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Names for four new superheavy elements formally proposed

Twenty years later, it finally became clear that Ogawa had actually found an element, but not the one he thought: “nipponium” was actually element 75, which had already become known as rhenium by then.The Japanese team who discovered element 113 told IUPAC that they had chosen the name “nihonium” (Nh) in part to honor the trailblazing work of Dr.

2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for nanomachines

2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for nanomachines Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa have been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.Things didn’t go exactly the way he envisioned, but his ideas have been made real with the gallery of nanomachines Sauvage, Stoddart, and Feringa have made.

Researchers develop 'breathalyzer' that can detect diabetes

Researchers develop 'breathalyzer' that can detect diabetes Breathalyzers to detect alcohol intoxication have existed for years, as the relationship between blood-alcohol content and alcohol in the breath is well understood.A team of researchers from Oxford University have succeeded in building a device that can flag patients as diabetic without the need for a blood test.

Explosions used to make large quantities of graphene

Explosions used to make large quantities of graphene The problem is that graphene is incredibly difficult to make, but researchers at Kansas State University (KSU) might have stumbled upon a solution.The KSU team was working on creating carbon soot aerosol gels with combustion.

Color-changing hair dye is the perfect product for commitment phobes

Color-changing hair dye is the perfect product for commitment phobes But now, with Fire, the color-changing hair dye from The Unseen, you can save your commitment phobia for your relationships and will never be bored with your hair again.Founder of The Unseen in London and material alchemist Lauren Bowker specializes in combining science with art and design with performance.

Scientists finally make 'triangulene,' which is good, we think

Scientists finally make 'triangulene,' which is good, we think On paper, triangulene is made of six benzene rings, put together edge-on to make a flat triangular flake of a molecule that has a seemingly innocuous set of unpaired electrons.The icing on the proverbial cake is that the scientists who made triangulene have no idea how to handle it nor what to do with it.

Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you

Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you Stanford researchers have hacked the Lego Mindstorms platform as a springboard to create a liquid-handling robotics kit, using inexpensive, off-the-shelf parts.” To fill that vacuum, the team created their own desktop liquid-handling robots that approach the performance of the far more costly automation systems found at universities and biotech labs, Riedel-Kruse said.

The Hunt for Undiscovered Drugs at the Bottom of the Sea

The Hunt for Undiscovered Drugs at the Bottom of the Sea These samples could potentially yield new pharmaceutical compounds—and in turn, new chemical cures and desperately needed antibiotics that are yet undiscovered.“It was another world,” McPhail said, “with incredible sulfide spires and formations.