Chemistry News Articles

News about chemistry, matter, gases, fuels, green chemistry, nanotechnology...

22 January 2015

New super-metal surfaces fashioned with a laser are so water repellent they can wash away dirt with only a tiny amount...

16 January 2015

Space ice contains the chemical building blocks for life

15 December 2014

Lasers simulate asteroid and comet impacts and create the building blocks of DNA - in a lab!

14 November 2014

Lightening strikes will happen twice as often as climate changes, says new Californian research.

06 November 2014

A super-tough enzyme can help to capture carbon dioxide from coal-fired power stations...

31 October 2014

Google to expand search reach to inside the human body.

23 October 2014

US scientists have developed a cheap and simple test for the Ebola virus which uses just a piece of paper and gives an...

07 October 2014

Each year since 1901, scientists that have made a significant contribution to mankind through their research are...

25 September 2014

Low-cost production of hydrogen from water using solar energy has been unveiled by Swiss scientists this week

19 September 2014

Use your chatterbox co-workers to power the entire office's electronics...

18 September 2014

Poor workmanship and materials are to blame for fracking-related contamination of water supplies, new research has...

10 July 2014

A consortium of more than 80 researchers from 18 countries have decoded the genome sequence of Eucalyptus grandis.

27 June 2014

Electricity-producing "photovoltaic" solar panels may be about to become a lot lighter and a lot cheaper,...

20 June 2014

Using bacteria to break down lignin, a woody byproduct of paper production, may be the key to creating a renewable...

20 June 2014

Bananas modified to have more vitamin A and iron to help combat chronic nutritional deficiencies - but do they taste...

20 June 2014

This week the USA has carried out its first executions since a botched lethal injection in April. But how does the...

13 June 2014

New way to monitor drug levels, with a digital camera.

08 May 2014

A new pair of artificial DNA letters have been engineered into bacteria by US scientists.

07 January 2014

Will use of renewable energy take off in 2014?

05 January 2014

Graphene looks set to enter mass market manufacturing in 2014...

14 November 2013

The 2013 opium harvest was the largest on record. We explore its history in Quick Fire Science

31 October 2013

Bonfire Night is fast approaching: so what is the chemistry of fireworks?

24 October 2013

GM plants with high leaf oil content could transform farming, while reducing environmental damage

20 October 2013

Blood from the last meal consumed by a mosquito 46 million years ago has been identified inside a fossilised mosquito...