, The American Chemical Society now has a YouTube channel, Reactions, where they make colorful videos and try to bring their message to The Young People (or at least The Internet People). One of...Show More Summary

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