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
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...
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.
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
According to new research presented at the annual American Chemical Society meeting, antioxidants found in maple syrup may protect brain cells against damage.
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
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
Scientists, in four plenary talks, will explore a variety of subjects related to the "Computers in Chemistry" theme of the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. Show More Summary
Welp, looks like it's time to pack it in and move to space, because strains of drug-resistant super lice have now been reported in 25 states in the U.S, according to a study by the American Chemical Society. Head lice, parasitic insects...Show More Summary
A video from the American Chemical Society covers the physiology, chemistry, and physics of this universal struggle.
From The American Chemical Society To fire up the grill or the gas stove, we often reach for a match. It turns out there’s a lot of chemistry going on to make those little wooden wonders work. The best way to find out about the chemistry of burning matches is to watch it in ultra-slow…
The process takes merely tenths of a second. But within that tiny amount of time, there's a lot going on. The American Chemical Society used a high-speed camera operating a 4,000 frames a second to illustrate the sequence of chemical reactions that take place when a match is struck against a striker. The simple match is a marvelously complex device. (Video Link) -via Gizmodo
Many of you may remember this slow motion video from a little over a year ago. The American Chemical Society has now taken this footage—shot at an astounding 4,000 frames per second—to explain what’s actually happening at the molecular level when a match is struck. Read more...
From the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY The growing popularity of battery-powered cars could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but they are not entirely Earth friendly. Problems can creep in when these batteries are disposed of. Scientists, in a new study in ACS’ journal Chemistry of Materials, are reporting that compounds increasingly used in lithium-ion batteries are…
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The American Chemical Society hands out a key tip to make better nachos.
American Chemical Society series Reactions explains the chemistry of how snowflakes form and what makes each one unique. Because of how the water vapor that forms snowflakes freezes, snowflakes all start in a basic hexagonal shapes, but as temperatures change while they move through the air, the ice crystals freeze, warm, and expand in a variety of […]
A new episode of Reactions by the American Chemical Society explains the chemistry of chocolate and the specific molecule called theobromine, which is chemically similar to caffeine. Theobromine is a vasodilator that animals can’t metabolize, which makes makes the yummy sweet stuff absolutely toxic to dogs, cats and other domestic animals. You may have heard […]
The American Chemical Society reveals the chemistry of honey with the truth that it’s really just bee puke in an episode of Reactions. The video explains how bees at different ages process flower nectar different, and why it takes several types of bees to process the nectar into honey.
A new video from the American Chemical Society explains how SAD happens and what you can do about it.