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An unusual substance known as "dry water," which resembles powdered sugar, could provide a new way to absorb and store carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
COVINGTON, La., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- With football season in full swing, fanatics are throwing viewing parties and parking lot tailgates full of classic Americana favorites, like hot wings, cheeseburgers and nachos.
A new test could help predict which women will have a natural birth or will need a Caesarean section.
Water molecules are continuously forming short-lived networks called clusters.
Carbon dioxide build up will likely have major complications for life on earth and catastrophic effects on all sea life.
The creation of synthetic proteins plays an important role for economy and science.
Chemicals that helped solve a global environmental crisis in the 1990s â€” the hole in Earth's protective ozone layer â€” may be making another problem â€” acid rain â€” worse, scientists are reporting.
The degradation of proteins and other macromolecules in cells is vital to survival.
SPEZYMEÂ® RSL Improves Liquefaction, Reducing Production Costs and Increasing Ethanol Yield PALO ALTO, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, today launched SPEZYMEÂ® Robust Starch Liquefaction (RSL) at the 2010 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo (FEW) in St. Louis, Mo.
Using a chemical trick that allows them to change the acidity of a solution almost instantly, a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a simple and effective technique for quantifying how the stability of nanoparticle solutions change when the acidity of their environment suddenly changes.
Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...
In chemistry, salt is a general term used for ionic compounds composed of positively charged cations and negatively charged anions, so that the product is neutral and without a net charge. These ions can be inorganic (Cl-) as well as organic (CH3-COO-) and monoatomic (F-) as well as polyatomic ions (SO42-). Solutions of salts in water are called electrolytes. Electrolytes as well as molten salts conduct electricity. Zwitterions are salts that contain an anionic center and a cationic...
- The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.