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American Chemical Society and GE pair up to advocate for new science emojis

By April Gocha / July 7, 2017

The American Chemical Society and GE recently proposed nine new scientific emojis to be considered to enter the official emoji lexicon later this year—a lab coat, test tube, microbe, petri dish, DNA, compass, abacus, fire extinguisher, and goggles.

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Video: Lithium-ion hacks to keep your smartphone battery charged and explosion-free

By April Gocha / September 14, 2016

A new Reactions video from the American Chemical Society explains the science behind exploding lithium-ion batteries, in addition to three hacks to keep lithium-ions lasting longer.

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Video: Series travels to the dark side to explore science of Star Wars

By April Gocha / December 17, 2015

Is the Death Star laser feasible? Are plasma lightsabers even remotely possible? Can we build a real-world force field? The American Chemical Society’s Reactions series mulls over the science behind the answers in this new video.

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The science behind cooking the perfect Thanksgiving bird

By Stephanie Liverani / November 25, 2015

The science behind what makes food taste so delicious is fascinating. And this year, I’m hoping to glean a few nuggets of wisdom from the experts who use the magic of food science to their advantage.

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This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for you—and science

By April Gocha / November 25, 2015

This Thanksgiving, what will you be thankful for in between bites of the food heaped up on your 4,500-calorie plate?

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First-of-its-kind ‘green’ antenna could double efficiency of solar cells

By Stephanie Liverani / September 4, 2015

There might be a new solution in the works for improving solar cell efficiency. Researchers from the University of Connecticut have developed a “unique, ‘green’ antenna that could potentially double the efficiencies of certain kinds of solar cells,” according to a news release from the American Chemical Society.

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Keep your cool—New glass-based paint could take the heat off outdoor metal structures

By Stephanie Liverani / August 18, 2015

A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (Laurel, Md.) might have the solution for keeping metal outdoor structures cool in the hot sun—a new glass-based paint.

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UPDATE: Get inked with ceramics—the science behind tattoos

By April Gocha / August 7, 2015

CTT reader Bart Kilinski pointed out that several of the substances listed in the tattoo ink infographic above are indeed toxic substances—particularly cinnabar and cadmium and chrome oxides. “Surely those aren’t used in tattooing,” Kilinski comments.

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The science behind your grill game—serve up a side of knowledge with those burgers

By Stephanie Liverani / July 1, 2015

Know what goes great with that burger? Science! Because perfect grill marks aren’t just the measure of a true grill master—there’s chemistry involved. If you want a crash course in all-things meat chemistry, the latest video from American Chemical Society’s Reaction series has you covered.

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New strategies offer cleaner, greener, and reusable rare earth elements

By April Gocha / June 16, 2015

Biolantánidos is pioneering a patent-pending process of extracting rare earths from clay using a tank-leaching process with biodegradable chemicals. And the company is betting big that companies will pay a premium for the ability to offer cutting-edge technology with a clear environmental conscious.

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