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The U.K. Bans Microbeads

If you’ve ever exfoliated your skin or brushed your teeth with toothpaste, you’ve probably used a microbead. Microbeads are the tiny plastic spheres found...

How Cooling Tower Systems Work Learning the Fundamentals

Cooling towers are recirculating water systems used to remove heat from building air conditioning equipment and industrial processes. They require specialized maintenance to ensure...

Low-energy electrons sparks space chemistry

A new study suggests that low-energy electrons may actually do lots of the work when forming bonds and making compounds that could be precursors...

3D-printed live bacteria creates world’s first “living tattoo”

Things are alive at MIT these days, even tattoos! Recently, it was a team over at the university that was experimenting with genetically modified...

Artificial intelligence can predict chemical reactions

Researchers at IBM have applied artificial intelligence to predict organic chemical reactions. Predicting what will happen when chemicals are mixed or treated in certain...

Luminescent nanoparticles provide better fingerprints

A new fingerprinting technique provides sharper images of otherwise invisible prints. The method uses long-lived luminescent nanoparticles to offers better resolution than standard fingerprinting...
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WATCH: Pesticide-Coated Seeds May Affect Birds’ Migration Patterns

Pesticides are essential for eliminating crop-killing insects, but they can affect hungry birds. While harmless to most animals, new findings suggest neonicotinoid pesticides may...

Phone Addiction Could Effect Your Brain Chemistry

A new study suggests that being hooked on the internet and smartphones could harm a teen's brain chemistry. he imbalance is reversible in several weeks...

Quantum Computers Solve Problems Regular Computers Can’t

The classical computer can't predict what will happen in that little world of 50 interacting atoms. But scientists have solved this problem. Two laboratories, one...

The chemical industry must plan better for severe weather

In light of the impact of Tropical Storm Harvey on an Arkema chemical plant and the greater Houston area, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board...