Switching to Biobased Plastics: Why ?

Scientists Says, 'Global awareness of climate change and pollution is increasing, but finding ways to halt our dependence on fossil fuels and plastics is proving extremely difficult.' One possible solution is to shift away from petrochemicals towards…

Molecular magnetism packs power with “messenger electron”

[caption id="attachment_13639" align="alignnone" width="775"] Berry suggests that the new molecular magnet structure could be used in advanced computing, super-cold research, or further exploring the fundamentals of magnetism. DAVID TENENBAUM[/caption] Electrons can be a persuasive bunch,…

New model reveals possibility of pumping antibiotics into…

[caption id="attachment_13576" align="alignnone" width="775"] Biochemistry professor Katherine Henzler-Wildman in the National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison, housed in UW–Madison’s Department of Biochemistry. UW–MADISON/ROBIN DAVIES[/caption] Researchers in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Biochemistry have discovered that a…

At Last: Beautiful, consistent carbon belts

Chemists have tried to synthesize carbon nanobelts for more than 60 years, but none have succeeded until now. A team at Nagoya University reported the first organic synthesis of a carbon nanobelt in Science. Carbon…