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Analysis yields clues to chemical composition, natural aging of 100-year-old beer

Analysis yields clues to chemical composition, natural aging of 100-year-old beer

Stashed away and long-forgotten, a trio of century-old bottled beers recently discovered in the Czech Republic could help scientists better understand early 20th-century brewing...
Using metal nanoparticles in clear nail polish makes it durable and colorful without extra additives.

Painting fingernails with silver and gold

Since ancient times, people have used lustrous silver, platinum and gold to make jewelry and other adornments. Researchers have now developed a new way to...
How do we measure temperature?

How do we measure temperature?

We have a lot of confidence that we measure temperature accurately. But how do thermometers in the kitchen or doctor's office work? Thanks to the laws...
Surprising twist in confined liquid crystals: A simple route to developing new sensors

Surprising twist in confined liquid crystals: A simple route to developing new sensors

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have found a material used for decades to color food items ranging from corn chips to ice creams...
How to make tomatoes taste awesome again

How to make tomatoes taste awesome again

Why are so many supermarket tomatoes tasteless and rock hard? In the 1990s, breeders developed a tomato that produces less of the hormone ethylene, so...
Method could speed up design of more eco-friendly fabric softeners

Method could speed up design of more eco-friendly fabric softeners

In the 1960s, the introduction of fabric softeners transformed rough, scratchy clothes into softer, more comfortable garments. But recently, the products' popularity has dipped in...
Making vanilla flavoring with less pollution

Making vanilla flavoring with less pollution

In small amounts, vanilla flavoring enhances the taste of our baked goods, desserts and ice cream. But making it synthetically, which is the most common...
Flame retardant chemicals may affect social behavior in young children

Flame retardants may affect social behavior in young children

Some chemicals added to furniture, electronics and numerous other goods to prevent fires may have unintended developmental consequences for young children, according to a...
Turning food waste into tires

Turning food waste into tires

Tomorrow's tires could come from the farm as much as the factory. Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that food waste can partially...
Waste from paper-making could create a stronger sunscreen

Waste from paper-making could create a stronger sunscreen

Sunscreen’s UV-blocking power could get a major boost from the addition of an all-natural waste product from the pulp and paper industry. Chemical engineer Shiping...

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Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

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