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Chemistry Explained

Chemistry Explained | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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"What is a globular protein? How did eighteenth century theologian Joseph Priestley contribute to the the field of chemistry? How are disposable diapers made, and what impact do they have on the environment? Readers can learn the answers to all of these questions and more via Chemistry Explained, an interactive encyclopedia of all things chemistry. Created by Advameg, a U.S. company that primarily develops reference websites, Chemistry Explained is organized alphabetically and features explanations of chemical compounds, genetic science terms, environmental science issues, and more. In addition, Chemistry Explained features a separate encyclopedia of chemical elements, providing diagrams and extensive information about each element's discovery, uses, ions, health effects, and more. This website provides a welcome resource for any science classroom as it enables learners to independently locate accessible and concise explanations while working on research or laboratory projects. Chemistry Explained also provides a useful study guide for students to use outside of the classroom and several resources to aid members of the general public in their understanding of new scientific developments and research."


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IBM Research's Jamie Garcia and Her Fantastic Plastic - A Smarter Planet Blog

IBM Research's Jamie Garcia and Her Fantastic Plastic - A Smarter Planet Blog | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
By Steve Hamm When scientists succeed at IBM Research, they tend to stay. Robert Dennard, the inventor of the DRAM, for instance, had been at IBM for 56 years when he retired earlier this year. But there are researchers at the opposite end of the seniority spectrum who are already making their marks—on IBM and …
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"Jeannette “Jamie” Garcia, a 31-year-old chemist who became a full-time employee at IBM Research just last November—after a one-year stint as a post-doctoral fellow. Jamie has done something quite remarkable: she spearheaded the invention of a new class of materials, which have the potential to shake up the aerospace, auto and semiconductor industries."

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Sweet success for bio-battery | Chemistry World

Sweet success for bio-battery | Chemistry World | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Battery running on sugar holds double the energy of conventional lithium-ion batteries and could be powering phones in a matter of years
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Cool Jobs: Repellent chemistry

Cool Jobs: Repellent chemistry | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Researchers tackle a wealth of problems by creating novel surfaces that repel liquids
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Photosynthesis photographed for the first time

Photosynthesis photographed for the first time | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Researchers at ASU capture a 'molecular movie' of water splitting into oxygen, protons and electrons.
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Turning bacteria into chemical factories - MIT News Office

Turning bacteria into chemical factories - MIT News Office | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Kristala Jones Prather engineers cells to produce useful compounds such as drugs and biofuels.
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excerpt: "“The concept that I was working on was quite simple: Can we take the idea of biocatalysis, of looking at these enzymes and focusing on their chemistry, and combine that with metabolic engineering? Now we are thinking about multistep pathways where we have enzymes working on substrates that they may or may not have seen in nature, and we’re combining them together in a different way so they’re all in one cell,” Prather says."

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Flow system overcomes reagent incompatibility issues | Chemistry World

Flow system overcomes reagent incompatibility issues | Chemistry World | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Cyclic carbonate yields are boosted by making them from alkenes and carbon dioxide in a flow reactor
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Phys.Org Mobile: New low-temperature chemical reaction explained

Phys.Org Mobile: New low-temperature chemical reaction explained | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

In all the centuries that humans have studied chemical reactions, just 36 basic types of reactions have been found. Now, thanks to the work of researchers at MIT and the University of Minnesota, a 37th type of reaction can be added to the list.

 


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I love this kind of information: there are now 37 basic types of chemical reactions. 

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