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Machine learning used to assess chemical reactions

New research could aid scientists in improving the performance of catalysts to drive chemical reactions toward desired products more quickly, paving the way for the development of new chemicals and materials.

Digital transformation of the chemical industry

The chemical and advanced materials sectors need to push ahead with digital transformation, according to the World Economic Forum. This will help to herald in new innovations.

That's cool! Flash-frozen pictures reveal molecular world

Paris - A groundbreaking technique awarded the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday has allowed scientists, using unearthly cold temperatures, to produce exquisitely detailed images of the tiniest structures in cells.What is cryo-electron microscopy?

Trio awarded Nobel prize for 'cool' method to study molecules

Stockholm - A revolutionary technique dubbed cryo-electron microscopy, which has peered closer at the Zika virus and an Alzheimer's enzyme, earned scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday.

Trio takes chemistry Nobel for 'cool' method to study molecules

Stockholm - Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for cryo-electron microscopy, a simpler and better method for imaging tiny, frozen molecules.

Trio takes chemistry Nobel for 'cool' method to study molecules

Stockholm - Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson were awarded the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for cryo-electron microscopy, a simpler and better method for imaging tiny, frozen molecules.

World's oldest wine may have been Italian

Rome - Researchers have discovered that the oldest wine in the world may have been Italian, after finding traces of 6,000-year-old fermented grapes off the west coast of Sicily.

Freeze-dried foam developed to soak up carbon dioxide

Researchers have developed a novel technology to help address future environmental concerns. This is a macroscale foam that can rapidly soak up carbon dioxide.

Healthcare providers are looking to digital prescribing

Douglas - Obtaining prescriptions for medications can be a long, drawn-out experience. This process can be made faster, especially for repeat prescriptions, using digital prescribing.

The quantum computing test revealed

Zurich - There are technological definitions of what a quantum computer is, but how can the power of such a machine be fully tested? The answer lies with unraveling a complex chemical reaction.

New technology for food contamination screening

Bonn - Contaminated food is a major health risk to the consumer and it is also bad for business. If undesirable substances are ingested this can lead to significant health consequences, and many risks arise from the environment.

Chemists develop 'synthetic tongue' to test whisky

Aside from the connoisseur, companies that manufacture whisky rely upon traditional chemical techniques such as mass spectrometry to break down a mixture into the individual chemicals to assess quality. A new method takes a different approach.

New chemical neutralizes snake venom rapidly

A new, low cost and effective anti-venom chemical has been developed. The chemical has been formulated to tackle snake bites and to rapidly neutralize the venom. The application will prove useful to remote areas.

Crowdsourcing project seeks to see how well a molecule will smell

In some areas of science predictions can easily be made, such as the likely color formed from mixing two substances together, or perhaps the sound from an object. Odor is altogether more complex. New research seeks to deconstruct smells.

Element 113 has an official name

Wako - A new element — element 113 — officially recognized this year now has an internationally agreed name. The element has been named nihonium and given the symbol Nh.

Periodic Table is declared ‘complete’

The periodic table has been declared ‘complete’ after scientists agreed that the recent discovery of four new elements add the missing information to fill in the table’s seventh row.

‘Supramolecule' discovered, could reduce nuclear waste

Chemists have out forward evidence of a chemical bond between two negatively charged molecules of bisulfate. This new molecular structure could aid the safe storage of nuclear waste and lead to a reduction of chemicals that contaminate water.

Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for tiny molecular machines

Stockholm - A French, British and Dutch trio of scientists won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for developing the world's smallest machines that may one day act as artificial muscles to power tiny robots or even prosthetic limbs.

New elements or rechargeable batteries for Nobel Chemistry Prize?

Stockholm - The Nobel Chemistry Prize is to be announced on Wednesday, with observers suggesting it could go to gene-editing, the invention of the rechargeable battery or the discovery of new periodic elements.

Scientists turn CO2 into stone to fight climate change

Washington - Scientists have turned carbon dioxide into stone in a matter of months by pumping it deep underground, offering a revolutionary new way of storing the greenhouse gas to tackle climate change.

Essential Science: How science can improve craft beer

Taking a sip of a cold beer on a warm day seems a step away from science. However, both microbiology and chemistry are crucial to creating your favorite brew. With the popularity of craft beers, the scientific approach is important.

Creator of popular XKCD comics to work on high school textbook

Randall Munroe is the creator of the popular webcomic XKCD, and he recently published a book that got the attention of editors at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which also happens to be Munroe's publisher.

Nobel winner says education priority for Turkey on return home

Ankara - The US-based Turkish-American scientist who won the 2015 Nobel Chemistry Prize said education, in particular for women, was the top priority for Turkey as he made a rare visit home to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for DNA repair work

Stockholm - Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich of the United States and Aziz Sancar, a Turkish-American, won the 2015 Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for work on how cells repair damaged DNA.

The scientific secrets of wine revealed (video)

Every wondered what is going on within your glass of chardonnay or Shiraz? How the aromas and tastes are formed to make the perfect glass of vino? The American Chemical Society has put together an entertaining video to explain more.

Chemists 'unboil' eggs to prove how they can lower drug costs

Chemists from UC Irvine decided to unboil egg whites to demonstrate an innovation that could slash costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry.

Digital Journal's top science stories of 2014 Special

2014 has seen a myriad of fascinating science news. Digital Journal looks back at the year in science and selects the 12 most interesting stories that have impacted people's lives around the world.

Interview with Kristina Olsen Special

The American folk icon, currently on tour in Australia, talks to Digital Journal about her most recent album and what she enjoys most about plying her trade in this part of the world.

Super-microscope earns trio Nobel chemistry prize

Stockholm - Two Americans and a German won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for laying the foundations of an ultra-powerful microscope that has exposed life at the molecular level.

The science of ice-cream (video)

Ever wondered about the science behind ice-cream? The American Chemical Society has issued a interesting video, and one appropriate for the summer months.
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Molecular structure of glyphosate.
Molecular structure of glyphosate.
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Krypton gas is beautiful but also quite dangerous under certain circumstances.
Krypton gas is beautiful but also quite dangerous under certain circumstances.
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The winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry were announced as (from left to right) Jacques Dubo...
The winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry were announced as (from left to right) Jacques Dubochet from Switzerland, Joachim Frank from the US and Richard Henderson from Britain.
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