Chemistry

The chemistry of Hollywood bloodbaths

The chemistry of Hollywood bloodbaths

Fake blood is a staple of the Halloween horror film experience, but there's no one recipe to suit every filmmaker's needs. The chemistry of fake...
LED lights can produce vitamin D

LED lights can produce vitamin D

Research published in Scientific Reports shows that light from RayVio's 293nm ultraviolet (UV) LED is more efficient than sunlight at producing vitamin D3 in...
Liquid metal discovery ushers in new wave of chemistry and electronics

Liquid metal discovery ushers in new wave of chemistry and electronics

Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have used liquid metal to create two-dimensional materials no thicker than a few atoms that have never...
How a 'Star Wars' parody turned into a tool for scientific discovery

How a ‘Star Wars’ parody turned into a tool for scientific discovery

Science has long inspired the arts, but examples of the reverse scenario are sparse. Now scientists who set out to produce a "Star Wars" parody...
Longer-lasting fragrance is just a shampoo away, thanks to peptides

Longer-lasting fragrance is just a shampoo away, thanks to peptides

Many people select their shampoo based on smell. Unfortunately, that scent usually doesn’t last long on hair. Now, one team reports in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a...
Going green with plant-based resins

Going green with plant-based resins

Airplanes, electronics and solar cells are all in demand, but the materials holding these items together — epoxy thermosets — are not environmentally friendly. Now,...
A Dash of Gold Improves Microlasers

A dash of gold improves microlasers

The precious metal provides a 'nano' solution for improving disease detection, defense and cybersecurity applications Gold. The word brings to mind wedding rings, buried treasure...
Better pancakes through chemistry

Better pancakes through chemistry

Everyone seems to swear by a different pancake recipe. How can you griddle up the perfect pancakes for your Saturday morning breakfast? With chemistry, of course. Just...
Cassini's legacy and the atmospheric chemistry of Titan

Cassini spacecraft’s legacy and the atmospheric chemistry of Titan

The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, is set to end on Sept. 15. The mission has told...
Why do phone batteries sometimes explode

Why do phone batteries sometimes explode?

Lithium-ion batteries have become a ubiquitous part of the digital revolution, but not without a serious setback. They keep spontaneously exploding, and consumers are getting...