Dark chemistry in a lab as cold as space
Making glycine without UV opens world of possibilities.
An international team of astrochemists has produced glycine – the simplest amino acid – in a lab that simulates the d...
Shining a light on wine fraud
New technique looks for fingerprints to prove origin.
Australian wine scientists are testing the potential of molecular fingerprinting to quickly authenticate the provenan...
A catalyst for faster, cheaper biodiesel
New system can work with low-grade feedstock.
Australian and British researchers have developed a new, low-cost way to make biodiesel from used cooking oil and agr...
The vision of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Captured for life by chemistry and crystals.
Crystallography sounds as if it could be among services on offer at a fortune-teller’s shop, alongside tarot cards an...
Green light for new coupling tool
Trigger turns photochemical reaction on and off.
Australian researchers have reported the development of a new molecular coupling tool combining green light and pH tr...
Could nanosponges soak up SARS-CoV-2?
Chemists try new approach that targets host cells.
As we noted yesterday, with specific reference to physics, scientists from a range of disciplines are front and centr...
Watch closely – molecules in motion
Japanese researchers taking filming up a notch.
Japanese chemists say they have captured video of single molecules in motion at 1600 frames per second – 100 times fa...
Chemistry, concrete and ceramic cement
Two new ideas about materials old and new.
Whatever you’re building, strength tends to be a prerequisite, so anything that makes things stronger and more reliab...
Now that’s a gem of a process
Electrostatic charge makes particles self-assemble.
Chemists say they have caused common microparticles to spontaneously organise into highly ordered crystalline materia...
Irene continues a family tradition
Younger Curie not daunted by the success of her parents.
Irene Joliot-Curie was born in Paris, France, on 12 September 1897. Her parents, Pierre and Marie Curie, won the 1903...
Getting a picture of where carbon was
Researchers look back to Earth’s early years.
This may look like something that belongs on an art gallery wall, but it is in fact related to a lab experiment desig...
Bacteria + nanowires = organic building blocks
Chemists creating a hybrid system for Earth or Mars.
US chemists have reported a “milestone” in their quest to combine bacteria and nanowires in a hybrid system that uses...