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Chemistry News

Postby Muj_Rahman_3B » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:39 pm

I wasn't able to find a place to post interesting articles or news, so I thought why not make a place for them. I'll start it off.

I'm a fan of IFL Science, and the most recent article in their Chemistry section just to happens to be related to thermochemistry. Have a look; it's pretty neat:

http://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/new ... old-water/

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby ibukunolabinjo_3J » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:20 am

This isn't about thermochemistry but science has made becoming spider man pretty possible ;)

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 124957.htm

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Muj_Rahman_3B » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:13 pm

Thanks for the correction. :) I guess I meant related to heat/temperature.

And yes, one step closer to a real Spiderman is always nice.

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Muj_Rahman_3B » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:59 pm

Here's another article!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/carmendrahl ... 9b6fa63bf7

Chemists have made the tightest knot! It's a short, fun read. It's pretty "tight."

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Muj_Rahman_3B » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:43 am

If you've tasted durian, whether you like it or not, you may agree that it has an interesting taste and smell. Well chemists took to labs to determine what is responsible for them. Here's the article:

http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/c ... 04548.html

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Muj_Rahman_3B » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:33 pm

Catalysts can make drugs more potent

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 162312.htm

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Muj_Rahman_3B » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:48 pm

Helium is thought to be not very reactive, but chemists have figured out a way to form a compound between Helium and Sodium. Have a read:

http://www.sciencealert.com/forget-what ... m-compound

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Muj_Rahman_3B » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:01 pm

Here's an article about electrogenic species, which are a type of bacteria that produce electricity to process what they eat.

http://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/iro ... producers/

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Muj_Rahman_3B » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:00 pm

Researchers have been using two different types of brain scanners on babies to check, as the title says, their "brain chemistry." Here's it is.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 160940.htm

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Muj_Rahman_3B » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:45 am

Scientists experiment with artificial photosynthesis to allow us to turn to safer, long-term energy sources.

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-unique-ph ... sions.html

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:41 pm

These are interesting. Thanks for posting. I have promoted this to a Global post (Announcement).

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Tina_Keshishian_2F » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:08 pm

https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/che ... 36.article

This was a pretty cool article. I never knew about Olah or his findings.

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Armo_Derbarsegian_3K » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:15 pm

Tina that is so interesting! Thank you so much for sharing. I really enjoy Dr. Olah's work! Great read!

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Muj_Rahman_3B » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:37 pm

Researchers have been looking at how elements like arsenic and thorium react in an attempt to find an efficient way to "fish out" nuclear waste. Here's the article:

http://www.chemeurope.com/en/news/16234 ... waste.html

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Karissa Newberry » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:05 pm

Researchers have devised a biochemically formulated patch of dissolvable microneedles for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Pain-free skin patch responds to sugar levels for management of type 2 diabetes. Really interesting article, connecting chemistry to the human body.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 134723.htm

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby AlyssaRivera » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:12 pm

Primeval Salt Shakes Up Ideas on How the Atmosphere Got Its Oxygen:
https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... ts-oxygen/

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby MinyoungHong_1L » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:44 pm

Here's an interesting article about the chemistry that is supposed to allow plastics to be recycled an infinite amount of times! Perhaps this is a step in reducing the plastic waste that plagues our environment.

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6387/380.full

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Natalie Liu 4I » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:28 pm

I think this article is very relevant because it discusses a possible solution that can significantly help patients in need of kidney transplants.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 111025.htm

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby 505095972 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:38 am

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Goes to a Woman for the Fifth Time in History

I know this is from earlier this month, but I think it is super cool and wanted to share!

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/03/scie ... collection

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby 904983525 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:50 pm

505095972 wrote:Nobel Prize in Chemistry Goes to a Woman for the Fifth Time in History

I know this is from earlier this month, but I think it is super cool and wanted to share!

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/03/scie ... collection


This is amazing!!!!!!! These are wonderful accomplishments. I hope in the future more women continue to excel and win these awards in chemistry and other subjects.

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New Chemistry Helping make Plastic Safer!

Postby 505095972 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:43 pm

A professor at UCSC was able to make a plastic that doesn't leach chemicals into its surroundings (like PVC does)! This can have massive environmental effects if companies will start using her new nonmigratory plasticizers.
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases ... 103118.php

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby DavidEcheverri3J » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:08 pm

The kilogram is being redefined! https://youtu.be/c_e1wITe_ig

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby 305127455 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:50 pm

ibukunolabinjo_3J wrote:This isn't about thermochemistry but science has made becoming spider man pretty possible ;)

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 124957.htm

Even though I guess becoming a Spiderman also requires a strong body that can endure such great acceleration.

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Hilda Sauceda 3C » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:27 pm

does anyone know is there is gonna be a study guide?

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Ethan Nishikawa 4D » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:36 am

"Bioengineers at Rice University have combined a virus that infects moths with magnetic nanoparticles to create a potential new therapy for inherited genetic diseases like muscular dystrophy, sickle cell, cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy and some forms of cancer." Go science!
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 110359.htm

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Re: Chemistry News

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby RandallNeeDis3K » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:03 am

Hilda Sauceda 3C wrote:does anyone know is there is gonna be a study guide?

There will never be a studyguide, but at least Lavelle has many resources we can use like Chem community!

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby 904837647 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:03 am

This article discusses a new battery concept based on fluoride ions that could potentially expand lifespan so we would only have to charge our phones twice a month!!

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 141209.htm

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby 904837647 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:04 am

Hilda Sauceda 3C wrote:does anyone know is there is gonna be a study guide?


There's a practice final posted somewhere in the chemistry community created by one of the UAs. They said it would closely resemble Lavelle's exam.

