Chemistry News Articles

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

24 January 2013

A new marshmallow-like material that can selectively absorb oil and be rung out ready for re-use has been demonstrated...

24 January 2013

One kilogram of a new polyisocyanide polymer can turn an Olympic-sized swimming pool to jelly within minutes. And as...

18 December 2012

Scientists have discovered how to block the action of the venom of the lethal box jellyfish family...

25 November 2012

Just as you can see white light, and hear white noise, it seems we are also susceptible to a white smell – or “...

25 November 2012

Scientists have managed to make steam directly from ice-water using the power of the Sun...

21 October 2012

A paper published in Nature this week suggests that common pesticides may be having a bigger effect on bees than was...

23 August 2012

Nanoparticles in cosmetics and exhaust fumes can accumulate in plants and stunt growth, scientists have warned...

05 July 2012

A nanoscale solution to unclogging blocked blood vessels with clot-dissolving drugs has been revealed by scientists...

17 June 2012

A study, published in the journal Science this week, has found that Pre-Columbian populations tended to avoid settling...

12 May 2012

Researchers in the US have sequenced the genome of particular species of fungus that can turn cellulose into biofuel...

21 April 2012

Drugs attached to nanoparticles reduce the symptoms of Cerebral Palsy in rabbits if given soon after birth, by getting...

19 March 2012

Nanoparticles used routinely in wastewater cleanups can encourage bacteria to breed superbugs, new research has shown...

29 January 2012

A way of distilling drinks without even heating them has been developed...

22 January 2012

Already a major contributor to the food and fertiliser industries, seaweed could also hold the key to low cost biofuels...

08 January 2012

A new method of determining the structure of a crystal has been developed which can measure the structure even though...

02 October 2011

Plastics may soon be able to be designed to a specification for an individual job

25 September 2011

DEET is one of the most common chemicals in insect repellents, but since its invention scientists have been unable to...

18 September 2011

Online computer gaming is sometimes viewed as a mere pastime without much outward benefit, but new research reveals how...

12 September 2011

Plants able to grow on toxic explosive components could clean up contaminated compounds.

23 August 2011

Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered how coffee spills evaporate to leave hollow circular...

21 August 2011

Diamonds have been found in candle flames...

16 August 2011

Synthesised derivatives of a compound extracted from ginseng appear to reduce the destructive side-effects of cancer...

26 June 2011

Good news for hayfever sufferers – by cracking the crystal structure of the histamine receptor, scientists are on the...