Chemistry News Articles

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

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...

04 August 2011

Garlic is well known to repel vampires, but scientists have discovered that the sensor that picks up the spicy...

26 June 2011

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

19 June 2011

Porous molecules, useful in a huge range of applications including separating chemicals and catalysing reactions, may...

16 June 2011

Attacking bacteria are sensed by plants which need to fine-tune their immune systems in response.

25 May 2011

By studying the wobbles of a compound called ytterbium flouride in an electric field, scientists have discovered the...

23 May 2011

Scientists have developed a sugar-fuelled chemical filter to clean up contaminated water.

15 May 2011

Researchers in Seattle and Washington have solved an “enormous jigsaw puzzle” to design two novel proteins that bind to...

13 March 2011

A group of Brazilian researchers led by Renata Castro, have found that the classic comedy banana skin is actually very...

13 March 2011

Scientists have added a sparkle to the arsenal of anti-tumour agents by successfully demonstrating that diamonds can...

06 March 2011

The origins of life on earth are a hotly debated topic among scientists. One theory suggests that meteorites brought...

06 March 2011

With a breakthrough that could hasten the arrival of a new generation of even more powerful microprocessors, scientists...

30 January 2011

Researchers in America this week have dramatically enlarged the catalogue of known genes which allow an organism to...