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby gabbym » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:40 pm

Here is a really interesting chemistry article about "gummy-like robots that could help prevent disease!"
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 082155.htm

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby 505095972 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:49 pm

I thought this was interesting and shows the interdisciplinary nature of STEM fields!

https://engineering.nyu.edu/news/nyu-re ... duce-waste

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Lauren Ho 2E » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:10 pm

Interesting stuff for those interested in art history :)

https://phys.org/news/2019-02-art-acne-georgia-okeeffe.html

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby 505095972 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:06 pm

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 093626.htm

I thought this article was an interesting mix of chemistry and biology! Wanted to share!

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby 505095972 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:09 pm

https://cen.acs.org/physical-chemistry/ ... eb/2018/06


Geochemistry! Cool article about chemistry in nature!

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby 904837647 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:56 pm

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 123632.htm

Learn how DNA and RNA copying has imrpoved!

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby 904837647 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:59 pm

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 084905.htm

Here's some cool crystals that emit light when heated.

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby 904837647 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:25 pm

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 100629.htm

Since we've been talking about Catalyst in class, here's an interesting article.

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Lauren Tindall » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:31 pm

Chemists possibly found a fix for insoluble drugs:
https://phys.org/news/2019-10-chemists- ... drugs.html

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Jaklin Astvatsatryan » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:04 pm

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 132701.htm
The article discusses how chemists have fabricated the color changing of nanoparticles.

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Jingyao Chen 4H » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:43 pm

I’ve learned from my cluster professor today that when you drink coffee, the milk in the coffee actually has opposite effects, because the milk protein is sticky and binds to a lot of different things. So next time, when you want to drink coffee, go without milk or with soy milk! :)

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Jingyao Chen 4H » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:45 pm

A research has shown that students who had protein drinks actually done better than students on caffeine! So next time when you want to study, try grab protein drinks, not coffee! :)

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Jingyao Chen 4H » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:58 pm

https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... om-damage/

This article talks about uv’s damage on the skin and the mechanism of sunscreen. When UV shines on skin, it excites photons. When the electron falls, it releases energy which promotes biological reactions (such as increasing melanin production).

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby ngarcia » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:52 pm

https://phys.org/news/2019-10-approach- ... cular.html

For everyone in Lavelle's Chem 14A lecture going over The Quantum World.

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Robert Cross 1A » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:26 pm

This article discusses how integral chemistry is to the field of art restoration

https://nuscimag.com/the-chemistry-of-art-restoration-1a034a8525c2

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Keerthana Sivathasan 4G » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:56 pm

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 095927.htm
I thought this article was interesting especially considering the big focus on climate change and ocean pollution now.

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby GEOVANNAO_3F » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:42 pm

Not very chemistry related but something I find pretty interesting and in the spectrum of science:

https://www.hematology.org/Patients/Anemia/

Feel free to comment on it!

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby GEOVANNAO_3F » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:36 pm

Here's an article about Dynamic pattern of Skyrmions observed

https://www.chemeurope.com/en/news/1163 ... erved.html

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Re: Chemistry News

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Jaklin Astvatsatryan » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:05 pm

https://phys.org/news/2019-10-mysteriou ... human.html
The article talks about the findings of microproteins and how it can be linked to cancer

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Jaklin Astvatsatryan » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:19 pm

https://phys.org/news/2019-10-hydrogen- ... emote.html
Scientists at MIT have developed an inexpensive and portable device to produce hydrogen peroxide. useful in improving sanitation.

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Jingyao Chen 4H » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:52 pm

This is a very interesting and exciting news! A catalyst consisted of platinum nanoparticles is able to cleave plastic’s carbon to carbon bond to produce liquid hydrocarbon, which could be further used to do a lot of work.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 075131.htm

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Jaklin Astvatsatryan » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:42 pm

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 111826.htm
A substitute for using fossil fuels to produce a gas has been found through the production of an artificial leaf that uses sunlight, CO2 and water.

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Naren_Ramesh_4D » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:19 pm

I thought this paper was pretty interesting:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 162541.htm

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Jose Robles 1D » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:36 pm

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 130450.htm

Interesting article that I thought you should look at.

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Jaklin Astvatsatryan » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:32 pm

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 093930.htm

A new grid battery design that is energy renewable

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby CandiceNourian1J » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:02 pm

Wow! I just read some of these articles and they're so interesting! Thank you for sharing, keep them coming!

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby 505106414 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:56 pm

Muj_Rahman_3B wrote:Researchers have been using two different types of brain scanners on babies to check, as the title says, their "brain chemistry." Here's it is.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 160940.htm


Thats interesting!

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby 505106414 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:56 pm

Jose Robles 1D wrote:https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191104130450.htm

Interesting article that I thought you should look at.


For anyone who is feeling lazy, the article is titled: Light-based 'tractor beam' assembles materials at the nanoscale

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Jingyao Chen 4H » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:06 pm

This is an interesting article. Most solids expand when they are heated. However, scandium fluoride, shrink when it is heated. This is because even though the bonds are stable, the fluoride atoms are free to move a bit. This mix of rigidity causes the crystal to buckle. Here’s the link: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/mol ... hen-heated

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Jaklin Astvatsatryan » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:57 pm

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 095754.htm
Scientists are using Xrays and infrared light to study mummies which can provide insight to life thousands of years ago.

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby GEOVANNAO_3F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:03 pm

Niobium used as catalyst in fuel cell

https://phys.org/news/2019-11-niobium-c ... -cell.html

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby GEOVANNAO_3F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:04 pm

Clean air research converts toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical

https://phys.org/news/2019-11-air-toxic ... mical.html

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Re: Chemistry News

Postby Jaklin Astvatsatryan » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:00 pm

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/rib ... meteorites

Scientists have found ribose in meterorites which is a part of the backbone of RNA.


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